Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden coach LeVon Haynes doesn't hesitate when he's asked how talented his safety Deone Bucannon is.
Hayes quickly rattles off statistic after statistic and then says his film is definitely one of the best in the Golden State.
"He's the complete package," Hayes said about Bucannon.
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"He was named all-league, all-city, all-region and all-CIF-SacJoaquin Section last year and was also named the city defensive player of the year. He recorded 140 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior.
"He's the real deal."
And colleges are starting to agree.
San Diego State was the first school to step up an offer Bucannon a scholarship late last week. But other schools like Arizona State, UCLA, UNLV, Washington, Fresno State, Nevada and others are showing heavy interest.
"He's a hard-hitting strong safety," Hayes said. "He's 6-2, 185-pounds and moves really well. His name is just starting to get out there and everybody that sees him on film, really likes him. We think he's special, and it's starting to look like the college coaches and scouts agree."
Bucannon is just getting started with the recruiting process and enjoys the attention he's getting so far.
"He's excited about all the schools showing him interest," Hayes said. "He's ready to see some new places. He's already been to UNLV for a 'junior day' and he really liked that."