Army Signing Day Recap: RUNNING BACKS
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Army Signing Day Recap: RUNNING BACKS

Great players are one of the keys to solid, winning football teams. The 2013 Army football signing class is full of players who can help Army win more in the future. In this segment ArmySports.com discusses the newly signed Black Knight running backs.

One of Army's earliest running back recruits, Nehemiah Brown, was its fastest. The speedy San Diego native averaged 10.2 yards per carry and scored 12 rushing touchdowns on just 55 rushing attempts. Brown (5-9, 173) had another five touchdowns on just eight receptions. Brown, who has run a 10.68 100 meter dash, also returned three kickoffs for touchdowns last year. Brown, who chose the Black Knights over offers from Colorado State and Weber State, is expected to start his career at the United State Military Academy Prep School.



Another running back, Marcelino Christie, is from Clifton, New York. The upstate product also received track scholarships offers from other schools. Christie (5-10, 175) ran for 613 rushing yards on 96 carries and scored 11 touchdowns last year.



Billy East (5-10, 185) is a California recruit with some quickness and versatility. East rushed 106 times for 688 yards with seven touchdowns in the 2012 season. He also made 32 receptions for 409 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 10.8 yards per punt return. East chose Army over offers from Yale and Northern Arizona.



Jake Taylor (5-11, 175) is an incredibly productive, shifty running back from Rim of the World high school in California. Last season Taylor became just the seventh back in high school history to rush for over four thousand yards in a single season. Taylor ran for an amazing 4,032 rushing yards on 416 attempts for an amazing 57 rushing touchdowns in 2012 alone.



Egbezien Obiomon is a 5-11, 200 pound running back from a strong Cypress Woods High school program in Texas. Obiomon scored ten touchdowns last season. He chose Army over offers from Yale and Houston Baptist.