Top Class of 2021 High School All-Purpose Backs

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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.

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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.

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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

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