There is a plethora of extremely talented running backs in the class of 2010 for the state of the California. One of the very best that the Golden State has to offer is Malcolm Jones (6-0, 215, 4.55) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. The talented running back has five written offers and one more offer pending.
The five offers are from Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Stanford and UCLA. Arizona State has an offer pending and that offer could come to fruition is Arizona State. He is getting recruiting attention from schools coast-to-coast.
As a junior, Jones earned League Player of the Year, Area Offensive Player of the Year, Coach's County Offensive Player of the Year, Section CIF Offensive Player of the Year, all sections first-team all-CIF and first-team all-state.
Jones rushed for 1,504 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior while averaging 10.1 yards per rush. The complete back, Jones is also a dangerous threat catching the ball out of the backfield. He ended up with 20 receptions for 340 yards and six more touchdowns with an average of 17 yards per catch.
If Jones wasn't such a threat on the offensive side of the ball, he would be one of the California's most sought after linebackers. Due to an injury, Jones didn't a lot action on defense, but still he recorded 39 tackles, two interceptions and one sack.
What makes Jones' stats even more impressive is he missed three games due to an injury and that he probably only played in the second half in a handful of games his junior season.
As a sophomore, Jones ended up rushing for 2,020 yards and scored 35 rushing touchdowns.
"I don't think Malcolm has a favorite school, but the family might like Stanford" Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell said. "His dad went to Harvard."
"Malcolm has it all for a running back," Redell said. "He has size, strength, speed and quickness. He is also outstanding out of the backfield catching the football."
Jones reminds some of former Oaks Christian running back, now with USC Marc Tyler. Jones may be taller than Tyler, but both players have about the same speed and can run with power.