2018 RB Kirby Bennett (Greg Powers / SCOUT)

Focus 2018: West Running Backs Watch List

Scout takes an early look at some of the top running backs in the West in the class of 2018...

With Signing Day wrapped up for 2017, Scout already turns its attention to the class of 2018 and here is a Watch List of running backs from the West in that class.

Names to Know:

Kirby Bennett, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Top back in the region shows a nice combination of size, speed and power. 


Chris Brown, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino

A downhill runner who can run between the tackles or bounce it outside. 


Maurice Washington, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove

Breakaway threat who can line up wide and is strong in the return game as well. 


Demetrious Flowers, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Strong, physical runner who can wear down a defense. 


Others to Watch:

Blake Stenstrom, Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian- Committed to Colorado

Andrew Van Buren, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade

Branden Rankins, San Bernardino (Calif.) Aquinas

Chuck Wick, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure

Gary Bragg, Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe

Jawhar Jordan, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton

Jermar Jefferson, Redondo (Calif.) Union

Jordan Byrd, Albuquerque (N.M.) Manzano

Kenyon Sims, San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay

Khoury Bethley, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo

Kyle Jones, Upland (Calif.)

Micah Smith, Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin

Travis Dye, Norco (Calif.)

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