Midlands 2015: Scout 300 RBs

JaMycal Hasty

With 10 running backs in the Scout300 initial release the Midlands region looks to have a bountiful amount of talent at the position in the Class of 2015...


Complete Reports:
QB | RB | WR | OT | OG | DE | DT | LB | S | CB

Sotonye Jamabo (6'2, 200) - Plano (Texas) West
Playing against top Class 5A competition he helped to lead his Wolves to the Quarterfinals with tough wins down the stretch. He has that special ability with the ball in his hands to be able to make the spectacular play, either by running around or through tackles and then showing the speed and open field vision to take it to the house. He is a big back, who will draw comparisons Eddie George, because of his 6'3 size and his style of play.

Chris Warren (6'2, 220) - Rockwall (Texas) High
Has an NFL pedigree as his father was a three time pro bowl back. Downhill runner who has exceptional feet for a player with his size. He makes nifty moves and has a nice burst which allows him to get in to the hole and advance the ball up the field quickly. Nice lateral movement to go along with a 40-yard time of 4.5. His speed could be categorized as smooth. Strong enough and big enough to run through arm tackles. LB should not be ruled out.

Rodney Anderson (6'1, 205) - Katy (Texas) High
Texas A&M Commit
Big back who has the ability to run like a scat back. He is one of the more agile players that you will see. He can cut on a dime and make defenders miss in the open field and he is powerful enough to run through tackles. Was not the star of his team in '12, because he split time with another elite back who was a senior, but still amassed some very impressive stats and highlight film. Has home-run ability and can pick up tough yards. Good hands.

Jay Bradford (5'10, 190) - Splendora (Texas) High
Typical small school star. Has that extra gear and speed that is just so dangerous when he gets in the open field or a breath of daylight. Once he gets that crease he is usually gone. Put up great 40-yard dash times in team camps, reportedly running sub 4.4s. He is a plant and go type of runner, who slashes in to the hole and then tries to use his speed to house it. He uses the basic open field moves to shake up tacklers and speed to finish.


JaMycal Hasty (5'8, 185) - Longview (Texas) High
A slot-back who plays with a slashing style. He runs hard and is constantly shifting and moving, making his legit 4.4 speed look even faster. He is small and hard for defensive linemen to see behind the offensive line and then he is a blur as he runs past them. He is also an excellent receiver, taking underneath passes and turning them in to big gains. He will likely be a versatile offensive weapon in college, used in many ways.


Jordan Stevenson (5'10, 185) - South Oak Cliff (Texas) High
Stevenson is a solid all-purpose back. He likes to hit the defense off tackle and then pop the runs to the outside to chew up chunks of yardage. He is also effective in the middle of the field out of the spread offense. He hits the hole quickly. He came on as the season progressed and ended up as his team's top true rushing back, scoring 11 times as a sophomore against 5A Texas competition. Has good hands as well.

Dare Odeyingbo (6'1, 225) - Irving (Texas) Cistercian
Plays RB and DE. A powerful specimen. He has a knack for delivering punishing blows and leaving would be tacklers in his wake on the way to the endzone. His strength is very valuable around the goal line. It's hard to project exactly what position suits him best in college at this point -- RB, LB, DE and FB could all be in the mix. A hard-nosed player with tremendous size, frame and athletic ability.

Rawleigh Williams (5'10, 197) - Dallas (Texas) Bishop Lynch
Ole Miss Commit

A natural running back, who has great vision and the ability to run down the field like he is on a set of skis. He can cut and dodge smoothly, and quickly allowing him to glide past defenders at times. He is not tall and that keeps him balanced and centered in a way that he can avoid tackles and not get swept off balance as easily. Out of all of the backs he has the most nifty moves. He can start, stop, dodge and break tackles.


Tyreik Gray (5'11, 180) - (Texas)
A great athlete who is that new age multi-talented offensive weapon. He is a speed player, who relies on his quickness and open field abilities. He is not the type of player that has elite level top end speed, but is fast enough to be the man when he steps on the field under the Friday night lights. Does not play against elite competition, so that will be a question that needs answering. His speed and style of play should translate.


Raymond Sheard (6'1, 190) - Arlington (Texas) High
Big and physical style of player who plays running back currently, but could grow in to any number of positions depending on how he develops and grows, but is a good enough at running back to project there as well. He looks full grown already, and is one of the most impressive specimens in the area. He is a gifted athlete, who uses a nice shoulder shake move and a gliding running style. Would love to see what he could do at LB.

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