There is no doubt five-star wide receiver Cameron Colvin (6-2, 193, 4.38) from Concord (Calif.) De La Salle is not only thought of as one of the best wide receivers in the Golden State but now he ranks with the very best in the nation.
Colvin’s stock turned red hot after he was selected MVP at the Nike Camp held at Stanford in May. At that camp Colvin ran a 4.31 and a 4.38 forty. He also had a smoking 3.85 shuttle. Colvin benched 185 pounds 14 times on a bum shoulder the day of the camp.
Colvin has offers from Arizona, ASU, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Utah, and San Jose State.
Recent entries in the Colvin sweepstakes are Miami, Oklahoma, Colorado and Colorado State. The word is he will have offers from these schools as well. Colvin will attend the Miami Hurricane four-day camp.
The reason that Colvin wants to attend the Hurricane shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows his competitive spirit. “Cameron doesn’t care if he gets an offer from Miami or not,” Cameron’s Godfather and guardian Jay Lightner said. “He just wants to compete with the best.”
“Cameron is very driven,” Lightner said. “If he’s not working out at De La Salle he’s working out here in the garage.”
“Cameron does 20 reps, no problem here at the house,” Lightner said. “We have Olympic style weights here. Our weights are the real deal.”
Rivals.com saw Colvin up close in Hawaii last September. He made catches that were reminiscent of NFL great and hall famer, Lynn Swann of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Colvin’s Godfather Jay Lightner agreed with our comparison. “I told him the same thing,” Lightner said. “Cameron does remind me of Lynn Swann. I even went out and made a tape of Lynn Swann for him to see. He just said wow. He was impressed with Lynn Swann and was pleased to think anyone would think of him in the same light.”
Colvin was in Los Angeles three weeks ago for UCLA’s junior day. While he was in town, Colvin also visited USC and chatted with USC head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
Both UCLA and USC are very much in the hunt for his services. He was impressed by both schools.
In no particular order according to Lightner, Colvin’s top eight schools are UCLA, USC, ASU, Oregon, Michigan, LSU, Florida State and Miami.
Washington was in the mix but Colvin will see what happens up there with the current coaching situation.
Colvin is an exceptional wide receiver who has tremendous body control and great pair of hands. He has all the tools that are desirable in a successful wide receiver. He runs nice routes but what makes him dangerous to opponents is he is also an extreme deep threat.
Colvin was selected Best of the West, all-state, all-area, all-region, and all-league as a junior after catching 14 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns. Talk about making plays he averaged of 28.9 yards per catch.