Omar Bolden Added to Sun Devils' 2007 Signing Class

Feb. 7, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Highly-touted cornerback Omar Bolden of Ontario, Calif., has been added to ArizonaStateUniversity's 2007 signing class, head football coach Dennis Erickson announced Wednesday.


The addition of Bolden brings ASU's total signing class to 23 members, including 18 freshmen.


Bolden's biographical information:


Omar Bolden             CB      Fr.       5-11     200      Ontario, CA (Colony HS)


One of ASU's most highly-acclaimed signees of the 2007 class...has blazing speed and the ability to star either in the offensive backfield or the defensive secondary...most likely to play cornerback for the Sun of the most exciting athletes in the state of California in 2006...praised for his ball skills as a defender, mainly resulting from his experience on offense...ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the 2006 Los Angeles Combine, the fastest by any player at the camp and the fourth-fastest among participants at's 13 nationwide high school combines throughout the year...ranked as the preseason No. 37 player overall in the West and the region's No. 6 cornerback by rated as a four-star prospect by and as a preseason All-American and the No. 43 cornerback in the nation by SuperPrep...also regarded as the No. 36 player in the state of California and the state's No. 6 cornerback by SuperPrep...rated as the No. 7 all-purpose back in the nation and the No. 31 player in the state of California by as the No. 5 running back in California by as the No. 16 cornerback in the nation by the No. 38 player in the Farwest in the postseason by SuperPrep...was named the C.I.F. Central Division Most Valuable Player and the Inland Valley Player of the Year after leading Colony to its first C.I.F. title as a senior in 2006...led the Mt. Baldy League in scoring and rushing yards in 2006...won the league rushing crown by over 1,000 a senior he ran for 2,003 yards and 26 touchdowns and amassed over 2,500 all-purpose yards...averaged 143.1 rushing yards-per-game as a senior...also caught nine  passes for 150 yards (16.7 ypc.) and one touchdown...on defense, he totaled 80 tackles, two blocked punts and one interception...recorded over 700 rushing yards and six touchdowns as a junior, despite missing four games due to injury, but still earned All-Mt. Baldy League honors and was chosen as Colony High's Most Valuable Player...chose ASU over USC and received several other offers, from schools including Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon State and Washington...coached by Anthony Rice at Colony High School.


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