Dinkins' Big '05 Opened Some Eyes

Before the summer is done, Long Beach (Calif.) City College receiver Latroy Dinkins expects his first, of what he hopes are several, offers. It's a new chance for Dinkins, who was heavily recruited out of Long Beach Jordan but didn't qualify.

"I had all kinds of schools interested in me, but my grades weren't good so they all dropped off," said Dinkins.

When he turned to Long Beach City, he renewed his focus on school and was able to continue his football career, and after a productive 2005 season, Dinkins is poised for a big sophomore campaign.

"Nevada, Washington State, Oregon State, Toledo, Washington, Oregon, UTEP and UNLV have all been showing me interest. Oregon State could offer me. I was supposed to be at the JCFootball Combine and the Oregon State head coach (Mike Riley) was there and they had told me there was a good chance they could offer, but I had some stuff conflict," said Dinkins.

Dinkins said the Beavers were his leader right now. His goal is to play in the Pac-10, and if a Pac-10 offer came, like from Oregon State, he'd like to commit.

"If a Pac-10 school offered me a scholarship, I'd take that offer. I'm trying to play in the Pac-10 if I can. Washington State is another school that I'm keeping in touch with," Dinkins said.

Dinkins will have three years to play two, and will be finished with his A.A. in the spring of 2007, and plans to sign in February.

During the 2005 season, Dinkins had 47 catches for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also returns punts for LBCC.


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