Bloomington (Calif.) fullback/linebacker Jayson Allmond (6-0.5, 248) continues to keep his options open heading into the heart of summer.
With an offer from Nevada, Allmond has that under his belt, but he’s hoping to see his options increase.
“My top seven schools are Miami, Arizona State, Nevada, Cal, Oregon, Fresno State and Oklahoma,” said Allmond. “I have four favorites, Miami, Oklahoma, Arizona State and Oregon, but I like Miami the most.”
So what makes Miami the favorite school for Allmond?
“I’ve grown up watching them and I see how after college, no matter what they are doing in life, they are still a family and that’s what I want to be apart of, a family. I know if I go there, I would be far away from home and no one that I know will be out there with me so I would have to look at my teammates as my family.”
Allmond can play on either side of the ball, either fullback or his preference of middle linebacker.
“Really, from what I hear, some schools don’t even know where to put me and to me, that’s a good thing, because I know I’ve worked hard to get where I am today,” said Allmond.
As for what he’s looking for in a school?
“I’m just looking for a school that would let me show what I can do as a middle linebacker and help me be a better man as I grow up and follow my dream to be in the NFL,” said Allmond.
Allmond isn’t in a rush to commit, wanting to take some time.
“I want to commit like in the middle of my season because I want to give the school some time to look at me and see what I can do,” said Allmond.
From a location standpoint, he’s hoping to stay out West, but doesn’t have a problem leaving.
“I would leave the west coast but I would like to stay on the west because I’ve been on the west coach since I was born. I’m a west coast kid till I die,” said Allmond. “My family wants me to stay close to home but they also know that I’m going to be 18 and I need to see the world for myself.”
Allmond has camped at Arizona State, the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine and the Nike Camp, as well as a camp at Chaffey.
He is coming off a season in which he rushed for 95 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown and had 10 receptions for 297 yards and three touchdowns. He made his biggest mark on defense, with 60 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.
Academically, he has a 3.0 GPA and he’s awaiting his SAT score.