Saylor Making Waves

Mitch Saylor

Camas (Wash.) Union receiver Mitch Saylor is emerging as one of the top receivers in the West in the class of 2010, and one of the Northwest's top offensive prospects...

Camas (Wash.) Union receiver Mitch Saylor had a memorable junior season, leading the second-year school to the state championship game for 3A in Washington.

The 6-5, 200, Saylor was the offensive playmaker for Union, helping it to the finals, where they lost to perennial powerhouse Bellevue.

"It was an unbelievable season and a lot of fun. We never expected to have that kind of year. Bellevue was a really good team. Now we know what it takes to get there," said Saylor.

Saylor had a team best 45 receptions for 765 yards and score 15 touchdowns. He had over 100 yards in the state title game and had four touchdowns in a game against Prairie. He also ran for a 79-yard score.

With that performance as a junior, Saylor has catapulted himself into the conversation of the top receivers in the West in the class of 2010.

While he doesn't have an offer yet, several schools are showing serious interest in him.

"Oregon State is probably recruiting me the hardest," said Saylor. "Then after them, I'm probably hearing the most from Washington and Washington State. I'm hearing from most of the Pac-10 and then Boise State and Colorado."

The Beavers have made one of the biggest impressions on Saylor.

"I grew up as a Beaver fan and I went to the Oregon State Junior Preview Day. It was cool, I liked it a lot," said Saylor.

The Beavers are one of the four schools on Saylor's early leaderboard, which has a heavy Pacific Northwest feel to it.

"My top schools are Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and Oregon," said Saylor. "Mostly the schools that are close to home. I'd like to stay relatively close to the West."

Saylor has the size, and the frame, where a move to tight end down the road isn't out of the question, but for now, he's content being a big, physical receiver.

"I'm pretty sure it's mostly receiver schools want me for," said Saylor. "I'm 200 right now and I'm actually trying to put more weight on, but I've been in basketball. I just want to play football in college though."

Saylor will have a busy spring, with various camps on the docket.

"I got invited to the Nike Camp and I'm going to Oregon State's camp," said Saylor. "I'm sure I'll go to a couple of other camps too."

Saylor said he wasn't in a rush to make his college choice.

"It would be great to decide before my season, but I'm not going to rush it," said Saylor.

Academically, he's in solid shape, carrying a 3.0 and planning to take the SAT in the spring.

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