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Posted On: 05/22/21 2:00 PM

I am continuing on with the positional breakdowns from the player rankings that were published earlier in the week.  There is a large group of talented running backs.  I am going to review the top five running backs.

Dylan Smothers, 6’0", 185, Vance HS (No. 1 RB, No. 3 Overall).  Hands down, Dylan is one of the best running backs in the state regardless of classification.  He is an explosive runner who follows his blockers, looking for an opening to gain big yardage.  Dylan displays great field vision while looking for an opening.  His performances on the field have been outstanding.

Jre Jackson Jre Jackson 5'8" | RB Sanford | 2023 State NC , 5’8", 175, Terry Sanford HS (No. 2 RB, No. 18 Overall).  Jre displays great balance and runs with power.  He does not go down on initial contact.  Jre is an explosive and consistent runner (first 7 games where he rushed for 100 yards).  Jre Jackson Jre Jackson 5'8" | RB Sanford | 2023 State NC is quickly establishing himself as a Power5 prospect.

JT Smith Jr., 5’10", 190, Hough HS (No. 3 RB, No. 22 Overall).  He finds an opening and accelerates to outrun the defenders.  JT displays good hands when lined up in the slot position on pass plays.  He is quick

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