Back when Rivals.com first introduced you to Jordan Running back/safety Ricky Thenarse (6-1, 180, 4.47) he was considered a sleeper. Since then his stock has been steadily on the rise. Thenarse received his first offer and the feeling is there will be plenty more before spring turns to summer.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are the first school to offer the talented two-way star a scholie.
"Nebraska was here for about three hours and they offered Ricky," Jordon coach Elijah Asante said. "This is just the beginning for Ricky, USC and Pete Carroll is coming by the school tomorrow."
UCLA is still the favorite and according to Asante Thenarse would commit to the Westwood School if offered. Georgia Tech and Oregon are showing solid recruiting attention to Thenarse.
Thenarse has seen his stock start to soar after solid camp performances at the NIKE Camp and the adidas Elite Camp.
As a junior, Thenarse earned first-team all-league honors after rushing for 1,234 yards and scored 12 rushing touchdowns. He had a long run of 75 yards while averaging 9.5 yards per carry. He's also a threat catching the ball out of the backfield catching 15 passes for roughly 300-plus yards and three touchdowns through the air.
A great all-around athlete, Thenarse has D-I talent as a safety, too. He is a punishing tackler who also picked off four passes.
In an earlier report with Rivals.com Asante had the following to say about his star player:
"On the football field Ricky has a nasty, mean streak," Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. "At the point of attack whether he's running the football or making a hit as a safety, he's coming with bad intentions."
"Ricky is very competitive and wants to be the best at everything he does," Asante said. "It doesn't matter if its sprints, running laps or any drill he participates in, Ricky wants to win."
Jordon high school will definitely be a destination spot for many D-I schools this spring and Thenarse is now on the radar screen for recruiters.