The class of 2016 may not have the top end talent or as much depth as the 2015 class out West but it…
Sidney Shines In Eugene
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat 2016 receiver Trevon Sidney (5-11, 165) won the MVP honors for the receivers and it wouldn't be a stretch to call Sidney the MVP of the day on Sunday. Not just at receiver, but overall. Sidney was terrific in the one-on-one's, catching everything, including a stretch where he made a one-handed grab, jumped over a DB to catch a pass in the end zone in front of the DBs face and making a crafty sideline catch where he kept both feet in bounds. "It means a lot getting the MVP and all my hard work is paying off," said Sidney. "I came here to accomplish some things and it was a great accomplishment to win the MVP. I just felt really good and I was feeling it. I had a good quarterback throwing me the ball and it all worked out." Already an early four-star by Scout, Sidney has game-breaker speed, soft hands and runs excellent routes then shows the explosiveness you want in a big-play receiver. On the recruiting front, Sidney has six offers and more schools could be getting close. "I have offers from UCLA, USC, Miami, Utah, Washington and Arizona," said Sidney. "Notre Dame, Oregon, Colorado and Oregon State have all been showing a lot of interest and came by to see me in the spring." The two Los Angeles schools are on him the most early on and he grew up a fan of both. "Really the local schools, UCLA and USC are recruiting me the hardest," said Sidney. "Coach (Demetrice) Martin from UCLA and Coach (Tee) Martin from USC are recruiting me. I liked both growing up and I grew up watching them both. I'm an L.A. kid." UCLA offered Sidney first and that had an impact. "UCLA was my first offer and that was big, especially since it came really early," said Sidney. "They offered me first as a corner then Coach Meat said they're recruiting me as an athlete and now it's a little more receiver. I'm going to the Bruin Elite Camp and working as a receiver." Sidney also plans to camp at USC's Rising Stars. "They offered me as an athlete too," said Sidney. "They're on a good path there with the new coaches and Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) is really outgoing and nice." Sidney said he's been torn on which side to play, but now offense is sticking out to him. "I love receiver," said Sidney. "Corner, I'll definitely play it, but I love receiver right now." Sidney said he plans to add some more weight by the fall. "I'm 165 now but I want to get up to 170 by the season and then maybe an inch or two taller," said Sidney. Playing opposite Sidney at Bishop Amat, for the next two years, is fellow four-star Tyler Vaughns, who like Sidney, has a number of offers. Could the duo team up for the next six years? "We've talked about it so it could be a possibility," said Sidney. "It will be more fun to play these next couple of years because if you double team one of us, the other will be wide open. Our quarterback is the same class as us too so we'll all be together the next two years."
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