October 18, 2007

Class of '07 standout gets qualified

Last season Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison wide receiver/defensive back Dominique Vinson (6-0, 175, 4.51) was UCLA bound quarterback Nick Crissman's go to guy when Edison needed a play.

There was no doubt that he was a D-I talent, but what is a common place problem with many athletes, Edison has a slow start academically when he started high school and had to work overtime to earn qualification.

Vinson was getting serious interest from many schools including Purdue, Tennessee, Washington and Arizona.

After an intense academic campaign that included administrative difficulties with course credits, Vinson finally got word this month that he is fully certified by the NCAA to accept a Division I scholarship to play football.

The good news for Vinson continues. He had his shoulder surgically repaired last month and should be done with rehab and 100% physically ready to play football by January.

Almost immediately, the news of Vinson's eligibility status resulted in renewed recruiting efforts from many teams including Boise State.

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