Jason DeSanto had 206 carries for 1,366 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. He was a first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state selection. He is very open right now in regards to recruiting and says the number one thing he will be looking for in a school is one that knows how to use its running backs. Jason feels he has many strengths on the field and has also has many interests off the field."> Jason DeSanto had 206 carries for 1,366 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. He was a first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state selection. He is very open right now in regards to recruiting and says the number one thing he will be looking for in a school is one that knows how to use its running backs. Jason feels he has many strengths on the field and has also has many interests off the field.">

RB Fond of CU's Running Game Prowess

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=1182914">Jason DeSanto</a> had 206 carries for 1,366 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. He was a first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state selection. He is very open right now in regards to recruiting and says the number one thing he will be looking for in a school is one that knows how to use its running backs. Jason feels he has many strengths on the field and has also has many interests off the field.

Height: 5-8
Weight: 165
40 time: 4.65
Bench: 280
Squat: 385
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
High School: Rampart

It is not often that you hear a player say that he is interested in a career in Ultimate Fighting, but that is just the kind of personality you get with DeSanto.

"I think I could do something like that. One of the coaches at Rampart did it and I think it is something I can do."

He is also interested in Law Enforcement.

"I would like to be an ATF (Alcohol Tobacco Firearm) Agent. I think it would put me in a position to help out kids at a young age to stay away from certain dangers."

Back on the football field Jason says he does many things well.

"I have good quickness and a low center of gravity. I am hard to bring down. I also think I have good power and breakaway speed."

"He could be a scat-back or H-back at the next level in my opinion," says Rampart Head Coach Dan Olson. "I think he could also fit into some programs as a tailback. He missed the first two games last year and still rushed for over 1,500 yards. Jason is just a hard working, great kid."

DeSanto is not thinking too much about what schools he is interested in, but does know what he will look for in a school when it is time to do so.

"When the scholarships come in I will be looking for the place that has the best program for running backs. I am not too interested in where I am headed at this point. I am more interested in what I need to do to get there. Nobody will work harder than me."

Some schools he does admit to having early interest in are Colorado, Colorado State, and Florida.

"Even though Colorado has all that stuff going on right now people I know still think it is one of the best programs out there. I like what they did with Bobby Purify. He has a nice stride and is pretty incredible. I figure if their coaches can coach him up then they can coach me up. Florida is another school I like. They had a running back there last year I saw that was the most amazing back I have ever seen. Colorado State also usually has some pretty good backs so I like them."

The main thing Jason wants to work on is his speed. He ran an 11.6 100 meter as a freshman and runs a 4.6 40 right now. He says it is not a goal of his to get to a 4.4, it is mandatory.

"That is what I will get my speed to, no question."

He plans on attending the CU and CSU summer camps.

DeSanto carries a 3.7 core GPA and will take his ACT in April.

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