East Region: Top Uncommitted Running Backs

Scout.com continues a position-by-position breakdown of the top uncommitted players in the East Region's 2015 class, and it moves along with the running backs.

There spring evaluation period ends this week, and the spring 7-on-7s and combines are winding down.

So, what better time to take a look at where recruiting stands?

Scout.com continues a positional breakdown of the uncommitted prospects in the East Region with a look at the top uncommitted running backs:


Jaason Lewis, 6-3, 235, Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes

Schools in contention: Florida, Miami, LSU, Louisville, Georgia, UCF and others

Skinny: Lewis decommitted from UCLA last week and opened up his recruitment. He plans on visiting Georgia, LSU and Florida, and he could mix in a UCF visit as well. Lewis' recruitment has gone in various directions, so getting this one pinned down will be tough for a school until the NLI arrives. He is being recruited as a running back, but schools are also looking at Lewis as a linebacker, which adds even more intrigue to the situation.


A.J. Turner, 5-11, 180, Clifton (Va.) Centreville

Schools in contention: Clemson, Florida, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Skinny: Turner is yet to trim his offer list, but the in-state schools are big-time players for his services. He was set to make visits to Michigan State and Ohio State over the weekend, and those two programs could make up a ton of ground in the recruiting race. Academics will be part of his decision, and it could turn into an in-state vs. out-of-state battle.


Dontae Strickland, 6-0, 180, Monmouth Junction (N.J) South Brunswick

Schools in contention: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Penn State

Skinny: If going by watching the actions of Strickland rather than the words, Rutgers is the school to beat. The last three FBS scholarship players from his school went to Rutgers, which is 15 minutes north of Strickland's high school, and he is a regular visitor to campus. However, Syracuse is making a strong push into New Jersey, and getting Strickland to commit along with fellow New Jersey prospects Daivon Ellison of Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco and Myles Hartsfield of Parlin (N.J.) Sayreville would send a huge message. That said, if Penn State decides to offer, the recruitment could end.


Olamide Zaccheaus, 5-8, 195, Philadelphia St. Joseph's Prep

Schools in contention: Virginia, Maryland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Temple, Old Dominion, Ohio, Miami and Duke

Skinny: Zaccheaus is looking at summer visits, particularly to schools already offering like Cincinnati, Miami, Pittsburgh, Temple and Virginia. He made a Maryland visit and is waiting to hear about an offer. Rutgers is also toying with the idea of offering, but Zacheaus is moving forward with his recruitment and may not visit a school unless if offers, or says it will if he visits. Academics are important to Zaccheaus, and when Virginia extended an offer recently, it became a big player for his services.


Reggie Corbin, 5-9, 190, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga

Schools in contention: Illinois, Marshall, Old Dominion, Toledo, Washington State, Washington, Maryland, Oregon and Rutgers

Skinny: More schools could join the mix if an offer is extended, but as of now there is an intriguing part since Corbin said he wants to play in the Pac-12 because of the style of offense. At this point, that means Washington State since it is the only Pac-12 school to offer. Corbin is also a big rugby players for one of the nation's elite teams, and Wazzu coach Mike Leach has a rugby background. However, he visited Illinois and enjoyed his time on the campus, and if Maryland and Rutgers offer, both could become players because of the Big Ten and proximity, and both are showing interest.


Davon Tucker, 5-9, 203, Somerdale (N.J.) Sterling

Schools in contention: Boston College, Syracuse, Ball State, Western Michigan, Temple and Rutgers

Skinny: All but Rutgers and Temple offered Tucker, and each of the schools are showing plenty of interest after he made spring visits. Getting to Syracuse is a priority for Tucker, who is looking for a "family-type atmosphere" and is trying to decide before the start of his senior season.



Others to keep an eye on
Devante Williams, Potomac (Md.) The Bullis School
Jonathan Forrest, New Rochelle (N.Y.) High
Sharrieff Grice, West Hartford (Conn.) Kingswood-Oxford
Nas Bonner, Philadelphia Imhoptep
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