Recruiting Profile: Chris Solomona

2001 Prospect Profile

El Camino College Warriors

Chris Solomona

Defensive Line

6-5, 285 lbs

San Pedro High School
San Pedro, California

Chris Solomona has been a well known name among West Coast college recruiters for some time.  As a high school standout at San Pedro, schools all over the country wanted him.  When signing day came, Chris inked a letter of intent with the University of Washington.  However, as so often happens, Chris' academics prevented him from following through with UW.  Thus, he decided to play for one of the top community college football programs in Southern California when he enrolled at El Camino College in nearby Torrance.  It didn't take long for Solomona to make an impact at ElCo.

According to El Camino head coach John Featherstone, Solomona looked great late in the 2000 season, taking some time to adjust to the college game after being so dominant in high school.  The Mission Conference in known for having the top caliber of players in California.  Thus, Chris has to work hard to continue to be among the top defensive linemen in Southern California.  He did not earn All-Conference honors, which is likely a reflection of his late blooming and the caliber of players in the conference.

Now, with the 2001 season upon us, Chris is poised to be among SoCal's best.  He has been moved to defensive end, although he would likely excel as a tackle given his size and quickness.  According to Coach Featherstone, he is doing well in school and should be in good shape to transfer.

The university of Washington is still a good possibility for Solomona, but other schools are interested as well.  Kansas State University has already verbally offered him a scholarship.  In addition, Chris plans to visit the University of Arizona in the near future and Colorado is in the mix as well.  I expect that Chris will get a few more offers before all is said and done.

Chris (far left) with fellow captains Hector Bernabe,
Keenan Curtis, and Adam Blake.

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