Junior to Watch: Cameron Colvin
School: Concord (Calif.) De la Salle
Position: Wide Receiver/Free Safety.
Size and Speed: Colvin stands 6-foot-2, weighs in at 191 and runs the forty in 4.49. He benches 265 pounds, cleans 240 and squats 435. Colvin has also recorded an outstanding 33-inch vertical jump.
Honors: Colvin was selected Best of the West, all-state, all-area, all-region, and all-league.
Statistics: Colvin caught 14 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns while averaging of 28.9 yards per catch. He also picked off one pass in spot duty as a free safety.
Favorite Colleges: No offers for Colvin yet, but that will change. Oregon, USC, Cal, Michigan and Cal are just flavoring of the schools that are recruiting Colvin.
Skinny: Colvin is an exceptional wide receiver who has tremendous body control. He goes up and makes the super catch. Colvin is a courageous receiver who is fearless in rush hour traffic.
Colvin has what every great receiver needs, a pair of outstanding hands. He runs nice routes but what makes him dangerous to opponents is he is an extreme deep threat.
When Rivals.com first saw Colvin in Hawaii last September, he made catches that were reminiscent of the great hall famer for the Pittsburgh Steelers Lynn Swann. Colvin’s Godfather thought the same.
“I didn’t even know who Lynn Swann was,” Colvin said. “My Godfather went out and found some tapes on Swann. Swann was great.”
Does Colvin have an early favorite?
“My early favorite would be Oregon,” Colvin said. “I like the way the Ducks throw the ball and spread their offense. I also like the weather in Oregon.”
What does Colvin want in a school?
“The first thing I will look at is academics,” Colvin said. “Then I would like to play for an offense that features their wide receivers.”
As good as Colvin is already, he has tremendous upside potential. Rivals thinks that Colvin is one of the top wide receivers in the Golden State.
There is more to the Colvin story and we will give that to you later this week.
Let’s just say that this young man has overcome much heartbreak in his young life and has come through. He is an inspirational young man.