Last year, as a sophomore, running back James Morehead established himself as a player to watch in New Mexico prep football. Morehead made the most of limited touches as he rushed for over 500 yards on just 53 carries. At nearly ten yards a carry, Morehead used his 4.5 speed to send notice regarding his big play ability.
Focused this offseason on getting bigger, stronger and faster as well as honing technique, especially blocking and footwork, Morehead is ready to take an increased role in the offense. This increased offensive role is especially important with the graduation of QB Tanner Ireland and fellow running back Marcus Washington's move to safety.
Regarding his Sandia team, Morehead says they are, "looking very good and strong." The Matadors have had a busy offseason honing their skills at multiple 7 on 7 tournaments including the Highland passing league, the West Mesa passing tournament and the Rio Rancho tournament. According to Morehead, this summer has been spent by the team, "bonding and just working together."
In regard to his recruitment, Morehead's junior campaign is very important. If the speedy back, who claims interest from Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Colorado and Tennessee, can build on last year's success and show he can handle the increased carries load, potentially interest could become offers.