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Westbrook still hoping for an offer

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Cory Westbrook wants colleges to know - any college - that he's still available and is willing to travel anyplace to play football.
It was a frustrating National Signing Day for Westbrook as the 5-foot-10, 186-pound running back from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly searches for a scholarship offer and a chance to prove himself on the college level.
So far it hasn't happened and all Westbrook, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, said he can do is sit back and wait for something to open up. He's rated as the No. 62 running back in the 2010 class.
"I'm just waiting to see what comes up," he said. "There was a lot of signing and a lot of scholarships might open up but other than that I'm still just waiting."
Wyoming, Nevada and Montana State have shown interest but no schools have offered Westbrook, who hasn't taken any official visits yet. Westbrook reiterated more than once that he will "go anywhere" as long as a scholarship is offered.
In his sophomore season, Westbrook finished with 568 yards and four touchdowns but was slowed the next year with a torn meniscus. He mainly played special teams and fullback when he returned midway through his junior year.
Westbrook did not have updated senior statistics but said he rushed for 220 yards in a one-point loss to Long Beach Millikan and added 130 on the ground the week before against Lakewood.
The production is there but still he hasn't heard more than a peep. Instead of getting too perturbed, Westbrook said he is staying patient and is still hopeful that a scholarship could be forthcoming. Sometimes, though, it's difficult to just sit and wait.
"It's frustrating but I'm still sitting back and waiting to see what happens but I'm really frustrated right now," Westbrook said. "I'm just trying to take anything that comes."
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