Denver East athlete Ezekiel Bishop has landed his first scholarship offer.
Bishop, who is 5-foot-9 and 182 pounds, said he was first offered a scholarship by Arizona on the phone earlier in the week. That verbal offer was then followed up with an offer in writing.
"I just received my full football scholarship offer from Arizona," Bishop, who plays running back and outside linebacker, said.
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"Arizona first offered me on a phone call and told me that I will be receiving the offer that's in writing this week. The coach that I talked to on the phone and also recruited me is Greg Brown of Arizona."
The offer was exciting Bishop said, but he also is hopeful more schools show him interest.
"If you ask my high school football coach, Ron Woolfork, one thing that characterizes my skills is that I am coachable. In addition, this year has been an exciting and rewarding time for me, I had the opportunity to enhance my skills and endurance by playing both defense and offense."
Bishop is a two-year starter for East. He was an all-state honorable mention selection as a sophomore and then was named a co-captain as a junior. He also was an MVP for defensive backs at a local National Underclassmen event.
He's been timed as fast as 4.51 in the 40-yard dash, but most recently ran a 4.71 at the Under Armor Combine. At the event he also posted a 4.31 second shuttle time and a 31-inch vertical leap.
In 2009, Bishop said he recorded 111 tackles on defense, 28 tackles for a loss and 18 quarterback pressures.
Bishop is also getting attention from Colorado, Arizona State, Colorado State, Utah, Northwestern, Kansas State, Wyoming and Notre Dame.