In-State Running Back Receives ASU Offer

Sierra Vista standout Jamal Womble sent the Sun Devils his game film earlier this week. After watching that footage, it didn't take long for the coaching staff to extend the running back a scholarship offer, which was given today. Womble talked to Devils Digest just hours after ASU became his latest official suitor.

"I was kinda surprised," said the 5-10 215 Jamal Womble. "Coach Cozzetto is the coach that's recruiting me over there and he told me that he liked what he saw from me on film. Everything just happened real fast with them recruiting me." Prior to the Arizona State offer, the Buena High School star got offers from Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Oregon State and Boston College. "I grew up in North Carolina, so that's how the east coast schools know about me."

Womble moved to the Grand Canyon state a year and a half ago, because of his father's military obligations. "It's OK living here, but there's nothing like home," he stated. "The location of the school doesn't matter to me. I can go up north to Oregon or all the way south to Florida. I'm looking at schools all over."

As a junior, Womble tallied more than 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Colts. "My strength is my power, but I do need to improve on my acceleration and my initial burst," he said. "I've been working on that with a coach up in Tucson and it's going good."

The running back is academically qualified, so academics are one factor that will sway him to pick one school over the other. "I'm planning to major in business or communications," he commented, "so I'm looking for a school that can offer a good background in those majors. I'm also looking for a school that has good coaching stability and puts a lot of players in the NFL. I do want to go to a place where I have chance to play early."

Womble has been pleased with how his recruiting has picked up, but would still like to see what's out there. "I'm not gonna commit before the season starts," he claimed. "I'm looking to decide only after I take a few visits. I could see myself committing at mid-season."

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