Nevada athlete sees stock soar

One of the fastest rising prospects in the western region is athlete prospect DeVonte Christopher (6-1.5, 185, 4.52) from North Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs.
Christopher has nine offers on the table and he's mostly being recruited as an athlete. Schools such as Colorado State, San Diego State, Wyoming, Utah, UNLV, Nevada, Fresno State and Stanford will let him start his college career as a quarterback.
Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska want him primarily as a defensive back.
Don't be surprised if Christopher's stock rises even higher.
"I just sent out tape on DeVonte," Canyon Springs coach Matt Jenkins said. "He's getting tons of interest and we are waiting on hearing from others. Washington is close to offering to him.
"DeVonte took a trip to a trip to Nebraska and he loved it," Jenkins said. "He loved the whole staff, Coach Bill Callahan and the whole nine yards.
Christopher will be taking a visit to Stanford this weekend October 12th and Colorado is scheduled for an official visit on December 17th.
"The academics of Stanford really intrigue DeVonte," Jenkins said. "He is realistic about things and understands that only a few make it to the NFL so a quality education is equally important as football.
"Whether he goes to Stanford, Colorado, Nebraska or UNLV," Jenkins said. "He's going to there to get an education.
Obviously Christopher takes his academics seriously, he carries 4.0 weighted GPA.
"DeVonte wants to hold off on his decision because he wants to make sure the school he chooses is the best place for him," Jenkins said. "He's open for the last two visits and he's holding out on who they will be.
If Christopher continues to play the way he has so far this season then he will have several more suitors for those last two visits.
From his quarterback position, Christopher has thrown for 1,704 yards and 24 touchdowns against only four picks. He has rushed for 336 yards and five more touchdowns on the ground with a long of 89 yards.
Christopher earned first-team all-league and second-team all-state from his quarterback position his junior season after throwing for 2,609 yards and 32 touchdowns while hitting on 54 percent of his passes. He's also a good running quarterback who rushed for 480 yards and three touchdowns.
Christopher made the Nevada Top 15 for the class of 2008 landing as the Silver State's No. 5 prospect at any position.