Cornerback Prospect Looks at Two

Courtney Viney, the elite cornerback prospect from Fresno Edison, attended UCLA's Junior Day last Saturday and even though it's early he said he's focusing on two schools primarily...

Fresno (Calif.) Edison cornerback Courtney Viney (5-8, 165), one of UCLA's top defensive targets, attended Junior Day last Saturday, and for the first time, was able to get a feel for the Westwood campus.

"It was a real nice school," said Viney. "I had been there before with my sister, but this time I got to take a tour of the school, got to see some of the facilities and spend more time on campus."

Having known new UCLA Defensive Coordinator DeWayne Walker for some time, Viney spent time on Saturday reconnecting with the man whose camps Viney has been attending for years.

"Coach Walker, I've known him for a long time. It was good to talk to him and see him," said Viney.

Viney also got to meet head coach Karl Dorrell for the first time. "Coach Dorrell is real laid back and soft-spoken, but he is a really nice guy," said Viney. "I liked the coaches I got to meet."

Viney has four scholarship offers so far, from UCLA, California, Nebraska and Washington State, but said that, for now, it's down to two schools.

"It's really those two schools, Cal and UCLA," Viney said. "I'm going to probably take some time to think about my decision, maybe wait until the end of summer. I'm not in a hurry to decide. Those are the two schools I'm mainly concentrating on."

Viney continues to also hear from Washington, Louisville, Nebraska and Auburn.

One of the elite defensive backs in the West, Viney will be at the Scout.com Combine in May in Los Angeles.

Academically, Viney has a 3.3 GPA and scored an 1100 on the SAT, but said he will take the SAT again to keep improving his score.


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