The top position storyline-wise for the 2013 recruiting cycle thus far has to be running back. It’s a deep cycle there for sure, but because of injuries and a lack of consensus among analysts and coaches about which prospects are among the best and excellent depth in the state of Florida in particular, there still a lot to be settled with regards to where many of the top prospects end up. To top it off, many high school defenses have just stopped tackling in space as there have been more eye-popping stat lines that any other high school football season in memory.
So does this class have depth in terms of difference-makers or just guys that while excellent, aren’t the second coming of Earl Campbell and have taken advantage of the will of your average high school defender being broken early and often or could this end up being a special year where most of the highly-rated and ranked prospects are successful at the next level and beyond.
Time will tell on that. As far as where they end up playing college football, that’s going to be settled (for the most part) in three months and 19 days, but you can expect plenty of things to change between now and then.
It has already started.
In a surprising move last night, four-star running back Thomas Tyner (Beaverton, Ore./Aloha), backed out on a long-standing commitment to Oregon. The only other school he mentioned visiting was UCLA, but you can bet most of the other Pac-12 programs and others nationally, will be calling the speedster.
So with that added drama, here’s a look at the top five most intriguing running back recruitments for the Class of 2013. Hit the button- start photo feature- to take a look.
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