There were rumors circulating that USC landed one of the west coast's top receiver prospects for the class of 2009 in De'Von Flournoy (6-1, 180, 4.45) from Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham during their junior day held on Saturday. This information has been found erroneous guy as the playmaking athlete told Rivals.com earlier tonight that he is still open.
"No I didn't commit to USC, but I did get an offer," Flournoy said. "It was tempting to accept, but I didn't because I want to weigh my options.
Besides USC, colleges showing interest in Flournoy are UCLA, Cal, Oregon, Notre Dame and Miami. Notre Dame was first out of the box to offer the talented wide receiver from Birmingham.
Flournoy earned all-state, all-city and all-league as a junior after catching 39 passes for 859 yards and 15 touchdowns while averaging 22 yards per catch.
Flournoy is also an outstanding punt and kick return man. He averaged 28.8 yards per punt and 38.7 per kick return adding to his arsenal of playmaking ability.
As a sophomore, Flournoy caught 22 passes for 623 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 28.3 yards per catch.
Though Flournoy didn't commit to USC he is still very interested in the Trojans and is already planning to camp with USC.
"I will go to USC skills camp on June 15th," Flournoy said. "I will be attending the Rivals.com junior day coming up this weekend at Anaheim (Calif.) Servite and one of the NIKE camps probably the one in Los Angeles.
It was pretty much old hat for Flournoy while visiting USC for their junior day.
"I've been up to USC before," Flournoy said. "I've run in a track meet there and I attended their camp last year so the buildings and the campus are familiar.
In an interesting twist, Flournoy has one friend headed to USC and another headed to UCLA. One of them is trying to recruit the talented receiver to the school he is attending.
"Every day Donovan Carter is telling me to join him at UCLA and he talks about Norm Chow," Flournoy said. "Malik Jackson who is going to USC is very low key about it. He just says if I want to join him that is fine, if not, go where your heart is."
Flournoy is also a standout in track and participates in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x400.
On the football field, Flournoy has only been playing the game since his sophomore season so the sky is the limit. He has the ability to make a short throw into a long play with his running ability.
There is no question that Flournoy will be one of the most sought after receivers from the Golden state out of the class of 2009.