Cameron Colvin (Sept. 13 official visit, STAN Nike stats: 6-1, 188 lbs., 4.31 in the 40, 3.85 shuttle, 32.4 inch vertical, 13 bench press reps. … 2.5 GPA/16 ACT) suited up for his second game of the season. Last week GoBlueWolverine Magazine subscribers were able to see the first live-gamescouting report this year on the speedy wide receiver. This week GBW was in attendence for the ESPN2 nationally televised contest between Colvin's De La Salle Spartans and the Evangel Christian Academy Eagles.
"Man, this is unbelieveable being on ESPN, it was huge," said Colvin after the game. "We worked hard for this and came out ready to play. We've been determined to win this game for eight months."
De La Salle athletic director Terry Eidson, who is also the Spartan defensive coordinator, said, "Cameron is ready to explode. He reminds me a lot Mike Williams from USC. He brings a huge lift to the offense. (Other Teams) have to respect our throwing game and that opens up our running game a lot more."
Head Coach Bob Ladouceur added after the game, "(Colvin) made some big catches for us tonight. He's a real threat and you have to deal with him. He kept some drives alive for us tonight, especially at the beginning of the third quarter."
While Colvin had a couple of dropped passes, he did make some spectacular grabs, holding on to the ball after taking hard hits. His first reception set up a short TD run by Terrence Kelly to put the Spartans ahead 7-3, a lead they would never relinquish.
Colvin is the Insiders #2 ranked player in the Pac 10 region, and #19 in the nation. He's being pursued by most of the top programs in the country and has had Michigan at or near the top of his favorites list during his entire recruitment. GBW talked to Jay Lightner, Colvin's Godfather and guardian, after the game. "We'll probably take some trips to Miami and Florida State definitely," he said, "then maybe Oregon. I don't think we'll go to LSU but we might, Cameron will have to decide that."
Colvin said he had talked to Michigan Coach Ron English Friday morning, "He called me at 7:30 in the morning," Colvin said with a laugh. "He just wanted to wish me luck on the game, and see how things were going. Michigan is still on top."
GBW was able to chat with Spartan RB Jackie Bates, who is out for the year after injuring his foot on the first day of full-contact practice. When asked who he thought would get Colvin's commitment, without hesitation he replied, "Michigan, he just loves Michigan."
Colvin finished the game with six receptions for 72 yards. He also had one tackle on defense. He had a bumpy start though. The Spartans forced the Eagles to punt after holding them to a three-and-out on their first possesion, Colvin was back to take the punt. This was his first chance to field a return as last week their opponent, Freedom, punted away from the speedster all night. He fumbled the punt and Evangel Christian recovered, setting up a field goal for the Eagles to put them up 3-0. It was the first time all year De La Salle had trailed in a game. "I had a little bit of the jitters, it happens," Colvin said. "I apologized to my teammates."
Evangel Head Coach Dennis Dunn said before the game he would definitely have to compensate for Colvin, but added, "They have a lot of great players on that team and we've played against a lot of great players."
Next up for the Spartans is Deer Valley at DV.
GBW will have more photos of the game, including shots of Colvin's great grabs, later.
Cameron Colvin: Big Win over Evangel Christian
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