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:
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.)