Sweet Doing His Part

OCT. 2 -- The Santa Margarita (Calif.) receiver, Kyle Sweet, the younger brother of current UCLA receiver Logan Sweet, is leaving no doubt with his play this season...

Santa Margarita (Calif.) receiver Kyle Sweet has easily been one of the most productive receivers in the Southland this year and has been a key part of the Eagles resurgence.

The 6-0, 180-pound Sweet, who was the MVP of the Pylon Elite 7v7 in March, though, is still trying to get more college attention.

“I lacerated my spleen in the spring and couldn’t do many camps,” said Sweet.

That kept him out of most college camps, and despite having offers from Montana State, New Hampshire and Northern Arizona, the FBS schools have been a bit slower.

So Sweet is just taking care of what he can control, and that’s be the favorite target of 2016 Scout 100 quarterback K.J. Costello.

“I’ve been hearing from a couple schools a week since the season started,” said Sweet. “Cal Poly and Hawaii I talk to every week. Utah, every other week. UCLA minimally but not really on a huge level.”

Sweet’s older brother, Logan, walked on at UCLA and is now on scholarship and his brother is putting in a good word for him with the Bruin coaches.

“I know that Logan is definitely trying to chirp in Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) ear and the other coaches,” said Sweet. “We’ll see what happens. We’ve had games the last few weeks so I haven’t been able to go to any games, but I’m going to the Utah-UCLA game on Saturday.”

Sweet’s working on his highlight tape each week and getting that out.

“I create a tape every week and send it to schools,” said Sweet. “I can only hope it gets more traction. I was actually talking with Wake Forest a lot and in summer, I thought an offer could be coming. But after I got hurt, communication kind of stopped. So I’m trying to keep reaching out to schools.”

Sweet is similar as a receiver to former Santa Margarita teammate River Cracraft, now a key part of Washington State’s offense, and Cracraft is also appealing to the Cougar coaches for him.

“River asked me for my film to get it to them,” said Sweet.

Despite the slow recruiting, Sweet said he’s not letting it keep him down.

“I mean, it definitely has it’s frustrations but you just have to keep going and show you can compete at the next level,” said Sweet. “At times, the feeling of being overlooked is definitely frustrating. But I’m just focused on God having a plan and I know it will fall in to place. Right now, I’m focusing on having fun my senior year.”

Against one of the toughest schedules in the country, Sweet had 47 receptions for just under 700 yards and nine touchdowns and has added two interceptions.

The Eagles have a bye this weekend before opening Trinity League play against Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra.


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