July 11, 2013
Illinois WR has Spartans high on list
Harvey (Ill.) Thornton Township three star ranked junior wide receiver prospect Jauan Wesley has a solid list of scholarship offers which includes Michigan State. SpartanMag.com has the details on his recruitment.
Wesley has had a busy spring between running track and attending several camps and combines. SpartanMag.com was able to see Wesley at the Rivals Camps Series in Chicago and he performed very well at that event. He was named to top performer on the day and Rivals.com had the following to say about him.
"The most explosive wide receiver at the Chicago RCS was the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Wesley. He understands how to set up defensive backs with his decoy route, and then has the speed to burn them when they bite. Illinois was the only BCS program to offer Wesley before the camp, but he is headed for more offers this summer."
He followed the Rivals Camps Series with another strong performance at the IMG Midwest 7-on-7 tournament. Rivals.com Midwest Analyst Josh Helmholdt had the following to say about him.
"The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Wesley is fun to watch in 7-on-7 football because he has the ability to make cornerbacks look silly with double and triple moves. Those won't often work in live games with a pass rush, but Wesley's quickness and ability to set up defensive backs can still translate to Friday nights. Wesley can beat cornerbacks deep with his speed, but he is most effective sticking his foot in the ground and making a quick break over the middle."
Wesley updated SpartanMag.com about his current offers and measurables.
"I am 5-foot-10, 170-pounds and I was clocked at 4.49 in the forty at camp this summer. I currently have 8 scholarship offers."
One of those offers is from Michigan State, other BCS offers are from Illinois and Iowa State.
As far as his recruitment, Wesley indicted to us that he is not in a hurry to make his decision and he has no problem taking his recruitment into the fall. As a junior he racked over 40 catches form 800+ yards and scored 18 touchdowns, he is looking to improve on those numbers and lead his team to a championship. If he does, we would not be surprised if Wesley climbs the rivals.com position rankings. He is currently rated the #73 wide receiver in the nation for the class of 2014.
"Right now I am just taking a break from recruiting and focusing on my senior year and my team summer camp. We are working hard to get ready for the season. I am still keep in contact with coaches though."
As far as Michigan State, Wesley's primary recruiter is Coach Samuel and he talked with us about his time on campus at the Spartans 1-Day Elite Player Camp.
"Michigan State is a very nice school and has great coaching," Wesley said. "They are definitely as school that I am considering. I was able to talk with both the wide receiver coach and the head coach after the camp and that helped me get a better perspective about the school and how they coach the players."
The Spartan have experienced some attrition at the wide receiver spot over the past few months. That attrition has made wide receiver recruiting a bit more important than it seemed after signing day last February. Wesley is a player that SpartanMag.com will be sure to keep in contact with over the coming months.
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