Miami 2015 Prospects -- Running Backs

It's time to shift our coverage to the 2015 recruiting class. Miami has already been very active in recruiting the current group of juniors. Lets take a closer look, focusing on the running backs in this piece.

The Hurricanes signed just one running back this year -- five-star Joseph Yearby -- and Al Golden said that UM plans to sign two in the 2015 class.

While the Canes are recruiting several of them, only three have known legitimate offers from the Canes right now.

Jordan Scarlett, 5-11/195, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) -- The most heavily recruited running back prospect in Broward County right now, Scarlett is coming off an excellent junior season at The University School. He finished the season with 979 yards and 17 touchdowns on an 8.2 average. He also caught seven passes for 160 yards and two scores. He has a tremendous combination of speed and athleticism and is very dangerous with the ball in his hands. Scarlett's former coach, Roger Harriott, recently became an assistant on FAU's staff and Scarlett made an early commitment to the Owls. Miami, and everyone else, is still going to recruit him hard.

Jordan Cronkrite, 5-11/190, Miami (Westminster Christian) -- The most heavily recruited running back in Dade County right now, Cronkrite was among the area's most productive backs as a junior this past season. He went for 1,343 yards and 15 touchdowns on an 11.8 average. He also had 10 catches for 200 yards and three scores. Cronkite and Scarlett are very similar in terms of size, speed, and running ability. Cronkrite visited UM for its recent Junior Day and has expressed a lot of early interest in the Canes.

Jacques Patrick, 6-1/215, Orlando (Timber Creek) -- The state's most heavily recruited running back prospect going back to last summer, Patrick was offered by Miami during his sophomore season. He is coming off one of the best seasons of any running back in Florida. He ran for 2,153 yards and 30 touchdowns with an average of 9.3. He isn't much of a threat in the passing game, and caught just two passes on the season. He's bigger than the other two and a more physical, inside runner who lacks the breakaway speed the other two have. Patrick has been to Miami before but has also seen several other schools already.

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