MIAMI – One of the positions that college coaches routinely come to south Florida for are running backs.
Through the years the Sunshine State has been home to numerous runners who have not only impact collegiately but in the NFL as well.
While receivers and defensive secondary prospects always dominate the talent pool, college coaches are making extra stops to check out runners who can energize their programs – in an instant.
As the South Florida Combine had the chance to showcase many position, those at the Miami stop were indeed special.
Here is a look at some of those prospects who stepped up their game:
2025 - Elijah Dewoskin, RB, 5-10, 183, Pembroke Pines West Broward. 3.4 GPA. Another south Florida area football talent who will emerge as one many players that the Bobcats will use in 2023. While he got lost in the shuffle at times during his sophomore season, you can almost guarantee that this won’t happen this coming season for a program that advanced to the state playoffs. Runs hard on every play and knows how to block as well. The definition of a TEAM player.
2024 -Widley Jean-Francois, RB, 5-9, 180, Miami St. Brendan. 3.17 GPA. Not only did he show off his testing numbers, but we all know that productivity is everything and this young man really made it happen for the Sabres this past season with 745 yards rushing and 114 receiving yards. Will be one to watch this off-season and into 2023.
2026 - Christian Jones, RB, 5-8, 190, Pembroke Pines Flanagan. 3.0 GPA. One of the up-and-coming talents that didn’t have the chance to make a difference during his sophomore season, but judging by his performance at the combine, this is someone we will be tracking throughout 2023 and beyond.
2025 - Sinorice Moss Jr., RB, 5-9, 190, Davie Western. 3.5 GPA. If the name sounds familiar to south Florida sports fans, it should. This is the son of one-time standout Sinorice Moss. A two-sport standout who brings so much to the table as an athlete, and the Wildcats have plans for this quality talent who attends as many events as possible for exposure. He showcased plenty of skill at the event and will continue to improve and mature. Also gets it done in the classroom.
2024 - Dylan Taylor, RB, 5-9, 175, Miramar. While 2022 was a learning and transition period, here is a young man who has the talent to make the 2023 season special. Started the off-season with a solid combine performance. This is someone who is not afraid to attend many things and work hard.
2025 - Chance Washington, RB, 5-11, 210, Plantation American Heritage. 3.9 GPA. Since youth football, this is a quality young man that everyone has talked about. Spending the first two seasons at Davie Western, he makes his move over to 2M state finalist Plantation American Heritage. This is a gifted runner who is quick, strong and powerful. He adds plenty to any team that he is part of. In addition, his work in the classroom is stellar – adding to a prospect who is already getting plenty of attention.
2026 - Gregory Watts, RB, 5-3, 135, Hialeah American. 2.6 GPA. Here is a quality talent that is going to be a big part of what head coach Tim Neal and his Patriots are doing in western Hialeah. From his combine performance this is a talent who is always looking to raise the bar. As he continues to mature this off-season, you will see what he is capable of doing and that is exciting for a program looking to rebuild.