Recruiting heats up for Wesson

Dominguez (Compton) CB Manoah Wesson has become a hot commodity lately as schools from around the Pac 10 have started to take a closer look at him in recent weeks. He spoke recently with about his season thus far and what schools have started to increase their attention on him.

"Oregon wants me to visit and so does Arizona," Wesson told on Sunday evening. "Arizona said they are close to offering me and that they want to come and check me out pretty soon.

"Washington and Utah are still my only two offers and U-Dub is my favorite right now. They're a good school and my friend is up there (Brandon Johnson) and they need corners so that's a big selling point for me."

Wesson and his Dons teammates are currently 4-2, but they lost arguably their top player when LB Maurice Simmons injured his knee and is likely out for the season.

"When he went down we just had to rally around him and do our best to lift him up," Wesson said. "The coaches have moved me to outside linebacker to take his spot and that's going to be fun because I can get in on some more plays.

"It also means I'll be getting hit a lot more, but I love contact and with my size, sometimes it's hard for those offensive linemen to find me."

For the season Wesson has 28 tackles, two interceptions and 17 passes broken up.

"My quickness really helps me to break on balls in the air a lot and it feels like I've gotten even faster than I used to be," Wesson said. "I run a 4.45 or so, but it feels like I'm even faster than that and that's really helped, plus my quickness and I've worked really hard on reading routes too."

Wesson sprained his ankle badly and may not play this weekend versus Downey, but said he's hoping to make it back for the game, but said he will be healthy for the game the following week against Paramount.

Check back with for more on Wesson in the coming weeks.

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