Running back Malcolm Jones lowered his shoulder and charged through players for a big gain Saturday. Later, he burst through a hole and chewed up more yardage.
The 2009 National Gatorade player of the year is doing all he can to wedge himself back into the UCLA program.
Jones walked away from UCLA after one game a year ago, forfeiting his scholarship. He considered transferring to San Diego State, but then changed his mind last winter. He returned to the Bruins as a walk-on for his senior season.
Through four practices, none of which were in full pads, Jones showed an ability and desire that coaches felt had been lacking.