Watch this CLA Sports exclusive video interview featuring University of Oregon pre-season Heisman Trophy candidate De'Anthony Thomas & USC linebacker Hayes Pullard while they starred at Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, CA). Check out the post game interview, as well as highlights from the game vs. undefeated Culver City High School.
The Oregon Ducks landed stud defensive end Arik Armstead to bolster their defense. The 6’8 285 standout from Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove is expected to play football and basketball for the Ducks. After initially committing to USC, Armstead grew more comfortable with Oregon coach Chip Kelly and should wreak havoc in the trenches for the Ducks.
Florida, the Sunshine State. Florida, the straight up speed state. Ask Tacoi Sumler (WR/2011), who ran a 4.33 forty at the National Underclass Combine last year. Sumler, at a modest 5'9" 165 pounds isn't your prototypical wide receiver, however, what he lacks in size he makes up for in pure speed and ability. Sumler led the Gulliver Prep football team last season in catches (54), yards (994), touchdowns (17) and interceptions (5). Sumler also returned 2 kickoffs for touchdowns last year (94, 79), virtually propelling his team in all aspects of the game.
De'anthony Thomas, or the "Black Mamba" as people refer to him, was a standout player at Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, CA). Thomas was one of the top overall recruits in the nation going into his senior year. Projected by many to play multiple positions at the NCAA level, Thomas has developed into arguably the best athlete in all of college football going into the 2012 college football season. At 5'9", 170 pounds, what Thomas does not possess in terms of size, he makes up for with dedication, speed and pure ability.
CLA Sports sat down today with one of the top prep football recruits in Arizona. Chaparral High School offensive lineman Andre Yruretagoyena (OL/2011), who was recently named to the Rivals100 2011 & ESPNU Top 150 football recruit list, has received offers from across the country.
Yruretagoyena has scholarship offers from Michigan, LSU, Nebraska, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Cal, Colorado, Kansas and several other universities. Yruretagoyena has the size and strength to compete at the next level, and told CLA Sports that he is leaning towards playing the the Pac-10 next season.
After speaking to one of California's top 2011 prep football recruits, Devon Blackmon (Summit High School, CA), it's clear that not only is he extremely talented, but he's got the confidence and swagger to back it up. Blackmon is being recruited by nearly every top school in the country following his junior season, and you can expect the offers continue rolling in throughout the year. Blackmon has offers from USC, UCLA, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Washington and several other schools.
De'Anthony Thomas just finished running the fastest time in the nation this year in the 200M at the LA City Section track meet, and on the football field he's proven himself to be equally dangerous. Last year, Thomas led the Crenshaw High School Cougars football team to a L.A. City Section title and a trip to the CIF State Championship game as a junior.