Monday, May 11, 2009

Ranking the Carolinas' prospects: RBs

Today we're start something different--a ranking of our Carolinas prospects by position. We'll do one a day:

We're starting with running backs, and this is a tough list because it's a weak year for the position, although Marcus Lattimore almost makes up for that all by himself.

RUNNING BACKS

1. MARCUS LATTIMORE, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes: The easiest pick on any of these lists. Many consider the 5—foot-11, 215-pound Lattimore is the No. 1 prospect at his position in the country. Dozens of offers, including virtually every national power and all the usual area suspects.



2. MUSTAFA GREENE, Irmo (S.C.): Greene, like Lattimore, can be a feature back at the highest collegiate level. He’s 6-1 and 195 pounds, and rushed for over 1,300 yards despite losing a third of his junior season to injury. Among the schools he’s interested in are Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Tennessee.

3. KEVIN PARKS, West Rowan: Although just 5-6, Parks (in AP photo below) packs a wallop in his 191 pounds and is tough to bring down, as he showed with 219 rushing yards in the state 3A title game. He has committed to Virginia.

4. JOSHUA SNEAD, Smithfield Selma: Speedy but not big at 5-9 and 170 pounds, Snead would make a fine Reggie Bush-style RB because of his ability to catch the ball and operate in space. He’s being recruited by Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, among others.

5. DAVID HIGHSMITH, Raleigh Enloe: A solid 6-0 and 195 pounds, Highsmith totaled 900 rushing yards and 9 TDs as a junior. He’s getting interest from Duke, ECU, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

TOMORROW: OFFENSIVE LINE

--Stan Olson




West Rowan's Kevin Parks runs by West Craven's Jamel Meadows in the Class 3A championship game in Winston-Salem Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Justus Pickett at Ardrey kell is a man to watch this season !

Steven Jay said...

I'm not sure if this is only a rising senior type deal or what. But Jalen Ross from Charlotte Latin High School could be big. He's a rather short and not so stout kid, but he's one of the shiftiest players I have had the pleasure to watch. I live in South Carolina, and went to a game against Christ Church Episcopal and he racked up something ridiculous like 240 yards and 3 touchdowns on my alma mater. Im surprised to not see him on this list (unless of course its only rising seniors). I mean, I followed him for a little and read that at one point he had averaged 10 yards a carry on 100 carries! Those are pretty statistics for a sophomore. Which is why I'm writing this comment. I feel that if he isn't in the top 5, he's a close 6th. I'm hoping that team comes back down to my area this upcoming fall.

Anonymous said...

LATIN SUCKS, MY SISTER TURNED DOWN AN OFFER TO BE THEIR STARTING FULLBACK, SHE SAID SHE DIDNT FEEL COMFORTABLE BEING THEYRE BIGGEST PLAYER (5'9 145 LBS)