FL Running Back Getting Looks

Despite playing for a team that went 1-10 his senior season, running back Irvin Rutledge of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, FL rushed for 1156 yards. His accomplishments under such challenging circumstances have started getting him attention from a variety of colleges.

Rutledge has run a 4.5 forty-yard dash and at 5'11" and 189 pounds he can also offer some power with that speed. In high school he has also had the chance to show his hands as he caught several screen passes and was split out wide on occasion.

So far Rutledge has gotten looks from Memphis, South Alabama, Southern Illinois, UMass and Samford. Right now these schools are in the process of examining his transcripts and as soon as that is complete it is likely that several scholarship offers on the way.

When asked which school appealed to him most at this stage, Rutledge said, "I like what Memphis has to offer but that is the only school I've been to see so far." His next visit will be to South Alabama on January 28th and then it will decision time as Signing Day will be that following Wednesday. Jagsjungle.com will keep you up to date on the future of this Sunshine State sleeper.

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