Sewell eyes early choice but mum on details

TRENT SEWELL, a promising receiver from Bothell, says he'd like to make his college choice before his senior season starts. That means Oregon, Oregon State and the other schools that are looking at him better get on the stick with an offer because the season starts in a month. Right now, he has offers in hand from his dad's alma mater, Washington State, and from UCLA.

But the 6-2, 205-pounder who caught 44 passes for 1,000 yards last season is staying mum on what he's thinking or where, if anywhere, he's leaning.

Asked to talk about the two programs that have offered him, Sewell was as evasive as he can be on the field. "Right now I'm keeping my mind open, one team isn't higher up than another," said Sewell. "I'm keeping everything open."

Sewell, who right now looks like one of the most underrated talents in the Northwest, had a great summer, using his special blend of speed, size and athleticism to earn all-camp honors at nearly every combine he attended. He culminated his summer tour at the FBU Top Gun Camp.

"I feel like I did pretty well at top gun, did pretty well throughout the summer," said Sewell. "I talked to coaches and the response was pretty positive. I also got to see what I need to improve on."

Outside of WSU and UCLA, he's hearing from Virginia, California, Oregon and Oregon States. "I'd say all of them are pretty even as far as how close they are to offering.

"It can get frustrating waiting for offers, but it also drives me," said Sewell. "If I don't get an offer then it just wasn't meant to be … it fuels me to get better and I think that as a region the Northwest is underrated so I just try and show people I can play."

"I would like to commit before the season starts," said Sewell. "But if that doesn't pan out or it doesn't feel right then I will still take some visits during the season, and then commit."

Trent Sewell Highlights from FBU Top Gun Camp can be viewed HERE.

Cougfan Top Stories