Though Corona (Calif.) High has two highly touted prospects on its team in Jordon James and Demetrius Wright, there are more on the way. One Corona player who's ready to make a name for himself is defensive end DeVante Wilson.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior is looking forward to starting off his recruiting process and already has a verbal offer from Colorado.
"I can't wait to get all the letters and everything," Wilson said. "This is my year to really make a name for myself."
Wilson attended camp at Colorado with his teammates and impressed the Buffs coaches enough to land an offer.
"It's a pretty nice school, I liked their campus," he said.
The 2011 recruit has been receiving letters from UCLA and said he'd prefer to stay in the Pac-10 for college.
"UCLA's a pretty good school, I wouldn't mind going there," Wilson said. "They've got good academics."
As a sophomore, Wilson started at end and collected 49 tackles and a sack in nine games and earned second-team all-league honors. He's planning to have an even stronger performance this fall.
"This season will be way better," Wilson said. "I used to be nervous when I went into games, but now I'm used to it. I can't wait. We're practicing right now, and I'm trying to get better at my pass rush moves and getting more of them. I'm trying to work on my swim and spin moves."
Corona coach John Brandom said Wilson has all the physical tools of a star player and is continuing to learn the game.
"He looks like a Greek god," Brandom said. "He passes the eye test, that's for sure. He's very versatile and strong and he works hard. He gets good separation and has a great motor.
"He has a nose for the football and hitting him is like hitting a wall. It's real hard to move him," he said. "He's definitely going to be a national recruit."