Elite WR Nears a Decision

Hord Impresses Again

One of the top wide receiver recruits in the nation and left on the board for Kansas State, Wide Receiver prospect <b>D.J. Hord</b>, from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri says he is ready to announce his decision. <P>

On a windy day in San Antonio, we caught up with on the best wide receiver recruits in the country in West Squad's D.J. Hord as he went through one of the final practices leading up to Saturday's U.S. Army All-Star game. The feeling from San Antonio is that DJ is set to announce his decision this Saturday and in talking with Hord, he says he knows where he will announce and is set to make that decision public on Saturday.

"Yea, I am ready to make my choice. I am not sure when it will happen but I am going to make it live this Saturday during the game."

In an All-Star game, there are no free plays and DJ lined up at WR throughout the morning, taking passes from two of the best quarterbacks in the county in Texas commit Ryan Perrilloux and USC commit Mark Sanchez.

Usually in press coverage, DJ got good separation throughout the day, going up against Reggie Smith and Kevin Thomas.

But what everyone really wants to know is: Are the Cats still in the hunt for his signature?

"Yes, Kansas State is there. I think I could fit into the offense well there. Their Coaches are great and I could go there and play and provide them with a deep threat. I talk with Coach Peterson a lot and he tells me that I can come in and learn the system and have a shot to play," said Hord.

Hord who is listed at 6-foot-one and 190 pounds is every bit as tall and big. The Kansas City Rockhurst prep used his height on several occasions in the gusty wind to out muscle the West DB's off the ball.

Used on the onsides kick team (hands team), Hord made one play early on where he illustrated the skill set that has made him one of the top prospects in the nation. Using a double move on Kevin Thomas, Sanchez hit a streaking Hord as the safety cheated over and using his body to elevate and shield the ball as he took in mid-air.

As I sat chatting with DJ after the practice, we talked a bit about the type of offense the Cats employ and if he felt he could see playing time early. Hord was very forthcoming in that he feels he will be able to step in and make an impact early on wherever he chooses.

As for the suspense, Hord had this to say to the Wildcat Fans:

"Just tell them to tune in and watch …wait and see what happens, but K-State is in it- you never know," said Hord with a big grin.

We will be following this situation closely and bring you developments as they happen. We will also have some photos to share of DJ in action so check back early and often.

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