After an impressive junior season on both sides of the ball and a strong showing at the NorCal Nike camp, big things were expected from Fairfield (Calif.) standout DelaShaun Dean. Unfortunately for Dean, the season has been pretty much of a disaster.
Dean, 6-3, 185 pounds stars at both receiver and safety for Fairfield and showed great size and athleticism at the Nike camp at Stanford. Big things were expected this year but in week three, Dean injured his knee and it was later diagnosed as a torn ACL.
"He actually suited up for our next game," Fairfield coach Eric Barber said. "He hadn't been to the doctors yet and we held him out of practice all week. Early in the game, he tried to make a cut and just collapsed. That's when I knew something was really wrong and had him go to the doctor. It was torn so bad they couldn't even find his ACL. Dr. Ting did the surgery and it went really well. DelaShaun was really down for awhile but he's doing a lot better now and excited about how recruiting is going.
"We had a few schools that dropped out after the injury but there is still a handful of schools that like him and right now, three schools really stand out for him. Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State are the main ones and he likes Oregon too. Sad Diego State is still on him hard and I've gotten calls from LSU and Tennessee recently as well."