The Class of 2021 All-Purpose Backs is led by Will Shipley of Weddington High (North Carolina), who in early spring announced his verbal commitment to Clemson. Shipley is hoping to lead Weddington to its third straight state championship in the fall.
Shipley, who is listed as 5-foot-11, 198-pound, ran for 2,066 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior.
Brashard Smith of Palmetto (Florida) is ranked as the No. 2 APB. Last month, Smith announced his top five schools — Auburn, Florida, Miami (Florida), Oregon and Tennessee. Smith, who originally gave his verbal to Florida, averaged over 17 yards per catch with 13 touchdowns.
Amari Daniels led Miami Central to a state title in 2019 by scoring four TD’s in the state championship game against Escambia. Daniels ran for 189 yards in the 62-27 victory.
All-Purpose Backs, Class of 2021
No. 1 Will Shipley – Weddington (North Carolina) – Clemson
No. 2 Brashard Smith – Palmetto (Miami, Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 3 Amari Daniels – Miami Central (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 4 Damir Collins – Jefferson (Oregon) – Uncommitted
No. 5 Montaye Dawson – All Saints Episcopal (Ft. Worth, Texas) – SMU
No. 6 Marceese Yetts – Mater Dei (California) – Uncommitted
No. 7 Katravis Geter, Jr. – Carol City (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 8 Al-Shadee Salaam – East Orange (New Jersey) – Rutgers
No. 9 Lewis Bond – Kenwood (Illinois) – Boston College
No. 10 Deandrae McCray – North Florida Christian (Florida) – Georgia Southern
No. 11 Bendon Barrow – Clearwater Academy International (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 12 Deon Silas – Steinbrenner (Florida) – Iowa State
No. 13 Jaison Patterson – Ed White (Florida) – Bowling Green
No. 14 Johnathan Arceneaux – Lawndale (California) – Uncommitted
No. 15 DQ James – Lancaster (Texas) – Uncommitted