Hutchinson's Womble opens things back up

When he enrolled at Hutchinson last spring, RB Jamal Womble (5-11, 235) thought he would be headed back to North Carolina to continue his Tar Heel career after he got his academics in order. However, things have changed and now he's available and wants schools to know he's opened things back up...

"I had like 30 offers or more coming out of high school," Womble told recently. "I decided on North Carolina because of their coaching staff and the program they were building.

"I redshirted there in 2008 and then played in 2009, but I wasn't able to stay academically eligible.

"I had a couple of options and I was thinking about going to a 1AA school, but I had some people counsel me and they said I should go to a JC program to get my academics right and to keep playing and then I would have a chance to play D-1 football again."

This season, Womble shared carries with QB/RB Angelo Pease as well as freshman Derek Campbell, but Womble still managed to lead the team with 678 yards and currently ranks second with seven rushing touchdowns.

"I'm a big back, but I can run inside or outside," Womble noted. "I'll do whatever a team needs me to do. All I care about is playing my best and helping my team win. That other stuff will take care of itself."

Womble said now that he's decided not to return to Chapel Hill, schools have come calling and he's hoping to get more information from his coaches in the coming weeks.

"My coaches told me Hawaii and Northern Illinois have offered me so far," Womble said. "Besides those two, Georgia, Ole Miss, LSU and Baylor are the other schools I know of that want to talk to me about visiting, but I know there are some more than I'm not really sure of right now."

Womble plans to sign with a school in January after he takes a few visits and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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