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South Florida Boasts Top-Flight Running Backs

Because we get to watch as many prospects in south Florida live as anyone throughout the course of a year, there is more of an opportunity to discover prospects that many get a chance to see.

While the marquee players are always in the spotlight – whether it’s games, practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, there is a large group that never gets the spotlight they deserve.

Over the past five plus decades, we have had the opportunity to watch, evaluate and track all levels of quarterback, it is wise to understand that a very small percentage of these young men really have the opportunity to compete at a major college. That’s why hundreds of colleges and universities across the country read our prospect information that includes EVERYONE. It’s a reputation that we are indeed proud about.

Anyone can talk about a star-rated athlete, but what about those athletes who will play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Junior College level? There are 30 times as many of those athletes than the ones being covered by every recruiting service, fan website and media agency.

Today, we take a look at some of the south Florida running backs to keep an eye on – in all classes. Remember, if there are prospects here that are not in the right places or anyone who should be added, please let us know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Countless college coaches - at every level - read our database.

STEPPING UP THIS COMING SEASON

Obviously this is a huge year for running backs in this area of the state.

The Class of 2023 has been on the radar for two solid seasons – with several of them getting plenty of interest from colleges and universities throughout the country.

Among those seniors for this upcoming season include Jason Demetrius (Doral Academy), veteran Jeremy Dinkins III and his Ohio State-bound Plantation American Heritage teammate Mark Fletcher, Plantation. The class also boasts one of the state’s elite backs in Jamari Ford (Miami Northwestern) and Miami Gulliver Prep transfer and Stanford commit Sedric Irvin (Miami Christopher Columbus).

The Class also has fast rising Fort Lauderdale Dillard speedster Chris Johnson, Jaden Miller (Homestead South Dade), three-year varsity starter Levy Miller (South Miami), elite back Kamari Moulton (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), elusive and talented Ean Pope (Miami Central), gifted Gemari Sands (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) and soon to be three-year starter Javin Simpkins (Miami Norland).

The depth at the position in this class is certainly represented with Amari Swain (Coconut Creek Monarch, versatile all-purpose runner Xavier Terrell (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), North Miami transfer Omarion Williams (Miami Central) and Parkland Douglas transfer Matthew Wilson (Davie Western).

As solid as 2023 is with so many impressive football players, the Class of 2024 is also impressive – to say the least.

Among the prospects to keep an eye on are versatile Isaac Brown (Homestead), elusive Roger Adam III (Miami Dr. Krop), way under the radar Khamani Alexander (Miami Belen Jesuit), nationally-rated Davion Gause (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), super versatile Ricky Joseph (Miami Beach) and under publicized Malachi Keels (Miami Westminster Christian), who is a big time athletes, and Sunrise Piper workhorse Malik Kelsey.

The class also boasts quality runner Jordan Lyle from Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, and Miami Booker T. Washington teammates Gerald Modest and Antwan Smith.

We already know how impressive the underclassmen will be in south Florida – with Class of 2025 standouts King Davis (Miami Northwestern), Chance Washington (Davie Western) and Byron Louis (Plantation American Heritage) already turning heads. Also, speedy 2026 prospect Kaj “Nitro” Baker Jr. (Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy) is truly one to watch this coming season.

THERE ARE MORE PROSPECTS TO WATCH IN 2022

The productivity in south Florida at the running back position is endless.

As we track all the prospects, we have a chance to put everyone in the spotlight – and as we stated – it’s something that others cannot do.

We urge you to keep an eye on this group of prospects – as well as others we will uncover as they emerge in 2022:

2024 – London Adams, Plantation

2023– Lucas Amaya, Miami Belen Jesuit

2023 - Falique Andrus, Miami Palmetto

2023 – Jeremiah Avrilien, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

2025 – Christian Bailey, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – A.J. Balsera, Miami Belen Jesuit

2024 – Edward Bandy, Miami Christopher Columbus

2023 – Mitchell Beckford, Davie Nova (Athlete)

2023 – Cesareo Beruvides, Miami Braddock

2024 – Mehki Bethel, Somerset Academy Silver Palms

2023 – Aaron Boffill, Hialeah Barbara Goleman

2023 – Caesar Boyd, Sunrise Piper

2023 – Tramain Brown, Miami Northwestern

2023 – Ryan Bullard, Homestead

2023 – Mike Caldwell Jr., Hialeah Champagnat Catholic

2023 – Clayton Cannon, Parkland Douglas

2023 – Jeremiah Cannon, Oakland Park Northeast (Athlete)

2023 – Raequan Cannon, North Miami

2023 – Shawn Carrero, Miami Ferguson (Athlete)

2023 - Quincy Casimir, Deerfield Beach

2025 – Darius Clements, Miami Southridge

2023 – Jordan Clemons, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Marlin Cochran, Miami Northwestern

2023 - Cornelius Colzie, Miami Westminster Christian (Athlete)

2024 – Wardell Dean, Miami Palmetto

2025 – Deandre Desinor, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep

2025 – Elijah DeWoskin, Pembroke Pines West Broward

2023 – Jordan Faison, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest

2023 – Lemmie Faulk, Miami Norland

2023 – Marcos Fernandez, Hialeah Gardens (Athlete)

