Colvin Compares Visits

Five-star prospect <b>Cameron Colvin</b> from Concord, Calif. De La Salle High School spoke with GoBlueWolverine Magazine about his visit to USC this past weekend. He also compared the three schools he has visited so far, and confirmed his announcement schedule.

Cameron Colvin (Sept. 13 official visit, STAN Nike stats: 6 foot 1, 188 pounds, 4.31 in the 40, 3.85 shuttle, 32.4 inch vertical, 13 bench press reps. 2.5 GPA/16 ACT/860 SAT) from Concord, Calif. De La Salle High School, is the No. 2 wide-receiver prosect in the country according to TheInsiders. He recently returned from the third of his five official visits, this one to USC, one of his top schools along with Michigan and Oregon. "It was fun," Colvin said of the visit. "The thing at Papadakis' was pretty cool, I'd never seen anything like that before."

Colvin said he was able to hang out with some of the players and take in the USC campus and social life. "Myself, Mike Williams, and Reggie Bush hung out and talked a lot," he said. "They really showed me what LA was like and how it's a nice place to live but they don't get to go out and enjoy the city a lot because they're mostly caught up in playing ball or going to school. Sometimes they can go out but it's not like everybody thinks, like they always get to party. When they do party it's mainly on campus."

The talented wideout hopes to major in business, and didn't confine his exploration of SC to the party scene. He also took a close look at the USC Marshall School of Business. "Marshall is a real prestigious school and it would be tough," Colvin said. "I talked to some of the business students there and they said I'd have to dedicate my time but there are a lot of people there that can help me."

Rumors have been rampant that Colvin has already made a commiment to the Trojans and may make an announcement soon, prior to signing day. "No, I didn't commit," he said. "Someone called me while I was at the airport and said they'd heard I committed, I was like, 'What! Where in the world does this stuff come from?' I'd heard that Thomas (Herring) and Rocky (Hinds) committed but I didn't. I don't think (Eugene) Germany committed either. I am still going to make my announcement on signing day with Tom Lemming. I'm not sure how that is going to work because nobody has called me back from them."

Colvin has taken official visits to Michigan (9/12), Oregon (1/9), and USC (1/16). How do the schools compare? "USC was better than I thought," he said. "USC is a strong program and it's close to home. The coaches are cool and the players are cool. I wasn't sure if guys from Southern Cal appreciate guys from Northern Cal but it was cool because there are guys from all over on the team.

"Michigan has a real strong tradition and is a great school. (Ann Arbor) is a college town and it's small, but it's also big, and everyone there is crazy about Michigan football. All the players are strong and it would be great to play there. I know they have a real good business school there too.

"Oregon is in a real small place and there isn't a lot to do. They sell the Nike thing and their facilities, that's all they have. Oregon is a good school, they have a good business school too. They throw the ball a lot, I like that."

Colvin has his remanining visits scheduled to Miami (1/23) and Florida State (1/30) over the next two weekends. He says he's planning on the Miami visit but is still up in the air regarding going to Florida State. As far as in-home he wasn't sure. "I don't know who's coming in, I've talked to so many people," he said. "But I know the Michigan coaches are coming in sometime this week. I think there are a couple others coming in too but I don't know who. I really enjoy talking to all the coaches and stuff but it gets confusing after a while."

Colvin said he isn't leaning towards any one of his top three schools. "No, I don't have a favorite," he said. "They're all about even right now."

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