Posted On: 07/22/20 9:42 AM

As a lifelong follower of New Jersey high school football, particularly in the Monmouth-Ocean County area, Friday night lights at the Jersey Shore are synonymous with ground and pound games led by workhorse running backs. Though the position has undergone a serious evolution at the college and professional level, high school running backs are often the first player opposing teams key on stopping.

That hasn’t stopped some of Jersey’s premier runners from committing to schools like Wake Forest, Temple, and Navy. Other backs are still searching for the right college fit. Here is a look at what the top five unsigned running backs bring to the backfield and beyond.

Audric EstimeAudricEstime6'1" | RBSt. Joe's Montvale | 2021StateNJ, St. Joe’s Montvale

The seventh overall prospect in the NJ top 100, Estime is a home run hitter that can line up in the backfield or out of the slot. Estime is an upright runner that excels at picking through bodies at the line of scrimmage and getting loose at the second level.

This is a player that will make the first man miss consistently, changing gears as he gains an edge on defenders. Was used as a receiver, where he catches the ball naturally and turns

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