Malcolm Jones with Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell
Check out Q&A after the jump:
Rumors are you cried a little bit when you found out?
“It was all emotion – I was so in shock. I thought to myself that I wasn’t going to win the award at all. When they told me, I couldn’t help but cry.”
How much do you think your off-the-field work had to do with winning the award?
“I think it’s more to do with me academically and what I do outside of school. I ref kids in basketball, and I study really hard, and I really want to excel in school.”
How eager are you to get to UCLA?
“I really wanted to go to a school where I can really make a name for myself, not just be the “next” star running back like at a USC. I want to prove to everyone that I can really help turn the program around, get them back on top.”
How much does UCLA making a bowl game mean to you?
“It says a lot for Coach Neuheisel. It’s only his second year, and it shows that UCLA is on the rise and coming back from their low point.”
Running back or linebacker?
(In less than a second) Running back.
Simple as that?
Yes. That’s it. Just running back.