One of the west coast’s best wide receiver prospects has narrowed his list of 23 offers to three leaders.
B.J. Vickers (6-3, 207, 4.5) from Venice, Calif., told Pac10Recruiting that his current leaders are Texas, Washington and Washington State.
“I feel I can get a great education from any of these three schools,” Vickers said. “According to their depth charts I could also see early playing time. These three schools are the best fit for me at this time.”
This is great news for Longhorn, Husky and Cougar fans.
Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Tennessee, USC, Syracuse, Cal and West Virginia are just a sampling of schools that have also offered Vickers a scholie.
Vickers was selected all-state, all-city and all-league after catching 67 passes, for over 1,500 passes and scored 15 TDs as a junior. For good measure, Vickers picked off five passes from his safety spot his junior season. Make no mistake, Vickers will earn his football scholarship because his pass catching abilities.
Vickers told Pac10Recruiting that he will line up and get some touches at the running back position. Vicker’s words echoed what Venice head coach Angelo Gasca said in an earlier interview.
“We will line B.J. up at wide receiver and running back to make sure he gets plenty of touches,” Gasca said. “We have to make sure B.J. gets at least 20 touches a game this fall. If we do we will be in good shape,” Gasca said. “He is also going to return punts and kicks. We want him to have the ball in his hands.”
Gasca also made a very impressive comparison about his talented wide receiver. “I coached Issac Bruce (superstar WR for the St. Louis Rams) when he and I were at Santa Monica City College,” Gasca said. “B.J. is bigger now in high school than Issac was at SMCC and just as fast. Both are very humble and fluid athletes. We (Venice) have had five players in the last four years sign with Pac 10 teams and B.J compares with anyone of them.”
With a comparison like that, no wonder there is such intense interest in the talented wide receiver from Venice high…