2023 - Jaferris Finley, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2023 – Reggie Foster, Plantation American Heritage                   

2024 – Widley Jean-Franco, Miami St. Brendan

2023 – Amara Franklin, Miami Northwestern (FB)

2023 – Alex Garcia, Miami Westminster Christian (Athlete)

2024 – Ralph Gilbert, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

2023 – Evan Gill, SW Ranches Archbishop McCarthy

2023 – Rennie Gittens, Miami Carol City

2023 – Ryan Gonzalez, Doral Academy

2023 – Jaquan Gordon, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2023 – Giovanni Grillo, Hialeah Gardens

2023 – Andre Hall, Hialeah-Miami Lakes

2023 – D.J. Hall, Plantation

2023 – Joshua Harriott, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Jonathan Harris, Miami Central

2024 – Mark Harris, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Jordan Henry, Sunrise Piper

2023 – Nathaniel Henry, Miramar

2023 – Reggie Heywood, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

2024 – Jamarie Holtzclaw, Coconut Creek

2024 – Chris Wheatley-Humphrey, Hollywood South Broward (Athlete)

2025 – Markel Irene, Miramar

2023 – Walter Jackson, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2023 – Joshua Jennings, Plantation

2023 – Andre Johnson, Miami Booker T. Washington

2024 - Reginald Johnson, Fort Lauderdale

2024 - Jordan Jones, Miramar

2023 – Ke’shawn Jones, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

2023 - Ernest Joseph, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Joshua Joseph, Parkland Douglas

2023 - Marc Joseph, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

2025 – Sterling Joseph, Miami Edison

2023 – Kervens Saint Juste, Pompano Beach

2023 – Kyle Kesley, Miami Palmer Trinity

2023 – Nicholas Lardizabal, Miami Coral Reef (Athlete)

2023 – Jalen Lewis, Plantation

2025 - Jaquari Lewis Jr., Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2023 – Dontrell Lipscomb, Coral Gables

2023 – Rasheim Lipscomb, Somerset Academy South Homestead

2023 – Alex Lleras, Miami St. Brendan

2023 – Ernesto Lopez, Miami Carol City

2024 – William Lufiau, Miami Jackson

2023 – Gabe Macies, Pembroke Pines West Broward

2023 – Antonio Martin, Lauderdale Lake Boyd Anderson

2024 – Darien Martinez, Miami Ferguson (Athlete)

2024 - Ottis McCoy Jr., Miami Sunset

2024 – Edward McIntosh, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

2024 – Ceabon McKinney, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2024 – Nick Mekras, Miami Westminster Christian (Athlete)

2023 – Torrence Miller, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2023 – Travon Miller, Miami Springs

2024 – Chaz Milton Jr., Somerset Academy South Homestead

2025 – Tristan Moedlus, Hialeah American

2024 – Carlos Morales, Pembroke Pines West Broward (FB)

2025 – Sinorice Moss Jr., Davie Western

2024 – Michael Nozile II, Miami Monsignor Pace

2023 – Eli Daniel Ogiomizo, Miramar Everglades

2025 – Abdul Olawale, Miramar

2026 – Robert Ortega Jr., Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2023 – Derwin Packer, Plantation

2023 – Rene Paez, Miami Palmer Trinity

2023 – Nelson Parker, Davie Western

2024 – Delroy Paul, Hollywood Hills

2023 – Reydjon Petion, RB, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Marquis Pierre, Homestead Everglades Prep (Athlete)

2023 – Ladarius Pitts, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

2023 – Robert Reddish, Somerset Academy Silver Palms

2023 – Willie Reed, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Nate Renie, Coral Springs Coral Glades

2024 – Joshua Reyes, Miami True North

2023 – Justin Reyes, Homestead Somerset Silver Palms

2024 – Clinton Riley, Homestead

2024 – Keymari Robiou, North Miami Beach

2024 – Manuel Rodriguez, Miami Ferguson (Athlete)

2025 – Elias Romero, Miami Ferguson

2023 – Anthony Rubio, Miami Belen Jesuit

2024 – Edson SaintFort, Pompano Beach

2023 – Dorian Sampson, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2023 – Ismael Seda, Hialeah Gardens

2023 – Justin Spano, Parkland Douglas

2023 – Lucas Stefano, Miami Westminster Christian (Athlete)

2023 - Gerome Steward, South Miami

2023 – Jake Summer, Miami True North (Athlete)

2024 – Jeffery Thomas, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy

2024 – Jermaine Walton, Miami Southridge

2023 – Cedric Ward, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

2023 – Mark Wilder Jr., Doral Academy

2024 – Andres Williams, Miami Palmer Trinity

2023 – Jacory Williams, Sunrise Piper

2024 – Jylin Williams, Miami High

2023 – Shawn Williams, Plantation

2025 – Tyrique Williams, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Santana Wooten, Miami Palmetto

2025 – Cedric Wyche, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – Cayson Young, Miramar

For the past 52 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields throughout the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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