Jeune talks recruiting and visits

Four-year schools are always looking for talented JC safeties to fill in gaps in their secondary and one of the most athletic this past season in the state of California was Moorpark's Wiston Jeune (6-4, 205). Jeune had expected to take a visit before the holidays, but that didn't pan out and he recently cancelled a visit to a D-1AA school, but two D-1 schools are close to setting up a visit.

"I was supposed to go to Syracuse, but they ended up going in a different direction and with a different player so I didn't visit there," Jeune told recently. "Then, this weekend I was supposed to head up to Idaho State, but they didn't have a scholarship for me, so I cancelled that one.

"UTEP and San Jose State are close to setting up visits with me though. They've been talking to me about coming to visit them and I'll probably set some up with them soon."

Two other schools also in the mix for Jeune are Nevada and Florida International.

"Both of them have called me pretty recently," Jeune said. "I'm open to going anywhere, I just want to get the chance to play."

One reason a player with Jeune's physical skills -- a 4.5 forty time and a 36-inch vertical leap -- and productivity -- 70 tackles and four interceptions -- hasn't gotten that much attention so far is because he won't finish his AA degree until June or even early July.

"My transcripts were a little messed up so I have to take a couple of more classes," Jeune said. "I'll take it first term of the summer and be done by the end of June, but some teams are scared away by that I guess."

Jeune noted that he and his coaches have sent out over 20 highlight tapes so teams can get a good look at what he has to offer and he's hopeful to hear back from some of those programs before it's all said and done.

Wherever Jeune ends up, he'll arrive on campus with three years to play two.

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