Alston One to Watch in 2015

The Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure 2015 receiver, Lavan Alston, impressing so far...

The Seraphs have been one of the top programs in the state for the last decade and just continue to reload every year. They have several talented juniors headlined by quarterback Ricky Town and one of his top targets over the next two years will likely be Lavan Alston.

Alston has speed to burn and clocked a 10.74-100m last spring. His speed was on display this past weekend when he returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown against Corona (Calif.) Centennial. He also caught a touchdown and just oozes upside.

"I still know I have a long way to go," Alston said. "I want to get better at route running and become a more natural pass catcher. I want to work on staying in control on my routes and just being smoother. Of course I always want to get faster. My goal is to run a 10.5 this year and I'm confident I'll be able to."

Alston is originally from Florida and moved out to California before his freshman year. He played at Camarillo before transferring in to St. Bonny last year. He started the year on the JV and then moved up to varsity in week four of the season.

This past summer, Alston camped with USC, Miami and Texas and is hearing from a few other programs right now as well.

"I went to the Texas camp with Ricky and the USC camp with Bryce Dixon," Alston said. "I went to Miami by myself and had a great time at all three of them. USC is a school I grew up liking, I've just always been a fan of USC and Miami too.

"USC and Miami are probably my top two right now and I think I would fit in well there. I think I'll play in the slot in college and those offenses fit me pretty well. Since our game last weekend, Arizona and Vanderbilt have reached out to me and I'm also hearing a little from UCLA, Oregon and Washington State. I don't want to make an early decision, I'm going to go through the process, take some visits and then decide sometime in my senior year."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 16 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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