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Class of 2011 athlete is a rising star

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Athlete prospect Devon Blackmon from Fontana (Calif.) Summit is a name you'll want to remember. He is already considered among the best players in the Golden State for the class of 2011 and his last two camp performances have had spectators, including coaches, scintillated by his athleticism.
Blackmon first marveled onlookers with a standout showing at USC's camp a week ago and showed that presentation was no fluke another impressive appearance at UCLA's camp on Monday (June 22).
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete who runs the 40 in 4.41, already has the attention of UCLA, USC, Oregon and Utah.
"I received an offer from USC on Sunday," Blackmon said. "USC's offer made me feel wanted.
"Oregon gave me a nickname of Morris Blackmon, from the Spike Lee commercials," Blackmon said. "UCLA gave me the nickname, 'The Truth'.
"I received UCLA's offer after I camped there today (June 22)," Blackmon said. "I called Coach Rick Neuheisel after I left campus and he offered me a scholarship. He asked, how would I like to be a Bruin.
"I didn't commit because I wasn't ready yet," Blackmon said. "I have two more years of high school yet and I want to enjoy the recruiting process.
"I was tempted to commit, but I have a long way to go," Blackmon said. "I'm keeping my options open."
Blackmon plays quarterback on the high school level, but probably projects as a wide receiver on the collegiate level. He has the athleticism and versatility to also play defensive back and in some systems, he could even play quarterback.
"Utah wants me as a quarterback," Blackmon said. "UCLA wants to play quarterback in their Wildcat formation, but mainly I would play wide receiver for the Bruins."
What is Blackmon looking for in a college?
"I want to go to a school that makes me feel warm and makes me feel at home," Blackmon said. "Also a school that has great academic programs will be a high consideration."
As a sophomore, Blackmon earned all-CIF and sophomore all-state as a quarterback. He passed for 1,207 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also was able to get the job done with his feet as he rushed for 714 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Blackmon has his priorities together as he carries a solid 3.0 GPA and is already planning on taking his SAT in the fall.
Blackmon is definitely a prospect that you will hear a lot more about in the future.
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