Jamicah Bass Could End Up Back East

El Camino is loaded with talent every year, it seems and 2006 will be no exception. One blue-chipper is expected to carry the rock for the Warriors this fall: Jamicah "JJ" Bass. It's only June but Bass has already declared where he'd like to play college ball after finishing his degree next February.

"I basically called coach Tuiasosopo from Arizona on Saturday night and told him I wanted to be a Wildcat," Bass told JCFootball.com.  "He and I had talked several times and he told me I was their number one back on the board and that they really wanted me to come in there and be a playmaker for them."

"I really like the coaches and I know they like to run it and they've got some good young talent there so that's why I decided to commit to them."

Bass (6-0, 205) claims to have other offers from both North Carolina State and Oregon and had been hearing quite a bit from his favorite school the Florida State Seminoles. While he says he is committed to Arizona, the Wildcats are probably not in the market for a JC back because they just landed a verbal from touted prep running back Nicholas Grigsby, whose brother A.J. played corner for El Camino College in 2005 (signed Kentucky). Where does that leave Bass' commitment? JCFootball.com thinks he'll be looking for other options.

"I'm from Florida so FSU may be a school that will at least get a visit."

Bass prepped at Lyman High School in Orlando, Fla. and decided to come to El Camino because of a friend who was already on campus in Torrance. 

"Kayne Farquharson and I are buddies so he called me on the phone and told me I should come out here," Bass said.  "After talking to the coaches I just decided that El Camino was the place for me." By the way, Farquharson just committed to play for Miami in 2007.

Bass, who runs the forty in 4.45 seconds, originally committed to North Carolina out of high school.

"I can't wait until this fall, because this year I won't have to share carries," Bass said.  "I'm looking forward to showing what I can do and I expect to be the best running back in the nation this season."

Bass will have three years to play two and will graduate with his AA degree in February.


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