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Pro Treatment: SDSU-bound McClendon powers Monte Vista ground game

Posted: 6:29 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 01:29:28Z

(KGTV) Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown. Touchdown.

That's the end zone production for Monte Vista senior running back Jahmon McClendon. Not in his high school career. Not last season. No, those twenty-one (21!) touchdowns only represent his past five (5!) games.

A record-setting eight of those touchdowns came in last season's CIF Division IV championship game against San Diego High School.

"I didn't know I had it in me," McClendon told 10News at practice this week. "My o-line just kept opening up holes."

McClendon has rattled off 12 more touchdowns in the Monarchs' first three games this season.

"He brings the whole package," according to McClendon's head coach, Ron Hamamoto. "He runs like Eric Dickerson. He's big, he's fast, he can run over people, he can run away from people...but he's a great kid, too."

Monte Vista is getting the 10News Pro Treatment this week ahead of their game against Christian High School on Friday night at Granite Hills. Both teams are 3-0 so far this year.

McClendon has already announced he'll attend San Diego State next year. He thinks he'll fit right in with head coach Rocky Long's running game.

"I feel like I'm more of a power back so I feel like that will be a good place for me."