Croon has solid bloodlines

Zin Croon is a 5-10, 235-pound FB/OLB/DE prospect from San Mateo (Calif.) Junipero Serra, and Serra just won the WCAL championship with a 13-10 victory over Valley Christian. Croon was a big part, racking up 10 tackles in the game and 75 yards rushing. Colleges have been watching what Zin's been up to lately, especially up in the Northwest. And it's really no wonder. With his family ties, especially to Oregon, moving North would be natural. But why does he have Washington as his leader?

"I'd say Washington is leading right now," Croon told "I like them a lot. They call me a lot. They seem the most interested in me." Washington is recruiting Croon as a fullback, Portland State as a linebacker and Oregon, USC and Arizona as both. "I don't have any offers yet, but I think Washington, Oregon and Portland State are the closest to offering me."

Zin doesn't have any visits set up yet, but Washington, Portland State, Oregon, USC and San Diego State are the schools he wants to visit. "I've been to Oregon for their summer camp," he said. "My cousin is Keenan Howry. And Jermaine Randolph, he's from Serra. He's up there right now."

Tim Hundley is the coach keeping in touch with Croon. "They are recruiting me strictly for offense," Zin said of the Huskies. "He likes how tough I am. I was injured this year. I had an ankle sprain that kept me out 5 games but I still played on it when it was still hurting. And he likes my yards after catch. I like playing both ways but prefer fullback. I get to score on offense."

With a 4.7 40, 405 bench, 530 squat and 300 power clean, those numbers will take Croon a long ways. "I can switch up and go for passes," he said. "I can run over or away from people."

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