Top RB's at the Mississippi Scout combine

There was a deep and talented pool of talent at the Mississippi combine, but we could only pick 5 RB's that stood out the most. To view which prospects made this list, read below.

Running Backs

Lee Chambers (RB, Coffeeville, MS) - The 5' 10 1/2", 165 pound back was one of the leading 1A rushers last season. Lee had 1,445 yards and 19 TD's for the (1A) North Half Finalist.

Chambers reported to the combine with a twisted ankle, so his numbers were a little off.

He ran a very respectable 4.56 forty, but turned in the highest three cone (7.75) and shuttle (4.56) time out of all of the top backs.

One thing Lee did still shine in was his vertical (37") which placed second. He also had a 9 foot/9 inch standing broad jump. Twisted ankle and all, the young man was very explosive.

USM (offer) leads MSU (offer), South Carolina (offer), Florida State (offer), Alabama (offer), and Louisville (offer).

Robert Elliott (RB, Okolona, MS) - The 6' 0", 188 pound back out of Okolona rushed for over 1, 800 and 20 TD's as a junior.

Robert came in the combine with the label of being the top skilled athlete in Mississippi. The Mississippi combine did nothing but strengthen his stock.

Elliott put up some of the best numbers at the camp. He had the second best standing broad jump (10 feet/3 inches) and shuttle (4.41). He turned in a 4.58 forty, 32" vertical, and a 7.55 three cone.

Robert just loves to compete. He reminds us of last year's Cordera Eason, in the fact that he is not scared of competition nor putting his talent on display, when he does not have much to gain and a lot to lose.

Elliott just does everything well. He cuts, has an initial burst, the ability to make you miss and break tackles, and has hands like a receiver. He simply has the complete package that you are looking for on the next level.

Committed to Ole Miss

Nathan Jew (RB, Jackson Aca, MS) - Nathan comes from the academy ranks which usually equals less attention as the public school products. But when lined up against the best of the best at the Mississippi combine, Jew more than held his own.

Nathan measured in at 5' 9 1/2", 187.

But what impressed is were his sheer numbers. He turned in a 4.54 forty, 4.5 shuttle, 7.47 three cone (3rd best), and had a 32" inch vertical.

Nathan loved the competition and played with great intensity.

Jew rushed for 1,198 yards on 140 carries as a junior. He also showed great hands at the combine which is evident in his numbers that he put last year, as he caught 16 passes for 340 yards. All in all, Nathan accounted for 24 touchdowns. For his efforts, Jew was selected MPSA First Team All-Conference running back and was Jackson Academy Offensive MVP.

Has an early list that consist of Alabama, Florida State, Memphis, Ole Miss, MSU, Vandy.

Danton Jackson (RB, Rivercrest, AR) - One of the biggest surprises at the camp was Danton Jackson.

Jackson put up some eye popping numbers. Try these.

Danton measured in at 5' 10", 181 and ran a 4.46 forty, which was the fastest forty out of all of the backs. If you are wondering how fast he gets out of the gate, Jackson ran a 4.4 shuttle (2nd best for the RB's). We watched Danton in the explosive events, and he simply blew the competition out of the water. He had a camp best 39 1/2" vertical, he also had a 10 feet/9 inch standing broadjump which is the record for all of the combines.

Can you imagine seeing Jackson take off, from say the 5 yard line, and simply jumping over the would be defenders into the endzone? To say this youngster has some hops is an understatement.

Well, after a little research, we found out that Jackson won the Arkansas Class 3A events in the 100 meter run and triple jump. He set the Arkansas record with a time of 11.28 seconds in the 100 meter and had an Arkansas record of 40 - 81/12 in the triple jump.

Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Texas Tech are the early leaders for Jackson's services.

Bobby Moore (RB, Hazlehurst, MS) - Bobby measured in at 5' 9", 173 and ran a stunning 4.09 shuttle, which times your quickness.

It is no wonder Hazlehurst won the Class 3A State Championship last season. Their backfield included MSU commitment, Damein Anderson, and Bobby "quick as a cat" Moore.

Moore rushed for 1,246 yards and 14 touchdowns on 147 carries last season.

Bobby's other numbers at the combine were solid as a rock. Bobby ran a 4.5 forty, and he had the best three cone time (7.22) out of all of the running backs. He can get to top speed in a hurry and can change directions and get back to top speed in a hurry. Not a bad trait to posses as a skilled player.

Ole Miss, LSU, MSU, and Texas Teach are showing the most interest.

Side Note

We will release the All-Mississippi Combine Team and the Combine MVP in our next report.

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