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Inland Empire athlete lands offer

Another standout who showed up at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles was jack-of-all-trades athlete Andre Pickens (5-11, 168, 4.5) from Chino Hills (Calif.) Don Lugo. Pickens played running back, wide receiver and cornerback as a junior.
From his running back position, Pickens rushed for 880 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a receiver, he caught 21 passes for 316 yards while averaging 15.1 yards per catch and three receiving touchdowns.
On defense, Pickens accounted for 24 tackles from his cornerback position while the opposition rarely threw his way.
Pickens also an outstanding kick returner who racked up 370 return yards including a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Though he plays both ways, Pickens is being recruited mainly as a wide receiver.
So far he has one offer on the table from Washington. Oregon State, UCLA, BYU, Utah, Colorado, and Ole Miss are showing recruiting interest in Pickens.
"I've never been to Washington, but I plan to be there for their spring game," Pickens said. "I don't know enough about Washington that's why I'm going to take an unofficial visit there.
"I'm also planning on going to UCLA's pad camp in June and I'm also going to BYU's camp," Pickens said. "Academics will be part of my decision and the other part will be athletics.
"I don't care what side of the ball I play on in college," Pickens said. "I just want to play."
The scouting report on Pickens is he's a playmaker on both sides of the ball and has tremendous versatility. He's a very aggressive football player with good speed and vision.
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