"It was a good trip and it opened my eyes to Oregon," 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/860 SAT) said. "I didn't get caught up in all the facilities and Nike stuff, I mean the facilitites are nice, but that wasn't what I was looking at. I wanted to get a feel for the atmosphere and how the players are, and how I would fit in there, it was a good trip."
The impact of the Oregon visit shuffled Colvin's list of schools. Recently he had narrowed the list to Michigan, Miami, and USC. "My list now is Michigan, USC, with Oregon in there," he said. "I've dropped Miami but I'm still going to take my visit (1/23). I'm not sure whether or not I'll take my visit to Florida State (1/30)." Colvin visits USC this weekend. He has made one unofficial visit to the Trojan campus. "I went down to LA for the UCLA Junior Day and then I took an unofficial to USC. I didn't go down for any games."
The Oregon trip was Colvin's second official visit of the recruiting season. His first being to Michigan way back in September. He was able to take in the atmosphere of Michigan Stadium during one of the biggest games on the schedule, a 38-0 Michigan thrashing of Notre Dame. With th season over how was the experience on the Oregon campus without a game to attend? "The school during game time has a little bit of an edge because of all the pre-game festivities and the game itself," he said. "But it didn't really matter that there wasn't a game at Oregon."
Colvin has mentioned numerous times that he would be very willing to red-shirt his first year in order to better learn the system and focus on the rigors of college academics. On the playing side he mentioned the desire to learn from the more experienced wide receivers from the schools on his list. "I think the that Braylon coming back is a good thing and that he'll do well," Colvin said. "With him there it will be an opportunity for me to learn from him, he'd be like my mentor and could take me under his wing. I do think I could come in and be the third guy behind him and Jason Avant."
USC is recruiting a large crop of wide receivers this year. Reports have them taking as many as four receivers in this class. The numbers don't phase Colvin though. "I think I fit in pretty good there," he said. "They've told me I would be their number one X, though I'm sure they tell that to other guys too. I'll know more after this weekend. I want to see how the players and the coaches are there too."
Colvin said the USC coaches were in-home with him before the holiday break and Michigan coach Ron English will be in next week sometime. He also said Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr would be making an in-home soon, though he didn't know exactly when. Colvin is still recovering from a hip-pointer suffered during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game. "I went running today and it's still sore, but I'm feeling better."
The five-star receiver will make his announcement on signing day on Tom Lemming's ESPN show, which will be televised nationally.
Colvin's List Changes after Oregon Visit
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