By NU Athletic Communications
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RB, 6-0, 220, Danville, Calif. (San Ramon Valley HS)
One of three running back prospects in the 2007 Nebraska signing class, Roy Helu committed to Nebraska last September. Helu is one of four signees from the state of California, a group that continues Nebraska's commitment to recruiting in that state. The Huskers have signed a total of 19 players from the Golden State in their past three recruiting classes. Helu possesses good size and outstanding speed and had an impressive prep career at San Ramon Valley High for Coach Dave Kravitz. Helu helped San Ramon Valley to a 10-2 record in 2006, earning first-team all-league honors at running back. He finished his senior campaign with 1,085 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns and added another 300 yards and one more score on 20 receptions. He also had one interception as a free safety. As a junior, Helu rushed for 1,526 yards and 19 scores on 186 carries during the 2005 season, good for an impressive 8.2 yards per carry average. He added 30 receptions for 500 yards and four touchdowns to earn All-East Bay League honors. Helu was also a dangerous return man for San Ramon Valley throughout his high school career. Helu is ranked as the No. 55 running back prospect in the country by Rivals.com, which ranks him as a three-star prospect. Scout.com also ranks Helu as a three-star performer. Helu only visited Nebraska, but also received offers from numerous schools, including BYU, California and Oregon. Helu was born on Dec. 7, 1988 and is the son of Roy Helu Sr., and Kristie Helu.