Devon Blackmon, the elite, 6-1, 180-pound athlete from Fontana (Calif.) Summit, is getting recruited…
Blackmon's Recruitment Gaining Steam
Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Devon Blackmon (6-1, 180), is seeing his stock rise more and more of late. The Scout 300 Watch List member has ten offers, with the past two national champions, Florida and Alabama, having offered, as well as perennial powerhouse USC. Those three join a list of offers that also includes Arizona, California, Oregon, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State and UCLA. "It's been going really good for me," said Blackmon. "It's been great and I'm enjoying it. I'm excited about the offers I've been getting. All of my offers have come as a receiver." Blackmon said the offers from the two SEC programs came out of nowhere, while the one from USC was more expected. "I didn't let it bother me or get me too excited, but I was in shock when those two from Florida and Alabama came," said Blackmon. "And Coach (Lane) Kiffin said they were offering me a scholarship to USC. Right now, I'm just trying to take it all in stride." Blackmon said that he's been surprised at the interest he's received. "I mean, I thought I would get some offers, but I didn't think it was really going to happen," said Blackmon. "The offers mean that the coaches must be seeing something in me that I must not have seen in myself." Blackmon said that for the time being, he's favoring schools out West. "All the Pac-10 schools are recruiting me hard," said Blackmon. "I'm open to all the schools, but I like the two L.A. schools a lot and I really want to go and check out Cal and Oregon." Blackmon camped at both UCLA and USC last summer and said he plans to do the same this year. "I went to games at UCLA and USC, and I know a little about them, but I plan to go visit them both some more soon, maybe for some Junior Days," said Blackmon. Blackmon, though, said that track is keeping him from setting any plans in stone. "I qualified for state last year as a sophomore in the 110m and 300m hurdles, so I don't think CIF will be an issue. I'm hoping to get back for state again this year," said Blackmon. Academically, Blackmon said he was doing well, with plans to take the SAT next month. Blackmon scored 11 touchdowns this past season for Summit, five as a receiver, six on the ground, and he also played some quarterback.
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