RECRUITING: Speedy wideout tripping to WSU

ONE OF THE top junior college receivers coming out of California in this year's class is conference Player of the Year Terence Scott. The Cougs look to take three receivers this class -- if the quality is there -- and the 6-0, 178-pound blazer with sub 4.4 speed would appear to fit the bill. He holds both a Cougar offer and a plane ticket for an upcoming official visit to Washington State.

Scott, originally from Tennessee, said he's likely to stay on the West Coast and favors San Diego State on the strength of an unofficial visit. He has already taken official trips to Kentucky and Kansas State.

"I felt on the unofficial visit to San Diego State that they fit me best but I just don't know for absolutely sure, because I have other places to go to in January," said Scott.

One of those trips is to Washington State for the weekend of Jan. 12. Scott's other trip is set for Oregon the following weekend.

"Like I said, I like San Diego State and on Oregon, I haven't done enough research on them to know enough about them. That's something I might need to do. Everyone is going to tell me what I want to hear, and that I'm going to play and all that. So I've got to do the research and see what's what," said Scott.

Assistant coach Mike Walker is running the recruiting point for WSU. Scott said what will help him decide in the end is the coaching staff and his playing prospects.

"I want a coaching staff like my coaches at College of the Canyons," said Scott. "I want to go into a program where I can start right away, where I can make an impact and help a team -- I just want to help a team."

SCOTT WAS BOTH the leading receiver at COC and in his conference this season, with 65 catches for 996 yards and 11 TDs.

The two-time first team All-Conference selection, Scott was also named the Western State Conference Northern Division Player of the Year in 2006. He led the conference in all-purpose yardage, with 44 rushing yards, 996 receiving yards and 371 return yards for a total of 1,411 yards. He also also threw a 36-yard touchdown pass on his lone attempt of the season.

In 2005 as a freshman, Scott led COC in receiving with 47 catches for 1,058 yards and nine touchdowns. He has three to play two at the next level.

Terence Scott profile and video

The Cougs will look to sign three receivers this class, with prep WR Daniel Blackledge verbally committed.

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