Junior Profile - Jeff Wells (QB/S)

There are going to be a lot of quality two-way performers this fall, but few have the potential to break out like Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes ATH Jeff Wells. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, he can do some serious damage on offense or defense.

I have recently received a number of invitations from PAC 10 schools to make an unofficial visit to their respective campuses and watch spring FB practice, meet coaches and take a tour of facilities," Jeff said in an email to Dawgman.com. "They each have invited me to be a guest at each of their ‘spring games' as well. Since most of the games fall on April 27 it would be impossible for me to make it to all of them."

There's a reason why the Pac is hot on Jeff's tail. With a 4.6 40, 33-inch vertical jump, 240-pound bench and 475-pound squat, Wells has the physical attributes to play at the D1 level. He also has the experience, especially on defense that college coaches love to see. He has 134 career tackles, and offensively he's ready to break out, having scored seven times in 2001.

"I have decided to take two weekends and travel with my parents to four PAC 10 colleges ( UW,WSU, OU, OSU) in order to view their practice and scrimmages," Wells said. "This past weekend I visited the UW and watched their workout. I was impressed with the ‘hitting' of the defense and the precision of the offense. It was also a chance for me to see a few Lakes HS friends, e.g., Reggie Williams, Matt Griffith, and Aaron Butler. All three of these guys saw quality time in the scrimmage. I was proud of them for representing Lakes so well."

He continued. "I later had a chance to speak with Coach Randy Hart who serves as the recruiting coach for the Lakes region. He appeared glad to see me and made me feel welcome. He told me, "…keep doing well in class and continue the intense spring training." I have confirmed a reservation to be at JUNIOR DAY festivities as well as the Husky Spring Game on April 27."

There's no quetion Jeff is taking the recruiting process very seriously from the get-go. "After leaving the UW at 6:30PM my parents and I got a bite to eat and then traveled to Pullman and spent the night," said Wells. "The next morning (9:30AM) I went to the Cougar practice at WSU. It was interesting to view the different style of practice compared to the UW. WSU was just a full of intensity and excitement. The flavor of the scrimmage was "BIG TIME". They even had a PA guy announcing the game and an open concessions stand.

"After the scrimmage I had a chance to speak with Coach Levenseller. He immediately said, "Hi, Jeff!" before I was introduced. I was impressed with that. He was amazed that we traveled so far just to view a practice. He also said he would be in touch with me.

Wells went on to describe his tour plans for this coming weekend. "This next weekend I will be traveling into Oregon to do the same thing at OU and OSU," he said. "Both of them have sent me invitations. I am excited to view both these top notch programs."

We will be in touch with Jeff when he gets back from his whirlwind tour to get his thoughts on the Oregon schools.

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