Crop of 2004: The Running Backs

Several talented running backs have committed to play football for new Army head coach Bobby Ross. Russell Chambers from Georgia, Jamal Anderson and Brian Borkowski of Ohio, Kelvin Espinal of Massachusetts all look to help Army turn around its 0-13 record.

Russell Chambers of Kendrick High School in Columbus, GA is a lightning fast back that rushed for over 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior. Many of those touchdowns were from over 50 yards. The super quick Chambers also caught several scoring passes.

Big Brian Borkowski of Cardinal High School in Middlefield, OH earned Ohio 5A honors as a senior. Brian was also selected to the All-Chagrin Valley Conference for three consecutive seasons. Borkowski rushed for 500 yards as a junior. The West Point commit returned punts, including several for touchdowns.

Speedy Jamal Robinson, who clocks a 4.45 time 40 speed, was named one of the top running backs at a Nike camp before his senior season. The talented back has incredible strength for a player his size (5-10, 180). Robinson reportedly benches 315 pounds and squats 400.

Kelvin Espinal, who starred at fullback in Peabody, MA, is a powerful player who at 6-1, 201 has good size for either tailback or fullback at West Point.

Mike Viti, a big fullback from Berwick, PA averaged 5 yards a carry as a junior but was plagued by injuries most of his junior and senior seasons. The 6-1, 230 future Cadet will undergo reconstructive surgery on his ACL according to the Times Leader.

Other players who could make some noise at the USMA include Brandon Lewis (Tavares, FL), fullback Byron Folua of Lehi High School, and Jordan Murray who played fullback in addition to linebacker at Mayfield High School in Mayfield, KY. Top Stories