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 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, followed by Noah Cain at No. 5.
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