High School Football Recruiting: Top 25 Tailbacks

RankNameCommentsStarsCollege
1Shaq Thompson, DB/RBGrant (Sacramento, CA)6-2/210 5Washington
2John Gray, RBAledo (TX)5-10/202 5Texas
3Keith Marshall, RBMillbrook (Raleigh, NC)5-11/190 5Georgia
4Todd Gurley, RB/LBTarboro (NC)6-2/190 4.5Georgia
5Barry Sanders, RB/CBHeritage Hall (Oklahoma City, OK)5-11/195 4.5Stanford
6Greg Garmon, RB/DBMcDowell (Erie, PA)6-2/200 4Iowa
7Mario Pender, RBIsland Coast (Cape Coral, FL)6-0/200 4Florida State
8Byron Marshall, RBValley Christian (San Jose, CA)5-10/191 4Oregon
9Jonathan Williams, RBAllen (TX)6-0/195 3.5Arkansas
10Wes Brown, RBOur Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, MD)6-0/200 3Maryland
11I'tavius Mathers, RBBlackman (Murfreesboro, TN)5-11/190 3Ole Miss
12Keivarae Russell, RB/DBMariner (Everett, WA)6-0/182 3Notre Dame
13Mike Davis, RBStephenson (Stone Mountain, GA)5-9/190
Tom Lemming; shows the ability to break tackles, good vision, quick feet, and can make defenders miss. Quick to the hole, he has very good speed to the corner, and possesses big-time balance.
3South Carolina
14Akeel Lynch, FS/RBSt. Francis (Athol Springs, NY)6-0/208 3Penn State
15Shaquille Powell, RBBishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)5-11/175 3Duke
16Kye Morgan, RB/DBFranklin (Somerset, NJ)6-0/175 3Virginia
17Davon Jacobs, DB/RBDePaul (Wayne, NJ)6-0/185 3Rutgers
18Dami Ayoola, RBSt. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)5-11/205 3Illinois
19Russell Hansbrough, RBBowie (Arlington, TX)5-7/175 3Missouri
20David Smith, RB/LBBremen (Midlothian, IL)6-1/194 3
21Steven Lakalaka, RBPunahou (Honolulu, HI)5-10/205 3UCLA
22Vonte Jackson, RBBradford (Kenosha, WI)6-0/175 3Wisconsin
23Jaylen Walton, RBRidgeway (Memphis, TN)5-8/185 3Mississippi
24Nick Tompkins, RB/DBBrookwood (Snellville, GA)5-10/177 3Michigan State
25Demetrius Williams, RBBamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, SC)5-9/175 3
NRAlton Adkins, RBGlenpool (OK)5-10/180
NRVictor BakerEvergreen Park (IL)
NRQua Barnes, RBApopka (FL)5-8/160
NRTre Beck, RBDalton (GA)5-9/170
NRQuentin Briggs, RBCharleroi (PA)5-10/205
NRBrandon Brody- heim, RBUnion (Vancouver, WA)5-11/205
NRMarquis Brown, RBEast Central (Tulsa, OK)5-10/174
NRChris Brown, RBSan Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, CA)6-0/200
NRDeionte Buckley, RBWarren Central (Indianapolis, IN)5-9/194 Cincinnati
NRKevin BufordCanton (MI)5-10/160
NRWesley Burnside, RBUnion (La Porte City, IA)5-9/190
NROmar Carr, RBWallace-Rose Hill (Teachey, NC)5-11/190
NRBrian Carter, RB/LBKelvyn Park (Chicago, IL)5-10/177
NRB.j. Catalon, RBWestside (Houston, TX)5-8/190 TCU
NRDevin Church, RB/WRBrother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, MI)5-9/182
NRTony Clark, RBCoffee (Douglas, GA)5-11/190
NRTorry Clayton, RBSouth Dade (Homestead, FL)5-9/195 Torry Clayton
NRTevin Coleman, RBOak Forest (IL)6-1/190 4
NRJc Coleman, RBOscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
Tom Lemming; A big play treat, he has great vision, balance, and moves. Once he hits the perimeter look out, defenders have a tough time putting a hard hit on the very elusive Mr. Coleman. Not a workhorse type of back but is perfectly suited for the spread offense. He is terrific in space, shows a very good pair of hands, and is a willing blocker.
