Football: Deen, Lockett make decisions

South Hills quarterback Cameron Deen has given a verbal commitment to Northern Colorado University during his NCAA official school visit over the weekend. UNC offered Deen last week. Deen chose Northern Colorado over Division II school Missouri Western and Wingate (North Carolina). Deen also had a preferred walk-on offer from the University of Southern California (USC) and a greyshirt offer from Fresno State University. Deen becomes the first quarterback at South Hills to earn a D-1 scholarship offer since Ryan Leadingham during the 1999 season.

“I am very happy to be going to a great program like Northern Colorado,” Deen said. “The campus is great, the coaches are terrific and this was a situation that was too good to pass up. I am very thankful to Coach Bogan (South Hills HS Head Football Coach), Ms. (Judi) North (Principal at South Hills High School) and the rest of the coaching staff at South Hills for all of their support. I also want to thank my family and all my friends who helped me throughout this process.”

“This is another great day for South Hills HS Football,” commented South Hills Head Coach Steve Bogan said. “Cameron did an outstanding job for us this year and we are very excited that he has picked a great university in Northern Colorado. They are getting a great quarterback and most importantly, an outstanding student with great family support. Plus, he’s a team leader. On behalf of South Hills Football, we wish him nothing but the best in his new journey in life.”

By Brandon Huffman,
West Recruiting Manager

Diamond Bar cornerback Colin Lockett committed to San Diego State after making a trip south to visit the Aztecs
“My trip went real good,” said Lockett. “I actually committed while I was on my visit.”
New cornerbacks coach Tony White was recruiting Lockett, and White knew of Lockett, having been a grad assistant at UCLA when his older brother, Bret, was playing for the Bruins. “Coach White was there while my brother was there so it’s pretty good to have him there,” said Lockett. Lockett was getting anxious about his future, especially late in the game. “I was pretty excited, because recruiting wise, it was about to end soon. So when they offered me on the visit, I didn’t take long at all to answer. It’s close to home and I’ll get a good education.”

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