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.

http://www.scout.com/player/191061-najee-harris


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/193389-stephen-carr


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/202023-o-maury-samuels


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

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

http://www.scout.com/player/203332-drake-beasley


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/197643-connor-wedington


6. Chris Brooks, Newbury Park (Calif.)

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

http://www.scout.com/player/198983-chris-brooks


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/195044-biaggio-ali-walsh


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/205703-c-j-verdell


9. Jackson McChesney, Highland (Utah) Lone Peak

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

http://www.scout.com/player/190680-jackson-mcchesney


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/190327-levani-damuni


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


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