Senior Highlights of Colorado Running Back Commit Alex Fontenot

Scout and feature senior clips of Colorado commit Alex Fontenot, a top 10 senior running back in Texas.

The above video features senior-season highlights of 2017 three-star running back Alex Fontenot, a Colorado commit from George Ranch High School in the Houston-area town of Richmond.

Fontenot, who's been committed since mid-June to Colorado, eclipsed the 2,000-yard career rushing mark this season. He helped his team win the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship in 2015.


HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: In two varsity seasons with Richmond (Texas) George Ranch, Fontenot ran for 2,050 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 78 yards and one TD.

2016: Fontenot finished his senior season with 91 carries for 642 yards and 10 touchdowns on 7.1 yards per carry, along with four catches for 32 yards.

2015: Fontenot enjoyed a breakout junior season that saw him rush for 1,408 yards and 21 touchdowns on 8.9 yards per carry. He also caught six passes for 46 yards and one touchdown as he helped Richmond George Ranch win the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship with a perfect 16-0 record.

Evaluation notes

Alex Fontenot is a well-rounded running back prospect who's posted good numbers in one of Texas' largest classifications for a state championship team.

Fontenot possesses adequate size and impressive testing numbers, including a 4.62-second 40 and a 4.20 shuttle. That gives Fontenot very good burst as a hole-puncher and the top-end speed to outrun defensive backs at the second level. He shows good balance and can gain dirty yardage.

Not often used as a pass-catcher, but has the ability to make a difference out of the backfield. Willing blocker in the run game and blitz pickup. Not a true burner, but a deceptively fast runner with more slippery physicality than run-over-you style. Gains yards after contact by deflecting glancing blows.

Overall, Fontenot is a running back prospect who maximizes his physical gifts and puts up big numbers against quality TXHSFB competition. He projects to the FBS and most likely P5 level. -- Gabe Brooks

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