April 17, 2007

Vegas receiver shines in Tinseltown

LOS ANGELES- North Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs wide receiver Juron Criner was one of the top prospects at his position at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp Sunday on the campus of the University of Southern California.

The big-bodied Criner stood out in both the position and one-on-drills during the camp. In the one-on-one session, Criner made several tough catches using his soft hands and advanced body control.

"For me, (the camp) went real good," Criner said. "We went through the drills and everything went real smooth. I learned a bunch of new stuff. I became a better receiver and a better athlete period."

Criner caught 36 passes for 788 yards and eight touchdowns during his junior year. He recently was timed at 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

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