INSIDER: Next Level RB prospects on the radar (2022) – We look at some of the big time senior running backs in Kansas, guys like Miller of Concordia, a major power back 195 pounds at 5-7, can move and hit and is a tough runner for sure. Elusive play making super star Randall Banks of Junction City is a gamer that is dangerous with every tough and Jewell of South Barber could be the most feared back in Kansas to try and make a tackle on with his power and speed rolling right at you. Clarke of Wichita West could be the best bigger speed back in the state, a major work out dude that can bring it every week, super hot player for a college to latch on to. Cantu of Maize South has offers from Jewell and Friends and no doubt is one of the most power/speed combo hot prospects in the state right now.
Randall Banks, 5-9,160, RB, 2022, Junction City @RandallBanksJr1
Number 13 is going to run on you and you better get ready as this speedster has change of direction, quick feet in the hole and an ability to make guys miss along with one of the top spin moves in Kansas football right now, not a huge guy, but that’s ok, this guy is an electric game changing type offensive weapon that loves to get to the outside and then turn it on for speed and of to the races he goes, no doubt an extra source of hot speed for the Junction City offensive unit. One of the guys we like a like for huge play making skills. 4.4 speed in the 40 yard dash also.
Jovanni Blackie, 5-10, 190, RB, 2022, Paola @jmoneyspeed
Had junior year stats in his 9 games of 159 rush attempts for 1484 yards, 18 TDs, and a 9.4 yards per carry average as a killer of defenses for the hot Paola team in 2020. No doubt Blackie is one of the hardest guys to stop in Kansas, averaged nearly a first down with every tough in 2020 so you can imagine how good this guy really is, no doubt one of those guys that is a pure workhorse, going to make someone an excellent college back that is big time on talent.
Evan Cantu, 5-9, 193, RB, 2022, Maize South @evancantu22
Power and a physically build looking machine of a player that has lived in the weight room and has become one of the elite looking RB prospects in Kansas for a team marching to several huge wins in 2021. Cantu, a 545 squat for lower body power guy and a 345 bench and 335 clean guy is one of those huge athletes for strength that also holds a 4.53 time in the 40 yard dash, no doubt a pure animal on the football field, he will run fast and you and hard, he is strong and fast, no fun at all to try and make a tackle on this guy. Friends and William Jewell have offered this loaded for talent back.
Zavion Clarke, 6-0, 195, RB, 2022, Wichita West @ClarkeZavion
A runner that could be the hottest in the state right now, Wichita is the place to be to see this major talent, going to be a hot recruit too, has 5 touchdowns with 333 yards over the past two games so you can see his ability to just rack up huge games on the ground and be a guy that is tough to really find any answers as to how to stop what he can do out of the backfield.
Mason Gottschalk, 5-10, 170, RB, 2022, Ellis @MasonGott20
Multi offered big man doing huge things, A recent Bethany offered rolled in after some nice early looks also from colleges, 939 yards on the ground and 87 tackles from his linebacker spot made Gottschalk one of the busiest players in Kansas in 2020, a major star and and a major two way impact maker, a player that really hits the holes quickly and then can be off the the races, not a guy you will catch from behind with his speed, no doubt a great vision, quick hitter and off kind of major talent out of the backfield.
Gatlin Jewell, 6-0, 195, RB, 2022, South Barber @gatlinjewell3
This is one of the most impressive guys in the class of 22’, not many major speed plus power backs out there that are fast and love to flatten guys, Jewell has the power and is as tough of a physical runner wit the football in his hands as you will find in the state of Kansas. A super hot and impressive all-purpose back /ATH, this South Barber HS stud runs a fast 4.5 40, has a 9’10 broad, and ran a 4.33 shuttle. No doubt one of those great pure blazing speed kind of runners to know. Jewell had 524 yards in the first three weeks of the season, guy is a pure beast. For weeks 1-5 Jewell has 106 attempts, 10 receptions, 1,009 total yards, and 19 touchdowns for 4-1 South Barber as they marching along as a hot team in 2021.
Keyan Miller, 5-7, 195, RB, 2022, Concordia @KeyanMiller22
When you look for tough football players that are very hard to tackle Miller makes that hot high list for talent and toughness, the Concordia senior is a player that is going to make those big yards no matter what, one of the most driven and high intensity football players in Kansas, a great work ethic and attitude and approach to the game, Miller can do a lot of things most backs can’t. 2020 named All State HM & NCKL All-League RB, and at 5”7, 195 is a back with some pop and power, 195 pounds of pure power and strength and one of those runners that has no intentions on going down up contact, no doubt this guy is a hard runner and a very good runner. Also a smart football player, one of those guys that colleges should like a lot as a workhorse back with some good speed and power, vision and IQ, Miller is a big timer for a college program.
Colby Stull, 5-9, 155, RB, 2022, LaCrosse @colbygingerget
At 5-9, 155 pure speed comes into play, if you can’t catch Stull you can’t stop him and he has proven time and time again he is that back that can beat guys to the spot and be off to the races as a super hot RB prospect doing some major things for the LaCrosse program. Stull is a player that does also pack some toughness when needed and has good vision and natural RB instincts with the ball tucked under his arm. Big things ahead for the yard eater upper. This eight man super star had 25 carries for 144 yards and 1 TD with 2 receptions and had 5 yards and 1 TD receiving with 6 tackles, 1FF, and 3 QB hurries in a huge week 3 earlier this year as well.
Marques Tolefree, 5-7, 160, RB, 2022, Wichita South @MarquesTolefre1
Loved seeing this guy up close and personal this offseason at the 6Star Football Showcase, displayed both great hands and running skills as a Wichita hot prospect that is one of the most versatile offensive weapons in the state, no doubt this guys is a major go to spark for the Wichita South offensive unit , a player that can use that speed to be a hot play maker and make a big play at any time during the game. Is a player out of the backfield that is always a threat to get open down the field for a big wide open catch with his speed to be able to spread the field and be a very tough one on one matchup athlete. Tolefree out of the backfield as a runner is also very hard to tackle, a play that can move well in space, won’t go down easy and is a plow forward type of runner upon contact, no doubt a hot one to know in Wichita.
Enoch Walton, 5-11, 220, RB, 2022, Pratt @walton_knox
A major power back that is one of the strongest senior prospects among runners in Kansas, Walton does have good speed also with a 4.5 Pro Agility time. Enoch can put up 615 Deadlift, 520 Squat, 340 Bench,300 clean, for an impressive1,160lb total. Its power time with Walton and colleges looking for guys that really have the strength for the playing RB at the next level need to take a long look at Mr. Walton.