RB will be tough to pry from Lone Star State

Arizona has done well to get involved with a number of top-100 players. Running back is a crucial position for this class and the Cats are in good with a number of big time backs. One of them is one of the best in the Lone Star State, but prying him out of Texas could be tough.

On June 30th Kansas State offered Memorial RB Jamaal Charles (6-0, 187, 4.45). It's another notch in the belt for the Port Arthur, Tx, native whose other offers include such schools as Texas A&M, Arkansas, Florida, TCU, Oklahoma St, Baylor, Notre Dame, Texas and Arizona.

Jamaal favors the Longhorns slightly over the Aggies, Gators, Kansas State and Arizona.

"They're a good team," Charles said about Texas. "It's a good school to go to. They're my dream team—I wanted to go there since I was in middle school. I might commit. My cousin, Rayland Johnson, used to play FS for them—that's why I watched them.

"A&M is also a good team, a good school to go to."

When pressed to distinguish the Longhorns from the Aggies, Charles said bluntly, "I don't know how they're different."

Jamaal excels in the high hurdles and wants to go to a college that will let him compete in track. He says he might make his decision during the season, but couldn't be more specific.

Last season he rushed for 2068 rush yards and 24 touchdowns.

He carries a 3.1 GPA but needs a better test score to qualify.


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