"I'm still wide open until around football season," Devon Cooley said. "I'm taking some unofficial visits this summer, will go to a few games during the season, and then make my decision," he added.
"Coach Kiesau is recruiting me from Boise State," he stated. "He and a lot of the coaches were down here recently for a camp. It was good to showcase my ability in front of them and let them see my work ethic. I've enjoyed getting to know them."
"I love how they spread the ball around on offense," he said in regards to the Bronco offense.. "They seem to have a great offense every season. They're able to get the ball to the playmakers a lot. That's something I like."
He also went on to say that he likes Boise State's approach to recruiting.
"Boise State is a great opportunity because they don't just offer a lot of players," said Cooley. "They get to know you, watch you perform, and then offer. That's one reason why they've been successful."
Education will be a very important factor for Cooley when deciding which school is the best fit.
"I'm looking at what I can do after college," he said. "Only 1% make it to the NFL. That's my goal as well, but you have to think about what you will do if you don't make it that far. I want to earn my degree. The plan is to be successful whether it's in football or outside of football."
"Boise State is definitely on my list of schools to visit," said Cooley. "I'm also going to try to get out to Illinois, Purdue, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington. I already know what UCLA and USC have to offer, so I want to see the out-of-state schools."
In 2016, Buena Park finished the season with a 10-2 record. That's solid, but losing in the second round of the state playoffs brought added motivation to Cooley and his teammates.
"It's always bad to lose in the second round," he stated. "My opinion is that we lacked the little things. We have to be more disciplined."
Cooley has been in his teammates ear all off-season and has taken on a bigger leadership role to make sure Buena Park goes further this season in the playoffs.
"I'm leading the team by example and verbally," he said. "I'm on them like another coach. If they have a mental-lapse I pick them up and let them know they can do better. If they make a great play I let them know it. Everyone has to do their job for us to be successful and my job is to lead."
So, what does Devon Cooley (6'3, 180, 4.6) bring to the gridiron?
"Coaches like my work ethic," he said. "I try to perfect everything from my route running to how I tackle at DB and I give 110% every play," he added.
As a junior, he had 600 yards receiving and 12 TDs at WR and 2 INTs as a DB.