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MVP Camp Top Performers: Running Backs

Dawg Post takes a look at the top performers at running back during the MVP Camp at Lassiter earlier this month.

It's tough to get a good read on running backs at camps like these, but there were still a few that really stood out among the rest.

Nuru Tinch, Newton (GA), 2018

The most impressive looking back from the MVP camp came from Tinch, who is still somewhat of an unknown recruit at the moment. At 6-foot 201-pounds, Tinch looks the part physically and runs with power. On film it doesn't look like he is the fastest guy, but he shows the ability to make defenders miss is a short space, and is tough to bring down by only one guy.  He reads his blocks well, and does a nice job or dragging defenders a few extra yards before being brought down.  At camp he looked impressive going through drills, and caught the ball well well out of the backfield.  With last year's starter Kurt Taylor transferring to Grayson, look for Tinch to have a breakout season for Newton in 2016.  UAB has already offered, and I think more could be on the way soon for this sleeper 2018 running back.

William Stovall Jr, Dacula (GA), 2018

I've seen Stovall multiple times at different camps this spring, and while this wasn't his best outing, Stovall still stood out among the group.  He's a little on the shorter side at 5-foot-10 177, but he is well put together and showed good athletic ability.  Like Tinch, he isn't a burner, but he runs hard and picks up tough yards consistently.  He caught the ball well out of the backfield, and showed good footwork in drills.  Stovall had a great sophomore campaign, and like many other backs in the state, has a chance to have a breakout junior season and firmly put himself among the best backs in Georgia.  He's a tough back to bring down and is a big play waiting to happen.  It would not surprise me at all to start seeing some smaller schools start showing interest going into this fall.

Trice Cloud, Thomas County Central, 2017.

Still an unknown recruit, Cloud opened everyone's eyes with his 4.4 40-time.  The 5-foot-9 185-pound tailback showed great speed and explosiveness, and looked very fluid in drills.  He is not on the recruiting map at the moment, but he could start hearing from schools with a solid senior season.  His speed alone could garner some interest from major programs down the road.  


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