Flournoy Keeps Options Open

Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham receiver Devon Flournoy, a commit to USC, took an official visit to Cal this past weekend and plans to visit UCLA in January. Here is the latest from the four-star receiver...

Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham receiver Devon Flournoy committed to USC last February.

But the four-star receiver is still considering a few Pac-10 schools, namely Cal, Oregon and UCLA.

This past weekend, Flournoy took an official visit to Cal, and it was a return of sorts for him.

"I'm already from the Bay and my grandma is up there so it was good to be back up there. I was able to see some new things while I was on my visit," said Flournoy.

Flournoy was hosted by Cal freshman Charles Satchell while on his trip, and though there were few other folks around, Flournoy knows a handful of players.

"I saw Shane Vereen, we played against him when he was a senior and I know his brother, I played against him this year. I know D.J. Holt too, and we had played against them as well," said Flournoy.

It was the first official visit that Flournoy had taken.

"You go into it thinking it's strictly business," said Flournoy. "You have to talk to the coaches, about how they can use me and how I can compete as a student athlete. It was a really good trip and I'm glad I took it."

Flournoy is planning to take at least two more visits in January, one to UCLA and one to USC. Oregon has also been in recent contact with him, and those three schools all have former teammates there.

"Mychal Rivera said he was going to send me Oregon's highlight DVD so I can see their offense," said Flournoy. "You've got Malik (Jackson) at USC and then Milton (Knox) and Donovan (Carter) are both telling me I need to make sure to take a trip and see the team."

Cal, USC and UCLA have all had coaches at Flournoy's for an in-home visit, and will likely return in January.

One of the fastest players in California, Flournoy said that schools are just now starting to rekindle their interest in me.

"Most of the schools said they would have scouted me harder but I had committed to USC," said Flournoy. "Now that I've reopened things, they're recruiting me hard again."

A gifted returner as well as a receiver, Flournoy's arrival announcement came on ESPN2 last September as a junior, when he took a kickoff for a touchdown against Notre Dame, something he did again as a senior.

"Every school is looking at me as a receiver and they also want me to return punts and kicks," said Flournoy.

Flournoy was invited to the Hawaii-Mainland All-Star Game, but declined the invitation, wanting to stay fresh and healthy for track season.

"I want to focus on just track and the season coming up," said Flournoy. "I will play in the Valley All-Star Game though, that's a big deal."

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