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New interest for Wadood

Jaleel Wadood is one of many 2014 starters at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco and his team is undefeated on the field, a surprise to some because of the youth, but not to the standout all-around athlete who already has three offers.
St. John Bosco has had a challenging schedule this season and is coming off wins against powerhouses Anaheim Servite and Santa Ana Mater Dei and will be tested again this weekend against Santa Margarita Catholic.
Wadood, who has Arizona State, Colorado and Oregon State offers, is looking forward to another big game.
"We're playing really good football and we want to keep playing like this and win out next week so we can win our first league title," Wadood said.
"We're not really surprised because to us age doesn't mean anything as long as you get the job done. It's all about putting the best guys out there."
The three Pac-12 offers have already come in for Wadood, who plays in all three phases for St. John Bosco, and he said others are showing interest as well. UCLA, Ole Miss and Cincinnati have reached out the most recently.
Because the season is going so well and Wadood is a 2014 prospect, the recruiting process has gone to the back burner until the end of the season. For now, focusing on more wins and, in turn, getting more exposure is Wadood's focus.
"I haven't been hearing from anybody new," Wadood said. "I think our coaches have been talking to some schools but I haven't really been talking to anybody.
"Most of the coaches are saying defensive back for me. Nobody is really talking to me about offense yet."
Wadood has said Arizona State and Oregon State are two favorites but it's still early. He has visited both campuses and was impressed but is keeping all his options open as his junior season continues.