JR WR/ATH Prospect Joey Munn

After a solid showing at the NorCal Nike Camp, athlete <b>Joey Munn</b> from Pleasanton Foothill has seen recruiting interest pick up. While playing receiver in high school, he might project at another position, and that versatility is intriguing....

Pleasanton Foothill (Calif.) High athlete Joey Munn, 6-2 ½, 215, had until this year made his name as a kicker, but is starting to see colleges interest in him for other things, including catching the ball.

"We are a throwing a lot more this next year, so that will let me catch more balls, but I always have kicking if I need it," said Munn.

At the NorCal Nike Camp, Munn had a solid showing, running a 4.6 forty ("in tennis shoes, I didn't have my cleats"), jumping 29 inches and putting up 17 reps on the bench.

A season ago, Munn had 70+ receptions, 900 yards and 13 TDs as a wide receiver. As a kicker, he was 7-for-9 on field goals, and 33-of-35 on PATs, with a long FG of 43 yards ("but I kick 55-60 yarders in practice"). Defensively, Munn tallied 6 picks and one for a TD. In fact, because of his size, a solid 215, some college coaches see Munn projecting at linebacker or even fullback, where his 4.6 speed would be an asset.

After the appearance at the Nike Camp, Munn said he's hearing from a slew of schools. "I'm hearing from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, California, Miami, Nebraska, San Jose State, Utah, Colorado and Colorado State," said Munn. "Right now, I am leaning towards either UCLA or USC, but my dad went to Cal and he likes them." Munn, though, doesn't have a scholarship offer to date.

Munn could also get some recruiting interest in baseball. Being a lefty pitcher, he said baseball will play a role in where Munn decides to go. "I've been throwing in the 90s and I just started meeting with a private pitching coach. There is pro baseball, but I want to go to school."

Munn pans to attend the Nike Camp in Eugene as well as the Cal Camp. He has a 2.4 GPA and plans to take both the SAT and the ACT.


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