Dana Talks Offers, Offseason Grind

After a solid freshman season that saw him put up some very impressive numbers, Chaffey WR Alec Dana (6-3, 190) has seen recruiting start to pick up and with his most recent offer he's up to two with plenty more schools showing quite a bit of interest in what he can do on the football field...

As a prep at Rancho Cucamonga (Ca.) High School, Dana had offers from several schools, but opted to sign with Washington State. However, when the NCAA wouldn't accept one of the classes he took as a senior, he ended up not qualifying, so he headed to College of the Desert where he greyshirted in 2013.

"I came here to Chaffey this past year and I got a chance to start and I broke the team-record for receiving in the second game (12 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns)," Dana told JCFootball.com.

As a freshman last season, Dana helped lead Chaffey to a 6-5 record by hauling in 39 receptions for 543 yards and three scores.

"With my size and speed and my awareness on the field, I think I can play almost anywhere," Dana noted. "They started me inside at slot last season, but I worked my way outside and eventually that's where I played most of the season."

So far this offseason, Dana has been hard at work on his speed and focusing on high-pointing the ball, bringing the ball in and then making plays down the field with his open-field running abilities.

"I'm running track for the first time this spring because I want to get faster and I've been working really hard with some trainers on my speed and explosiveness," Dana noted. "My best 100 meeters is a 10.8, but I want to get that down to a 10.4 and get my forty time, which is already a 4.4, down to a 4.3."

With his offseason already very busy, Dana has also been talking to plenty of schools including Tennessee, Nebraska and Miami, California, Texas Tech and San Diego State and he's gotten offers from two Pac 12 schools already.

"I just got offered by Washington State and Utah offered me a little while ago too," Dana noted. "I'm open to everyone that wants to recruit me. I've been through this before, so I want to make sure I take my time and see schools and what they have to offer me and how I would fit into their program.

"I'm just looking for the right opportunity and making sure I do everything that I can to help a school the moment I get there."

Dana is on pace to finish up his academic work this coming December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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