Brenham (Texas) Blinn College outside linebacker Jarred Price is one of the top junior college defenders in the nation. The 5-foot-11, 218-pounder might be a little smaller than others, but he's got plenty of big time ability.
Blinn is 2-0 on the season and in the season-opener against Butler County (Kan.) Community College, Price was all over the field with four tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and an unassisted tackle.
"The season has been going real good we are 2-0 so far," he said. "We play Arkansas Baptist this upcoming week. I've been really pleased with how I've been playing."
His play last season was good enough to earn quite a few scholarship offers from the likes of California, Kansas State, Arizona, Kentucky, Utah, Ohio, Kansas, Sam Houston State, Texas State, Stephen F. Austin and others. At one point he said he was committed to Cal, but that no longer seems to be the case.
"I talked to coach Thompson, and told him I'm just not sure," Price said. "Right now, my recruiting is still open but most likely it will be Cal. Coach Thompson and I talk when we can. We talk quite a bit. We just got off the phone actually. He's coming down to the game this weekend against Arkansas (Baptist)."
Price said he's got a few schools in mind that top his list.
"I have a top four right now," he said. "They are both Kansas schools (K-State and KU), Cal, and Kentucky. I like what I've heard about Kentucky. I was fixing to go to Kentucky last weekend but I didn't end up going.
"The other schools that I'm in contact with right now are Arizona, Ohio, and Alabama State has called me, but I haven't had the chance to get back with them yet."
Price said visits will be important in his decision.
"I'm going to try and visit my top five schools when its all said and done," he said. "I don't have anything set up for sure and definite right now. I'm just looking for a real football program. When I talk to all the coaches they tell me about the great academics and stuff. I've heard Cal is really serious about academics."