Tirogene still waiting for an offer

Even with recruiting sites permeating the internet, players still fall through the cracks. One such player is Compton WR Steve Tirogene (6-3, 185) who put up outstanding stats in 2007 and solid statistics this past season. He's still waiting on his first offer, but some new schools have begun to pick up the pace...

Tirogene prepped at Deerfield Beach High School in Florida and originally had planned to play at Dodge City, but things didn't work out so well once he arrived in Kansas.

"Me and about nine or 10 of my friends from south Florida decided to head up to Dodge City to play," Tirogene told JCFootball.com back in August. "When we got there, it was just a bad situation because they had brought in like 100 guys to play and you can only have like 22 play and when you're only there for two years, that's just really discouraging."

But after thinking about things he headed to Compton where he had a solid freshman season posting 58 catches as a freshman last year and over 1,050 yards and 11 touchdowns and was a pre-season All-American heading into this season.

"This season teams were rolling their coverages to me, so I didn't put up the big stats like I had last season, but I still had a good year," Tirogene said. "I had 52 catches for 580 yards and three touchdowns and I think it really helped me learn how to deal with double-teams and stuff like that.

"I can be any type of a receiver a team needs. I can be physical and I run really good routes, but I love the long ball. That's where I make my name."

On the recruiting front, schools that have had their eye on Tirogene have still kept in contact and some new ones have started to take a closer look.

"Oregon likes me a lot and New Mexico State is on me now," Tirogene said. "I'm open to everyone that wants to look at me. I just want a chance to play."

Tirogene already has his two-year degree so he can sign at any time and he hopes to be able to enroll at a four-year school in time to make it out for spring ball.

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