UCLA five-star RB signee Soso Jamabo arrested

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Five-star UCLA recruit Soso Jamabo arrested
Sunday April 19th, 2015

Five-star UCLA running back signee Soso Jamabo was arrested early Sunday in Kaufman County, Texas, on charges of drinking alcohol and fleeing police in a vehicle.

Records obtained by The Dallas Morning News show that the 18-year-old Jamabo—whose legal name is Sotonye Josiah Jamabo—was booked into the Kaufman County Jail at about 1:30 a.m. He was charged with "evading arrest with a vehicle, minor consumption of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, speeding, driving without possessing a driver's license and disregarding a stop sign."

Jamabo signed with UCLA on National Signing Day in February, choosing the Bruins over the in-state Longorns. He has not yet enrolled at UCLA.

Jamabo was a consensus five-star prospect ranked the No. 4 running back and No. 22 player overall in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com. The Plano, Texas, native was a USA Today All-America selection and rushed for 2,279 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior for Plano West.

Mike Fiammetta


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