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2007 Prospect Ranking

Rivals.com running backs 2007

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Joe McKnightRB
River Ridge, LAJohn Curtis

A lot like Reggie Bush - get the ball in his hands.

5 stars6'1"193USC
#2Marc TylerRB
Westlake Village, CAOaks Christian

Also could be an elite outside linebacker.

5 stars6'0"215USC
#3Enrique DavisRB
Lynn Haven, FLMosley

Perfect blend of speed, power and vision.

4 stars5'11"212Auburn
#4John ClayRB
Racine, WIPark High

One of two elite prospects from America's Dairyland.

4 stars6'0"222Wisconsin
#5Brandon SaineRB
Piqua, OHPiqua

Who says the Buckeyes don't need two stud running backs?

4 stars6'0"200Ohio St.
#6Lennon CreerRB
Tatum, TXTatum

Can take over a game when he wants to.

4 stars6'1"202Tennessee
#7Robert HughesRB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Rushed for 1,900 yards and 19 touchdowns his junior year.

4 stars5'11"226Notre Dame
#8Caleb KingRB
Norcross, GAGreater Atlanta Christian

Nation's top running back has been on the radar since his sophomore year.

4 stars5'11"186Georgia
#9Jahvid BestRB
Richmond, CASalesian

An elite sprinter, will get serious attention in track, too.

4 stars5'10"183California
#10Jonathan DwyerRB
Marietta, GAKell

Breakaway speed and good size makes him a coveted back.

4 stars6'0"197Georgia Tech
#11Robert ElliottRB
Okolona, MSOkolona

Fast and tough runner that is as good at going inside as outside.

4 stars6'0"191Mississippi St.
#12Bradley StephensRB
McAllen, TXMcAllen Memorial

An all-around talent at running back.

4 stars5'10"185Texas A&M
#13Brian MaddoxRB
Anderson, SCT. L. Hanna

Will be a big-time weapon for Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks.

4 stars6'0"215South Carolina
#14Broderick GreenRB
Little Rock, ARPulaski Academy

Will he be the next LenDale White or call the Hogs?

4 stars6'1"230USC
#15Terence KernsRB
Frederick, MDThomas Johnson

Rushed for 990 yards splitting time as a junior.

4 stars6'0"208West Virginia
#16Bo WilliamsRB
Oakland Park, FLNortheast

Tremendous potential. Williams has all the tools to be great.

4 stars6'1"203Florida
#17Antwain EasterlingRB
Miami, FLNorthwestern

Plays for one of South Florida's top talent-producing programs.

4 stars5'11"195Southern Miss
#18Daniel HerronRB
Warren, OHHarding

Had a big summer - picking up offers from OSU and Michigan.

4 stars5'10"190Ohio St.
#19Dale MartinRB
Bolingbrook, IL

Top player on one of Illinois’ top teams.

4 stars5'11"195Louisville
#20Derrick WashingtonRB
Peculiar, MORaymore-Peculiar

Has been a proven prospect since his sophomore season.

4 stars5'11"194Missouri
#21Ryan HoustonRB
Matthews, NCButler

If he stays in shape, he could be special.

3 stars6'2"245N. Carolina
#22Shawnbrey McNealRB
Dallas, TXMadison

McNeal, a track star, is extremely fast out of the backfield.

3 stars5'9"181Miami (FL)
#23Curtis ShawRB
Stockton, CALincoln

Rushed for 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2005.

3 stars5'10"178Washington
#24Justin SturnsRB
Rusk, TXRusk

Sturns could be great at both football or baseball at the next level.

3 stars5'11"205
#25Jamar TaylorRB
Lakeland, FLLakeland

Some say he’s the best running back on Lakeland’s team.

3 stars5'9"204Alabama
#26Darren EvansRB
Indianapolis, INWarren Central

Long known as one of the top rushers in Indiana.

3 stars6'0"207Virginia Tech
#27Joseph ReeseRB
Pflugerville, TXHendrickson

Could also be dangerous at receiver or safety.

3 stars6'2"190Arizona
#28Zeke RozierRB
Cochran, GABleckley County

Came on strong late in the year.

3 stars6'1"205Georgia Southern
#29Morgan WilliamsRB
Canton, OHMcKinley

Offers escaping him early because academic questions, but no questions about talent.

3 stars6'0"190Toledo
#30Andre Tate'RB
Mendota Heights, MNSibley

Minnesota knows RBs, so taking Tate’ early shows how good he is.

3 stars6'2"215Minnesota
#31Charles NealRB
Anaheim, CAEsperanza

One of the biggest sleepers in Orange County.

