In The Film Room: 2011 RB Jermichael Selders

Jermichael Selders of CyCreek is another in a growing list of very talented runners in the 2011 class in the state of Texas. At 5-11, and 172 pounds with elite level cutting ability, Selders has the appearance of a back that will excel in the spread offenses that litter college football. Take a look at this scouting report and impressive sophomore highlights brought to you by Burnt Orange Beat.

In Texas, the class of 2011 will be known as the year of the running back. Many already know names such as Aaron Green of San Antonio Madison, Bradley Marquez of Odessa High, Herschel Sims of Abilene High and Malcolm Brown of Cibolo Steele, but it's time to add another to the mix in CyCreek's Jermichael Selders.

Selders is coming off of a 15-5A unanimous all-district selection after rushing for 1,114 yards and 13 touchdowns on 163 carries in 10 games (missed one due to injury). Throw in 19 catches for 165 yards and a score and the 5-11, 172-pound darting back proved to be a tough tackle for Houston area defenders.

Jermichael Selders Scouting Report

Selders is a make-you-miss back with impressive vision. At 5-11, and 172 pounds with a wiry frame that will need time to fully develop, the talented sophomore depends on his great feet, terrific balance and natural ability to jump cut and skip cut in the hole and accelerate to the second level.

Once in the second level, Selders has a quick-footed spin move with impressive body control and the vision and change of speed ability to set up blockers and maximize runs. Because he is not going to run away from defenders or race pass defender angles with legit 4.4 speed, his skill set and instincts to maximize runs is key and he has it in spades.

Out of the backfield, Selders is also a threat with soft hands coupled with the feet and body control to make the tough catch and to not lose his balance. One on one in space after the catch, he can throw a quick spin move or stick his foot in the ground and make a darting cut up the field.

Selders runs tough, but does need to continue to work on running high to low/low to high when contact is inevitable.

Selders attended the Texas spring game and is likely to attend summer camp.


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