Cougs and Ducks go head to head for Cali WR

WIDE RECEIVER JESHUA ANDERSON, after spending his junior season playing in the shadow of prep All-American Jamere Holland, exploded for Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif., this past year. The 6-2, 190-pounder, also a nationally recognized track and field athlete, trips to Pullman this weekend on an official visit. And he says his college decision is down to one of two Northwest Pac-10 schools.

ANDERSON RECEIVED OFFERS this recruiting season from WSU, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada and said it's down to two -- Washington State and Oregon.

"I was thinking about trying to do two sports, track and football. That's what kind of narrowed it down to these two.

Anderson said other factors in his decision will be the environment and possibly to a lesser degree, the distance from home.

"It's a college town at Washington State, so I kind of like that, although I also like that it's close to a big city. It's farther away (than Oregon) so I'll have to take that into account, too."

Things got serious with WSU and Oregon in the last month or so, spurred on by tape Anderson sent out to all four Northwest Pac-10 schools in late December.

Anderson has scheduled for an official visit to Oregon for next weekend.

ANDERSON SET a single-game area and City Section record with six touchdown receptions, and a school record with 304 yards receiving in a non-conference victory this season. For the year, he racked up appx. 1,100 yards with 10 TDs on 40 receptions, with another 129 yards and TD on 12 carries..

"My route running skills I think are good, and I'm not afraid to go down the middle," said Anderson. "I kind of like the contact, but I also know I need to use my speed."

AN ACCOMPLISHED track and field athlete, Anderson was one of the top prep hurdlers in the nation as an underclassmen.

As a junior he finished second in California in the 110 high hurdles (14.30) and 300h (36.75) in 2006. He is ranked in the Top 10 nationally for the 300h.

Jeshua Anderson profile

Cougfan Top Stories