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Shane Blood said he doesn't care where he goes to play college football, just that he wants to play Division I and would like to compete for championships.
With Washington State, Cincinnati, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington and others showing interest in the La Mirada, Calif., athlete, Blood should have some options as his senior season approaches.
"Blood is an old-school football player that in my opinion schools like UNLV, Nevada, schools that are talking to him, he's a perfect fit for them," La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti said.
"He's being recruited as an athlete, he's a guy that will play quarterback, he can probably gain some weight and be a tight end, he can be a receiver, he can be a strong safety, he could be an outside linebacker. The kid is just relentless, hard-nosed, a mad man in the weight room.
"I told Kansas State he's a one-timer. I'll never have another one like him ever again. He just does everything right."
Blood, a 6-foot-3, 181-pound prospect who's mainly being recruited as a quarterback, cornerback or linebacker, said Washington State stands out to him because teammate and close friend Max Gama is already committed to the Cougars. If Washington State offered it might be tough for Blood to turn down.
Iowa State likes Blood at quarterback and that could also play a big influence in his decision-making process but most important to the La Mirada athlete is that he gets on the field - wherever it is - and has a chance to play as much as possible.
"Washington State stands out a lot," Blood said. "Them and Washington. They're recruiting me heavily. I just want to play football, I want to go D1 and get a chance to play for a championship. That's all I want to do.
"(Gama) is my bud. I grew up with him so it would be nice to play with him. It would mean a lot. It would definitely influence me to go there. That's for sure.
"I don't care where I play but I've always loved quarterback. It's always what I wanted to do but if it comes down to where Iowa State wants me and offers me and Washington State offers me for an athlete I would go to Washington State. I want to play football. I want to win. I just want to play."
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