Three-star quarterback Kevin Prince (6-2, 195, 4.7) from Encino (Calif.) Crespi has had one of the best off-seasons of any quarterback in Southern California. He has done a heck of a job leading Crespi in some impressive showings in both the NIKE and adidas 7-on-7 tournaments.
Prince helped lead Prince to the regional adidas championship but ended up losing to a very impressive Poway team.
As runner-up at the regional, Prince and his Crespi teammates earned a spot in the adidas National Championship Tournament against other schools from across the country that won or were runner up in their regional.
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Once again Prince led his team to the Championship game and once again they fell short, this time by only one point in overtime.
For the 7-on-7 passing tournament circuit, Crespi ended up in four championship games, winning one of them.
At the NIKE 7-on-7 tournament, the officials, according to Crespi head coach Jeremiah Ross, miscounted the score by two points.
Unfortunately for Crespi, both points went into eventual NIKE Champion, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly ledger giving Crespi a hard to swallow type of loss. Poly went on to win the tournament.
During the spring, Prince flew under the radar because he missed both the NIKE Camps and the Elite 11 camp.
Prince more than made up for lost time and emerged on the recruiting scene in late spring and early summer.
Now Prince could be close to making a decision as he will be taking an unofficial visit this Friday July 27th.
"I'm going to UCLA on Friday," Prince said. "We're going to talk about my taking a mission.
"I'm not sure if I'm going to go or not, but most likely I am," Prince said. "If I go on my mission, I could end up getting a scholarship when I return in 2010.
"If UCLA offers me on Friday," Prince said. "I would like to talk to (UCLA quarterback) Ben Olson.
Olson also took a LDS mission.
"The chances of me accepting are pretty good, but I still have to think about Washington," Prince said. "The Huskies have shown interest in me from the beginning.
"A lot will determine on the meeting and how serious UCLA really is," Prince said. "I will know more after the meeting.
"I've never really spoken to Coach Karl Dorrell like I have with Coach Tyrone Willingham and other coaches."
Though the Bruins are his hometown team and is the school his father went to they're not a lock.
Washington is staying in close contact with Prince and is doing an outstanding job recruiting him.
Prince was an all-league selection as a junior after throwing for 1,422 yards and 12 touchdowns.