September 23, 2009

2011 RB has early offer

It's too early to put out an accurate list, but Class of 2011 running back Jamal Abdur-Rahman certainly appears to be a candidate to be one of the top prospects in Pennsylvania's crop of juniors.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect has gotten off to a quick start this year for Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle and colleges have taken notice, including one in particular.

Abdul-Rahman holds an early offer from Maryland, and the Terps have his ear.

"It came in September 2, I believe," Abdur-Rahman recalled. "They had told me they were going to give it to me. I'm definitely interested in them. I'm excited about the offer. I mean, it's early, so I'm still open to other (schools), but I'm definitely excited."

Abdur-Rahman said he has been receiving a lot of interest from Rutgers, Syracuse, Pitt and Virginia. Rutgers, Virginia and Maryland have invited him to games this year, but he hasn't been able to take them up on those offers yet.

"I just haven't been able to yet," he explained. "First I want to go see Maryland. I guess it doesn't matter in what order I go see everybody else. I definitely want to try to see some places, though."

La Salle is 3-0 on the season, though Abdur-Rahman has only played in two of those contests.

"I'm just running the ball and trying to be a positive force on the team. I've only played in two games because I was out with an injury this past week. In the second game I had a knee sprain. I've been practicing this week so hopefully I get to play this week."

Despite only having limited action, Abdur-Rahman has rushed for more than 300 yards with five touchdowns. He also plays free safety for La Salle, though he believes he will be recruited exclusively as a running back.

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