Just when you think there aren't any more talented running backs in California left to be discovered, another one pops up. Meet Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak running back Adam Muema.
After rushing for 1,922 and 29 touchdowns as a junior, Muema is quickly becoming a hit with the college coaches. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder has scholarship offers already from San Diego State, Nevada and UTEP.
"I'm a little bit of a speed guy, and a little bit of a power guy," Muema, who averaged 8.8 yards a carry, said. "I don't mind delivering a hit when it's necessary. I guess that makes me a combination guy.
"I'm pretty pleased with where I'm at now, but I probably need to improve on my speed and my blocking."
At a recent combine, Muema clocked a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, had a 40-inch vertical and a 4.40-second time in the shuttle. He said he's going to keep trying to improve his game, so he can have more big performances like he did against Bonita.
"I had 270 yards and five touchdowns that game," he said. "It was all clicking for me. I need to keep working hard, so all of those games are like that."
At this point he's excited about his three offers and he thinks more are soon to arrive.
"I've got the three from San Diego State, UTEP and Nevada," Muema said. "My coach told me more came in (Monday), but I haven't been able to run by the office to see where they came from. I've talked to coaches from Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah, Washington and Washington State."
A few coaches have already done a good job of making him feel excited about their school.
"I like the coach at Washington State a lot," he said. "He's a real straight forward and honest guy. I feel a good connection with him. I think they have a nice campus, and I can't wait to see it."
He plans to camp this summer at both Colorado and Washington State.