Cal in the Mix for Top Texas RBs

Aaron Green

Looking across the board at the top running backs in Texas, it's easy to see that the talent is solid and deep. There are numerous that have made their choices, but 13 that have not, including a few highly touted prospects still considering Cal. Scout.com takes a quick look at the remaining top running backs in the Lone Star State…

Years ago, many in the recruiting industry said that the class of 2011 in the state of Texas could be referred to as the year of the running backs. In fact, in terms of running backs, it is much like the 2009 class was with quarterbacks. To put things into better perspective, three of the top five backs in the country hail from Texas.

Bottom line is, it's loaded. And while there are a great number of running backs in the Lone Star State who have given verbal commitments, there are still a good number solid backs who have not decided. Here is a look at a few of them.

Malcom Brown
Cibolo Steele
Here is the No. 1 back in the country according to the Scout.com rankings. Name any schools in America and Brown likely has an offer from them. Of all the backs in the state, he is considered by many to be the most complete. He has the power to grind out the tough yards and the speed to take it the distance at any given moment. It's down to the teams that played in the national championship for Brown: Texas and Alabama.

Aaron Green
San Antonio Madison
Green, who is No. 3 on the Scout.com top running back listing, has narrowed his choices down to a Top 4: Texas, California, Nebraska and Florida State. No matter what choice, he will be in the mix early as Green is another special talent. He is a smooth runner who has great agility and nice speed.

Daniel Lasco
The Woodlands
Lasco is a four-star back who has narrowed his final choices down to Miami, TCU, California and Texas A&M. Here is a back who has bulked up quite a bit over the last couple of years and brings an added dimension to the game with his quickness on the ground and good hands in the passing game as well.

Deandre Washington
Missouri City Marshall
Washington is nearing his decision with what he referred to as ‘the Big 3.'Boise State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are the finalists. Though he missed a portion of last season, this off-season, Washington was on a mission to show college coaches he's go "it." Obviously with double-digit offers, he made his point.

Jermichael Selders
Cy Creek
Selders has been playing things cool lately, but programs like Mississippi State, California, Baylor, Arkansas, Minnesota, West Virginia, Iowa State, Tulsa, Colorado and Tulane are some of his offers. He took some classes this summer and ran track so no camps or unofficial visits happened for him.

Tevin Williams
Euless Trinity
Williams is a three-star back on the Scout.com rankings. Last season, his team won the class 5A Division I state championship. Williams missed that game and a good portion of the season due to injury. Now at 100 percent, he looks to turn a few recruiters' heads and show that he is ready to ball. He has a Utah and UT-San Antonio offer in hand.

Tra Carson
Texarkana Liberty-Eylau
Carson holds nine offers at the time and claims no favorites. He was open in a recent Scout.com update saying that he wanted to take official visits before even narrowing things down. Louisville, Minnesota, Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern, Tulsa and Wyoming have all extended him offers.

Kenny Farrow
Hurst L.D. Bell
Farrow has been moving around quite a bit this off-season and through the summer. Utah, Houston and Tulsa are the offers on the table for him. He will take his officials and try to make some noise after missing some of his junior season. Farrow wants to get in and make an early impact with a Top 25 program if the opportunity presents itself.

David Cobb
Killen Ellison
Power back Cobb has Memphis, Stanford and North Texas offers in hand, but has a handful of Big 12 schools in the mix as well. He is a tough runner who does not go down easy. He will likely make his decision during the season. Look for more offers to come his way in 2010.

LaFrederick Ford
Kirbyville
From the Piney Woods part of Texas, Ford has seven offers, but has the most interest in Tulane, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Stephen F. Austin State and Lamar according to the latest Scout updates. He is still open to more offers and will likely start looking at things closer this upcoming season.

Rickey Lunford
Clute Brazoswood
Lunford has a three-star ranking and holds five offers right now with Kentucky, Oklahoma State, TCU, Boise State and Houston. This past summer, Lunford traveled to a couple of camps within the borders, but will likely make those out of town trips for his official visits.

Cam McDaniel
Coppell
McDaniel is a capable back who has made several visits this off-season. He holds eight offers and has no timetable on when a commitment will come, though he has been open in saying that he will seek spiritual guidance and let those inner feelings aid in his final decision.

James Myles
Stephenville
Myles, a big back weighing in at 230 pounds, feels good about two schools: Baylor and TCU. There could be more schools looking to get in on his talent for this season.

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