Chad Simmons

Miami Paradise Camp: RB's

Miami's Paradise Camp was a huge success over the weekend. Lets take a closer look at some of the top running backs who were at the event and where they stand with the recruiting process.

The Hurricanes have two running back commitments in the 2017 class and they were both on campus over the weekend for the Camp.

Robert Burns and Bentavious Thompson both committed to the Hurricanes back in February and have been rock solid with their commitments ever since. At 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, Burns is a bruiser from Gulliver Prep. He had over 20 scholarship offers at the time of his commitment and is being more heavily recruited than Thompson, who stands 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds. The Miami Southridge standout has around a dozen scholarship offers.

The Canes don't appear to be done recruiting running backs in the 2017 class and one player to keep a close eye on is Fort Myers High standout Darrian Felix. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Felix has over a dozen scholarship offers and has often listed Miami and Oregon as his top choices. Schools like Auburn and Tennessee have also offered and are still in the mix. Felix was on campus over the weekend and is strongly considering the Canes.

The best running back prospect on campus over the weekend was actually a 2018 prospect. His name is James Cook and he's an elite running back prospect at Miami Central. The younger brother of FSU running back Dalvin Cook, James is already committed to Florida State and is pretty locked into becoming a Seminole. His appearance at Miami's camp, however, means Miami still has a fighting chance. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Cook is a huge target for the Canes in their 2018 class.

Cook wasn't the only top flight 2018 running back prospect who was on campus over the weekend. Camron Davis, a talented runner from Carol City HS, was very good. At 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, Davis is already committed to Oregon State but has offers from schools like Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Miami hasn't offered him yet but he's definitely on the radar.

Perhaps the best 2020 prospect at the camp was running back Don Chaney Jr. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Chaney is a talented two-way player at Belen Jesuit High. He put on a show at the first session and was invited back for the second. Although it's still a long time before he signs with anyone, he's a player for Miami fans to keep a close eye on in the future.


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