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  1. jared

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    Well I took a look on rivals to see how many white running backs have been recruited so far. I didn't include guys who would obviously be switched to fullback. most all of these guys were well under 6 feet tall and under 200 lbs. anyway.
    JJ Diluigi, BYU *wasn't sure on the pictures I found of him because they weren't labeled.
    Mitch Burroughs, Boise State
    Phillip Morelli, Colorado State
    Robbie Frey, Connecticut
    Alan Vanderink, Kent
    Scott Concannon, Northwestern
    Dan Dierking, Purdue
    Joe Martinek, Rutgers
    Not bad so far.
     
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    Jon DragerFrom Kent State, he has been hurt alot the past couple years and was just recently switched to tailback after being a d-back, but he has been getting alot of carries lately, and should see significant time in the battle for the wagon wheel against Akron today.
     
  4. backrow

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    here's a quote from navy website:

    "Postseason honors candidate ... ranked as the 11th best fullback in the country by The Sporting News ... enters the fall as Navy's starting fullback ... big, bruising runner that possesses outstanding speed ... played tailback in high school ... has dropped 17 pounds and should be even quicker to the hole this year ... became the first player in school history to rush for over 100 yards in the first-three starts of a career when he rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown against Temple, 192 yards and two touchdowns against Army and 129 yards against Colorado State ... has a chance to be a special player in this offense ... "

    Adam is lighter and faster yet he hasn't lost any strength after shedding 17 pounds...
    he has 439 yards so far this season (including 3 rushes for 87 (!) yards so far in a game vs Huskies) and 6.1 ypc average.

    i wonder if Adam has a shot at NFL at all?Edited by: backrow
     
  5. white lightning

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    How about Wake Forest with their running back Kevin Harris.He had 8 carries for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns today!This kid is going to be a monster when he gets the bulk load of the touches starting next year.I can't wait.He has the potential to lead the nation is rushing.Wake Forest was the only school that recruited him to be a running back.At least someone did and I hope he shows all of the other schools what they are missing out on!Great game Kevin. [​IMG]
     
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    Vinnie Perretta of Boise State rushed 12 times for 65 yards and a TD in their win over Utah. Perretta was listed as a WR but got nearly as many rushes as Ian Johnson who had 14. Anyone know what happened here? I see Johnson fumbled but Perretta's move to running back is encouraging especially as it is Boise St. The only article I found on him talked about his speed as a receiver.
     
  7. Leonardfan

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    [​IMG]Adam Ballard of Navy had 3 carries for 88 yds
     
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    Toby Gerhart hasn't played yet. Lets hope for 20 carries.
     
  9. white lightning

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    How can they give Ballard only 3 carries.What a joke.Damn the madness continues.He's another Alstott.
     
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    Toby Gerhart is getting a lot of work in the first half against UCLA. 9 carries for 24 yards and a 14 yard catch so far.
     
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    i think despite of his last name Peretta might be mixed ethnically.

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    Gerhart ended up with 12 carries for 31 yards and a 14 yard grab in a shutout by UCLA. UCLA Freshman RB Chane Moline had 2 rushing TDs and a 5 yard catch.
     
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    In addition to Kevin Harris (who runs a reported 4.48) they also have freshman Lucas Caparelli who runs a 4.4. Not sure if he will see the field this year however. I will be looking out for Kevin Harris and Caparelli for the rest of the season. I was not aware of Harris until this site brought him to my attention. Lets hope he has a big game tomorrow.
     
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    Josiah Sears
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    Rushed for 100 yards a one td last week on nine rushes, and has already has scored again this week. Not suprisingly he was a walk on.


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  15. backrow

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    he's having another great game today vs Clemson, 6 carries for 44 yards, avg of 7.3 in a first half!

    [​IMG] Kevin TD vs Liberty
     
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    He ended up with 12 for 50 yards. Its a shame they lost that game.
     
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    I agree Colonel_Reb.They gave up 24 points in the 4th quarter.It looked like another easy win for them.Talk about the wheels falling off in a hurry.They need to get Kevin Harris the ball for around 20 plus times a game.He gets around 10 touches on the average and that is just not enough.This kid will be special.He is another Kyle Bell.
     
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    Adam Ballard is having a great day for Navy, with 117 yards on 24 runs with 11 minutes to go in the game. Chad Hall from Air Force has 9 carries for 58 yards.
     
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    Jacob Hester lead both teams in rushing in his game today. He had 9 carries for 43 yards plus 5 catches for 23 yards and a TD.
     
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    VMI RB Sean Mizzer had his teams only score on a long one, 68 yards. He had 13 carries for 114 yards and a TD.

    In other I-AA RB news, Kyle Steffes had 26 for 128 and a TD against Georgia Southern, who's white RB Chris Covington was held to 1 score and 22 yards on 12 carries.

    Brown RB Brandon Markey was used sparingly, but had 9 runs and 14 yards while still trying to get back to 100% from an injury a couple of weeks ago.

    Penn RB Joe Sandberg had 12 for 112 and a TD, and team-mate Sam Shepherd chipped in 10 yards on 2 runs.

    Princeton RB R.C. Langomarsino had 14 carries for 39 yards, while team-mate RB Rob Toresco added 31 on 7 carries and a score.

    Rhode Island star RB Joe Casey had 28 carries for 163 yards, and his team-mate Jimmy Hughes had 5 carries for 87 yards.

    Way to go guys! [​IMG]
     
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    And he may have been cheated of a rushing TD. That was a close call. Then, on the 1 foot line, DuhMarcus Russell fumbled the ball and LSU never menaced the goal line again...
     
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    Wow I bet Clemson was shocked they actually had to tackle a white person running the ball and it wasn't the QB. That D must have been pumped up to hit Harris. I wonder why? [​IMG]
     
  23. Jimmy Chitwood

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    some news sources are starting to recognize Vanderbilt's Jared Hawkins... somehow he's not getting the ball despite being incredibly explosive. the following article, despite including a few backhanded compliments, is very impressed by Jared's ability...

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    some GREAT news out of LSU... [​IMG]
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    Jacob Hester runs in practice
     
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    He will be the starting RB for the rest of season?
     

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