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2015 Hidden Gem: Nikolas Navarro

For decades now, California has produced a remarkable number of division one college football players on both the offensive and the defensive side of the ball. At the heart of every solid defensive team is the line backing corps. Since his early high school days, Nick Navarro has more than demonstrated his future value to division one teams. Navarro is out of Jurupa Hills High School in Fontana, CA and has made an impression on the PAC-12 schools that are recruiting him. Navarro has developed into one of the team leaders at Jurupa Hills as he enters what will be his senior season in the 2014-2015 school year.
Jurupa Hills started out the 2013 season a bit rough; losing the first two games of the season. However, the Spartans then turned things around and went on a twelve game winning streak which included some dominant victories over schools like Notre Dame and St. Margaret’s. Through the season, Navarro’s performance was impressive to say the least, even by California standards where it takes a lot to impress people. To rack up 130 tackles during one season is quite an impressive achievement but when you throw in the fact that he picked off three passes and had two sacks becomes even more noteworthy. Navarro has that nose for the ball that puts him all over the field during game situations. For the 2014, season Nick’s goals are to move past the 130 tackles from last season and to create even more chaos on the field in order to help get Jurupa Hills the victory.
Navarro is another young man that is not only a great football player but also a terrific person. Navarro puts forth the same effort in the classroom as he does on the field. Navarro has one speed and that is going wide open. Navarro’s work ethic has been on display at skills camps as recently as the June 6th weekend and it is not going unnoticed, with Oregon starting to show some interest in him. The more recruiters are able to watch Navarro in person, the more offers the young man will likely accumulate. Navarro has his entire senior year to impress even more people and by the time it is all said and done I expect him to be on scholarship in one of the power conferences in the country. For the recruiters reading this, enjoy the film you find on this young man and I would recommend writing his name down because he is going to be one player to remember as the season progresses. The best is yet to come from Nikolas Navarro. He is a gem that will hit college football like he does a running back during a game. Be ready folks!



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