Muldrow could be close to Pac 10 offer

After a huge freshman season, that saw him lead the state of California in both rushing and scoring, Sierra RB Lamon Muldrow (5-9, 210) could be closing in on an early Pac 10 offer. caught up with the workhorse back from northern California and he updated us on his main focus this season as well as which schools are looking his way.

"I actually haven't talked to anyone yet, but my coaches said that a couple schools have contacted them about me," Muldrow told recently. "Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State have all asked for film and talked to my coaches about me.

"Washington State told my coaches they wanted to offer me, so I guess you could say I'm pretty close to getting one from them. Other than that, I'm not really sure who is close."

Muldrow had a huge freshman campaign, leading the state of California in rushing and scoring with 1,957 yards and 19 touchdowns.

"Actually, I got most of my yards in the second half of the season," Muldrow said. "I had two games with over 50 carries each, one with over 40 carries and two more with over 30 carries.

"They sorta rode me toward the end of the season and, as a running back, that's something you cherish because all good running backs want the ball and they want to carry their team and that's what happened with me."

Muldrow is no stranger to waiting his turn to show what he can do.

As a prep at Rancho Cordova High School in California, Muldrow backed up a record-setter as James Montgomery (who signed with Cal in 2006 before opting to transfer earlier this week) was the reigning rushing king of the area.

"James was a stud that's for sure," Muldrow said. "I knew he was the starter when I got to varsity and he was amazing, so I had to just pick my spots when I could play and find a way to contribute.

"Then my senior year, I knew it was time for me to show what I could do and I had 2,300 yards and 30 touchdowns."

Schools took note of Muldrow's running talents, but grades befell the talented back from the Central Valley.

"It was frustrating, but it was all my fault," Muldrow noted. "My test scores were pretty good, but because my grades weren't there I just didn't get qualified. I was a little lazy.

"It was a tough lesson to learn, but it got me focused and last quarter I had a 3.0 and this quarter I'm on pace to do that again or even better, so I think it was a blessing in disguise."

Because of his natural vision and strength, Muldrow would seem to have it all, but he's focused on one area and one area alone this offseason.

"My speed is my biggest downfall," Muldrow said. "As a senior in high school and then this past season, I was running in the high 4.6's and low 4.7's in the forty.

"I'm working hard to get my speed down. I work out at Velocity three days a week and I'm speed training with them. Then I do leg work and stuff on my own.

"It's helped me a lot. I just got tested two days ago and I ran a 4.51 so it's going to be interesting to see what I can do with this new speed."

Muldrow said he's set to finish up his two-year degree and sign a letter-of-intent in December and he hopes to be on campus for spring practices wherever he ends up.

Whoever he signs with, Muldrow will have three years to play two when he steps on campus.

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