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April 20, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Bothell WR Trent Sewell talks about recruiting

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If college coaches want to reach Bothell junior Trent Sewell, don’t call his cell phone.

The Cougars standout receiver is taking all of his recruiting calls at home, a conscious decision to make sure recruiting remains separate from his school life.

That’s just fine with Sewell, who doesn’t make a big deal about the process.

“If I’m with my friends it’s not like, ‘Oh, I got a call on my cell phone from a coach,'” Sewell said. “I’m not that type of person.”

There are plenty of calls coming in to the home line. When I caught up with Sewell Wednesday he had just gotten of the phone with Eastern Washington coaches.

He already has offers from Washington State and UCLA and is getting plenty of attention from other Pac-12 schools. Right now, he is taking his time with the process.

“I’m not leaning any way yet,” Sewell said. “I’m talking to more and more schools as the weeks have been going by. I started talking to Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon.”

Since the football season ended Sewell has packed about 20 pounds of muscle onto his 6-foot-2 frame.

“I’m just trying to get as big and as strong as I can for this last season and, since I’m going to be playing some more defense this year, I’d like to just be prepared for both sides of the ball,” he said.

Sewell is currently running track, looking to get back to the state meet after finishing fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 50.66 seconds as a sophomore at O’Dea. He said the added muscle hasn’t impacted his speed, but he is currently working to improve his endurance.

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