Fall Camp Countdown: Looking at the RBs

UTSA begins fall practices in two weeks. We begin our “Fall Camp Countdown” series looking at the RB position.

Jarveon Williams is a proven commodity out of the backfield for UTSA. But can he shoulder the load alone in 2015? We take a look at the RB position headed into 2015 fall practices.

Position: Running Back
Starter: Jarveon Williams, Jr
Backups: Brian Vuaghn, Jr and Jalen Rhodes, RS Fr
Other Potential Contributors: Corbin White, Jr; Jess Anders, Fr; Brett Winnegan Fr; Halen Steward, Fr; Tyrell Clay, So

UTSA should be able to lean on Williams as a workhorse in 2015. A multi-talented player, we’ve seen Jarveon explode for big plays rushing, receiving, and in kickoff returns. Poised for a huge season, we’d expect Jarveon to see many looks this season. But can Williams handle the load all by himself? Will UTSA even want him to?

Williams has battled through some injuries in his first two seasons as a Roadrunner. While they haven’t been anything serious, he has missed some games. Combine that with the tendency of Offensive Coordinator Kevin Brown using multiple players in various formations, it’s not a stretch to think that we may see several backs contribute in 2015.

Gone are the mainstays David Glasco and Brandon Armstrong. So who steps up?

Redshirt Freshman Jalen Rhodes had a good spring showing flashes of why he was one of UTSA more heralded recruits. Hampered with injuries early in his career, Rhodes stayed healthy during the spring and should be ready to contribute.

Juco Corbin White was on campus this spring but was hampered by a leg injury that prevented him from participating in practice.

That leaves Junior Brian Vaughn. In the mold of a Brandon Armstrong, Vaughn is your prototypical change of pace back. Small and shifty, Vaughn is extremely fast. He’s showed glimpses of what could be but Vaughn has also been hit by the injury bug. In the newly released depth chart, Vaughn is listed as RB2 with Rhodes.

As of now, the RB position appears like it will be a three headed attack of Williams, Vaughn, and Rhodes.

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