Former Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison standout Dominque Vinson recently received the news that he was academically qualified to attend college. The former '07 standout is starting to hear from a few colleges and we caught up with him last night while in attendance at the Edison- Esperanza game to find out the latest.
Vinson, 6-0, 175 pounds was one of the state's top receiver/corner prospects the past two seasons. He has a very nice upside due to his combination of size, athleticism and playmaking ability and projects at the high Div I level.
Following his senior season, we heard Vinson was headed to Saddleback JC (Calif.) where he would need to spend two seasons there to get his AA degree and then transfer to a Div I college.
"He worked hard and did what he needed to do," Charger coach Dave White told us last night. "I'm proud of him, he got it done and now can go to a four year right off the bat. He's going to end up grayshirting since he missed the fall but then will still have five years to play four so it will work out fine.
"Boise State is the school that has been the most consistent and they're going to trip him in. Hunter (White, former teammate) is there and has talked a lot to the coaches about Dom and I think they're excited about him.
"He has also heard from Purdue where his brother Terrell is at right now. There are a couple of other schools as well and right now, I think Dom is just excited to have some options and will make his decision whenever he feels ready."