UCLA On Colorado Athlete

The athlete from Colorado, <b>Shaun DeWitty</b>, who attended UCLA's camp this last summer, has four scholarship offers and is looking for more, with UCLA among his favorites...

One of Colorado's top athletes is Colorado Springs (Colo.) Doherty's Shaun DeWitty (6-2, 190). The two-way player has excelled at running back for Doherty, but it's looking more and more like DeWitty will play on the other side of the ball when he gets to college.

"It really doesn't matter to me. Whatever gets me on the field, I'll play," said DeWitty.

With four offers, from Arizona State, Illinois, Wyoming and Colorado, DeWitty has said that only ASU has told him he could play either side, but the rest have been recruiting him strictly for defense.

In addition to his four offers, DeWitty is regularly hearing from Kansas State, Notre Dame, Air Force, Colorado State, Cal, Oregon, Oklahoma State and UCLA.

This past summer, DeWitty attended UCLA's Four-Day Camp, spent time working with the defensive backs, clocked the fastest 40 time at the camp (4.53, which is very fast for Spaulding Field) and jumped 32 inches in the vertical. He also had a chance to check out the UCLA campus.

"It was huge. But I really liked it. Coach (Jon) Embree is recruiting me. He's a real nice guy. Coach Dorrell is a real good guy too."

While DeWitty said he doesn't have a set top five, if he had to pick his visits today, they would be to Arizona State, Kansas State and UCLA. Plus one other. "Wherever else my parents think I should go," said DeWitty.

As a junior, DeWitty rushed for 1,438 yards and 20 touchdowns, while also playing cornerback and free safety.

He said he has no preference for either corner or safety, and thinks his versatility can help him at either spot.

DeWitty has no problem leaving the state, if that's the best option for him, and he is also in no hurry to decide. "I'll take my time, see my other offers. I want to take my trips," said DeWitty.

He has a 3.0 GPA and will take his SAT in December.


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