Four-star athlete Ricky Thenarse (6-0, 175, 4.48) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan is living up to his reputation as one of the Golden State's best two-way players. He is also gaining the reputation as a lethal hitter.
"Ricky is making ambulatory hits," Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. "He's viscous, like Jack Tatum."
Like Jack Tatum indeed and that's a sad thing indeed for Jordan's opposition since Thenarse leads the CIF Los Angeles City Section in tackles with 94 in seven games.
Thenarse has forced three fumbles. Remember folks this guy is a defensive back, not a linebacker.
On offense, Thenarse has rushed for 784 yards while averaging 12.85 yards per carry. He has also caught eight passes for 219 yards while averaging 27.38 yards per catch and one touchdown.
Thenarse will also be able to help a team as a return specialist. On nine punt returns he has 199 yards while averaging 22.11 per punt return with a long of 76 yards.
Returning kicks Thenarse 265 yards on 12 returns with an average of 22.08 per kick return.
Thenarse has already taken one visit to Nebraska and the Cornhuskers put on quite a show. Even though the trip was a month ago, according to Asante the trip is still fresh in his talented players mind.
The Oregon Ducks are going to be on the campus tomorrow however and it's a pretty good guess that the Ducks are going to make a strong run for his services.
"Don Pellum of the Oregon Ducks will be on campus tomorrow," Asante said. "We are getting calls and hearing from everyone. We even received a call from Notre Dame."
"USC calls Ricky," Asante said. "Things are going very good for him right now."
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