SoCal WR is a Familiar Name

Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison receiver Jeff Crissman is a familiar name to UCLA fans, the brother of incoming Bruin quarterback Nick Crissman. But Jeff is making a name for himself as a college prospect...

Having a front-row seat to recruiting a year ago, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison receiver Jeff Crissman (6-1, 186), is ready for his own turn at being wooed by schools.

"A lot of the Pac-10 schools have been looking at me and I went to San Diego State's Junior Day. Colorado is also talking with me," said Crissman. "I don't have a big favorite, but I like the Pac-10 a lot, like UCLA, Arizona State and Oregon."

Crissman is still waiting for his first offer, but said he's getting good feedback from colleges on a timetable.

"Right now, they mostly want me to go to their summer camps," said Crissman. "I'll get a better idea then."

Crissman's brother, Nick, was one of the top quarterbacks in the country a year ago before signing with UCLA. The Bruins would be a factor for Crissman.

"I think it does play a big factor with him being there, because me and my brother are really good friends too," said Crissman. "I also like UCLA the school even without him going there."

Crissman was at two of UCLA's practices last week and Chuck Bullough has been the primary contact for UCLA with him.

San Diego State is showing a good deal of interest in Crissman, and he raved about his experience at their Junior Day.

"I really liked it and I was surprised at how the facilities are really nice," said Crissman. "I liked the atmopshere and I liked the coaches a lot. Coach (Chuck) Long was real cool."

Crissman said that several things are going to be included in his decision making, like the academics of the school as well as the style of play. A two-way player for the Chargers, Crissman said he's hoping to stay on offense.

"I play corner, but I'm pretty sure the interest is just at receiver," said Crissman.

Crissman said its too early for him to narrow down to five schools, but that he wants to camp at a few of them this spring. He's also planning to attend the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine and the Stanford Nike Camp.

At 6-1, 186, Crissman said he doesn't think he's done growing.

"I've added some weight and I'll probably grow another inch or two before college," said Crissman.

Last fall, Crissman earned First Team all-Sunset League honors after catching 40 passes for 550 yards and having three interceptions and 30 tackles on defense.

Academically, Crissman has a 3.65 GPA and will take the SAT in the spring.


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