Posted On: 01/29/21 5:24 PM

The junior class in the state of New Mexico (2022 graduates) is filled with some talented running backs, some of whom should go on and play at the next level. They’ll play this spring and then finish their prep football careers in the fall.

Zach VigilZachVigil5'10" | RBRio Rancho | 2022StateNM, Rio Rancho: Who’s the top junior running back in New Mexico? It’s Vigil. He rushed for 1,253 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2019, helping Rio Rancho reach the Class 6A championship game. He had 242 total carries, an average of 18.6 per game. Could the Rams rely on Vigil even more this spring to the tune of 22-25 carries per game? Don’t bet against it. After all, when you have a horse like Vigil, you ride ‘em as much as you can.

Martell MoraMartellMora5'8" | RBSanta Fe | 2022StateNM, Santa Fe: As we described in a recent story, Mora helping spearhead the revival at Santa Fe, which lost 30+ games in a row a few years back but finished 4-6 in 2019. He rushed for 851 yards and 7 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2019. The Demons have a dynamic offensive backfield with Mora and QB Luc Jaramillo, another intriguing 2022 prospect.

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