Serra could have another star in the making

Gardena (Calif.) Serra High School has produced several outstanding wide receivers over the past few years, including Colorado's Paul Richardson and the USC trio of Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and George Farmer. And while there is still plenty of time before the 2016 class comes into focus, there are already rumblings surrounding wide receiver Brandon Burton, who will begin his career at Serra this fall.

Freshmen reported for summer practice on June 25, and Burton has been working to adjust to the high school level. Once the upperclassmen hit the field, he'll work with the junior varsity squad, going up against the varsity. He expects to suit up for both teams this fall.

"We go against the varsity defense so we'll be well prepared to play," Burton said. "It's great to have that competition because I'm striving to be the best."

Burton already checks in at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds and made a name for himself with his performance in Steve Clarkson's Throwback Football League last year. He understands what awaits him at Serra. He said the former Cavaliers standouts will occasionally attend practices and he knows the legacy they created for wide receivers. It's one he hopes to follow.

"I've always wanted to to go college -- mainly USC," he said. "It's my hometown school. I've loved that school since I was little."