DB may miss camp, but Cougs remain his leader

ERIC BLOCK, THE PLAYMAKING quarterback and standout defensive back for powerhouse Bellevue High, has a packed offseason schedule and so may not make it over to WSU's youth summer camp this week. But the Cougars -- featuring a staff and playing style he likes -- remain his leader. He projects as a college safety.

Block is being recruited primarily by Cougar quarterbacks coach Timm Rosenbach, but the entire staff is getting in on the process with the 6-0, 180-pounder.

"First of all, I really like the coaches there," said Block. "I like coach (Bill) Doba a lot and I like all the defensive coaches. I like the style that they play."

Washington State remains Block's lone offer and the Cougs are his leader, but he's also heard increasingly from Washington, Oregon State and Stanford in the past few weeks.

WITH HIS SCHEDULE, Block said he was unsure if he was going to be able to make any of the Northwest schools' summer youth camps. Washington State's begins today and runs through Wednesday.

"I like Pullman," said Block. "I have a lot of connections there, I know a lot of people and players there. It would be fun to be over there."

Father Scott was a walk-on receiver for the Cougs, graduating from Washington State in 1979.

BELLEVUE PLAYERS FINISHED up their spring session last week, immediately moving right into the offensive camp stage of their offseason program. There's also lifting sessions and additional skelly work for Block.

"I'm just trying to focus on my (upcoming) season right now so I haven't been thinking about recruiting too much lately," he said.

Block said he was undecided on whether he would end up making a verbal commitment early or late in the recruiting process.

Named all-area by the Seattle Times, all-state by the Associated Press and all-league as a junior, Block intercepted five passes in 2005, taking two to the house. Offensively, he scored six TDs with a pair of 100 yard rushing games.

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