SCVarsity 2019 Position Rankings – Running Backs


The Class of 2019 is strong at the top in the running back rankings. I believe all five of the top five can play at the Division IA level, and at the very least FCS ball. There is still a LOT of running back film to be watched so don’t be surprised if this list changes a little when we release our final rankings this Summer.

Michael Dukes has been on the scene and on the radar since his sophomore season and this past year he rushed for close to 1, 800 yards for the Canes. Following him is a guy we’ve been watching since his freshman season as a Viking and Zykamren Robinson has not let us down. the big back has two offers on the table already and is the big-bodied back that a lot of the schools are going to. Tiyon Evans and Keshaw Wicks (Hartsville and Berkeley respectfully) are two guys that can get it done in space. Evans can navigate traffic and Wicks is a slasher who transitions well in traffic and has breakaway speed. The number five guy is the sleeper in the group, Zach Doe of John Paul II; this kid is a horse in terms of strength and while he has the power to move a pile, he can slide through traffic and breakaway with the best of them.

Here’s a look at those guys and the rest of the SCVARSITY 2019 TOP TEN RUNNING BACKS

1 Michael
RB 5-11,
2 Zykamren
RB 6-0, 212 Spartanburg
3 Tiyon Evans RB 5-11, 200 Hartsville
4 Keyshawn Wicks RB 6-0, 180 Berkeley
5 Zachariah Doe RB 6-0, 215 John Paul II
6 Ailym
RB 5-9, 187 West
7 Joe
RB 5-8, 167 South
8 Jeremiah
RB 6-1, 220 Pelion
9 Pernell
Maxwell III
RB 5-9, 210 Wade
Hampton (H)
10 Quan
RB 5-11,

if we missed someone and they need film eval, email SCVARSITY@SC.RR.COM

About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded as one of the first high school sites on the Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.

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