WR Has UM as Co-Favorite

After the spring evaluation period was over and Concord (Calif.) De La Salle standout wide receiver Cameron Colvin had emerged as one of the nation's most heavily recruited wide receivers, he was facing a tough decision of where to attend camp.

"A lot of people told me to come to their camps but I decided to go to Miami's because that's where I thought the most competition would be," Colvin said. "It's Miami, I mean they always got great receivers and DB's in that area so I wanted to see how I stacked up against those guys."

Colvin said he came away very impressed with the whole experience.

"It was everything I thought it would be," he said. "There were some good receivers there with me. Lavelle Hawkins from out there, Early [Doucet], and some guy from Miami named Khalil [Jones] all looked good. We were having fun out there together and we all got an award at the end."

Colvin said he was far more impressed with the level of play from the receivers than the defensive backs.

"The DB's did a little too much talking," he said. "There were some good ones that could match up but it wasn't like the group of receivers we had."

Following the camp, Colvin had a chance to meet with the UM coaches.

"I had a chance to meet Coach Coker for the first time," he said. "That was great. He's real cool and someone I could see myself playing for. And I got a chance to talk more with Coach C.J. I really liked the atmosphere the coaches have created there with all the competition and everything."

Colvin, who measured 6-1 1/2 and 195 pounds and ran a 4.40/40, is waiting on SAT scores to come back. In the meantime, the recruiting process has kept him busy.

"It keeps me on my toes," he said. "Everyone's trying to get you at once, that seems weird at first. I'm starting to shorten my list some. Right now I have Miami, Michigan, Florida State, SC, UCLA, Oregon, and LSU. All of those schools have offered me and one other one I'm still waiting on is Oklahoma. They told me they want to see my first few games this season before making a decision on that."

Colvin talked more about the Hurricanes.

"Oh Miami's Miami," he said. "They're one of my top two choices right now. It's them and Michigan as the top two right now. Things can change but those are my leaders right now. Miami's just real strong in football. They have great coaches, they produce a lot of wide receivers to the NFL, and the competition there really makes it different."

Colvin also talked about his other favorite -- Michigan.

"They're tight too," he said. "Michigan's got a lot of tradition. I'm actually taking my first official visit there in September for the Notre Dame game. That should be fun."

The standout receiver said he'll also be taking an official visit to UM later in the year.

"I'll be back for an official visit for sure," he said. "Lavelle is waiting for Miami to offer and if they do, we're going to take the visit the same weekend. I've been trying to get ahold of Early but I haven't been able to. I'm going to see what he's got going on. No matter what happens [with those players] I'll be going back there for a visit."

Colvin was asked if traveling across the country to play at UM would be a potential problem with distance.

"That doesn't matter at all to me," he said. "Not at all. I'll go anywhere in the country, it doesn't matter. My two favorites right now are a long way from home. I just want to go and compete with the best. I've had former teammates, like DJ Williams, that have done it before. D.J. is cool, we talk sometimes."

The California standout said he will likely make his final decision in early January.

"There's an all-star game that I'll be playing in in early January and that's when I'll make my decision," he said. "Miami told me they're taking a few receivers and it'll be on a first come, first serve basis. That's what they told all of us [at the camp]. They'll hold one for me since they know when I'm going to announce."

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