2016 Mesa WR Dionte Sykes has two offers and one visit scheduled and more schools eyeing his talents

2016 Mesa WR Dionte Sykes (6-4, 215) has two offers and one visit scheduled and more schools eyeing his talents...

"I have two offers right now -- San Diego State and Utah State -- but I have been talking to a few other schools," Dionte Sykes told JCFootball.com over the weekend. "The main ones I have been talking to are Mississippi State, Oregon State and Eastern Michigan.

"As far as visits, I will be visiting San Diego State on January 22nd. That's the only one I have set up at the moment."

Sykes is a big wideout who made the decision to redshirt this season, saving a year of eligibility.

As a freshman last season, Sykes totaled 25 receptions for 225 yards with three touchdown receptions.

"I started the first three games of the season, but then I tore the meniscus in my left knee and I missed four weeks," Sykes noted. "I came back and played in the final two games of last season, so then this year I decided to redshirt so I could have three years to play instead of just two."

His game lends itself perfectly to a diverse array of offenses and he said he has worked quite a bit on some of the different aspects of playing receiver.

"I separate myself throughout my routes to keep the defender guessing on my next move," Sykes said. "I also am a physical blocker and I attack the ball. I position my body to make the tough back-shoulder catches.

"This offseason, I focused on being lower coming out of my breaks and worked on my short-route footwork to make me run smoother routes."

As a prep at Chandler (Az.) High School, Sykes garnered attention from plenty of schools including Pac 12 and Mountain West schools.

"I committed to UCLA out of high school, but eventually I signed with San Diego State," Turner said. "When I graduated, I thought I was going to qualify, but I found out really late that I didn't qualify and Mesa just seemed like a good landing spot for me."

Sykes will finish up his two-year degree in May and, as we noted earlier, he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2016.

We will continue to keep tabs on Sykes as he continues through the recruiting process and we will update news on him as it breaks.


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