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Elite Junior Showcase: Running Backs

The Elite Junior Classic held a showcase last weekend at North Gwinnet High School, and the camp featured some very talented but unknown 2017 prospects. Three backs stood out among the rest during the showcase.

Darryl Giles, 2017, Loganville (GA)

A back that really caught my eye on Sunday was Giles.  The Loganville junior showed excellent hands when catching the ball, and is put together well physically.  He is a little on the shorter side at 5-foot-8, but has plenty of muscle at 191-pounds.  He does not have elite speed, but Giles is a very good one cut runner and has nice burst through the line of scrimmage.  He also runs well in space and has the ability to make defenders miss downfield.  He finishes runs well, occasionally dragging would be tackles for extra yards. 

Giles currently hold an offer from Navy, but more could be on the way.  

Elijah Fuller, 2018, Villa Rica (GA)

Fuller is a guy who could really emerge as a top back in the 2018 class.  The unknown recruit from Villa Rica is on the smaller side at 5-foot-10 161-pounds, but is very shifty and showed soft hands in some of the drills.  He was fluid and looked athletic enough to play at the next level if he continues to improve.  Fuller said he is hearing from schools such as Auburn and LSU, but he currently holds no offers.

Dedrick Tyus, 2017, Griffin (GA)

Aguably the most impressive back of the day, Tyus really stood out catching the football.  He showed the ability to make guys miss, and has a solid frame at 5-foot-10 192-pounds.  He is a very confident guy who was taking as many reps as he could. The Griffin (GA) junior looked good in drills and stood out in the group throughout the showcase.

On film, Tyus shows he is  very tough to bring down.  He does a good job of breaking tackles and keeping his balance.  He shows good quickness to the hole, and occasionally breaks a long run.  


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