Top 10 2017 Running Backs in the West Pre-Eval Period

Mar. 18 -- Scout takes a look at the top ten running backs in the West in the 2017 class before the spring evaluation period...

1. Najee Harris, Antioch (Calif.)

Harris is the No. 1 prospect in the 2017 class and schools are still doing everything they can to flip the Alabama commit.

2. Stephen Carr, Fontana (Calif.) Summit

The No. 2 back in the West, and nationally, Carr is a soft commit to USC and he too has numerous schools trying to sway him.

3. O'Maury Samuels, Los Lunas (N.M.)

Samuels came out of nowhere to earn the RB MVP honors at The Opening Dallas regional and a spot in the finals and is poised to see his recruitment take off this spring.

4. Drake Beasley, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola

The top back in Los Angeles, Beasley has a number of Pac-12 schools after him.

5. Connor Wedington, Sumner (Wash.)

A commit to homestate Washington, Wedington can play on either side of the ball but the Huskies want him in the backfield.

6. Chris Brooks, Newbury Park (Calif.)

Brooks can play running back, receiver, cornerback and return kicks and schools like his versatility.

7. Biaggio Ali-Walsh, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

The grandson of Muhammad Ali, Ali-Walsh was the primary back for the Gaels in their 2015 Scout National Championship campaign.

8. C.J. Verdell, San Diego (Calif.) Mater Dei Catholic

Verdell is the latest San Diego County back to make a splash nationally, with double-digit offers.

9. Jackson McChesney, Highland (Utah) Lone Peak

The top back in Utah, McChesney gave an early commitment to BYU.

10. Levani Damuni, Hyrum (Utah) Mountain Crest

Dumani is another two-way prospect who has schools intrigued by his ability to play running back and linebacker.

-National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins and Director of Recruiting Brandon Huffman compiled these rankings.

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