UCLA Was There for Colvin

He put in one of the best performances in the country at any Nike Camp last weekend in Palo Alto, but Concord De La Salle's <b>Cameron Colvin</b> was already recognized as a huge recruiting target by the UCLA coaches. Colvin talked about his recruitment...

Cameron Colvin, 6-1, 190, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, had moved to the top of UCLA's target list a few weeks ago when the Bruin coaches offered him a scholarship.

He then confirmed that the UCLA coaches had been right about him when he went out last Saturday at the NorCal Nike Camp and put on an impressive show. He was voted the MVP of the camp, and Greg Biggins of TheInsiders said this about him: "He has everything you could want in a Division I receiver. He has a college body right now, showed good hands in the position and one-on-one drills and has that extra gear that you just can't coach. When Colvin comes out of his breaks, his ability to separate from his defender is like no other receiver we've seen at any of the Nike Camps. He clocked a 4.31 in the 40, 3.85 in the shuttle, jumped 32 inches in the vertical and did 13 reps on the bench."

Colvin, when told he was probably going to be named the MVP of the tournament, smiled broadly and said, ‘That's great. I worked hard and thought I did pretty well."

When asked about his schools of preference he said, "UCLA, Michigan, Miami, ASU and Oregon." If he had to narrow it down to his utmost favorites, Colvin said, "I've always liked Miami. UCLA was the first to offer me and I really like them. So, it could be those two. But Michigan is there, too."

Colvin then added that ASU had also offered him and that that meant a lot to him also.

With the kind attention he's going to get as a result of his performance in the NorCal Nike Camp you can expect Colvin to be even a bit more confused about his favorite schools. He said he was looking forward to the recruiting attention. "Yeah, up until now it's been really good. But I want to see who's going to be interested so I can make the right decision."

UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell was in attendance at the NorCal Nike Camp, and watched Colvin intently. UCLA wide receiver coach Jon Embree followed Colvin from station to station for a while. The other UCLA coaches in attendance -- Gary DeLoach, Don Johnson, Eric Bieniemy and Steve Axman -- all paid their respects in watching Colvin at certan times of the day.

Colvin said his priority in choosing a school are academics ("I want to get into business"), and an offense that "really features its wide receivers." He said that he had absolutely no problem leaving the west or California.

He said he has a 2.25 GPA and will take the ACT next month.


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