Prospect to Watch: B.J. Iverson

The 5-9, 162-pound athlete, B.J. Iverson from Corona (Calif.) Santiago, was very impressive at the Adidas Camp on UCLA's campus Saturday, showing better quickness than some more heralded recruits. A teammate of UCLA-committed Anthony Dye, Iverson talked about his school preferences...

B.J. Iverson, a prospect that has been flying a little under the radar, made a big impression at the Addias Camp Saturday.

The 5-9, 162-pound RB/DB from Corona (Calif.) Santiago was overshadowed on his team last year, playing behind Oregon State signee Ryan McCants, but Iverson still made a mark, displaying his explosive 4.4 speed by scoring nine touchdowns, four of which were on kick returns.

So, the plan was to wow college coaches this spring, with the first stop being the Scout.com Combine, but he missed the combine due to his grandmother being ill. When asked if he was disappointed about missing the combine, Iverson said, "Yes, but my family comes first as my grandmother is my heart and so is my mom."

So, Iverson had to wait until the Adidas Camp, and he did open some eyes. Even though he wants to play running back at the next level, his best position because of his size and quick feet may be cornerback. In agility drills at the Adidas Camp, Iverson had quicker feet than his teammate, UCLA commit Anthony Dye, and elite running back recruit Covaughn Deboskie. Another added dimension Iverson will add to a team that signs him is his play on special teams since he's also an accomplished kick returner.

When asked what he considers his strength as a player, Iverson said, "My vision, balance, speed, and I'm more powerful than people think." His strength numbers are impressive, with a 280-pound bench, 425-pound squat, and 280-pound clean.

Iverson plays opposite Dye in the Santiago secondary and, as of now, hopes to continue playing with Dye in college. In order of preference, Iverson named UCLA, Oregon, LSU, ASU, and USC as his favorites. At this point in the recruiting season he is hearing mostly from Fresno State, Yale, Brown, and ASU.

Iverson also said he has a 3.0 GPA and will be taking the SAT on June 2nd.


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