Class of 2008 Running Backs

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  1. White Mike

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    Here is a list of white running backs who will be seniors this year:


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    Adam Urbano Ht: 5-9 Wt: 183 40: 4.56


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    Alex Daniel last year had 1,854 yards and 19 TDS


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    Andrew Guillot Ht: 5-10 Wt: 170


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    Austin Deck Ht: 5-10 Wt: 220 40: 4.6 Last year rushed 152 times for 1104 yards (7.26 YPC)and 14 touchdowns.


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    Bennett Welser Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 193


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    Chris Allen Ht: 5-11 Wt: 195 40: 4.7


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    Grant Streams Ht: 5-10 Wt: 178 Last year 158 rushes for 1000 yards (6.32 YPC) and 11 TDS


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    Guy Germinario Ht: 5-10 Wt: 198 (also plays LB) Last year rushed 95 times for 918 yards (9.66 YPC) and 23 touchdowns.


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    John Fuhrer Ht: 5-6 Wt: 185 40: 4.5


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    Luckas Scott Ht: 5-9 Wt: 190 40: 4.63


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    Mark Hogan Ht: 5-11 Wt: 187


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    Mike Decaro Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 170 40: 4.53


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    Nick Vaders Ht: 5-6 Wt: 156 40: 4.50 (also plays CB) carried the ball 80 times for 505 YDS and 3 TDS. Caught 12 passes for 105 yards. He is also a return specialist, averaging 25 yards per kick return.


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    Sam Buckingham Ht: 6-0 Wt: 198 40: 4.6


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    Sam McGuffie [​IMG] Ht: 5-11.5 Wt: 190 40: 4.4 [​IMG] Last year he rushed for over 3,200 yards and scored 44 touchdowns.


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    Tommy Fleming Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190 40: 4.50


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    Tyler Kelly Ht: 5-11 Wt: 185 40: 4.5 Last year he rushed for 1,293 yards and 15 touchdowns.
     
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  3. backrow

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    great list, thanks Mike.
     
  4. jared

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    It seems to me that white TB recruits over 5'11" end up as FB's and those shorter than 5'9" won't get any offers from Div IA.
     
  5. whiteCB

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    Yeah you can pretty much eliminate any of the RBs shorter than 5'10 from the list as they will be given no shot whatsoever from playing at the Division 1 level. Unless that is they start hitting up the local tanning salon immediately.[​IMG]
     
  6. White Mike

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    The stats listed for these guys are most likely from last year. The adverage junior in HS is around 16-17 years old. These guys still have a growth spurt coming to add an inch or two and fill out their frames.
     
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    Sam McGuffie from what I understand is the best player on this list & probably will have the best shot at playing D1 at the Rb position.... Kid is a freak, has a myspace page with him doing all kinds of crazy stuff...Jumps over a truck cab, runs up a wall & then does a back flip...His vertical jump is reported anywhere from 41 to 46 inches!!!...His 40 as a junior was about a 4.4 & claims his fastest was a 4.33 last season....Supposedly, the rumor is he's actually running his 40's in the high 4.2's now!!!...AWESOME!!!...

    & to top it off...This kid is incredibly cocky!...Which is good, he's gonna go to college & EXPECT to carry the ball!!...

    From what I hear he's 190lbs right now & thinks he'll be about 200-205lbs for his freshman yr in college...He said he plans on being an All-American his freshman year!!...
     
  8. White Mike

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    I know Sam calls himself "the matrix".
     
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    Could someone send me a private message so I could check out his myspace page.I really want to see some of these athletic skills.Thanks guys.
     
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    You missed about 30 or 40 other white running backs that are listed on rivals. I think the trend is changing for the better, and that more and more whites will play running back in the near future. There are also maybe 10 that aren't exactly white and definitly not black. I think we should root for them as well as long as they're not black or should we leave this point up for debate.
     
  12. White Mike

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    If the guys didn't have pictures, I didn't list em. I saw a few non-blacks, but I'm surely not going to list the dune coons in the "White RB" thread. If I missed 30 or 40 guys, why not post the list? Take initative.Edited by: White Mike
     
  13. backrow

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    you can list whoever you want but what the f**k is a dune coon? [​IMG]
     
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    Dune Coon, Rag Head, Sand N!ggers, Dirka Dirka's. Ever since 9/11, I have no respect for Middle Easterners in general, but that's another thread.
     
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    sure is, but i don't think that not many of these 10 players in question qualify for that. [​IMG] they probably are of mixed or islander descent.
     
