Posted On: 02/16/21 7:48 AM

Mississippi has been a historic state for producing running backs with names like Walter Payton, Clinton Portis, and Deuce McCallister making their mark on the state record books. With so many teams being so focused on running the ball well, Mississippi backs are always a hot commodity in the recruiting world. This year’s running back group could be the best Mississippi has seen in a while. Below are our top 5 ranked backs of 2022 based on last season.

Branson RobinsonBransonRobinson5'11" | RBGermantown | 2022StateMS | Germantown

Coming in at No. 1 on the list, the Germantown back has been no stranger to the recruiting process so far, collecting offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State among others so far. Robinson measures in at 5’11" 220 lbs with documented speed at a sub 4.6 forty yard dash early in his career. In addition, Robinson has extremely good balance through contact, allowing him to shed tackles and continue running towards the end-zone. With his size, speed, and big play ability, Robinson is a running back that most coaches will spend all week trying to game plan for at the high school level.

Omar JohnsonOmarJohnson5'10" | RBColumbia | 2022StateMS | Columbia

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