4 Star RB Names His Top 2

Standout running back Justin Sturns (5-9, 205, 4.47) of Rusk, Texas is holding just one scholarship offer for now, but other schools are in hot pursuit as well. For the first time, Justin names his top 2 schools. Are the Red Raiders one of them?

"Tennessee is my favorite," said Justin Sturns, who is also receiving attention from Nebraska, TCU and Texas Tech. "They offered early and that's why they are high on my list. I went there for a camp, and I got along with the coaches. I also feel good about their offense."

"Texas Tech is my No.2 right now. They told me they were leaning towards offering. They talked about me having a chance to start as a freshman. They like how I catch the ball out of the backfield and my playmaking ability."

Sturns is a standout on the baseball diamond at pitcher and centerfielder as well. The fact he has yet to take the ACT has likely prevented him from picking up more early offers.

Sturns rushed for 2,564 yards and scored 38 touchdowns during his junior season. For his senior year, his plan is simple.

"I want to leave everything on the field," he said. "I don't want to be thinking what else I could have done after each game. It would be great if we can bring a state title to Rusk."

Sturns plans to decide after his senior season.

"How I feel about the school will be important," he said. "I don't want to be seen just as a football player, but as a student-athlete too. I'd like to play early if I'm good enough—and I think I will be."

Sturns bench presses 285 and squats 555.

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