The secret has been out about all the football talent that resides in the Inland Empire and the secret is also out that Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt is one of the emerging programs from the area. One of the reasons is having players like wide receiver Tyler Slavin (6-3, 195, 4.49).
"Tyler has only played football for three years, in his whole life," Roosevelt head coach Bill Stacy said. "He was playing basketball before that."
"Tyler came out for football with 150 other players," Stacy said. "He lined up with the wide receivers and he took it from there. Tyler gets better and better every day, but his best days as a football player are way ahead of him."
Slavin's recent past hasn't been too bad either as he earned first-team all-league honors from the very tough Pac VIII, which includes state champ, Corona (Calif.) Centennial, after hauling in 22 receptions for 501 yards and scored six touchdowns while averaging 22.8 yards per catch.
On the recruiting trail, Slavin has official offers from Nebraska and Nevada. Colorado State has a pending offer and that could come to fruition any day and Oregon is very close.
Others schools that have been mentioned with Slavin are Arizona, UCLA, USC and UNLV.
Stacy has an idea why his talented wide receiver is getting attention.
"I have been coaching high school football for 17 years and I have never seen a player, play the ball in the air better than Tyler," Stacy said. "He is like a basketball player when the ball is in the air."
"Tyler is also very fast, so he's very good after the catch."
An outstanding all around athlete, Slavin also plays basketball and firs the time will participate in track to help further his football skill.
Slavin is definitely a player worth keeping your eye on as we progress through the recruiting season.