Dillard returns to Los Medanos for 2008

Last year, heading into the 2007 season, Los Medanos ATH Myron Dillard (6-0, 195) was one of the top playmakers in the JC ranks. However, an injury in the first quarter of the first game forced him to medical redshirt, but now he's back healthy and he's ready to show schools across the country that he's back and he's still the playmaker they all saw in 2006.

"I had a lot of offers and stuff like that," Dillard told JCFootball.com recently. "I had offers from Nebraska, Maryland, Oregon State, Kansas State, Southern Miss and Iowa State, but I got injured early in the first game."

Actually, Dillard tore the ACL in his right knee after one carry that he took for a 52-yard touchdown and another 21-yard carry.

"Right after that, I felt a pop and it was done," Dillard said. "I was pretty upset about it early on, but then I realized I still had a year to rehab and get back to playing and then I would have a chance to earn those offers again."

Dillard recently was cleared by the medical staff to start practicing again and he said he's hoping schools will see that he hasn't lost any of the elusiveness and explosiveness that made him such a hot commodity last year.

"I'm looking forward to playing spring ball," Dillard said. "I want to show everyone I can still be explosive and that I'm still they player that they thought I was last year.

"I was running 4.28's in the 40 and I feel like I can do that again, but I know I have to show everyone what I've got."

So far, Hawaii is the only school that has contacted Dillard, although he made a trip to Berkeley to give the California coaches his highlight DVD as well.

"I went up there to give it to them personally and I wanted to meet them," Dillard said. "I'm open to everyone who wants to recruit me and I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back and I plan on having a big season."

In addition to his impressive speed, Dillard also boasts a 325 pound max on the bench and a 37-inch vertical as well.

Dillard has played all over the field for Los Medanos, lining up at corner, safety, wideout and running back and he's also been a big playmaker as a return man as well.

He'll graduate in December with three years to play two following the season.

We'll continue to follow Dillard's progress over the coming months and update things as they change.

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