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Scouts Inc. on running backs

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
Scouts Inc.

Speed kills. Unfortunately, much like the wide receiver position, the evaluation of the running back position at the high school level is often entirely based on speed.

However, qualities such as quickness through the hole, run vision, pick and slide skills, balance and change of direction skills are every bit as important. A player termed an all-purpose back with excellent size and power is the ideal prospect for most programs.

While speed is nice, quickness is great. There are ...

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