Things Even Out for Jamabo

Nov. 14 -- Scout.com caught up with the No. 1 nationally rated running back, who talked about having two major head coaches come out to watch him play this season plus more...

In a 66-41 opening round playoff win, Sotonye Jamabo, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound running back had a good night. He rushed for 145 yards and scored four touchdowns.

"It was a great way to start off the playoffs," Jamabo explained. "We came out and did what we wanted to do. We played well as a starting core and I think we are going in confident to our next game."

And he did it in front of UCLA head coach Jim Mora, who was in attendance at AT&T Stadium to see the Plano (Texas) West victory. Mora joins Brian Kelly as the two head coaches that have come through to see Jamabo play this season.

"Brian Kelly came out see me a couple of weeks ago, but coach Mora is my man (too), so I was real happy to see that," Jamabo said with a big smile. "Coach Mora, an NFL coach and now the coach at UCLA -- it is awesome to have a guy like that come out and watch me play."

Jamabo's most recent recruiting travels took him out to California and the campus of UCLA. Jamabo had a good time, despite the fact that the Bruins suffered a setback on the field, losing to Oregon.

"I really got to see the whole Westwood experience, like you would expect, so it was an awesome day and an awesome experience for me," Jamabo informed.

"Although they took an 'L' it was still a great weekend. It showed a little bit more that they took an 'L' and still showed me a great time. They said 'we are going to come back string and still bounce back.'"

Jordan Payton and Priest Willis were Jamabo's hosts for the weekend.

"They think it is great and they love it there," Jamabo said. "They are both going to go far. I think the world of them. They are both great players and they showed me a good time."

Jamabo is still considering a few different programs for his final three official visits, but does not have anything scheduled at this time.

"I definitely want to try and get out to Texas," Jamabo explained. "They are definitely on the map again."

"(Also) Ole Miss, Arizona State and possibly Oregon."

After his official visit to Notre Dame, Jamabo reported that the Irish had grabbed the lead for his services, but with two visits now in the books, things have changed a bit.

"It definitely evened out," Jamabo stated. "They were both great official visits and I had a great time on both, so it has definitely evened back out."

So far this season, Jamabo has racked up over 2,300 yards and scored 45 touchdowns.

Jamabo is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 1 running back nationally.


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