DB Prospect Lonnie Wishom

The 5-11, 175-pound cornerback prospect from Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, Lonnie Wishom, has seen his recruitment pick up lately, with one school on the verge of offering him a scholarship...

Despite a slow start, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle cornerback Lonnie Wishom (5-11, 176) has seen his recruitment take a positive turn, receiving more letters recently and possibly on the brink of receiving his first scholarship offer.

"Just last week I got some more letters from UCLA. Cal, Oregon, Georgia Tech, Washington State, Arizona and Fresno State have all been sending me a lot of information. Nebraska invited me to their spring game and has been sending me handwritten stuff. I think they could offer me soon," Wishom said.

In fact, the Huskers have been on Wishom the hardest and the longest, and Wishom has interest in them. Cal, UCLA, Oregon and USC round out his top five, with Cal and UCLA being the slight favorites.

"California has three of the top football colleges in the nation in Cal, USC, and UCLA," said Wishom, who would like to stay in-state if possible.

Wishom, an all-state underclass selection in 2005, and an all-section pick, is planning to attend numerous camps and combines this spring in order to get some more attention, as well as take advantage of the chance to go against several top players.

He will travel south to the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles in early May, then a week later attend the Nike Camp at Stanford. The MSL Combine is also on the agenda.

Though De La Salle hasn't been its dominant self the past two seasons, their winning streak long over, the school that produced Bruin great Maurice Drew has continued to control its section, winning the title in 2005. And the family atmosphere that Drew often talked about from his days at De La Salle is something that Wishom wants to continue to experience in college. Wishom said, "I want to go to a school where they have a reputation for treating their players well and caring about them as people as well as football players. I would also like to go to a school where they put emphasis on having a close-knit team. At De La Salle, they've instilled the importance of being close to your team and I want to go to a program that provides a similar environment."

During his junior year, Wishom had around 80 tackles for the Spartans, though he dropped five interceptions. Since the season, he's put in some work, too. "I've worked hard on improving my catching skills but I want to keep improving in that area in addition to my hip flexibility because to be a good corner you need good hips. Other than that I know I need to and have room to improve in every other aspect of my game," Wishom said.

Academically, Wishom has a 2.9 GPA and will take the SAT on April 1st.


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