JUCO Spotlight: WR Jeremy Runner

Jeremy Runner was a dangerous...well, runner and receiver for Class 4A state champion Neville two years ago, and the Monroe, Louisiana, product recently completed his freshman season at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Find out which four-year schools are taking a look at the slot receiver.

"I had an alright freshman year at Northwest Mississippi," said Jeremy Runner (5-11, 200, 4.45). "I only caught one pass, because I backed up a sophomore at slot receiver, but I'll be the starter next season. I had around 15 carries on speed sweeps and averaged 10 yards per carry. I was on most of the special teams.

"I'm hoping to go to LSU. I've talked to their coaches and they wanted my film, so I sent it to them. Louisiana Tech also wanted my film and it would be good to go there, because it's only 30 minutes from my home."

Runner originally signed with Grambling State out of high school, and he's still hearing from the Tigers, as well as ULM.

In 2009, Runner was a versatile weapon on Neville's Class 4A state championship squad. He caught 48 passes for 790 yards (16.46 ypc) and six touchdowns, to go along with 86 carries for 506 yards (5.88 ypc) and 10 touchdowns on the ground.

Neville's only loss that year came to undefeated Class 5A state champion West Monroe.

"I knew we were going to have a good season after the West Monroe game," said Runner. "We were down by 21 at one point, but we came back to take the lead. We had a good squad that year."

Runner, who led the team in receiving, also averaged 30.44 yards per kick return in 2009.


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