Schools Looking At Laster

With college coaches hitting the road during the spring evaluation phase, several underclassmen are receiving their first taste of recruiting attention. One such player is 2013 wide receiver De'Niro Laster, of Shaker Heights (OH). After an impressive sophomore season, Laster has hit the radar of college recruiters.

One of the top wide receiver prospects in Ohio for the 2013 class is De'Niro Laster, of Shaker Heights. Laster, 6-foot-3, 205-pounds, had 40 catches last year as a sophomore, for 657 yards and six touchdown grabs. He also contributed 65 tackles and six sacks from his linebacker position.

"I had a good year last year, but I know I'm a lot better player now," Laster hinted. "I've been out recently with a sprained AC joint in my shoulder, but I'm just now being cleared to lift and catch passes. I'm hoping to get to the NIKE Combine this weekend, but it depends on how healthy my shoulder is."

Laster followed up his impressive sophomore season by impressing at two camps this winter. He stood out at the Michigan Football Showcase in Ann Arbor, and at the Raw Talent Sports Camp in Cleveland.

"It's surprising that so many college coaches have heard of me," he admitted. "I've been visited at the school in the past week by West Virginia, Syracuse, Ohio State and Michigan. I'm planning to go to camp at Ohio State in June, and I'm also going to Alabama for camp. My cousin, Andre Smith, played for Alabama and I'm going to be staying with him down there."

There is a small group of players in the Cleveland area working out weekly with Mark Harris of Raw Talent Sports, and these top 2013 talents are planning on playing college football together.

"Ross Douglas (Avon), Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights), Derrick Burgess (Cleveland Central Catholic) and I would love to go to college together, but we know how tough that will be," Laster stressed. "We work out together all the time and we are all good friends, so it would be great to stay together at the next level too."


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