Recruit Profile: WR Zion Babb

The state of California boasts hundreds of Division I prospects every year, and the 2007 class is no different. Although the recruiting year is just beginning, it is never early enough to start looking ahead to the future.

A prospect who is receiving a lot of Division I interest is Alhambra High School (CA) wide receiver Zion Babb. The name may sound familiar, as Zion's father Lance ran track for USC in the 70's. Babb racked up some impressive stats as a junior, hauling in 54 balls for 919 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Although Babb has roots in Southern Cal, he insists that he will go into the recruiting process with an open mind.

"I want to give the other schools a look. I'm getting letters from Nebraska, LSU, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, and UCLA."

The 6 foot 2, 185 lb prospect does have a list of schools he would like to visit.

"Some of the schools I want to visit are Miami, Hawaii, and Texas. Just to name a few. I'm going to wait the process out and take some trips."

Although Babb plans on giving all parties interested an equal look, it is obvious that one of the local schools holds a lead for his services.

"I like USC and UCLA. I'd like to stay local. I'd like to go to USC because my father went there. I don't really watch much college football, but I've seen a little bit of the run USC had. I really like the campus at USC and they have a good football program there."

Although the 2007 season is a ways away, Babb will stay quite busy in the next few months.

"I'm attending the Nike camp at USC. And I'm also going to the USC Junior Day on April 2. I'd like to run a 4.4 in the 40 yard dash at the combine, because in the past I ran a 4.5. I'd also like to bench 185 lbs 12 times."

Babb has the bloodlines and the statistics to be a major Division I prospect. And has set aside a few goals for the upcoming season.

"I'm really just hoping that we can all improve, because we are a young team, and we lost a lot of guys this year. I'd at least like to make the playoffs. For me, I really just want to improve from last year, I want to break the 1,000 yard mark. I'd also like to expose myself a little more."


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