That wide receiver was 5-foot-11 Cameron Colvin. Now a 6-1, 185-pound pass catching specialist, Colvin has been tearing up opposing defenses ever since. As a junior last season, he caught 14 passes for 410 yards and four touchdowns.
Colvin, who turned in an impressive 4.31/40-time and a 32.5-inch vertical jump at a recent NIKE Camp in Stanford, has been playing the position for a long time.
He's now emerging as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the entire country. Greg Biggins, of Student Sports, has Colvin rated as the top offensive recruit on the West Coast -- especially after the receiver's performance at the NIKE Camp.
"[He] has everything you could want in a Div I receiver," said Biggins. "He has a college body right now, showed good hands in the position and one on one drills and has that extra gear that you just can't coach."
That type of ability has college coaches from all over the country actively recruiting the talented receiver.
"It was pretty busy around here this spring," Colvin said. "A lot of people were calling to say how they're interested in me and that they'll be recruiting me and stuff like that. It was pretty exciting, actually."
Among the college coaches Colvin spoke to was UM receivers coach Curtis Johnson.
"He's real cool," he said. "I like him because he says what's on his mind. He doesn't hold back and he's pretty straight forward. He said he really likes me as a wide receiver and talked about me coming to camp there. He said he's very interested in recruiting me later in the year too."
So what does the standout receiver think of the Hurricanes?
"I know DJ [Williams] and he's had a good career and everything there," he said. "Miami wins. They get it done and I like the receivers that have come out of there. I've always liked Miami. They're definitely one of my top schools and I can't wait to start summer camp there."
Colvin, who plans on being at this weekend's camp, has not yet received a scholarship offer from the Hurricanes.
"Maybe I'll be good enough to impress the coaches or whatever but really, I'm just trying to have fun and be competitive," he said. "I know the state of Florida produces some good receivers so I'll see how I stack up against good competition. It should be fun."
The talented receiver lists the Hurricanes as one of his early favorites, along with a host of others.
"I'm still pretty wide open right now," he said. "I like Miami, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Florida State, Arizona State, Michigan, and schools like that."
Colvin, who has not yet been offered a scholarship by the Hurricanes, has offers from all the other programs he mentioned. He's in no hurry to make a decision.
"I'm going to take my time and see how everything plays out," he said.
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