There is a good case for Devon Blackmon (6-1, 175, 4.4) from Fontana (Calif.) Summit to be considered the best athlete prospect from the Golden State for the class of 2011. He played quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback for Summit last fall.
On the offensive side of the ball, Blackmon threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 406 yards and scored five touchdowns. He had 18 receptions for 296 yards and five receiving touchdowns. He also had a 97 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. His performance saw him earn all-CIF and all-league as a junior.
On the recruiting trail, Blackmon has racked up offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, and Florida. The word is Alabama and Boise State are close to tendering an offer
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Even though, Blackmon has a heady group of offers, he isn't letting any of that go to his head.
"Getting all these offers means I have to keep working," Blackmon said. "I have to stay humble and keep working.
"I want these schools that are offering to know when I go to a school I'm there, I'm there to handle business," Blackmon said. "I'm just going to keep working and I'm going to let it get to my head."
What is Blackmon looking for in a college?
"I'm for a school that if I don't make in football after college, there name can get me a good job," Blackmon said. "I'm also looking for a place where I can live for four years.
"Location isn't going to matter at all," Blackmon said. "I will go anywhere that I feel comfortable.
"I very open towards all schools right now."
As of now, Blackmon has not taken any unofficial visits yet, but he is planning on taking in a junior at Cal coming up here shortly.
Blackmon is unsure of his camp situation because of an injury and he really wasn't focusing on camps because his attention was on his track season.
"I just got back from the state indoor invitational meet and I almost beat the national record for the hurdles," Blackmon said. "It was 7.43 and I had a 7.47 and in the finals, I pulled my hamstring. So right now I'm resting.
"The pain doesn't really bother," Blackmon said. "It really bothers me that I didn't get the record because I'm so close to it.
Not only is Blackmon an outstanding all-around athlete, but he's a good student, too with a 3.0 GPA.