Sleeper RB about to emerge
Running back Edward Pleasant (5-10, 205, 4.6) from La Palma (Calif.) Kennedy is one to watch this coming fall. He comes highly recommended by Los Alamitos defensive coordinator Barry Sherr.
"Edward plays at the same school that produced Notre Dame wide receiver Rhema McKnight," Sherr said. "I think when it is all said and done he is going to get the same type of recruiting attention that Rhema received."
That is saying something. When McKnight was a senior at Kennedy he was one of the most sought after prospects in Southern California.
Pleasant can get the job done both running and catching the ball. He was an all-league selection as a junior rushing for approximately just under 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Catching the ball, Pleasant had 28 receptions for 244 yards and one receiving touchdown.
Pleasant also saw some action at linebacker and accounted for 26 tackles, two sacks and pick.
Not only is Pleasant impressive on the field but he has off the field intangibles that also help a team. He is known as hard working and has excellent leadership skills.
On the recruiting front Pleasant is getting recruiting attention from Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and USC.
According to Sherr and Pleasant's head coach Mitch Olsen that list of schools will climb when start to arrive on campus.
Pleasant plans on going to the full contact camp at Cal in June and as far as camps go that will be it. He participated at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles on April 15th.
Pleasant also runs track and participates in the 100 and 200 meter, but it is football that he will get his athletic scholarship.
What is Pleasant looking for in a college?
"Most importantly I want a good education," Pleasant said. "I would also like to play for a great team."