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Nevada sleeper close to first offer

There is another sleeper from desert oasis known as Las Vegas. This player may be flying a little under the due to a transfer. Keep an eye on linebacker/tight end Korey Toomer (6-3, 215, 4.6).
Toomer will play this fall at Las Vegas (Nev.) Shadow Ridge after earning all-division honorable mention honors as a junior.
Toomer first started to garner notice with an excellent NIKE Camp showing this past spring.
"Korey is definitely a D-I prospect," Shadow Ridge coach John Johnson said. "He attracted a lot of attention last spring as colleges saw him from a distance while watching our spring practices."
"ASU, Oregon State, Utah State, Nevada and UNLV are looking at him," Johnson said. "Nevada is close to making an early offer. Coach Ken Wilson (assistant head coach/linebackers coach) told me he doesn't want Korey to keep blowing things up because he will attract too much attention."
It is a good bet that the cat will be getting out of the bag this fall. Toomer has the skill set to attract a lot of attention this fall.
"The biggest thing about Roy is obviously his physique and athleticism," Johnson said. "He has good instincts and a great wingspan. He also great in pass coverage.
Toomer will be seeing double duty for Shadow Ridge. Besides his linebacker duties, Toomer will also line up at tight end this fall because he has a great set of hands.
"Korey went to the USC skills position camp as an invited guest and did a great job at wide receiver," Johnson said. "His position coach at the camp told him he was able to get great body position. He does a great job getting his body positioned between the defender and the ball."
Though he will play both tight end and linebacker for Shadow Ridge he probably projects as a linebacker or a slot back on the D-I level.
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