Sedoris anxious to take the field

Bishop Gorman quarterback is receiving interest from Division I programs

Last season was supposed to be C.J. Sedoris' chance to break through. But instead of directing Las Vegas Bishop Gorman's offense last fall, the 6-foot-2, 177-pound junior quarterback spent most of the season nursing a broken collarbone. Sedoris is healthy now and is getting ready for summer football camps and looking forward to his senior year.

"I played the first full game and that was about the only full game I played," Sedoris said in a recent telephone interview. "But in that one I think I went 4 for 7 for 147 yards with two touchdown passes."

But in the second quarter of the second game of the season Sedoris broke his collarbone. He would play in most of three other games and finished the season with 669 passing yards.

"I broke it and it just broke my heart because we were predicted to win state," Sedoris said. "I knew we had the potential and everything. I just clicked in the game and I just couldn't stand watching my guys on the sideline."

Sedoris played in the Gaels' final game of the season, a 17-14 loss to Cheyenne in the Sunset Regional semifinals.

"The doctor… advised against playing at the end of the season, but it was in the playoffs and we had a real chance to beat them," Sedoris said. "So (I) kind of just sucked it up and went in there."

He re-aggravated the injury, though, and was forced to split time at quarterback during the game.

"At the end I tried going back in but I wasn't 100 percent at all," Sedoris said.

Sedoris moved from Lake Havasu, Ariz., to Las Vegas after his freshman year. He served as a backup quarterback on Bishop Gorman's varsity as a sophomore and was set to take over the reigns last season. But despite having his junior campaign shortened by injury, Sedoris, a good athlete who performed well at's Las Vegas mini-combine, has drawn the attention of some Division I programs, including favorites Colorado State, Wisconsin and Arizona. He has not received a scholarship offer.

What school is Sedoris most interested in?

"I would have to say probably Colorado State because they have been recruiting the hardest," he said. "But Wisconsin is right up there with them and U of A would be nice too."

Sedoris said he likes the coaching staff at Colorado State, where he attended a football camp last summer.

"Their coaching staff was really awesome," Sedoris said. "I liked how they coached. And the location probably too. Colorado is right around Vegas and Arizona is right down there. But Wisconsin is Wisconsin. You can't beat Wisconsin."

Sedoris also has an affinity for the coaching staffs at Wisconsin and Arizona. He has spoken with Wildcat head coach Mike Stoops and with Badger quarterbacks' coach Jeff Horton, who recruits Las Vegas for UW.

"[Horton's] a real cool guy," Sedoris said. "It seemed like he'd be awesome to play football for…

"I just moved from Lake Havasu, Ariz., like two years ago. So my plan was probably to go to either [Arizona State] or U of A. You know, some in-state Arizona school. Mike Stoops, he's a real awesome guy…. He seemed like a great guy to play football for."

Sedoris plans on returning to the Colorado State camp this summer and also plans to make camps trips to Wisconsin, Oklahoma and San Diego State. Sedoris said that teammates running back DeMarco Murray, cornerback DeAngelo Wilkinson and wide receiver/safety Lorenzo Sartini will accompany him to Wisconsin, Oklahoma and San Diego State.

But the camps are prelude to the senior season that Sedoris has in mind.

"I can't wait," he said. "I'm dreaming about it. I just can't wait. I think I'm going to surprise a lot of people. A lot of people are doubting me right now."

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