High School Sports

High school running backs to watch

Eric Sondheimer
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The Times' top high school running backs in Southern California to keep an eye on

Marcus Chambers; St. Bonaventure; 5-9; 180; Sr.; Knows how to pick up yards

Dominic Davis; Alemany; 5-11; 180; Sr.; Speedster is set for best season yet

Okalani Taufahema-Langi; Chaminade; 5-9; 200; Sr.; Likes to run through defenders

Sean McGrew; St. John Bosco; 5-7; 170; Jr.; Faster, stronger and even hungrier

Malik Roberson; Gardena Serra; 5-7; 190; Sr.; He's healthy and ready to romp

Melquise Stovall; Paraclete; 5-10; 175; Jr.; Accounted for 46 touchdowns

JJ Taylor; Corona Centennial; 5-6; 165; Jr.; Next top back for Huskies

Nathan Tilford; Upland; 6-2; 215; So.; Ready for breakout season

Lavell Thompson; South Gate; 5-7; 185; Sr.; Top City Section producer had 34 touchdowns

James Williams; Burbank; 5-10; 180; Sr.; Committed to Washington State


Damian Alloway; Summit; 5-9; 170; Jr.; Good athlete who scored nine touchdowns last season

Sheldon Arnold; Santee; 5-10; 180; Sr.; Rushed for 2,354 yards

Anthony Battista; Tesoro; 5-9; 175; Jr.; Gained 1,052 yards at Corona del Mar

Tate Beachley; Servite; 6-1; 177; Sr.; Runs hards, blocks hard

Drake Beasley; Loyola; 5-10; 180; So.; He's going to be a star

Aundre Carter; Crenshaw; 5-10; 170; Jr.; Developing fast

Griffin Carter; Pasadena Poly; 5-11; 190; Sr.; Averaged 10 yards a carry

Matthew Cecil; St. Genevieve; 5-11; 205; Sr.; Rushed for 1,402 yards

TJ Brumfield; Crespi; 5-6; 170; Sr.; Can do many assignments for a team

Jeremy Calhoun; Long Beach Poly; 6-0; 180; Sr.; Will be a key player for Jackrabbits

Brysen Charbonier; Chino Hills; 5-10; 175; Sr.; Rushed for 1,207 yards

David Cooper; Loyola; 5-10; 192; Sr.; Ready to have big season

Zion Echols; Charter Oak; 5-9; 170; Jr.; Makes big plays

Tito Feliciano; Vista Murrieta; 5-7; 170; Sr.; Has lots of speed

Isaiah Gable; Arleta; 5-5; 140; Jr.; One of the top players in East Valley League

Donte Huddleston; San Pedro; 5-10; 185; Jr.; Could have breakout season

Rory Hubbard; Peninsula; 6-1; 175; Sr.; Rushed for 2,100 yards

Gil'Scott Jackson; Oaks Christian; 5-11; 190; Jr.; Rushed for 904 yards in San Diego

Darius Jones; Canoga Park; 5-9; 150; Sr.; Rushed for 2,134 yards

Joshua Johnson; Kaiser; 5-10; 175; Jr.; Rushed for 1,349 yards as a sophomore

Leo Lambert; Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 5-9; 175; Jr.; Back from jaw surgery; scored 34 touchdowns as a freshman

Jacob LaRue; Verbum Dei; 5-11; 175; Sr.; Rushed for 2,068 yards

Isaiah Love; West Covina; 6-0; 175; Jr.; Has lots of potential

Aaron Manning; Rancho Cucamonga; 5-9; 175; Jr.; Made positive impression as a sophomore

Cole Martin; Corona del Mar; 5-10; 185; Sr.; Rushed for 1,870 yards during 16-0 season

Matthew Matlock; Newbury Park; 5-7; 185; Sr.; Should go for 2,000 yards rushing

Andrew Martinez; Norte Vista; 5-10; 205; Sr.; River Valley League offensive MVP

Isaac Mendibles; Montebello; 5-7; 135; Jr.; Rushed for 1,775 yards

Darrion Naylor; Gardena Serra; 5-7; 180; Sr.; Rushed for over 1,000 yards

Sarkis Panossian; Western Christian; 6-0; 210; Sr.; Gained 2,027 yards

Tyler Peralta; Ventura; 5-11; 180; Sr.; Gained 1,663 yards

DeJean Parramore; Venice; 5-9; 190; Jr.; Capable of having a big season

T.J. Pledger; Chaminade; 5-8; 175; Fr.; The next great Chaminade back

Sterling Salguero; Birmingham; 5-10; 170; Jr.; Rushed for 1,270 yards as a sophomore

Justin Santos; Chatsworth; 5-11; 185; Sr.; Was unstoppable in City Division II playoffs

Michael Soracco; Eagle Rock; 5-9; 190; Jr.; Rushed for 1,709 yards, 23 touchdowns

Jamie Taylor; Rim of the World; 5-11; 180; Sr.; Rushed for 2,610 yards

Dylan Thigpen; Damien; 5-10; 180; Jr.; Made impressive runs as sophomore

Christian Williams; Morningside; 5-9; 185; Sr.; One-man wrecking crew

Coming Monday: A look at the region's top high school kickers


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