3 stars6'2"210Oregon
#32Brandon JohnsonRB
Compton, CADominguez

Speed back from one of LA’s better programs.

3 stars5'9"184Washington
#33Jeremy ReedRB
Great Bend, KSGreat Bend

The top player in Western Kansas.

3 stars5'11"205Kansas St.
#34Josh OglesbyRB
Garner, NCGarner

Father Ike is No. 13 on the North Carolina all-time rushing records with 1,773 yards in 1970-72.

3 stars5'11"205Virginia Tech
#35Daryl VereenRB
Huntersville, NCNorth Mecklenburg

Rushed for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.

3 stars6'1"205Tennessee
#36Carmon Boyd-AndersonRB
Jacksonville, TXJacksonville

Another sleeper East Texas running back looking at out-of-state options.

3 stars6'1"200Kansas
#37Nate WilliamsRB
Burien, WAKennedy

Having as big of a season as anybody in the Pacific Northwest.

3 stars6'0"191Washington
#38Jared FlannelRB
Brazoria, TXColumbia

Blew up as a senior.

3 stars6'0"180Texas Tech
#39Roddy JonesRB
Chamblee, GAChamblee

Had 24 rushing touchdowns in 2005.

3 stars5'8"184Georgia Tech
#40Kendall HunterRB
Tyler, TXJohn Tyler

The center of a tough recruiting battle this winter.

3 stars5'9"185Oklahoma St.
#41Eric BakerRB
Jacksonville, FLEd White

Steady back makes his share of plays.

3 stars5'11"185South Carolina
#42Michael HarrisRB
Tulsa, OKBooker T. Washington

Some calling him the best back out of Tulsa since Felix Jones.

3 stars5'9"190Arkansas
#43Charles OpeseyitanRB
Allen, TXAllen

A bigger bodied back that doesn't lack speed in the open field.

3 stars5'10"186Tulsa
#44Brandon JacksonRB
Eugene, ORMarist

Moved up the charts with a solid summer, earning more Pac 10 offers.

3 stars5'11"192Kentucky
#45Carl GettisRB
O'Fallon, MOFort Zumwalt West

St. Louis back isn't a sleeper anymore.

3 stars5'10"187Missouri
#46Greg WilliamsRB
Naples, FLBarron Collier

Upright runner has breakaway speed.

3 stars6'2"205Pittsburgh
#47Xavier StinsonRB
Hollywood, FLChaminade Madonna

Low center of gravity and tree trunk legs make him tough to tackle.

3 stars5'8"214Florida Atlantic
#48Tim JohnsonRB
Las Vegas, NVDel Sol

Goal is to rush for 2,000 yards as a senior

3 stars6'2"220list
#49Jai CavnessRB
Missouri City, TXFort Bend Marshall

One of the state's fasted running backs.

3 stars5'8"167TCU
#50Willie GriffinRB
Oakland, CAMcClymonds

One of the top players in the Bay Area for two years now

3 stars5'8"192Washington
#51Zach BrownRB
Royal Palm Beach, FLRoyal Palm Beach

Fast and quick with good acceleration.

3 stars5'10"198Wisconsin
#52Dan DierkingRB
Wheaton, ILWheaton Warrenville South

Speed and toughness are the best words to describe him.

3 stars5'9"178Purdue
#53Troy PollardRB
Jacksonville, FLAndrew Jackson

Quick back you can do a lot of things with on offense.

3 stars5'8"177Illinois
#54Ahmed MokhtarRB
Santa Ana, CAMater Dei

Mater Dei back that should take them back to the playoffs in 2006

3 stars5'11"196Oregon St.
#55Roy HeluRB
Danville, CASan Ramon Valley

Plays running back, but also might make a great safety.

3 stars5'11"206Nebraska
#56Rai-Shawn WilsonRB
St. Augustine, FLSt. Augustine

Stock appears to be on its way up.

3 stars5'11"195list
#57Troy EvansRB
Hayward, CAHayward

Powerful running back that has seen stock on the rise ever since NIKE camp

3 stars5'8"200list
#58Louis NzegwuRB
Platteville, WI

Blew up at the Badger camp and earned an offer.

3 stars6'2"230Wisconsin
#59Thomas MerriweatherRB
St. Louis, MOHazelwood East

Explosive rusher that is one of the top offerings out of St. Louis this year.

3 stars5'11"185Miami (OH)
#60Aaron CrawfordRB
Memphis, TNRidgeway

Explosive back is hard to tackle.

3 stars5'11"200Texas Tech

Rivals.com running backs 2007

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