With less than a week to go for the recruiting class of 2009 some coaches are trying to get a jumpstart on some of the stars for the class of 2010. One player who is attracting a lot of early attention is running back James McConico (6-0, 190, 4.4) from Compton, Calif. The talented Compton Flash already has four offers, his latest coming earlier this week and a host of other top programs are already very interested.
"We have had a lot of coaches on campus recently to see Justin Brown," Compton coach Calvin Bryant said. "At the same time Notre Dame's Brian Polian came by to see our junior running back James McConico. Bo Pelini and the Nebraska staff offered James on the spot."
"Nebraska joins Arizona State, Oregon and San Jose State as teams that have offered," McConico said. "UCLA, USC, Notre Dame and Tennessee are already showing interest."
McConico earned first-team all-league in the very tough Moore League and was an all-state underclassman as a junior.
There aren't too many players who have rushed for over 1,000 yards and still average a dime short of 20 yards per carry.
McConico rushed for 1,234 yards and scored 14 touchdowns while averaging 19.9 yards a carry. A threat to score anywhere from the field, he had a long run of 92 yards to go with touchdown runs of 90, 84, 75, 69, 54 and 39 yards.
You have to remember that McConico plays against tough competition week in and week out.
"James runs real strong, has excellent vision and he catches the ball very well," Bryant said. "what makes James really dangerous is he's a threat to score every time he touches the ball."
McConico will stay in shape for football by participating in track this spring. He will compete in the 200 and the 4x100 for Compton.
If your school is looking for back with good size and home run speed there is a very good chance that a coach from your school will be visiting Coach Bryant at Compton high school very soon.