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Rising prospect lands No. 3

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Linebacker Eric Kendricks (6-0, 205, 4.5) from Fresno (Calif.) Hoover has been seeing his stock rise ever since his standout NIKE Camp performance at Palo Alto where he earned the camp's linebacker MVP award. Since his showing at the NIKE Camp, Kendricks has picked up his third offer. His latest comes from a Pac 10 school.
"I just received an offer from Washington State this morning (Wednesday June 17th)," Kendrick said. "It feels good.
"I like Washington State's coaches and the school's atmosphere," Kendricks said. "It is also good because Washington State is my first Pac 10 offer.
Washington State joins, hometown Fresno State and Nevada as schools that have offered the talented Kendricks a scholie. He is hoping he lands another one very soon.
"I'm going to UCLA on Monday," Kendricks said. "UCLA wants to see me at this camp because this one is in shells (helmet and shoulder pads) and they are looking forward to me again. I am hoping to get a UCLA offer."
Kendricks does a lot of things on the football field and has outstanding versatility. He was a jack-of-all-trades last season. He played middle linebacker, quarterback, wide receiver, punter and kicker. He was an all-league selection for his junior season.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kendricks racked up 85 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one force fumble and one pass deflection.
As an offensive player, Kendricks threw for 576 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 600 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground. He even caught eight passes for 190 yards and had two receiving scores to his credit.
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