April 18, 2007

Inland Empire athlete lands offer

Another standout who showed up at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles was jack-of-all-trades athlete Andre Pickens (5-11, 168, 4.5) from Chino Hills (Calif.) Don Lugo. Pickens played running back, wide receiver and cornerback as a junior.

From his running back position, Pickens rushed for 880 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a receiver, he caught 21 passes for 316 yards while averaging 15.1 yards per catch and three receiving touchdowns.

On defense, Pickens accounted for 24 tackles from his cornerback position while the opposition rarely threw his way.

Pickens also an outstanding kick returner who racked up 370 return yards including a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Though he plays both ways, Pickens is being recruited mainly as a wide receiver.

So far he has one offer on the table from Washington.

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