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Top Running Backs

With Week 5 of high school football games in the record books, the mid-season evaluation continues of the Class of 2014 and top offensive prospects with D1 potential. Evaluating and comparing running backs is a tough challenge due to the level of play across the state. Due to challenges of running against 6A and 5A defenses, We rank metro running backs a little bit higher than outstate running backs. In the case of Jacob Disterhauput, who has picked up a D1 offer he is listed number two behind Bridge Tusler.
Osseo RB Bridge Tusler (5'11 200) - In 5 games, has 119 carries for 668 yards and 9 TDs, has 4 receptions for 50 yards and 2 TDs, and 6 INTs. Has offers from North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Moose Lake RB Jacob Disterhaupt (6'1 190) - In 4 games, has 57 carries for 553 yards (9.7 ypc) and 6 TDs. Has offer from North Dakota.
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Champlin Park RB Michael Sales (6'2 195) - In 4 games, has 71 carries for 459 yards (6.5 ypc) and 8 TDs. For kick returns, had 4 for 183 yards (45.8 ypr) and 1 TD.
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South Saint Paul RB Jake Hill - In 5 games for 5-0 SSP, has 143 carries for 963 yards and 8 TDs. Rushed for 179 yards for a traditional very touch Mahtomedi team.
Minnehaha Academy RB Keenan Baynard (6'1 190) - - In 4 games has 104 carries for 747 yards (7.2 ypc) and 6 TDs.
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Park Cottage Grove RB Dylan Smallidge (5'9 170) - In 4 games, has 89 carries for 628 yards (7.1 ypc) and 7 TDs.
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Woodbury RB Qurann Al-hameed (5'8 170) - In 4 games, has 83 carries for 613 yards (7.4 ypc) and 9 TDs.
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Cooper RB Billy Kellogg (5'10 160) - In 5 games, has 89 carries for 776 yards (8.7) ypc and 10 TDs. Has 8 receptions for 225 yards and 2 TDs.
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Cooper RB Ashanti Payne (5'8 175) - In 5 games, has 46 carries for 650 yards (14.1 ypc) and 11 TDs. Had 8 carries for 249 yards (31.1 ypc) and 3 TDs against Fridley.
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DeAnthony McKinley, 5'11 205, Minneapolis Southwest - In 5 games, has 51 carries for 544 yards (10.7 ypc) and 3 TDs.
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St. Paul Central WR/RB Elijah Campbell (5'10 175) - In 4 games, has 44 carries for 499 yards (11.3 ypc) and 5 TDs. Has 4 receptions for 143 yards.
Outstate Running Backs
Crookston RB Josh Edlund (5'11 190) - In 4 games, has 89 carries for 935 yards (10.5 ypc) and 12 TDs. In a 53-46 loss to Park Rapids, rushed for 415 yards and 7 TDs.
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Goodridg Grygla RB Daniel Polansky (6'0 175) - In 5 games, has 160 carries for 1330 yards and 16 TDs.
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Josh Lanners, 6'0 170, RB, Pierz - In 4 games, has 118 carries for 765 yards and 13 TDs. Has 11 receptions for 147 yards and 1 TD.
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Daniel Haugen, 6'2 230, RB, Stephen-Argyle - In 4 games, has rushed for 456 yards. As junior, rushed for 1,143 yards.
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