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Wadood has two early favorites

Jaleel Wadood is still only hearing from the two teams that have offered him - Arizona State and Oregon State - but if the 2014 standout from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco keeps playing so well many more teams could get involved.
In the season opener, Wadood finished with three touchdowns in an easy 57-7 victory against Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. A challenge against Lakewood, Calif., awaits Friday night.
"It was the first game of the season and people were excited to play and get after it," Wadood said. "It was more of a team effort. We did a lot of great things on defense and offense. Our defense had four turnovers and three went for touchdowns so we just played great as a team.
"I had three touchdowns against Dominguez. One was off a 15-yard run from running back, the other one came off a swing pass for about 40 yards up the sideline and then one came off a late punt return in the third quarter."
The Sun Devils and Beavers are the two teams involved in Wadood's recruitment so far. Since he's just started his junior season, the St. John Bosco two-way standout is hopeful many other programs get involved.
Still, Wadood has already taken visits to both Arizona State and Oregon State and definitely likes things about each program.
"Other than those two I don't know of any schools showing interest," Wadood said. "None have talked to me lately so it's really those two schools that have offered me.
"I loved Arizona State because I went up there and I met the new coaches and the new defensive backs coach and I liked the way their whole new atmosphere of getting after it, hard working and being about business.
"I went to the Oregon State camp and I met most of their coaches too. I just like the way they coach. They looked like they really wanted me and they made me feel needed."
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