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    I would but I really don't know how. I'm a relative novice when it come to posting links to pictures and web sites I really have never taken the time or oppurtunity to learn so theres your answer.
     
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    I was just on rivals again and it seems that their are more white and non black running back prospects than ever before. Like I stated before I beleive that this is a very good sign of the times, and I firmly beleive that Brian Leonard is but the 1st of many white running backs that will get an oppurtunity to play at the college and pro level. We can debate this point,but in my humble opinion the times are changing for the better of all non black running backs.
     
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    Brock Fitzherny is ranked number 16 among all purpose backs on rivals.com, and is being recruited by Texas.
     
  19. Riddlewire

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    Got a couple more for you.
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    Bobby Tarr (MA)
    Ht:5-10 Wt:185 40:4.6
    2006: 2,513 yd (9.7ypc [​IMG]) #18 rusher in the nation, 34 TD, also his team's leading receiver (they run a power running game, though).
    He has no current offers from any D1A schools. UMass has interest.

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    Billy Bair (PA)
    Ht:6-0 Wt:182 40:X
    2006: 1,928 yd (9.41ypc), 28 TD
    Scout grades him a 64, which is pretty high.
    No current offers. He's considering West Virginia.
     
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    coincidence? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] F. Alonso, formula 1 champ

    good find Riddlewire!
     
  21. whiteCB

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    These guys will be forced to walk on and be a scout team biatch for their college careers just like so many other white RBs than go from the high school level to D1 football. As long as the perception out there by WHITE football coaches that blacks are better ball carriers the current fixture will never change. If McGuffie wins a Heisman as a RB then maybe some people's minds will change. Brian Leonard blockinbg for Ray Rice did absolutly nothing to change the caste system. Sorry to be a pessimist but that's just the way it is; people(coaches) don't think outside the box(stereotypes) and therefore the always black RB will be the norm.
     
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    I've got another blatant example of racism from Scout.com. This white high schooler appears to have all the tools to become a HB at the division one level. Scout.com even gives him strong praise for athleticism. However he is only listed as a FB. I guarantee if he were black he would be listed as an ATH or RB. How many black Scout.com FBs run a 4.5 40 yard? Probably about none.

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    Kellen Theriot
    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 225 40: 4.5
    Position: FB, QB, MLB
    Year:Class of 2008
    High School:Episcopal HS
    (Bellaire, TX)

    2008 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):
    Pos: FBPos Rank: NRPos Rating:

    Scout.com Player Evaluation:
    STRENGTHS
    Breakaway Speed
    Change-of-Direction
    Instincts

    AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
    Cutback Ability
    Theriot is athletic and boy can he run. He has great speed for a 225 pounder. Theriot shows good quickness, excellent agility and footwork and he can change direction like a 170 pound scat back. You just don't see to many prospects his size move the way he does. He has power too. Theriot has breakaway speed and is a big play guy.

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    junior season he threw for over 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns, and rushed for another 750 and 8 scores.

    Theriot, 6-2 and 225 pounds, plays quarterback and tight end in high school. He could project at a number of different positions at the next level like fullback, tight end and linebacker.

    And regarding Rivals:

    How are Brandon Beachum and Jermie Calhoun ranked ahead of McGuffie by Rivals when they run 4.62 in the 40 yard? (Calhoun according to his Scout.com time) Neither's H.S stats are as good as McGuffie and their measurables are nowhere near McGuffie, who is the king of his class in that department. McGuffie's 8.7 yards per carry isn't the best in his class but is still around the average of the Running backs ranked ahead of him. McGuffie also plays in the toughest conference in Texas.

    Speaking of big and slow RBs, Every year we find a Tony Hunt type NFL prospect who if he were white would absolutely be made a FB. Scout and Rivals are the biggest enablers of the caste system IMO b/c they are the level where it begins. Theriot has much more athletic ability than Tony Hunt, but will never get a chance to be a featured RB at any of the top division one schools.Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
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    Excellent post!

    FWIW, Rivals has him listed as an athlete.

    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key =64285&Sport=1

    He is a stud and he could also be a big safety, but the Caste System won't allow this.

    The Caste System is the sports equivalent of Affirmative Action.
     
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    Jared Rains has committed to Cinncinnati. It's unclear whether he'll be switched to another position though...
     
  26. whiteCB

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    Cincy will probably convert him to defense. That's what they did to Bobby Carpenter's younger brother Jon who was a standout RB in high school. Hopefully they won't but with Cincy you never know. Anyways congrats to the guy and hopefully he'll be given a chance at RB.
     

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