Posted On: 07/14/20 9:17 AM

The Grand Rapids area features several record-setting backs and a handful of others who are set to make a name for themselves this season. Below I break down, in my opinion, the areas five best backs and what sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

Carson Vanderhoff, Caledonia 2021"

Earned First Team All-State and First Team All-OK Red honors. Set Caledonia’s rushing record with 1,729 yards and 19 touchdowns on 230 carries. Had monster games of 384 yards against West Ottawa and 331 yards against Northview.

Carson is a shifty back who explodes through holes with aggression. He has the ability to lower his shoulder and run through defenders as well as the quickness to cut on a dime and gain an extra chunk of yards. One thing that stands out about Carson is the patience he shows when a hole isn’t initially there. He has the presence of mind to wait for a lane to open up instead of forcing the issue. Expect Carson to be the focal point of Caledonia’s offense again this season.

Offers: Carthrage College, Kalamazoo College, Alma College, Aurora University, Otterbein University, Hope College

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