Orlando NFTC: Running Backs

There were some impressive running backs at the Orlando Nike Football Training Camp, including Dexter Williams, Jacques Patrick, D'Anfernee McGriff and Chandler Cox.

Dexter Williams (Winter Garden, Fla. West Orange)
If Scout named a top performer on Saturday, it would likely be Williams. He put on a show during the Sparq testing, then followed it up with great work at running back. He makes quick cuts, he was very good out of the backfield as a receiver, and he was tough for any linebacker to lay a hand on. His recruitment has taken off over the last month and it may go to another level now. Williams also posted the 2nd highest SPARQ rating of the combine season.

D'Anfernee McGriff (Tallahassee Leon)
This a big and powerful running back that moves well for his size. I thought McGriff caught the ball well and he showed good agility and athleticism for his size.

Antonio Wimbush (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County)
This kid is a compact back with speed and he showed very good hands Saturday. He's smaller and his size may limit his recruiting somewhat, but he is a legit Division 1 talent. He was the running back MVP on Saturday in Orlando.

Jacques Patrick (Orlando Timbercreek)
It's a shame that Patrick missed the morning part of the event which was when they were tested. I would have liked to have seen what kind of numbers Patrick posted, particularly in the forty. Otherwise, I thought he looked good. For a back that is a pure north-south down-hill guy, it's tough for him to really do his thing at an event like this.

Chandler Cox (Apopka, Fla.)
Being a fullback/H-back, Cox at times gets overlooked, but he is one of the top football players in the state of Florida. He worked out at running back some of the time and he ran some routes as a tight end and slot receiver. He catches the ball well, he competes hard, and he is very strong.

Chad Simmons contributed to this feature.

For all the latest news and notes from the Nike Football Training Camp, check out Scout's complete 2014 NFTC Coverage.


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