Wide receiver Brandon Graves (5-9, 165, 4.5) from Encino (Calif.) Crespi may be the hungriest wide receiver in the Golden State for the season to begin. He had to sit out his junior season due to transfer rules and now he is chomping at the bit to prove to D-I schools what he can do during real games.
Graves has been stellar at every camp he has attended and his name has been gathering momentum, but he is still looking for that first elusive offer.
"No I don't have any offers yet, but right now I am doing summer camp with my school," Graves said. "I went a lot of team camps this summer and the coaches said I did great. It is looking really good for me on the recruiting circuit and just waiting for the first offer to come.
"I've been talking to UCLA a lot," Graves said. "I have also been talking to Northern Arizona a lot and Wyoming.
The word was that Graves had a good performance at the Oklahoma camp last month.
"Oklahoma said they would get in touch with when the time was right," Graves said. "They can't call me right now, but they said when they can, I'll be the first they get in touch with."
Is Graves planning on taking any unofficial visits this summer?
"No, I am just really getting focused on next season so I can showcase what I am really about as a football player," Graves said. "I want to be ready when the coaches see me play. Most of the coaches are saying they want to see me in action my senior season.
"All the schools that have been looking at me, Oklahoma, UCLA, Cal, Oregon ,Arizona, Arizona State, Northern Arizona, and Northern Colorado, they all want to see me in my full effect my senior season,"
"Basically I am looking for a school that I fit into their program," Graves said. "I would like to play in a spread offense and a team that gets the ball around."
The scouting report on Graves is he has great hands, runs solid, crisp routes and has a burst. Every camp that he has been at, he has competed successfully against the nation's best defensive backs.
At UCLA's one-day camp in early June, Graves was the only receiver to catch a ball on the fast rising corner prospect, Joshua Shaw from Palmdale, Calif.