Virginia Tech
NRTreston Coleman, RB/DBFrankston (TX)
NRWillie CurryEnterprise (AL)5-11/175
NRKendrick Daniels, RBSulphur Springs (TX)5-7/155
NRAdam Davenport, RB/DBRiverdale (Murfreesboro, TN)5-11/201
NRDemitrious Davis, RBAustintown-Fitch (Youngstown, OH)5-10/185
NRDalyn Dawkins, RB/KRTrinity (Louisville, KY)5-9
NRDevan Demas, RBCypress Creek (Houston, TX)5-9/165
NRTavarreon Dickerson, RBArlington (TX)5-9/175
NRRoss Douglas, ATHAvon (OH)5-10/180
NRBrenden Dozier, RBWashburn Rural (Topeka, KS)5-10/175
NRBri'onte Dunn, RBGlenOak (Canton, OH)6-2/215 Ohio State
NRJulian Durden, RB/LBMontour (McKees Rocks, PA)5-9/175
NRCornelius Elder, RBEnsworth (Nashville, TN)5-9/160
NRChris Elliot, RBRichards (Oak Lawn, IL)5-10/190
NRTravis Elliot, RBRyle (Union, KY)5-11/215
NRJeremiah Everett, RBDunbar (Washington, DC)5-10/180
NRE.J. Fatu, RBKlein Oak (Spring, TX)5-10/230
NRSae'von Fitzgerald, RBSt. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)5-9/170
NRJames Flanders, RBMidwest City (OK)5-10/181 Tulsa
NRDonte Fox, RB/DLPlymouth (Canton, MI)
NRErnest Freeman, RBCarol City (Miami, FL)5-11/185
NRJamie Gilmore, RB/KRNorth Marion (Citra, FL)5-8/185
NRKenneth Goins, RB/DEGilman (Baltimore, MD)5-11/210
NRD.j. Goodman, RBGreenwood (SC)5-11/195
NRMichael Gordon, RBVelma Jackson (Camden, MS)5-11/170
NRDamian Greene, RB/DBSkyline (Sammamish, WA)5-9/175
NRXavier Grindle, RB/DBEast Marion (Columbia, MS)5-11/195
NRToneo Gulley, RB/LBTremper (Kenosha, WI)5-8/200
NRGage Harrah, RB/LBCentral (Crystal Lake, IL)5-10/200
NRRay Harris, RBFort Zumwalt West (OFallon, MO)5-9/180
NRLeon Hayes, RBDesert Pines (Las Vegas, NV)5-10/180
NRBlake Hayes, RBWade Hampton (Greenville, SC)5-10/190
NRMarcus Holliday II, HBFairley (Memphis, TN)5-10/185
NRSa'veon Holloway, RBMcKinley (Canton, OH)5-11/201
NRMarcus Horne, RBBradley Tech (Milwaukee, WI)5-10/190
NRTevaughn Hurse, RBNew Haven (IN)5-7/180
NRTrent Jackson, RBCuero (TX)5-10/185
NRDaniel Jackson, RBMacomb (IL)5-11/175 4
NRCasey Jahn, RB/OLBNorthwest Christian (Phoenix, AZ)5-11/205
NRRomeo Jeffries, RB/DBBuchtel (Akron, OH)5-8/165
NRMark Jenkins, RB/LBPleasant Grove (Elk Grove, CA)5-10/175
NRDeshawn Johnson, RBMoline (IL)5-10/205
NRDrake Johnson, RBPioneer (Ann Arbor, MI)5-11/205
NRRandy "Duke" Johnson, ATH/RBNorland (Miami, FL)5-10/185 Miami(FL)
NRDevon Johnson, RB/WRFort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX)5-9/180
NRGabe Johnson, RBBartram Trail (St. Johns, FL)5-9/188
NRNigel Jones, RB/DBHoly Spirit (Absecon, NJ)5-11/205
NRMiles Jones, RBAllatoona (Acworth, GA)
NRRyan JonesCanton (MI)5-10/190
NRBrian Kimbrow, HB/CBMemphis East (Memphis, TN)5-9/170 Vandy
NRJordan Kos, RBCarmel (Mundelein, IL)5-10/190
NRVondell Langston, RBEverett (MA)5-11/185
