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Surprise offer for Pickett

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When Adarius Pickett recently visited Stanford the coaching staff told him he would have to take two AP courses in his senior season and then they would consider an offer.
So the El Cerrito, Calif., four-star cornerback who was the defensive MVP at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles wasted no time and signed up for the classes at his high school.
Shortly after doing that, Pickett called the Stanford coaches to inform them he'd be enrolled in those courses and that was good enough for them.
The Cardinal coaches decided to offer on the spot.
"I went to go sign up for the AP classes they wanted me to take and as soon as I did that I called coach (Randy) Hart and I got on the phone with coach (Derek) Mason and he said that's all they needed to hear and they offered me," Pickett said.
"It's a beautiful campus. I liked it a lot there. Academically, it's Stanford and it's a great school."
Stanford is not the only program to recently offer Pickett, a 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback who was simply outstanding at the Rivals Camp especially during the one-on-one session.
Purdue has also offered the El Cerrito standout and Pickett said he's definitely interested especially because the coaching staff has been so involved in his recruitment.
"I've been talking to coach (Marcus) Freeman from Purdue for about two months now," Pickett said.
"They feel like I'm a great football player and they like me a lot so that's why they offered me, too."
Pickett's recruitment continues to pick up as he now has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Nevada, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
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