Four-star running back Ryan Bass (5-10, 195, 4.4) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial is a special talent who first impressed with a standout performance his junior season in a key game against Norco, Calif.
Before Bass injured his ankle that game his quick feet made him very hard to tackle. Even after the injury, Bass continued to play and make an impact.
Not only does this talented football player have the speed to break the big one, but he has the grit to play hurt and the ability to get the tough yard.
As a junior, Bass rushed for 2,351 yards and scored 36 touchdowns. His performance saw him earn his second straight underclass all-state honor. He was also an all-CIF and all-league selection in 2006.
No wonder Bass has 16 offers on the table from Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Louisville, Nebraska, Iowa State, Colorado State, San Diego State, Utah, UTEP, Idaho, Idaho State and Montana State.
"I don't have any favorite schools right but I have set some visits," Bass said. "I don't have the dates on me but I have set official visits to Ole Miss, Iowa State and Minnesota.
"I like Ole Miss because they are in the SEC and they run the football a lot," Bass said. "I like the coaches at Iowa State.
"They (Iowa State coaching staff) are really real with you," Bass said. "The coaching at Iowa State has already told me how I would be used if I went there.
"The same thing with Minnesota," Bass said. "The coaches are really cool.
"At Minnesota they run an offense that is very similar to the one we run at Centennial and I fit in well with that offense.
"I want to take all five of my official visits before I make my decision," Bass said. "When I do that is when I will make my college decision."
Bass is ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 15 running back prospect for the class of 2008. He was also selected to the Rivals.com California Top 100 team landing as the Golden State No. 24 prospect at any position.