Most high schools are lucky to have one big time Div I prospect on the team but Fairfield (Calif.) has two. Along with talented linebacker Jamarr Robinson, the Falcons also have one of the regions top two way standouts out in DelaShaun Dean.
Dean, 6-3, 185 pounds is a tremendous talent who is getting recruited at wide receiver, corner and safety right now.
"I prefer receiver but I'll play anywhere," Dean said. "A lot of the schools are recruiting me as an athlete and said I'll play wherever the team has the biggest need but really, I just want to play."
Dean has excellent size and a very athletic, basketball type body. He looked very good at the NorCal Nike camp where he worked out mostly with the receivers and clocked a 4.53 in the 40, 4.25 in the shuttle and jumped 33 inches in the vertical.
As a junior, Dean caught 34 balls for 560 yards and seven touchdowns and also picked off five passes on defense and returned three kick offs for scores.
On the recruiting front, Dean has set up one official visit and is close on another.
"I'm going to Nebraska (Sept. 9) and I'm working on a date with Washington right now," Dean said. "I definitely want to take all five of my visits before I make my decision. I'm going to leave those last three open right now and wait until the season starts before I set those. I'm looking at Colorado, they have offered me a scholarship so I could visit there. LSU is another school I'm interested in along with UCLA and Michigan and a few others.
"Right now, I'm just waiting to see who is really interested in me, Nebraska and Washington are showing the most interest so that's why they're so high on my list. In the meantime, I'm working out hard every day and helping coach a local Pop Warner team out here."
Academically, Dean is carrying a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT for the second time in October.
"I was a little short the first time but I feel a lot more comfortable this time," Dean said. "Now that I know what to expect, I think I'll do well."