Western NY's Top RB Impresses At Syracuse Camp

Kenmore West (Kenmore, NY) Running Back/Defensive Back James Mallory believes he really opened a lot of eyes when we went to Syracuse University football camp for a one-day visit the other day.<br><br>

"I had a great visit, I think they were really impressed with my defensive back skills. I covered four or five guys during passing drills and nobody came close to catching the ball. The defensive backs coach Todd Littlejohn said I had good technique for only being there one day."

Mallory also went on say that he ran a 4.5 forty running a NFL timed (let your whole body cross the line) forty yard dash which impressed the Syracuse coaches. When I asked Mallory if he thinks Syracuse will offer him because of his strong performance at camp he responded by saying, "I think so, I think they liked what they saw. If Syracuse were to offer they would be my top school right now along with Pittsburgh. I was really impressed with the facilities Syracuse has and really hope to receive a offer from them."

Mallory plans on attending one more camp (most likely Pittsburgh) this summer and would like to make a decision sometime during the football season.

Mallory is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound Running Back/Defensive Back that made fourth team All-State and first team All-Western New York in 2003. He rushed for over 1,600 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2003. Mallory is Kenmore West's all-time leading rusher with over 3,000 yards rushing. He is also an accomplished defensive back with over 200 tackles in his career. Mallory is widely considered by many to be one of the top 20 football players in New York State in 2005.

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