Fournette is a 6-foot-2, 227 pound back out of New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine and he has a nice blend of power, speed, and toughness. Michel is a little more graceful at 5-foot-11, 210 pounds. The talented back out of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage has great feet, good agility, and good speed.
Both Fournette and Michel are already five-star prospects and each has offers from schools across the country.
It doesn't stop there at running back.
There is plenty more talent in the Sunshine State and Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook are teammates at Miami Central. Yearby is a Florida State commitment and he is more about power, lateral quickness, and finding daylight. Cook is already committed to Clemson and he is a big play waiting to happen because of speed and explosiveness.
Jalen Hurd is a 6-foot-3, 215 pound running back out of Hendersonville (Tenn.) Beech. He ran for over 3,300 yards and scored 43 touchdowns as a junior while helping Beech win a state title. He likes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, and Tennessee early on.
Scott is a slasher with elite football speed, Hood is a strong back that could play on either side of the ball, and Williams is big back over 6-feet, 1-inches tall and pushing 215 pounds. All three backs have elite offers.
Georgia had a couple of Scout100 backs in 2013 and the Peach State again is strong at this position. Nick Chubb of Cedartown and Myles Autry of Norcross lead the way in '14. Chubb has really emerged in the last two months and Autry has steadily picked up offers over the past nine months.
D.K. Buford will be one of the top prospects in Mississippi and Aeris Williams is another talented back in the Magnolia State. Buford is the smaller and quicker back while Williams is a strong runner with good size.
The running back position is strong in the 2014 class, but there is plenty of talent at other positions too.
In the trenches on the offensive side of the ball, Cameron Robinson is at the top. The Louisiana native has all the big offers and it already looks like it could come down to Alabama and LSU. He will be one of the top overall prospects in the country.
K.C. McDermott, Miami commitment Trevor Darling, Mason Cole, and Reilly Gibbons out of Florida are four elite tackles and a few others that stand out early are Bentley Spain out of South Carolina, Alex Bars out of Tennessee, and Orlando Brown out of Georgia.
On the inside, Donnell Stanley is the guy. He is a dominant lineman out of South Carolina and he is best at guard, but he may be able to play right tackle on the next level too. Other interior OLs to keep an eye on are Roderick Taylor out of Mississippi, Garrett Brumfield out of Louisiana, LSU commitment William Clapp out of Louisiana, Corey Martinez out of Florida, and Isaiah Wynn out of Florida.
It is a strong year at the top for offensive linemen in the south.
There are plenty of playmakers are wide receiver in the '14 class too.
At the top are Malachi Dupre and Trevion Thompson. Both have good size, good speed, and a ton of offers. Dupre is out of Louisiana and Thompson is out of North Carolina. Both are national caliber wideouts.
At tight end, there is a variety of types at this position in the junior class.
LSU commitment Jacory Washington out of Louisiana, Ravian Pierce out of Florida, and Clemson commitment Cannon Smith are all guys that are known most for their hands. They are guys that flex out and that create mismatches.
Scout plans to release updated class of 2014 rankings in the near feature and we will take a look ahead at some of the top defensive prospects out of the south later this week as well.