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DeLeon Eskridge, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound two-star running back/defensive back from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., finished his senior season (8-3) with over 900 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. At one point Eskridge says he had six scholarship offers, but is now down to two. "I had offers from Ole Miss, Utah, Minnesota, Washington, San Diego State and San Jose State," Eskridge said. "Now it's just San Diego and San Jose. "They all filled their spots and had to pull their offers," he said. "I really liked Washington and had them high on my list. I was going to take a visit there, but they had another guy commit, so they didn't have an offer for me anymore." Eskridge says that San Jose State leads solidly over San Diego State, UNLV and Utah State. "UNLV has been talking to me a lot more recently," he said. "I may visit there in January and we'll see if they offer me." He also plans to visit San Diego State on Jan. 18 and San Jose State on either Jan. 11 or Jan. 27. "San Jose State is recruiting me the most right now," he said. "I've been hearing from the coaches a lot and they are recruiting me as a running back. I like them because they are in the area and only like 40 minutes away. "I think that location is going to be a big factor," he admitted. "I'd rather stay somewhat close and go where it's a great environment and where I feel at home." While the Spartans want Eskridge to run the ball, the Aztecs want him on defense instead. "I've heard a lot of great things about San Diego," he said. "It's supposed to be a great area and good environment. Also the team is pretty young and I think they are up-and-coming." Eskridge followed Florida State as a youngster, but the 'Noles never recruited him. "They were on TV a lot when I was younger and they were a great team at the time." Eskridge also runs track, but plans on only playing football in college. His personal best 100m is 11.0 and his best 200m is 21.8. "I like playing both offense and defense, but I'm probably more comfortable at running back," he said. "I think I'm equally good at both though. I have great vision and knowledge. I have great awareness of where everybody is at. "I really want to get stronger (benches 250 pounds, squats 320) and I'd like to get bigger and train harder," he admitted. "I really need to work on getting my endurance up." Eskridge reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 990 SAT. He doesn't plan on retaking the test and says he's qualified.
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