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A quick Jahvid Best update

By Jonathan Okanes
Friday, February 1st, 2008 at 4:30 pm in off-season stuff.

I talked to Jahvid Best a couple of days ago for a story that will be running in the next couple of days. Not surprisingly, he is sitting out the track season as he continues to rehab from his hip injury. Best seemed cautiously optimistic about his progress. He is currently rehabbing daily with the sports medicine staff, doing leg work to increase his strength and range of motion.

It doesn’t sound like he will participate in spring practice. Best is really focusing on just being completely healthy by the start of training camp in August. He sounded confident he will be ready to go by then. (“I should be good,” he said.)

Best admitted the injury scared him a bit because he didn’t think it would be serious but turned into “a big deal.” But he said now  ”it’s under control.”

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  • Al da BERKELEY KID

    Can’t wait to get into MEMORIAL in the spring! JO do you know if any of the recruits are going to be there in the spring or most of them not until the fall like JAVHID last year? I seen the Deboskie kid was in the Army Game is he some marquee player who will have an immediate impact?

  • Track Dude

    Anyone who has ever watched Jahvid run a 100m or 200m know how big of a track talent this young man is. Winning the State Meet in 10.3 and runner-up in the 200m in 20.63 ( to LBP’s Bryshon Nellum )was one of the most amazing “doubles” that I have seen at a California State Meet in quite some time.

    This kid is very special.
    An extremely humble young man too.
    Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery!

  • dball

    Kid, from what I read on Rivals.com, both Deboskie and a DT by the name of Kendrick Payne graduated from high school in December and enrolled early at Cal, for the spring semester. JO can correct me if I’m wrong but this should mean that they both can participate in spring practice, whereas the other recruits won’t show up until the summer practice.

    Deboskie is a stud, maybe underrated on Rivals.com as only a 3-star prospect. The kid is smart, with a 4.0+ GPA, and he’s a physical machine at 6’0, 190lbs, and a 4.3 40-yard time (reported on Rivals as 4.4, but other reports say he’s a legitimate 4.3 guy). I’d say that the current RB corps will have work trying to keep their jobs, and having Deboskie there early for spring practice is only going to make the chances that much better of seeing him on the field in the fall.

  • Jonathan Okanes

    Dball is right. Both DeBoskie and Payne are here and will participate in the spring.