CSM's Porter keeps plugging along

After a standout season in 2007, expectations were that College of San Mateo RB Daniel Porter (6-0, 198) were be an explosive playmaker for the Bulldogs' offense. Well, that hasn't happened and it's because defenses are keying on the talented playmaker. He isn't discouraged though and he said as long as the team keeps winning that's all he's worried about.

"We're 4-0 now and we have a big game this weekend against Sierra," Porter told JCFootball.com recently. "I've been a little frustrated that I haven't been as productive as I was last year, but honestly, we keep winning and that's all that matters."

As a freshman in 2007, Porter rushed for 700 yards and six touchdowns while sharing carries with another tailback, but this year he's been featured back and teams have bottled him up somewhat, holding him to 177 yards and two touchdowns in four games.

"Our coaches are moving me around a little more so we can get some good matchups with linebackers and stuff," Porter said. "I have good hands and I'm confident in my abilities receiving, so they are going to get me in space and see what I can do."

On the recruiting front, Porter has continued to hear from the same schools who were recruiting him this past summer and he's close to setting up visits with two of them.

"Kansas State and Oregon State have both said they want me to visit," Porter said. "I don't have offers from them yet, but they said they like me a lot and if I visit I will probably get an offer."

Porter is still on pace to graduate this December and wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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