One of the elite athletes in the West region is Chandler (Ariz,) standout Markus Wheaton. Wheaton excelled on both sides of the ball as a junior and is currently sitting on seven scholarship offers.
Wheaton, 5-11, 160 pounds played at Mountain Pointe a year ago but transferred to Chandler this past February.
"I got in to a car accident driving home from Mountain Pointe one night," Wheaton said. "The drive was a little far so my family decided to move me to Chandler where I could be closer to home. So far, everything has been great and I really like it here."
As a junior, Wheaton earned several post-season honors after catching 23 balls for 476 yards and six touchdowns and he added another 400 yards and four touchdowns rushing. He played corner on defense and is getting looks at both receiver and corner for college.
On the recruiting front, Wheaton is hearing from schools from all over the country. He has seven offers on the table and offer No. 8 could be around the corner as well.
"Right now, I have offers from Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Utah, SMu and Colorado State," Wheaton said. "I'm also hearing a lot from Arizona State. Our team is going to a 7 on 7 passing competition at ASU this weekend and the coaches said there is a good chance they'll be offering after they see me play in person.
"Right now, I'm totally open to all the schools recruiting me. I'm getting some family pressure to look hard at Oregon because my cousin is Kenny Wheaton, who played corner for the Ducks back in the day.
"I don't have any favorites though. I have no preference to playing close to home or leaving the area, it doesn't matter. I do want to take an unofficial visit to Oregon and I'm looking at going to some camps too but I have track so the schedule's kind of conflict a little."