Three JC Prospects to Watch in 2002 begins its look at top prospects for 2002 with three profiles. We start in California, where Alvin Marshall, Chiojke Onyenegecha, and Jamal Richardson have already left their marks as freshmen. These guys will be on many D1 recruiting lists come fall.

Chiojke Onyenegecha
6-3, 195
City College of San Francisco
El Cerrito H.S. (El Cerrito, Calif.)

One of the state's most dominant cover corners as a freshman in 2001.  According to CCSF head coach George Rush, "He will be best the defensive back in California in 2002.  Great size, great leverage on people.  Great ability to redirect people.  Outstanding work ethic.  Great character."  Shut down Palomar's receivers in state championship game.  Mid-year transfer.


Alvin Marshall
5-9, 175
Offensive Athlete
Compton College
Locke H.S. (Los Angeles, California)

Major impact player as an offensive weapon and kick/punt returner in 2001.  The former Nebraska signee accumulated 2,053 all-purpose yards in 2001 with 852 yards rushing, 471 yards receiving, 716 yards on kick-returns, and 14 yards on punt returns.  Scored 15 touchdowns, 3rd best in the Mission Conf.  First team All-State Region IV at both RB & KR.  Played at El Camino in 2001, but recently transferred to Compton.


Jamal Richardson
6-4, 200
Victor Valley College

Huge freshman season for Richardson.  Among his many accomplishments, he led the state with an average of 120.1 receiving yards per game.  His 1,081 yards receiving was second best in the state and he tied for the state lead with 15 touchdowns receiving.  All-Everything, including the only freshman named first team J.C. Grid-Wire All-American.  Every coach that played against him said he was the best receiver they saw all season. 


We will continue our profiles throughout the spring with looks at top prospects all across the nation. And during the year we will tell you more about each of the kids and who's recruiting them.

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