Malcolm In Middle Of Pac-10 Recruiting Frenzy

Four-star running back, Malcolm Jones, of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California, finds himself in the midst of a tightly contested Pac-10 recruiting battle that looks to become more and more claustrophobic. Jones, who currently holds an Oregon offer, is not only one of the top backs in the state of California for 2010, but is one of the nation's best at the position, as well.

Have you had any contact with Oregon?

"I've been getting mail from Oregon every couple of days and I get an e-mail every now and again and I've been e-mailing them back."

Have you had any contact with any of the Oregon coaches?

"I haven't talked to any of the coaches for awhile."

Do you currently hold an offer from Oregon?

"I do."

What would you say overall interest in Oregon is at this point?

"I'm kind of interested in them because they're known to bring up some pretty good running backs to the NFL, so I'm pretty interested in Oregon."

Would you say that there is something else outside of Oregon's history of putting running backs in the NFL that has you interested?

"The facilities are really, really nice and it's a pretty decent school."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm sort of more like the big running backs with also some speed and quickness added to it."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"[I'm] kind of like Jonathan Stewart actually, because he's a big guy but he's also pretty fast."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I'd say probably the first thing is academics because my parents really want me to go to a school with good academics so that's probably my first priority."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to major in at school?

"I think I want to major in business/finance."

What offers do you currently hold from other schools?

"I have one from Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Arizona, and Colorado." *Since I interviewed Malcolm, USC offered, bumping his total number of offers to six.

Do you have a top three, top five right now?

"Not really, I'm trying to let it all come in right now."

Are you planning on going to any camps later this spring or in the summer?

"I'm not sure. It's possible I might go to the SC Rising Stars Camp, but I don't know."

Are you planning on attending any Junior Days?

"[I went to the] Stanford Junior Day and I don't know what other one I'm going to go to, [but] I'll probably go to a few more."

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