March 17, 2011

Arizona RB starting to draw interest

LaRon Tarkington is one of three prospects from St. Mary's High School who are hearing from the Black Knights, as he joins Beau Kitson and Brennan Franklin on the Army radar.

"I got a hand written letter from Army a couple weeks ago and how they like my highlight video," declares the out of Phoenix (Ar.) native. "They said they would stay in touch with me."

The elusive back is somewhat familiar with what it means to attend and graduate from the prestigious college in the Northeast. "My uncle actually graduated from West Point about four years ago and I wouldn't mind playing football there … attending the school," Tarkington stated yesterday evening.

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound running back, who also doubles as safety for St. Mary's is the type of back who can leave defenders shaking their heads.

"I'm more like a scat back that makes people miss, but I am not afraid of contact either," said Tarkington, who rushed for approximately 800 yards during his junior campaign.

In addition to football, Tarkington also runs track and participates in the 100M and 4x100, along with the 200M. According to the running back, his best time in the 100M is 11.1.

In addition to Army, schools that are showing early interest are Oregon, San Diego State, North Arizona and Colorado.

Like most prospects, Tarkington is beginning to hit the combine and camp circuit, where he has at least two under his belt. "I have attended a couple of National Underclassmen Combines … One two weeks ago and the other was this past Sunday," he shares.

So, what is Tarkington looking for in a school? "Not only must the program be good when it comes to football, but also where my future is part of the equation," shares Tarkington who indicated that he is considering majoring in business. will continue to follow Tarkington's recruiting throughout the summer and his senior season.

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