One of the most overlooked player in the West Coast class of 2005 has to be Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Devin Head. The talented athlete had a very nice junior season, looks good on film and had a standout Nike Camp showing yet he’s still just sitting on one scholarship offer.
“I’m not sure what the deal is to be honest,” Head said. “I’m not worried about it though, my coaches told me a lot of schools are just waiting to see my first couple of games before they offer so I’m looking forward to the season so I can prove myself all over again.”
Head, 6-4, 260 pounds is a very physical player who finishes his blocks well and has that mean streak you love to see in an offensive lineman. He doesn’t just try and block his man, Head is looking to dominate his guy and he does a very nice job of it. He clocked a 5.21 in the 40, 4.47 in the shuttle, jumped 28 inches in the vertical and did 19 reps on the bench at the NorCal Nike Camp in addition to showing well in the position drills.
“So far, I’ve gotten calls from UCLA, Oregon, Cal, Northern Arizona and Colorado,” Head said. “Colorado is still my only offer but UCLA and Cal both said there’s a good chance they could offer after seeing film of one of my first three games. Colorado is probably my leader since they’ve offered and I loved it out there when I camped with them.
“I like UCLA, Cal and Oregon a lot too and right now, I’m planning to commit early. If I don’t have any other offers come in within the next couple of weeks, I’m going to go ahead and commit to Colorado. If one of the other schools offer, than I know I’ll have a tough decision to make but that’s a good thing, the more options the better.”
Centennial kicks off their season against national power Long Beach Poly this Friday so a good performance against the Jackrabbits could definitely propel Head’s stock upward.