2011 Preseason West Rankings: RBs

South Jordan (Utah) Bingham's Harvey Langi and Fresno (Calif.) Central's Brendon Bigelow are among the best of the West's top running backs...

1. Harvey Langi
South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
Big, punishing runner; football runs in his family.

2. Brendon Bigelow
Fresno (Calif.) Central- Committed to Washington
The Golden State's top pure running back is coming back from ACL injury.

3. Amir Carlisle
Sunnyvale (Calif.) The King's Academy- Committed to Stanford
Think Jahvid Best when watching this fellow small school star.

4. Bishop Sankey
Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep- Committed to Washington State
Complete back that has size and durability to dominate games; deceptively fast.

5. Kelsey Young
Norco (Calif.)- Committed to Stanford
Rushed for almost 1,800 yards as a backup at Toby Gerhart's alma mater.

6. Jordan Perkins
Lodi (Calif.)- Committed to Stanford
Often overlooked back has been the model of consistency.


7. KaDeem Carey
Tucson (Ariz.) Canyon Del Oro- Committed to Arizona
Might be best back in state history.

8. Brandon Wright
Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde
The top back from Nevada is ridiculously quick.

9. DeSean Martin
Las Vegas (Nev.) Bonanza
Versatile back is good receiver out of backfield.

10. Jesse Carney
Kailua (Hawaii) Kalaheo
One of shiftiest backs in Hawaii; very versatile and productive

Next 10 (11-20)
11. Bryson McKenzie, Provo (Utah) Timpview
12. Shaq Richard, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
13. Matt Jones, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon
14. De'Saan Hardwick, San Diego (Calif.) Madison- Committed to San Diego State
15. Superiorr Reid, Riverside (Calif.) Arlington
16. Jared Baker, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola- Committed to Arizona
17. Kendall Brock, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West- Committed to Nevada
18. Chandler Jenkins, Renton (Wash.) Liberty
19. Dominic Wooten, Corvallis (Ore.)
20. Robert Johnson, Fresno (Calif.) Central


1. Manoa Pikula, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham- Committed to BYU
2. Elijhaa Penny, Norwalk (Calif.)- Committed to Washington
3. Dezden Petty, Gardena (Calif.)- Committed to San Diego State

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