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Babineaux could get more offers

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Kori Babineaux is a big, good-looking wide receiver from Folsom, Calif., who had an impressive junior season and has already picked up numerous offers.
Coach Kris Richardson believes even more could arrive when colleges coaches see Babineaux play this season.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound three-star prospect finished with four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown in Folsom's 55-7 victory at Roseville last weekend. Seeing a lot of double coverage, Babineaux isn't having huge games statistics-wise but he's still an important cog in Folsom's potent attack.
"We've got Kori, we've got Tyler (Trosin), we've got Jordan (Richards) and we have an emerging guy in Marcus Hendricks who's a 6-4, 215-pound guy," Richardson said.
"We don't play (Hendricks) as a tight end but he has a little bit of a tight end frame. What's also good is Dano (Graves) can run the ball. They all know there are enough balls to go around."
Iowa State, San Diego State, Colorado State, Wyoming, Cal Poly and Sacramento State have offered Babineaux, rated as the No. 100 prospect in the California state rankings by Rivals.com. He's also a standout basketball player.
Richardson said he believes even more programs - including ones in the Pac-10 - will get involved with Babineaux before this recruiting cycle is finished.
In his junior season, Babineaux finished with 64 catches for 1,187 yards and 15 touchdowns. Those numbers alone should garner the big receiver some added interest. Folsom hosts Sacramento High on Friday night.
"Kori has offers from Iowa State, San Diego state and I'm pretty sure he'll get recruited by some Pac-10 schools," Richardson said.
"He's a guy that didn't have the spring recruiting that the other guys did because he was coming off a knee injury from basketball.
"I know Iowa State sees that he's one of the top big receivers around. He's going to have plenty of offers."
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