Mojo Rising

Known more for passing, the Boise State Broncos are making a strong bid to help solidify their running attack, with the emphasis on the word attack. Cordova High running back Lamon Muldrow—known by everyone locally as Mojo—has lived in the shadows long enough and is looking to hit the NorCal high school scene with full force in 2006.

Last season, Lamon Muldrow played behind fellow Cordova running great James Montgomery, who is now with the Cal Bears. Muldrow could have started as a sophomore had it not been for Montgomery and is every bit the Division I prospect as his former teammate. Mojo scored three touchdowns on six carries in a lopsided blowout win over a neighboring rival, managing to pile up more than a hundred yards in the process. Gathering yards in chunks in limited action is nothing new for the senior, who averaged nearly 13 yards per carry as a junior.

"He's built like a tank, but he's really athletic," said Cordova running backs coach Katako Brown. "You see a guy built like he is and you think he's just going to plow right through you, but a lot of people don't realize that he's a sprinter on the track team, as well."

Muldrow has drawn interest not only from the Broncos, but from other schools throughout the west, like Utah, Idaho, Washington and Washington State, San Diego State and Fresno State.

"I'm going to wait and see what happens as the season goes on," said Muldrow of his options, "but I'm definitely leaning in that direction [BSU]."

From a school that has produced recent standouts like Coye Francies at Oregon State, Montgomery at Cal, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace, as well as former NFLers Troy Taylor and Gerald Wilhite, Mojo looks to be on par with any of the athletes that have called Rancho Cordova home over the years. But just because he looks like Earl Campbell, don't start comparing him to others.

"I don't really pattern myself after anyone, I just go out there and do what I do," said Mojo, in Ray Charles-like manner.

The senior powerhouse has lofty goals, too—and not just to land a comfy scholarship. "Hopefully I can make it to 2,000 yards. I want to be all league and all city," said Muldrow. "I want to play in that Cali-Florida game."

Brown said that Muldrow is the type of player that football is effortless for, which bears out in the fact that he is Cordova's only returning all league player—a distinction he earned as a defensive end. "He can do it all," said Brown. "He can even kick if we need him to."

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