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Under the Radar: Running backs

The state of Georgia is known for producing some of the best running backs in the country, and there are quite a few backs in the state who have seen their recruitment pick up as of late. Here are four guys who could have breakout seasons in the fall.

Jaelen Greene, Sandy Creek, 2017

Greene is a guy who could arguably the most underrated back in the state.  The Junior from Sandy Creek watched Eric Swinney run all over teams two years ago, and now it's Greene's turn for the spotlight.  Green had an excellent showing at the Atlanta MVP camp earlier this month, and rushed for over 900 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall.  When watching film, Greene shows excellent balance, good vision, and the ability to break tackles.  He showed good speed, occasionally breaking away for a long run, but he's an excellent runner between the tackles and it very tough to bring down.  The 5-foot-10 205 pound Greene has recently received offers from Western Michigan, Georgia Southern, and Northern Illinois. 

William Stovall Jr., Dacula, 2018

Stovall is an unknown recruit at the moment, but it might not be for long.The 5-foot-10 170-pound sophomore has good speed, but is a guy who can really pound the football and get the tough yards.  He claims to only be 170-pounds, but Stovall looks bigger, and plays bigger as well.  The Grayson transfer has good versatility as well, and has very good instincts at linebacker.  He closes well on the ball carrier and is a sure tackler.  He catches well out of the backfield, shows good strength, and can put a team on his back.  Stovall is a very determined kid who works hard, and is on path to have a breakout season for Dacula is 2016.  Stovall also claims a 4.6 4--yard dash and a 4.3 time in the cone drill.

Carl White III, Arabia Mountain, 2017

One back really making a name for himself on the camp circuit so far is Carl White III.  The Junior from Arabia Mountain had 820 yards all purpose yards last season with 5 touchdowns, and has been in the top running back group at the end of almost every recent camp he has attended.  The 5-foot-11 185-pound back has some explosiveness to him, and the ability to make plays with the game on the line.  He shows good hands, and can catch the ball in the slot if needed.  White also has good bloodlines, as his uncle was an All-American in college, who was drafted by the Browns and played behind the legendary Jim Brown.  Look for White to continue his success this offseason, and see his recruitment start to pick up going into the fall.

Anthony Grant, Buford, 2018

A running back to know from the 2018 class is Buford star Anthony Grant.  The sophomore had very impressive season last fall where he showed tremendous power and burst, which deceptive speed.  Grant followed that with an impressive week of practice at the Elite Junior/Sophomore Showcase last December, resulting in him rushing the ball 22 times for 165 yards and touchdown, earning the offensive MVP award.The 5-foot-11 176-pound back shows great balance on film, along with the ability to break tackles and move the pile at the end of runs.  Look for many schools to be after Grant, who is one of the top backs in the state of Georgia for the 2018 class.


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