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Top high school running backs for 2011

A look at the Southland's top running backs heading into the 2011 season.

August 24, 2011

Top 10 high school running backs

Name; School; Ht.; Wt.; Cl.; Comment

Robert Lewis; South East; 5-10; 155; Sr.; Versatility and elusiveness are his strengths.

Ryan McDaniel; North Torrance; 6-0; 225; Sr.; Physical, punishing runner.

Jalen Moore; Bishop Amat; 5-10; 195; Sr.; Picked up big yards in Pac-5 play.

Khalfani Muhammad; SO Notre Dame; 5-8; 170; Jr.; Fastest 100-meter runner in state.

Davien Payne; Citrus Hill; 6-0; 214; Sr.; Rushed for 1,928 yards, 27 TDs.

Jahleel Pinner; Mission Viejo; 6-0; 220; Sr.; USC commit is tough to bring down.

Terrell Newby; Chaminade; 5-11; 190; Jr.; Gained 1,372 yards and scored 18 TDs.

Tyler Siudzinski; Tustin; 5-11; 185; Sr.; Rushed for 2,142 yards, 25 TDs.

Chris Solomon; West Covina; 6-1; 195; Sr.; Rushed for 1,980 yards, 25 TDs.

Shaun Wick; St. Bonaventure; 5-11; 190; Sr.; Strong, quick and relentless.

Others

Amjed Aboul-Hosn, Village Christian, 5-11, 200, Sr. Rushed for 2,028 yards, 35 TDs.

Joseph Ajeigbe, Norco, 5-9, 200, Jr. Can run hard with quickness.

Conner Armstrong, Ventura, 5-8, 180, Sr. Rushed for 1,504 yards, 21 TDs.

Josh Bartley, Dos Pueblos, 5-8, 165, Sr. Channel League offensive MVP.

Xavier Browne, Chino, 5-9, 185, Sr. Rushed for 1,275 yards, 20 TDs.

Jeff Coprich, West Ranch, 5-9, 175, Sr. Golden Valley transfer makes big plays.

Romello Goodman, Corona Centennial, 5-5, 165, Sr. Rushed for 1,141 yards as a backup.

DJ Gordon, Riverside Christian, 5-10, 200, Sr. Rushed for 2,057 yards, 29 TDs.

Marcus Grigsby, Hamilton, 5-10, 205, Sr. Hard, talented runner.

Jamel Hart, South Hills, 5-9, 185, Sr. Rushed for 1,318 yards, 17 TDs.

Deandre Jordan, Sylmar, 5-11, 190, Sr. Look for multiple 100-yard games.

Tylan McBride, Desert, 5-8, 160, Jr. Had a 306-yard rushing performance.

Robert Murtha, Estancia, 5-10, 175, Jr. Had 302-yard rushing game in 2010.

Tairen Owens, Muir, 5-9, 165, Sr. Committed to Washington.

Kawan Rally, El Camino Real, 5-10, 230, Sr. Rushed for 1,510 yards.

Giovanni Rivera, Sierra Vista, 5-8, 180, Sr. Rushed for 2,304 yards, 14 TDs.

Ryan Ruiz, Norte Vista, 5-11, 225, Sr. Will be four-year starter.

Darrell Santiago, San Pedro, Rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a sophomore.

Kurt Scoby, Charter Oak, 5-9, 165, So. Has excellent potential.

Isaac Seymour, Nordhoff, 6-0, 195, Sr. Rushed for 1,880 yards, 29 TDs.

Michael Shepherd, Temescal Canyon, 5-9, 205, Sr. Rushed for 1,887 yards, 21 TDs.

Corey Walker, Crenshaw, 5-11, 190, So. Has lots of ability.

Jamaal Williams, Summit, 6-2, 195, Sr. Should be 1,000-yard rusher.

Michael Wimberly, West Adams, 5-10, 170, Sr. Seven games over 100 yards rushing.

Tanner Wrout, Rio Mesa, 5-11, 205, Sr. Rushed for 1,151 yards, 10 TDs.

DaVonte Young, St. John Bosco, 5-11, 177, Jr. Sat out last season after terrific freshman year.

Compiled by Eric Sondheimer

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