Three-star running back/cornerback Omar Bolden (5-11, 187, 4.4) from Ontario (Calif.) The Colony received two very important calls since September 1st rolled around, the first day colleges were allowed to call recruits.
"I received two phone calls since September 1st, one from Coach Trent Miles from Washington, and one from David Watson from USC," Bolden said. "The University of Washington wants me to set up a visit and USC wanted to invite me to a game and to make sure I was doing okay."
"I will set up a visit to Washington sometime this week and I'm also going to set one up to Michigan," Bolden said. "I have no favorites at this time and I'm interested in everybody, anywhere."
Bolden has offers on the table from Michigan, Washington and UTEP.
Bolden and his Colony teammates open this coming Friday (September 8th) against Mira Loma (Calif.) Jurupa Valley.
"Jurupa Valley is supposed to be good," Bolden said. "There was a write up in the paper saying so. We will find out Friday."
Bolden blew up the USC skills camp and was the talk of the audience back in June. He was pretty popular with USC coaches, too, as they were giving him a lot of attention.
For good reason, too, Bolden made the play of the camp when he stripped five-star Joe McKnight (6-3, 193, 4.4) from River Ridge (La.) John Curtis.
What made the play special is McKnight tried to run over Bolden and during the collision Bolden stripped the ball much to the delight of the crowd on hand.
Bolden missed four games as a junior due to an injury, but he still earned all-league honors and was his team's MVP.
On the offensive side of the ball, Bolden rushed for 656 yards and scored five touchdowns while averaging 7.9 yards per carry.
While playing linebacker on defense, Bolden racked up 40 tackles, one pick and one sack.
As a sophomore, Bolden was an all-state performer.
Bolden is being recruited as an athlete, but some teams like him as a corner.
Bolden is ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 6 all-purpose back for the class of 2007. He also made the Rivals.com California top 100 team landing as the Golden State's No. 36 prospect at any position.