September 19, 2006

Calif. WR looking at UNLV

Brandon Carswell is loving every minute of the recruiting process. The three-star receiver from Milpitas, California is receiving calls from Oregon, Arizona State, UNLV, and Cal to name a few. While the Ducks may have the lead, a little family history has the Rebels right up there with the big 3.

"I talk to Coach Bradeson, we're always joking," said Carswell, "I have a good time talking to him. He coached my uncle at Nevada-Reno in the late 80's. That's kind of fun too."

But will his uncle play a role in his final decision?

"He just says wherever I feel comfortable," said Carswell, "He's a good coach (Bradeson). I'll have a lot of fun with him."

The 6-foot-1, 172 pound speedster says he has yet to set up his visits, but UNLV will get a visit at some point.

"I like their offense," said Carswell, "I like their spread offense. Me being a receiver, I can get the ball. I have a great chance to play. I want to know that I'm wanted, if not as a freshman, than as a sophomore."

This season, the three-star wide out has put up great numbers playing quarterback and receiver. In his first game, Carswell ran for 153 yards, threw for 67 more, and recorded 5 tackles on defense. In his second game, Carswell ran for 76 yards, recorded 7 tackles, and had 73 receiving yards including 1 touchdown. Playing quarterback is fine, but receiver is where Carswell feels more comfortable.

"I would rather play receiver because I want to master it," said Carswell.

Off the field, Carswell recorded a 980 on his SAT. That score will be good enough to get into most schools as long as he keeps his GPA up. As a junior, Carswell caught 32 balls for 711 yards and 11 touchdowns. He plans to make his announcement on National Signing Day.

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