Dreyvon Christon is fairly new to the cornerback position, but the 2016 prospect out of Oklahoma City Putnam City is ready to prove he belongs at the next level.
Christon, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound defensive back, moved to cornerback for his junior season and has drawn interest from Wyoming, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, North Texas and Arkansas State among others. He visited Iowa State for its junior day last month as his recruitment picks up.
“I really had a great junior season, and halfway through I started talking to a few schools,” Christon told AllCyclones.com. “I was so excited when I got the invite to Iowa State. I knew it was going to be tough for me to go, I really thought I wasn’t.”
A ride with a fellow Oklahoman allowed Christon to attend the junior day.
“I really liked how [secondary] coach [Maurice] Linguist stood out,” Christon said. “I like the way he coaches. He’s really intense and hard on you, someone that will make you work, so I really like that. We got to watch the spring practice and that really exposed me more. I really paid attention to that and I really liked that.”
Iowa State has told Christon it plans to visit him in Oklahoma this spring.
Christon could eventually play safety or cornerback at the collegiate level. After only recently moving to the cornerback position from offense, the junior has begun to better learn the position as he gears up for his senior season.
“After my junior season, I’ve learned so much technique-wise, so my senior season I’m looking to go in and really having a good year because I learned so much after my junior season,” Christon said. “My junior season I basically was out there balling and just going and getting it and playing hard.”
As for a timeline with Christon’s recruitment, the offers must come first. He’s certain that once coaches have the opportunity to watch him, those will eventually come, and he ultimately doesn’t want to wait last-minute to commit.
The weeks ahead figure to be busy.
“I’m going to a bunch of camps this summer, probably as many as possible. Any invites I get, I’m going to go and take the opportunity,” Christon said. “I know if I just go and show these coaches what I can do it’ll really open up things for me.”