Cathcart is a big target for Allan Hancock

Allan Hancock has one of the bigger wideouts in the JUCO ranks this year and WR Scott Cathcart (6-5, 218) knows he has to use his size to his advantage. While he put up solid numbers as a freshman last fall, he said there are two areas of his game that he wants to work on and that is his focus this offseason...

"I have good speed so I can get down the field, but I want to be a lot quicker," Cathcart told recently. "I also want to be better in the red zone. Last year I only had one touchdown and this year I really want to be better in that area of the field.

"Because of my size, I should be better in (the red zone) and this year I'll be focused on that and getting quicker so I can make move on a defender and make yards after the catch."

Because of the presence of Marquelo Suel, Cathcart took a bit of a backseat in the passing game, but still managed to haul in 30 receptions for 545 yards and the one touchdown while missing the last four games due to a PCL injury in his left knee.

"I hurt it and was trying to go on it, but it just wasn't working, so I sat down and let it heal up and worked on strengthening it," Cathcart said. "It's good now and I'm full-go on stuff so I'm fine and I'm planning on having a big season."

Because of his athleticism and size, schools have been talking to him after having watched Hancock's spring practices.

"I talked to Oregon State earlier this week and they said they liked me and my size," Cathcart said. "Cal Poly has talked to me and Cal has come in and spoken to me.

"USC called my coaches and asked about me and Washington, San Diego State and San Jose State have all been by to see me practice."

Cathcart said he plans to take his time in the recruiting process and wants to take all of his visits before he makes a decision.

"I want to find a school that I can feel comfortable with," Cathcart said. "I also want to find a school with good academics."

Cathcart was a solid student while at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria, California, but was missing a math class so he was unable to qualify for a D-1 scholarship.

He'll finish up his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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