Way back in April, fullback/linebacker Jayson Allmond (6-1, 262, 4.62) from Bloomington, Calif., impressed everyone who saw him workout at the NIKE Camp, held in Los Angeles. Allmond and his family are overjoyed as he made his college decision earlier this evening.
"I'm very excited about my commitment to UCLA and I feel relieved," Allmond said. "It has been rough, but all the frustrations are gone because I know what college I'm going to."
"I'm close to home now," Allmond said. "I don't have to worry about my Mom and my brother, if we have a family emergency I'm only 90 minutes away."
Allmond's Mom, Sharon is just as happy for her son as he is.
"Jayson has been a Bruin since he's been eight years old," Allmond said. "He started liking the Bruins in 1999 and now it is like a dream come true. My husband and I are very proud parents."
Allmond himself said pretty much the same thing.
"UCLA was my dream school," Allmond said. "So this definitely a dream come true."
Allmond is a standout on both sides of the ball as a fullback and linebacker, but he was recruited by the Bruins for his skills as a fullback.
In six games as a senior, Allmond has rushed for 211 yards on 43 carries while averaging 4.9 yards per carry and he has scored two touchdowns. Allmond is also an outstanding receiver, catching 13 passes for 166 yards and one receiving touchdown while averaging 12.8 yards per catch.
On the defensive side of the ball, Allmond has racked up 29 tackles and has 1.5 sacks from his linebacker spot.
As a junior, Allmond made first-team all-league after racking 60 tackles, 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks from his linebacker position.
On offense, Allmond played tight end catching 10 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 29.7 yards per catch.
Allmond was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 92 prospect at any position.