Top Running Backs in Class of 2019

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Why will IMG Academy (Florida) be ranked highly next Monday when we release the High School Football America Preseason 100? An offense the includes three of the Top 25 linemen in the country that will be opening holes for two of the top five running backs in the nation.

Trey Sanders is currently ranked as the No. 1 college football running back prospect in’s composite rankings, followed by Noah Cain at No. 5.

Trey Sanders

Noah Cain

Sanders led the team in rushing (704 yards) last season, averaging over nine yards a carry with ten touchdowns. Cain averaged over six yards a carry while picking up 524 yards with six touchdowns.

The No. 2 running back is Quavaris Crouch of Harding University High School in North Carolina. Crouch rushed for nearly 3,300 yards last season and 33 touchdowns to lead his school to its first state title since 1950.

The highest ranked verbally committed back is Jackson Prep’s (Mississippi) Jerrion Ealy, who is staying in-state to play at Ole Miss.

Jackson, who is also a very good baseball player who could be drafted in next year’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, led Jackson Prep to a record sixth straight Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ state championship. Last season he ran for over 1,700 yards with 32 touchdowns, plus he caught 25 balls for an average of 23.1 yards per catch with eight touchdowns.

The highest rated All-Purpose Back is Sean Dollars who transferred to defending national champion Mater Dei during the offseason. Dollars, who played at Rancho Cucamonga last year,  has given his verbal to Oregon.

Top Running Back from Class of 2019

No. 1 Trey Sanders, RB – IMG Academy (Florida) – Uncommitted

No. 2 Quavaris Crouch, RB/ATH – Harding (North Carolina) – Uncommitted

No. 3 John Emery, Jr., RB – Destrehan (Louisiana) – Uncommitted

No. 4 Jerrion Ealy, RB – Jackson Prep (Mississippi) – Mississippi

No. 5 Noah Cain, RB – IMG Academy (Florida) – Uncommitted

No. 6 Devyn Ford, RB – North Stafford (Virginia) – Penn State

No. 7 Austin Jones, RB – Bishop O’Dowd (California) – Uncommitted

No. 8 Sean Dollars, APB – Mater Dei (California) – Oregon

No. 9 Sampson James, RB – Avon (Indiana) – Ohio State

No. 10 Isaiah Spiller, APB – Klein Collins (Texas) – Uncommitted

No. 11 Kenny McIntosh, RB – University School (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) – Uncommitted

No. 12 Nay’Quan Wright, RB – Carol City (Florida) – Uncommitted

No. 13 Chez Mellusi, RB – Naples (Florida) – Clemson

No. 14 Jirehl Brock, RB – Quincy (Illinois) – Uncommitted

No. 15 Derrian Brown, RB – Buford (Georgia) – Uncommitted

No. 16 Deondrick Glass, RB – Katy (Texas) – Uncommitted

No. 17 Tyrion Davis, RB – Southern University Lab (Louisiana) – LSU

No. 18 Eric Gray, APB – Lausanne Collegiate (Tennessee) – Uncommitted

No. 19 Zach Carbonnet, RB – Oaks Christian (California) – Michigan

No. 20 Cameron Davis, RB – Upand (California) – Washington

No. 21 Steele Chambers, RB – Blessed Trinity (Georgia) – Ohio State

No. 22 Marcus Major, RB – Millwood (Oklahoma) – Uncommitted

No. 23 Jordan Wilmore, APB – Lawndale (California) – Uncommitted

No. 24 Jaren Mangham, RB – Cass Tech (Michigan) – Uncommitted

No. 25 Keilan Robinson, RB – St. John’s College (Washington, DC) – Uncommitted

Class of 2020 Running Backs

No. 1 Zachary Evans, RB – North Shore – (Texas) – Uncommitted

No. 2 Kendall Milton, RB – Buchanan (Clovis, California) – Uncommitted

No. 3 MarShawn Lloyd, RB – DeMatha (Maryland) – Uncommitted

No. 4 Jase McClellan, RB – Aledo (Texas) – Oklahoma

No. 5 Bijan Robinson, RB – Salpointe Catholic (Arizona) – Uncommitted

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.