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Player: DeAndre West

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Position: DB

Height: 6’1

Weight: 197

40 time: 4.45

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Scholarships offered: Washington State, San Diego State, Boise State, Nebraska, Arizona, UCLA and Utah

Favorites: Committed to Nebraska

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Assessing the talent: Solid all around athlete. Projects as a big, physical DB. "Gumbs said West carries a 3.0 GPA and has already met his qualifying SAT score." -Oakland prep football standout commits to Huskers

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 15% Has had Big Red dreams for some time now. Dennis Wagner is recruiting him.

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I'm not saying I was worried, but this came at the right time! I'm happy to see he's on board!

 

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I hope he is the steal his high school coach says he is.

You know, you always get that 'coach speak', where the coach talks up their player no matter what. But in DeAndre's case, you read what his coach has to say and he just sends the confidence into you about DeAndre and what he will do for Nebraska.

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Oakland prep football standout commits to Huskers

 

BY BRIAN ROSENTHAL / Lincoln Journal Star

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:18:54 pm CDT

 

DeAndre West lives just down the street from the Oakland Coliseum. He grew up an Oakland Raiders fan.

 

And, not surprisingly, he knew a thing or two about Bill Callahan long before the Nebraska football coach began recruiting West, a standout at Wilson Prep in Oakland, Calif.

 

“He’s a good coach,” West said of Callahan, the former Raiders coach who led Oakland to the Super Bowl. “That’s why I chose to play for him, because of the things he’s done for (Nebraska).”

 

West, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back prospect, became Nebraska’s second oral commitment for the 2007 class when he phoned Callahan and NU assistant coach Dennis Wagner on Monday morning.

 

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It ends a 132-day drought of no oral commitments for the Huskers. West joins Omaha North wide receiver Niles Paul, who committed on Jan. 3.

 

West, who received a Nebraska offer within the last two months, had only one other written offer, from Boise State, said Wilson Prep coach Desmond Gumbs. Oregon State, UCLA and San Diego State were also showing heavy interest, Gumbs said.

 

“I’ve been coaching football for 12 years,” Gumbs said, “and by far, he’s the best that I’ve coached.”

 

West plays running back and linebacker for Wilson Prep, a fourth-year school that’s only in its second year of having a football program. As a junior, West ran for more than 1,500 yards and scored 17 touchdowns — four receiving — while registering some 140 tackles.

 

“He’s very physical. He reminds me of Jack Tatum on defense,” Gumbs said, referring to the legendary Oakland Raiders safety. “He’ll tackle through you. He’s extremely explosive and always around the ball. Physically, he’s very impressive.”

 

West is also the team’s punter, and he scored twice on fake punts. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Those plays, Gumbs said, are on West’s highlight tape sent to Nebraska.

 

West, whose lead recruiter was Wagner, has yet to visit Lincoln. He said he’ll visit unofficially next month and take his first — and only — official visit in the fall.

 

Gumbs said West carries a 3.0 GPA and has already met his qualifying SAT score.

 

“He’s a really good student, and just an incredible athlete,” Gumbs said. “He’s a guy who I feel will make a big impact wherever he goes.”

 

Reach Brian Rosenthal at 473-7436 or

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I just moved to Omaha from Fairfield, CA. I saw this kid play last year in high school. He reminded me of a lot of Courtney Grixby. Only difference is he is as tall as Zach Bowman. I think he would make a great free safety.

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Oakland prep football standout commits to Huskers

 

BY BRIAN ROSENTHAL / Lincoln Journal Star

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:18:54 pm CDT

 

DeAndre West lives just down the street from the Oakland Coliseum. He grew up an Oakland Raiders fan.

 

And, not surprisingly, he knew a thing or two about Bill Callahan long before the Nebraska football coach began recruiting West, a standout at Wilson Prep in Oakland, Calif.

 

“He’s a good coach,” West said of Callahan, the former Raiders coach who led Oakland to the Super Bowl. “That’s why I chose to play for him, because of the things he’s done for (Nebraska).”

 

West, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back prospect, became Nebraska’s second oral commitment for the 2007 class when he phoned Callahan and NU assistant coach Dennis Wagner on Monday morning.

 

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It ends a 132-day drought of no oral commitments for the Huskers. West joins Omaha North wide receiver Niles Paul, who committed on Jan. 3.

 

West, who received a Nebraska offer within the last two months, had only one other written offer, from Boise State, said Wilson Prep coach Desmond Gumbs. Oregon State, UCLA and San Diego State were also showing heavy interest, Gumbs said.

 

“I’ve been coaching football for 12 years,” Gumbs said, “and by far, he’s the best that I’ve coached.”

 

West plays running back and linebacker for Wilson Prep, a fourth-year school that’s only in its second year of having a football program. As a junior, West ran for more than 1,500 yards and scored 17 touchdowns — four receiving — while registering some 140 tackles.

 

“He’s very physical. He reminds me of Jack Tatum on defense,” Gumbs said, referring to the legendary Oakland Raiders safety. “He’ll tackle through you. He’s extremely explosive and always around the ball. Physically, he’s very impressive.”

 

West is also the team’s punter, and he scored twice on fake punts. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Those plays, Gumbs said, are on West’s highlight tape sent to Nebraska.

 

West, whose lead recruiter was Wagner, has yet to visit Lincoln. He said he’ll visit unofficially next month and take his first — and only — official visit in the fall.

 

Gumbs said West carries a 3.0 GPA and has already met his qualifying SAT score.

 

“He’s a really good student, and just an incredible athlete,” Gumbs said. “He’s a guy who I feel will make a big impact wherever he goes.”

 

Reach Brian Rosenthal at 473-7436 or

 

I'm glad to hear he passed his SAT. I heard somewhere he needed to take it again.

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I think it is a testing score, be it act or sat, if he can manage to get the grade he may still be in. That sucks if he can't make it, he still wants to play here and I still think he was one of the better DB recruits we had for the class.... I say if we can't get anyone better than him, don't take anyone, and try to help this kid make the grade...

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it has been posted that the coaches lost interest because of difficulties getting him qualified because of grades. dont know if it is true or not

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I think we got enough talented DBs in this class, so hopefully this doesn't hurt us. With that said, who on earth got the facts wrong that he had a 3.00 GPA and had passed the SAT? Huh?

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I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think the "academic issues" had something to do with him not having enough "core classes." He goes to a fairly new charter school and sometimes charter schools don't offer the "right" classes required to get into some colleges. It seems that is what has happened here. but again, I'm not completely sure about that.

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if you have a 4.0 in auto shop, phys ed, and under water basket weaving and have a 2.0 in math, history, and english. you still have a 3.0 GPA

 

Only if the hours are the same for all the classes.

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if you have a 4.0 in auto shop, phys ed, and under water basket weaving and have a 2.0 in math, history, and english. you still have a 3.0 GPA

 

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 15% Does not look good!!!

 

They look at "core classes"

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