May 9, 2007

Vegas WR could be jackpot

At last month's NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles there were several players who stood out one of them was sleeper wide receiver Juron Criner (6-4, 200, 4.54) from North Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs.

Criner entered the camp somewhat unknown, but displayed outstanding route running, hands and body control.

One of the reasons that Criner was somewhat a sleeper was he missed five games out of the 2006 season due to transfer rules.

When the time arrived when Criner was allowed to play, he came out strong and his first game he had two receptions for 100-plus yards and one touchdown.

Criner then took off and ended up in the top five statistically in the state among wide receivers. In seven games, Criner had 33 receptions for 789 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging a stellar 23.9 yards per catch.

Criner's seven game performance was good enough for him to earn first-team, all-conference and second-team all-state in 2006.

Offers from Arizona, Utah and hometown UNLV have already come in for Criner.

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