La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat Trevon Sidney was California’s No. 1 cornerback prospect in the 2016 class, but the problem is he can play a little offense too. At the Southern California Passing Down showdown, Sidney teamed with two of the top wide receivers on the West Coast, five-star Tyler Vaughns (West WR No. 1, national No. 2) and four-star Dylan Crawford (West No. 3, national No. 11).
Rather than being a third option, Sidney stole the show. He was the best wide out of the entire Passing Down tournament. Despite tweaking an ankle and needing to get taped up, Sidney seemed to be everywhere. Four-star quarterback K.J. Costello, a recent Stanford commit, had eyes that were bright the entire day as he threw passes to the three stud pass catchers.
Costello and Sidney routinely hooked up for short drag routes over the middle that gave the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Sidney an opportunity to show his skills in the open field. Of course, Sidney also showcased his ability to make the tough and spectacular catches. Overall, he grabbed so many receptions that after the tournament, Sidney said he had lost count. So did everyone else as well.
Though we’ve officially returned him to the wide receiver position, Sidney jumped over to the other side and showed why we had him atop the California corner list.
“That’s what it was. Just had to step up and make a play,” Sidney said.
After standing out at the Fontana, Calif. tournament, Sidney is now prepping for spring break. Rather than going out of town for a beach trip, he’s heading to Los Angeles to catch a couple of USC and UCLA spring practices. Then in a couple of weeks, he plans to head to Washington for its Elite Junior Day. He also recently received a scholarship offer from Michigan, but said he hasn’t heard much from them since the offer.
He’s trying to continue building relationships with the various coaches at each of the schools, but that’s something Sidney feels he’s already established at USC where he said the coaching staff has made him “feel at home.”
“Right now, SC is looking pretty good. I have a good relationship with the coaching staff and they seem pretty interested. I keep in touch with them almost every day. So it seems pretty good right now.”
He has spent the most time chatting with wide receivers coach Tee Martin, who obviously would love to add Sidney’s talents to the current USC receiver corps, but Martin and the Trojans aren’t pigeonholing Sidney.
“They’re just saying that they’ll find a spot for me to play and it’ll be good,” Sidney said.
As he nears his senior year of high school, Sidney has started shifting his research to things other than football programs. He’s focused on determining the things he’ll have to take care of once he gets to college, including his major which he believes will be criminal justice.
“I just want to be a cop, if anything goes wrong with football. I’d like to be a cop.”
Until he gets a badge, it seems Sidney will be on the other side of the law as he continues to steal the show.
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