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Posted On: 07/28/20 10:30 AM

Recruiting running backs is a challenge for college coaches.

Many take into account how a running back will fit into their specific offensive system. Many great running backs play in offenses that do not feature running backs as well as they should. Many of the running backs in the Prep Redzone rankings play at elite programs where they are not the focal point of the offense.

There are very talented running backs who produce big numbers on the field, but do not get recognition because of the size of their school or the offensive system they play in. Below are the top returning rushers in Southern California who have not been receiving the recruiting attention that they perhaps should be.

10. Nova Kebeli, Portola, Irvine, 2022

Kebeli did not put up gaudy numbers like some of the rest of the players on this list, but he had a very impressive sophomore season for the Bulldogs last year. He rushed for 965 yards and 18 touchdowns, which is the second most touchdowns for a returning player in Orange County. Kebeli had a career-night against University when he rushed for 204 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for over 100 yards

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