NRKelvin Lee, RBMainland (Daytona Beach, FL)5-10/185
NRJuwan Lewis, RBMuskegon (MI)5-11/185
NRAubrey Lewis-lll, RB/DBMontclair (NJ)5-8/165
NRAndrew Long, RBSouthmoore (Moore, OK)5-9/180
NRSteven Long, RBLake Oswego (OR)5-7/170
NRAnthony Lopez, RB/CBMesquite (Gilbert, AZ)6-0/205
NRShatavius Lowe, RB/CBGermantown (TN)5-11/175
NRKenno Loyal, RBColumbia (Decatur, GA)5-10/220
NRWilliam Mahone, RBAustintown-Fitch (Youngstown, OH)5-11/206
NRChris Mangus, RBBroughton (Raleigh, NC)5-10/175
NRDevin Mayo, DBFriendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, DC)5-11/190
NRT.j. Moon, RBStephenson (Stone Mountain, GA)5-10/210
NRJoey Moore, RB/DBBellevue (WA)5-11/195
NRJalen Moore, DBAdams City (Commerce City, CO)5-8/150
NRJordan Nelson, RBBurke (Omaha, NE)5-8/180
NRBrandon Neverdon, RBCalvert Hall (Baltimore, MD)5-8/165
NRDennis NorfleetKing (Detroit, MI)5-9/170 Michigan
NRTarien Owens, WR/CBMuir (Pasadena, CA)5-9/170 Washington
NRBrandon Peoples, RB/LBArchbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)5-10/180 Temple
NRDesmon Peoples, RB/DBArchbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)5-8/170 Rutgers
NRDonta Pollock, RB/LBHoly Spirit (Absecon, NJ)5-11/205
NRLorenzo Pooler, RB/DBDouglas Byrd (Fayetteville, NC)5-9/170
NRShane Rhodes, RBKlein Collins (Spring, TX)5-6/160
NRNicholas (rocky) Rothstein, WB/DBJesuit (Portland, OR)6-0/205
NRKendric Salley, RBWilliston-Elko (Williston, SC)5-10/210 South Carolina
NRTevin Shaw, RBPiscataway (NJ)5-11/185
NRRaymond Smith, RBDorman (Roebuck, SC)5-8/177
NRDraco Smith, RBMount Carmel (Chicago, IL)5-10/185
NRDelon Stephenson, RB/DBSayreville (Parlin, NJ)5-10/165 Rutgers
NRTy Suggs, RBManhattan (KS)5-9/200
NRChase Talbert, RB/LBClaremore (OK)6-0/200
NRTerrence Taylor, RB/LBDiboll (TX)5-11/198 Houston
NRJeruel Taylor, RBMarian Catholic (Chicago Heights, IL)5-11/205
NRJustin Taylor, RBWashington (Atlanta, GA)5-10/205 Alabama
NROrlando Thomas, QBCopperas Cove (TX)5-10/175 Texas
NRWill Thomas, RB/OLBWakulla (Crawfordville, FL)
NRFarrell Victor, RBLas Vegas (NV)5-8/170
NRAnthony WalesCentral (Louisville, KY)5-9/184
NRMartez Walker, RBBrother Rice (Chicago, IL)5-10/190 Central MIchigan
NRJordan Walker, RBRockhurst (Kansas City, MO)
NRJosh Walls, RB/FSScott County (Georgetown, KY)5-11/175
NRDarMontre Warr, RBCentral (Louisville, KY)5-9/190
NRQuenshaun Watson, RBClarke Central (Athens, GA)5-9/173
NRAaron Wells, RBRiver Hill (Clarksville, MD)5-8/192
NRJamire Westbrook, RBKings (Kings Mill, OH)5-9/185
NRShakeem Wharton, RBByrnes (Duncan, SC)5-10/200
NRDontre Wilson, RBDeSoto (De Soto, TX)5-10/180
NRTim Wright, RBLa Marque (TX)5-10/185 4
NREthan Wright, FB/DBBeatrice (NE)6-0/215
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