All Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series: Running backs
With the 2017 Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas in the books, we take a look back at the tour’s most memorable individual performances. Today, the focus is on the running back spot, which produced a number of impressive showings.
Recruiting wrap: Lingard is committed to Miami.
Performance: Lingard’s showing in Orlando was the camp series’ most impressive performance by a running back. Lingard showed versatility and elusiveness to go along with his long build and developing power.
Recruiting wrap: Cook is committed to Florida State.
Performance: Cook took a massive number of one-on-one reps at the Miami camp stop and won most of them easily. Cook’s explosiveness is his calling card.
Recruiting wrap: Ford has a number of major offers but is particularly interested in Penn State, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Ohio State.
Performance: Ford shined in the cat-and-mouse drill before easily getting separation from defenders during one-on-one work. He was one of the standouts of the Charlotte stop and had an amazingly consistent day.
Recruiting wrap: Slade is committed to Penn State.
Performance: Slade is a powerful back that showed an ability to change directions on a dime. He spent his day in New Jersey getting separation from defenders and made at least one highlight catch over the back of a defender.
Recruiting wrap: Shivers is committed to Auburn.
Performance: Shivers is undersized, sure, but his versatility is undeniable. One of the fastest running backs in the 2018 class, the Auburn commit’s speed makes him a versatile weapon in a number of facets.
Recruiting wrap: Adams holds offers from Syracuse, Iowa State and Toledo among others.
Performance: Adams was No. 3 on the list of top performers at the Columbus camp. Adams has a solid build and showed off an ability to withstand contact during one-on-one work.
Recruiting wrap: Brooks’ only Power Five offer is from Illinois.
Performance: One of the position group’s most pleasant surprises, Brooks took home MVP honors at the St. