Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure wide receiver Lavan Alston is heading into a couple of busy weeks leading into signing day. The speedy, 6-foot-0 and 175-pound recruit will take an official visit to a Big Ten school in two weeks after he plays in an all-star game this weekend.
"I visit Nebraska on the 30th," Alston said. "This weekend I will be playing in the West Coast Bowl which will be on Fox Sports. I leave for the game on Thursday and the game is on Sunday."
This is actually the second all-star game for Alston in the last month or so. The other, was an All-American game which allowed him to get a feel to play against talented players at every position on both sides of the football. He also met and spoke with a Nebraska commitment while at the game.
"The Semper Fi game was good competition. I liked the experience a lot. It was a good game and it was a good look at what college will be like because all of those guys have D1 offers.
"I spoke to Eric Lee a little bit and he was a cool guy. We didn't talk about Nebraska a lot besides what he liked about it and why he committed. We just lined up against one another and competed against one another in practice every day."
Alston says that he isn't favoring any schools -- in fact he said that he didn't even have a list of favorite schools -- mainly because he still has an official visit to go and is still hosting coaches for in-home visits. Alston has already met most of the Nebraska staff on his official visit to Oregon State and says that he could learn a lot from the new head coach at Nebraska.
"Right now I would say that I didn't have a list of favorite schools," Alston said. "I am still taking official visits and still hosting teams for in-home visits. I will host the Nebraska coaches on Wednesday night I think.
"I like head coach Mike Riley and I think that he's a very good coach. He's been around football all his life and I think that I can learn a lot from him."