High School Football Recruiting: Lemming's Top Big Backs & Fullbacks

RankNameCommentsCollege
1Marcus Lattimore, RBByrnes (Duncan, SC)6-1/215
A very powerful runner with good instincts, he gets a good percentage of his yards after initial contact.
South Carolina
2Nicholas Parker, RBSouth Panola (Batesville, MS)6-2/205
His coach, Lance Pogue, calls him a big tailback you can count on.
Ole Miss
3Zach Zwinak, FB/LBLinganore (Frederick, MD)6-2/230
He has a good combination of speed and power, runs hard between the tackles
Penn State
4Rod Smith, RB/SHarding (Fort Wayne, IN)6-3/220
He shows the patience to wait for his blocks to open, he plants and drives quickly, and shows a good initial burst.
OHIO STATE
5Storm Johnson, FBWashington (Atlanta, GA)6-1/214
He transferred in from Loganville and has probably become one of the most recruited players in the state of Georgia.
Miami
6Stephen Hopkins, RBMarcus (Flower Mound, TX)6-0/220
He's a downhill runner who, once he picks up steam, is awfully tough to bring down.
MICHIGAN
7Anthony Wilkerson, OLB/RBTustin (CA)6-0/217
Anthony has what it takes to become a difference maker at the college level and to be an impact player as a true freshman.
STANFORD
8Cameron Roberson, RB/LBNewbury Park (CA)6-1/215
One of the best big backs west of the Mississippi, Cam comes to play every game.
Notre Dame
9Deontrae Cooper, DB/WRCitrus Hill (Perris, CA)6-1/178
He could make an impact as a true freshman and certainly has the speed and production to do just that.
Washington
10Traylon Shead, RBCayuga (TX)6-2/215
When healthy he ranks as one of the better bigger backs in the state of Texas.
TEXAS
11D.J. Jones, RBDenison (TX)6-0/220
He keeps his pads low and hits defenders like a ton of bricks, which allows him to get significant yardage after contact.
Texas A&M
12Brandon Worle, FBTroup County (LaGrange, GA)6-1/240
He does an excellent job of picking up yards after contact.
LSU
13Eric Watson, RBMelrose (Memphis, TN)5-10/205
He's been blessed with terrific vision and balance, has very good strength, and runs through many first-contact hits.
MEMPHIS, OLE MISS, AL, and MISS STATE
14Kendra Malcome, RBSouthwest DeKalb (Decatur, GA)6-0/213
Certainly shows the size, burst, vision, and cutting ability to make it at the next level.
Georgia
15Andre' Dawson, RB/DBWashington (Cedar Rapids, IA)6-1/210
He shows very fluid hips, can accelerate on a dime and although he may not have breakaway speed, he has enough speed to take the ball the distance.
Northern Iowa
16Taylor Walstad, RB/LBChandler (AZ)6-1/210
A power back with surprising speed and balance, he has the strength to move the pile and the speed to take it outside.
ARIZONA STATE
17Mister Jones, RBLittleton (CO)6-2/205
A leader both on and off the field, he is a powerhouse of a back who gets stronger as the game progresses.
COLORADO
18Zach Fogerson, FB/LBO'Dea (Seattle, WA)6-0/225
The best big back in the state of Washington, Zach is a hard-nosed back with agility, strength, and balance.
WASHINGTON
19Erick Howard, RB/DBHoover (North Canton, OH)5-11/205
Exceptional between the tackles, he shows some burst and can get outside but is more comfortable running between the tackles.
Akron
20Jalston Fowler, RBVigor (Prichard, AL)6-0/240
A determined back, he can get you the tough yards between the tackles.
ALABAMA
21Tiger Powell, RBColumbia (Lake City, FL)6-1/210
A well-built back, he can get low and pick up tough yardage between the tackles.
USF
22Juwan Thompson, RBWoodward Academy (College Park, GA)5-11/215
He can be deadly in the open field, and possesses the elusiveness and vision needed to become a go-to back at the next level.
Duke
23Dontae Williams, FBAldine (Houston, TX)5-11/200
He can play TB or FB at the next level.
Oregon
24Antonio Banks, RBMiddletown (OH)5-11/210
He runs low to the ground with very good power, vision, and balance.
INDIANA
25Melvin Davis, RB/LBNarbonne (Harbor City, CA)6-2/235
This guy can block and he's exceptional in short yardage situations.
WASHINGTON
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