Posted On: 09/16/20 7:30 AM

After looking at the wide receivers featured in USA Today’s Top 70 Shore prospects, which featured three receivers already ranked in our statewide top 100, the running back scene in the Shore Conference paints a different picture. Jackson Memorial’s Will TownsWillTowns5'11" | RBJackson Memorial | 2021StateNJ is the only player listed in both rankings, leading the Asbury Park Press’ list.

This makes running back a prime position for breakout candidates this season at the Shore. With a delayed start to the season, expect many of these backs to have a chance at carrying their team’s offense in the Fall.

Below is a scouting report on Towns, as well as some of the other under the radar running backs from around Monmouth and Ocean county.

2021 RB Will TownsWillTowns5'11" | RBJackson Memorial | 2021StateNJ, Jackson Memorial

A Wake Forest commit, Towns is the 24th ranked player in the state and sixth overall at running back. Towns is a patient runner at the line of scrimmage, not afraid to make multiple cuts before accelerating up field and beating the angle on defensive backs. This is a fluid player that rarely goes down on first contact while eluding arm tackles with ease.

Under the Radar Running

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