Cougs pick up WR soft verbal

A 1,000 YARD RECEIVER at Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif., this past season, Jeshua Anderson at breakfast this morning dished out a verbal commitment to Washington State during his official visit to Pullman, But he says he still has planned one final official visit to another Pac-10 school.

"I just committed today at breakfast," said Anderson. "I still have one more trip though, to Oregon. They throw it a lot at Washington State, and that's pretty cool..."

A player is classified as a soft verbal on Scout if he has given a verbal commitment but if he has scheduled an official visit to another school.

Anderson said the family atmosphere and college town feel of Washington State were two major selling points.

"It was all really good, I liked the small college town, that was really cool," he said. "The indoor football and track facility was really nice and I got along really good with the players, it was like a family away from home."

Anderson was reunited with some former Taft friends, and made some new ones.

"There were some people from our school too that I knew and that was fun, Ian Bell and Lance Broadus. Brandon Gibson, a receiver, was my host. We got along well, he's very cool," said Anderson.

The 6-2, 190-pounder with 4.45 , also a nationally recognized track and field athlete this past season as a junior, said he may try to compete in two sports.

"I'm trying to get in shape and start as a freshman, and the track program at Washington State wants me too. They'll let me do both if I keep my grades up, so that would be pretty great," said Anderson.

HIS SENIOR SEASON, Anderson racked up appx. 1,100 yards with 10 TDs on 40 receptions, with another 129 yards and TD on 12 carries. He 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.

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.

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