There is a running back from Central Valley area of California is a player to keep your eye on in three-star running back Jontell Reedom (5-10, 195, 4.5) from Tulare (Calif.) Tulare Union.
Though he is flying a little under the radar, he has the preseason Rivals California top 100 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's 65th best player at any position.
There is a good reason, too, when Reedom has the football in his hands, good things happen for his team. He rushed for an amazing 2,707 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. He also had 11 receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns through the air.
Reedom's junior season performance saw him earn League Offensive Player of the year and all-area honors.
Reedom has received recruiting interest from USC, Fresno State, San Diego State and Texas.
The talented running back from the Central Valley recently participated in the prestigious Beyond 2000 Elite Camp (B2G).
"It was cool camping at B2G," Reedom said. "There were a lot of good athletes at the camp."
"I learned a lot about conditioning," Reedom said. "Like how to be ready when your team needs you the fourth quarter. I also learned good technique and footwork."
Reedom has good upper body strength with his 250m pound bench. His lower body strength is outstanding with his squat of 535-pounds. He also power cleans 245 and he has recorded a 32-inch vertical.
The scouting report on Reedom is he has that excellent combination of power and speed that D-I schools like. He has the power to get you the tough yards to move the chains and the speed to take the ball to house every time he touches the ball. He has excellent vision and follows his blockers well. He has some shake and bake to him.
What is Reedom looking for in a college?
"The depth chart will be one consideration," Reedom said. "I would like to start my freshman season or at least some of the rotation."
"Location won't be a big deal," Reedom said. "I'll go wherever the best fit is."