Juco standout gearing for December

<b>LETRELL MYERS</b> will make a recruiting visit to Washington State in December, with a host of other schools scrambling to get the rangy defensive end to trip their way as well, according to Riverside Community College head coach Bill Brown.

"Letrell will take three or four trips in December," Brown told CF.C in a telephone interview Monday. "Washington State and Fresno State are the only two he's set on. Where else he might visit is unclear at this point. There's too many to list. Lots of people are calling and seeking information."

Myers is a 6-4, 240-pound "diamond in the rough" who never played high school ball and has overcome a hard-knock childhood to earn the serious attention of numerous major-college recruiters. Mike Churchill, a former Riverside head coach, calls Myers a "great kid who reminds me of Derrick Rodgers (current NFL and former Arizona State standout). He's a raw talent who practices hard. Everyday he steps on the field there's progress in his game. His upside is huge." And more remarkable, he adds, is the way Myers has overcome adversity. He and his brother have been on their own for years. He worked at Burger King to earn money, so he didn't have time to play ball in high school."

Myers is averaging seven tackles per game this season and one of the Mission Conference leaders in sacks and batted passed.

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