California blazer to decide soon?

AVERY HORN has clocked a 10.5 in the 100-m but speed is only half the running back's story on the gridiron. Out of Hanford, Calif., Horn used his moves, patience, a great burst, and yes, that top end speed, to rack up over 1,800 ground yards to go with 24 TDs his junior season. He holds an offer from Washington State and says he wants to make the call before his senior season.

Horn spent most of the offseason running track and letting a balky hamstring heal up. Because he didn't participate in many camps or combines this offseason, followers of the college recruiting scene may not have heard too much about Horn.

That's likely to change.

"I'm not really sure on visits but I'm trying to hurry up and make my mind," said Horn (5-11, 190, 4.4) "I haven't really talked to anyone too much this summer but I'll probably start calling them soon."

Horn holds offers from Washington State, Nebraska, Fresno State, Oregon, Michigan, Washington and Oregon State. The Ducks, Huskies and Wolverines are recruiting the hardest right now.

The type of offense a school runs will factor into his decision but other than that, Horn said there's plenty to like about all of the schools in the mix.

"All the teams that have offered me I think are pretty great," said Horn.

HORN SAID COACHES from the offering schools have told him they like his running style and that he can does a lot of things well.

"I can break tackles, I'm fast, I'm shifty and they like how I'm patient -- how patient I am when I get a toss and then cut it up," said Horn.

Horn is also an accomplished kick returner, setting the school record at Hanford for the longest kick off return for a touchdown with a 99 yard dash.

Avery Horn profile

Horn has some strong college football bloodlines. His father and uncle both played for UNLV.

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