Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame is one of the top programs, not just out West, but nationally as well. This year's squad is loaded and no player has meant more to the Knights than two-way standout Shane Horton.
Horton, 6-1, 205 pounds is one of the state's most versatile players and could play a number of positions in college. He's a three year starter at receiver and defensive back and even filled in at quarterback this year when standout junior Dayne Crist missed five games due to injury.
On the year, Stanton has caught 29 balls for 520 yards and six touchdowns, threw for 473 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 636 yards and seen more scores.
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He's also an elite safety prospect, which is where we think he'll end up in college. Horton has a great frame and is a physical player with plus cover skills as well.
On the recruiting front, Horton is a player who we thought would have double digit offers by this point in the year but that hasn't been the case.
"Wyoming, Ohio and Utah State are my offers right now," Horton said. "I'm also hearing from USC, Washington, Fresno State, UNLV, Arizona State and Oregon but none of them have offered yet.
"To be honest, I'm not even worried about it and I never have worried about it. "I'm just focused on team goals and I know the recruiting thing will take care of itself down the road. I'm in no hurry to make my decision, I'm going to play out and take all my visits. Right now, I'm just wide open and don't have any leaders, I'm open to whoever wants to recruit me."
The Knights have a huge second round playoff game this Friday with perennial power Long Beach Poly.
"We're new to Div I and Poly is a powerhouse every year," Horton said. "It's going to be a tough game for us and we've never beaten them before but we're confident and looking forward to the matchup."