Safety Devian Shelton has had quite the productive week in his recruitment process. He picked up his first two offers in the early part of the recruiting process from two Mountain West schools in San Diego State and New Mexico both offering him this past week. Plus, he was selected to play in the Cal State game for the south team.
Last season the safety recored 42 tackles an interception, a fumble returned for a touchdown and broke up three passes. Shelton has decent size for a safety 6-feet-2-inches, but needs to bulk up as he is at 180 pounds.
So far, Shelton has been gaining interest from Pac-12 schools such as Arizona State, USC, Oregon State, UCLA and also Nebraska. There is not a ton of info provided online from what scouts are saying, but here are some highlights of Shelton from the 2010 season.
Looking at the film there is no doubt he has the speed to play the position and is athletic. However, when he lines up at cornerback he was beat off the line and while he did show that he was able to recover to defend the pass his man-to-man skills need work. On the special teams play he showed that he is not afraid to tackle which is a plus for a safety since one who is not afraid of contact can help in the running game and act like an extra linebacker, but his size again is an issue which will be taken care of once he gets to college.
It is still early in the recruitment process, so things can change as other offers roll in.