Top high school football running backs to watch this fall in the Southland:
Player; School; Ht.; Wt.; Yr.; Comment
Stephen Carr; Summit; 6-0; 195; Jr.; USC commit has burst of speed.
Zion Echols; Charter Oak; 5-10; 175; Sr.; California commit makes a difference in many ways.
Demetric Felton; Great Oak; 5-10; 180; Sr.; Rushed for 1,277 yards, 15 touchdowns.
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Chase Jasmin; Westlake; 5-11; 185; Sr.; Rushed for 1,413 yards, 13 touchdowns.
Leo Lambert III; S.O. Notre Dame; 5-10; 180; Sr.; Rushed for 1,320 yards, 20 touchdowns.
Sean McGrew; St. John Bosco; 5-7; 175; Sr.; Washington commit is faster and stronger.
Jalen Starks; Crespi; 6-1; 240; Sr.; Let's see who volunteers to tackle this UCLA commit.
Melquise Stovall; Paraclete; 5-10; 185; Sr.; Rushed for 1,603 yards, 20 touchdowns.
J.J. Taylor; Corona Centennial; 5-6; 160; Sr.; Arizona commit is big-play weapon.
Edward Vander; Paramount; 6-1; 210; Sr.; JSerra transfer picks up the tough yards.
Best of the rest
Drake Beasley; Loyola; 5-11; 190; Jr.; Uses size, speed to advantage.
Chance Bell; Burroughs; 5-9; 165; Jr.; Rushed for 1,124 yards, nine touchdowns.
Raymond Caldera; Oxnard; 5-7; 200; Sr.; Rushed for 2,352 yards, 30 touchdowns.
Anthony Carswell; LB Millikan; 5-11; 185; Sr.; One of the Moore League's fastest players.
Aundre Carter; Crenshaw; 5-8; 160; Sr.; Capable of All-City season.
Jacob Fimbres; Sonora; 5-9; 165; Sr.; Rushed for 1,622 yards, 28 TDs.
Devin Floyd; Citrus Hill; 5-6; 180; Sr.; Had six games with more than 100 yards rushing.
Marcus Gandy; Sylmar; 5-9; 185; Sr.; Capable of piling up big numbers.
Joey Harman; Redlands East Valley; 5-9; 155; Sr.; Rushed for 1,521 yards last season.
Ramses Hernandez; Fairfax; 5-9; 190; Sr.; Has run for more than 3,000 yards in prep career.