As most high school football fans know, the recruiting season for the 2011 (and beyond) class is well underway. Last weekend featured the EA Sports Elite 11 camp at Cal and Nike camps at Stanford and Laney College. Here are a couple links to whet your appetite for the football season to come.
Now, for a little original news. I’ve heard from a couple potential 2011 recruits in the past few weeks, so here’s an update on their progress.
- El Cerrito LB Lyonel Louis has received offers from Arizona and Utah State, according to EC coach Kenny Kahn. I haven’t seen a ton on Louis on the internet yet, but you should start seeing that buzz develop soon. During basketball season he was listed at 6 foot 2, 225 pounds and I can personally attest that he looked like a football player masquerading as a low-post presence.
- Concord QB Ricky Lloyd has two offers — Louisiana Tech and Southern Mississippi — under his belt as he gets ready for the summer. I’ve spoken with a couple scouts that think Lloyd’s stock is only going to go up in what looks like a relatively down 2011 class for QB talent in the East Bay.
- I’ve been thinking about next year’s top talent and I”ve come to the conclusion that this has the potential to be a real top year in terms of line talent. On offense, you’ve got guys like Monte Vista’s Jacob Welter, Berkeley’s Isaiah Henderson and Encinal’s Josh Morrow that should all be top recruits. On defense, you’ve got guys like De La Salle’s Dylan Wynn that are really going to be impact players. Talent-wise, I think the 2011 class could be pretty deep.
- This doesn’t have anything to do with East Bay recruiting, but I saw that Crenshaw’s DeAnthony Thomas committed to USC today. That guy’s gonna be a star.
I’ll try to keep the conversation going throughout the summer, particularly once we get done with the spring season. I know you guys are clamoring for a forum, so have at it.