Posted On: 01/12/21 7:36 AM

It was tough for lots of prospects across the state to gain recognition this year due to Covid-19 regulations, but even was even tougher for the small-town players. The ones who couldn't compete at college camps and other combines in the off-season. No spring practice to impress college coaches who swing by for a practice. It's tough for them every year, but even more so this past fall.

There are multiple 2022 running backs from small towns across the state who deserve recognition and have a chance to see their recruitment take off over the next few months after the recruiting dead period ends.

 

 Colby Sikes (Apalachee)

The do-it-all athlete from Winder had a great season for a struggling Apalachee team, making plays on both sides of the ball all season. He's an impact defender, but he also showed why he's one of the top junior running back in the Athens area. At 5-foot-10 160-pounds, Sikes isn't the largest running back in the area, but he's productive and plays bigger than his size. He led the team in rushing with 64 carries for 503 yards and four touchdowns. Sikes also caught 26 passes for 356 yards and three more

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