The Nike Football Training Camp stopped in suburban Washington, D.C., Sunday and there was strong talent in the running backs. Five stood out, and Fox Sports Next rates them.
1. Vincent Lowe, Grassfield High, Chesapeake, Va.
Skinny: Lowe put on a show on Sunday. He was sensational in drills and even better in one-on-ones. Lowe used his tremendous speed and quickness to make several linebackers look foolish. He also caught the ball extremely well out of the backfield. The knock on Lowe has always been his size – 5-foot-8, 170-pounds – but he came up big on Sunday.
2. Nick Scott, Fairfax (Va.) High
Skinny: Physically, Nick Scott was the most impressive running back at the camp. He has a great frame and is a very fluid athlete. The Penn State commit runs extremely well and is also very physical. Scott is also a good receiver out of the backfield and did a nice job of getting upfield after securing the football. Overall, he has all the tools to be an impact player early for the Nittany Lions.
3. Derrell Scott, Havelock (N.C.) High
Skinny: As expected, Scott performed well. He showed good speed and tremendous quickness. The Havelock star may have the best feet of any running back in the country. In drills, he showed great agility and explosion. When the running backs lined up for pass skeleton, Scott also ran very good routes and caught the ball extremely well. It is unfair to ask linebacker to cover him, and Scott left many of them shaking their heads.
4. Darius Hinton, Franklin High, Reisterstown, Md.
Skinny: Hinton was the only 2015 prospect to make the list. He is extremely strong and very physical. Hinton has a nice combination size and quickness. The Franklin playmaker showed good agility and really explodes in and out of his cuts. It is still early in his recruitment, but he is a prospect to keep an eye on over the next few years.
5.Ronald Brown, Renaissance Christian, Woodland Hills, Pa.
Skinny: At 5-8, 190 pounds, Brown is very compact and powerful. He was very physical all day, played with a chip on his shoulder and seemed to get stronger as the camp went on. Brown showed that he was comfortable running inside and outside. He also ran good routes and caught the ball well. Brown has a college-ready body and look for his recruitment to heat up in the near future.