After battling back from some off the field issues, Chino, Calif., running back R.J. Stanford has been almost impossible to stop. He's already rushed for 853 yards and gotten into the end zone 13 times. This includes last week, when he helped his team to an 8-1 record with 108 yards and three scores.
"I did Ok," Stanford, who is 6-foot and 175 pounds, said. "It wasn't my best game. But I did all right. I had a big run on an option play. I broke a couple of tackles and took it about 60 yards."
Stanford also tackled the SAT this past weekend. He said he's been working hard to get his core grades in order and his SAT increased to be eligible to play on the next level.
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"I did well," Stanford, the nation's No. 14 all-purpose back, said. "I did better than the first time I took it in March. I was more confident. The math part is tough, but I was confident about the English. I've also been taking some on-line courses that'll help with the core. I should be done with my biology class at the end of the month."
And when he's done he knows more schools are going to offer him. He currently has offers from UTEP, Colorado State and Idaho. He's not heard from UTEP in three weeks, but he's getting more and more calls now from Utah, Oregon State and Colorado.
"Utah said they want me to come visit in January," Stanford said. "I think the same is true about the other guys. Colorado said that they might offer and want me to visit once their season is over with. I'm working hard to get all the other stuff in order, so I can take my visits."
UCLA is continuing to show some interest, he said.