Los Angeles (Calif.) 2017 quarterback Kaymen Cureton (6-1, 193) landed his first offer last week and it was from familiar faces.
Familiar faces to his high school coach at least.
San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher and offensive coordinator Al Borges offered Cureton.
“It was really emotional for me and my family was celebrating,” said Cureton. “Coach Borges said they loved me and they would be in touch and then Coach Caragher got in touch with me through my coach and he offered me.”
Cureton’s coach, Eric Scott, played at UCLA when Borges was the offensive coordinator and Caragher was his receivers coach, and that connection paid off.
“When we were at their camp, Coach Scott started talking to them and the said they would for sure give me a good look and that was huge for me because I had a good day there,” said Cureton.
Cureton had been initially recruited by Spartans defensive backs coach Donte Williams, who laid the groundwork for Borges and Caragher.
Now Cureton will be back at his coach’s alma mater on Saturday for UCLA’s 7v7 Tournament.
“I’m going to the UCLA 7v7 tourney on Saturday and I’m hoping to have a good day there,” said Cureton.
Cureton and his Los Angeles teammates did the UCLA 7v7 last year and he had a good showing.
“I talk to Coach DeShaun (Foster) a lot and due to my performance there last summer, I’m on their board. Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) comes to practice at LA High and he’s been recruiting me too.”
Aside from UCLA and San Jose State, Cureton is hearing from a couple of other schools.
“Duke, Hawaii and San Diego State are all recruiting me too,” said Cureton. “Coach (Tony) White at San Diego State said they really want to watch my junior film but that he saw some things he liked and some things for me to work on this year.
Last fall, Cureton’s first at Los Angeles HS, he helped lead the Romans to the CIF City Section D-III title.
“It was big for us and big for the school and the community,” said Cureton. “We got the big banners. Now we want to repeat.”