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NoCal RB ready to hit the road

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Running back/defensive back Deleon Eskridge (6-0, 185, 4.5) from San Mateo (Calif.) Serra will be taking his first official visit of three this coming weekend.
"Deleon will visit the three schools that have offered him," Serra coach Patrick Walsh said. "He is visiting San Jose State this coming weekend on January 11th. The he will visit Minnesota on January 18th and then he will follow Minnesota with a trip to San Diego State on January 25th.
"Deleon doesn't really have a favorite though he's intrigued with Minnesota because of playing in a conference like the Big 10, but he really wants to see for himself," Walsh said. "He's a feel guy so he wants to check out the schools to see what school feels the best then he will make his decision.
"Deleon some on both sides of the ball for us," Walsh said. "Besides playing running back, he played some corner and safety.
"Deleon wants to play running back on the college level, but if that doesn't work out then he could end at safety or cornerback. He has the size and tenacity for it. He great upside and will carry 200 pounds easily.
"As a running back, Deleon has great vision, patience and a great burst through the hole," Walsh said. "He's also a good receiver out of the backfield.
As a senior, Eskridge rushed for 832 yards while averaging 5.8 yards per rush, with a long of 48 yards and eight touchdowns.
In part time duty as a defensive back, Eskridge had 18 tackles and five pass deflections.
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