2014 Recruiting Spotlight: Running Backs

It's a new year and time to start looking at SMU prospects in the Class of 2014. Come inside for an introduction to the Mustangs' top RB targets!

Isaiah Brandt-Sims (6-0, 180), Wenatchee (WA)

Briefly: Brandt-Sims recently picked up an offer from SMU defensive coordinator Tom Mason and is now really looking into the program. He is a good friend of quarterback commit Kolney Cassel and was supposed to visit with him but problems arose at the airports. Cassel said Brand-Sims, who runs a 4.37, would be the fastest players SMU has ever had.


Leonard Fournette (6-2, 225), St. Augustine (LA)

Briefly: It is unclear if SMU will continue to actively recruit Louisiana after June Jones replaced Jeff Reinebold with Jason Phillips. But bulldozing back Fournette claims an offer. The 5-star prospect also holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida and LSU. If SMU wants to have any shot of landing this kid, they Phillips to stay in contact and a miracle.


Jaelon Walker (5-9, 175), Southmoore (OK)

Briefly: Walker currently holds no offers but is expected to be one of the top multi-purpose backs in the state of Oklahoma. Last season, he rushed for 445 yards, recorded 349 yards receiving and scored six total touchdowns. Other schools showing early interest in Walker include Arkansas State, Rice and Tulsa.

Highlights: http://new.berecruited.com/athletes/1090975/game_film

Thomas Middleton (6-1, 225), Cedar Park (TX)

Briefly: One of the state's top fullbacks, Middleton guided Cedar Park to a 4A state championship and would be a perfect fit for SMU's Run N' Shoot scheme. Middleton put on 40 pounds from his sophomore to his junior season and has transformed himself into a big, physical back. He currently does not hold an offer but has interest from Texas, TCU and Rice.


Cameron Singletary (5-7, 180), Bishop Kenny (FL)

Briefly: Singletary may not be tall, but he's quick and elusive. Singletary does not hold any offers at the moment, but he has been in contact with SMU defensive backs coach Derrick Odum and is very interested in what the Mustangs have to offer. Singletary would be a nice change of pace back and is a teammate of 2014 quarterback target John Wolford.


Travior Walker (5-9, 175), Tulsa Memorial (OK)

Briefly: Like Jaelon Walker, this Walker is also supposed to be one of the top multi-purpose backs in the state of Oklahoma. Walker appears to be more polished than his counterpart and has attracted interest from other schools including Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa.

Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/394036/highlights/5367368

Shaun Nixon (5-10, 185), Austin Lake Travis (TX)

Briefly: Easily one of the top backs in Texas, Nixon has already made his decision and committed to Texas A&M last month. It seems extremely unlikely that SMU can snag him now but kudos to SMU for offering early.


Donald Catalon (6-0, 200), Aldine Eisenhower (TX)

Briefly: Catalon is another top in-state back that has already made his decision. The future Texas Longhorn holds an SMU offer but getting him to switch will be impossible so the Ponies don't appear to be in the race here.


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