Future Bronco Leads The Way

Liberty HS RB Jay Ajayi (Frisco, TX) committed to Boise State back in August and has led the Redhawks to a 9-0 record so far in the 2010 season. Ajayi has been a one man wrecking crew on offense with a remarkable total of 1,638 yards rushing and 28 TDs. Can the Redhawks win a state championship? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his senior season to date.

Liberty HS RB Jay Ajayi (Frisco, TX) committed to Boise State back in August and has led the Redhawks to a 9-0 record so far in the 2010 season. Ajayi has been a one man wrecking on offense with a remarkable total of 1,638 yards rushing and 28 TDs. Can the Redhawks win a state championship? "I definitely expected us to be this good. We set a list of goals that we wanted to achieve before the season and being undefeated was definitely a realistic goal," he said. "Our goal is to win a state championship. We're still hungry and we won't stop until our goal is achieved," he added.

Jay suffered an ankle injury last Friday in their 38-3 win over Lakeland. Bronco fans can breathe a sigh of relief as it appears the injury isn't serious at all. "I rolled my ankle. I'm trying to nurse it back to full health," he stated. "I'll most likely sit out this game. I'll be good to go by the time the playoffs roll around."

The future Bronco wanted to surpass 2,000 yards rushing in his senior season. He would've already reached that goal if he played every game from start to finish, but the Redhawks have dominated one opponent after another and that means Ajayi rarely carries the ball in the second half. "I set a high standard for myself and my linemen have been blocking great," he said. "It shows that hard work pays off. There's so much talent in Texas and to be at the top is a blessing."

Head Coach Chris Petersen told Jay to just keep working hard. "I spoke to Coach Petersen two weeks ago," Ajayi said. "They're real excited about what I'm doing and they've told me to just keep working hard. Coach Petersen told me to keep my mind right and keep working hard in football and school."

Ajayi sees himself as a complete RB. One that can run between the tackles, but also take it the distance from any point on the field. "I like to see myself as someone who can be a big play RB with explosive runs and also one that can bruise inside the tackles," he said.

Jay Ajayi leads the 4A Division in scoring through nine games. His 1,638 rushing yards also place him in the top five in the state.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jay Ajayi.

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