Karstetter top receiver in state for 2008

Big receivers are en-vogue in today's offenses and one of the most talented in the state of Washington this year is Ferris (Spokane) WR Jared Karstetter. He had a big junior season and will likely be one of the most pursued recruits in the state this coming fall. Dawgman.com spoke with the senior-to-be this week and he updated us on recruiting and some of his plans this spring.

"I'm hearing from a lot of the schools around the area right now," Karstetter said. "Washington, Washington State and Oregon have all been sending letters and Idaho has called and said they were very interested in me.

"Boise State is sending stuff too and the Ivy League schools have sent me some letters as well."

Karstetter has a big body (6-4, 195) and excellent hands. As a junior in 2006, Karstetter put up impressive stats for the Saxons posting 62 catches for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"I use my body pretty well and with my size I can pretty much dominate most DBs," Karstetter said. "I like to be physical and that helps me in getting off the line and out-muscling the defender for the ball."

With spring just around the corner, Karstetter said he's planning to attend a couple of combines (including the NIKE combine in Eugene) and this summer he plans to attend Washington State's camp with his teammates as well as the Big Kahuna passing tournament in Vancouver, B.C.

"I may hit some other individual camps as well, I just haven't thought about it enough yet," Karstetter admitted.

Karstetter is also an accomplished basketball player, averaging 15 points and eight rebounds per game as a swingman for the Saxons.

"I'm just having fun and getting ready for whatever is ahead of me the rest of the year," Karstetter said.

We'll have more in the coming months on the big wideout from Spokane as the recruiting season picks up.

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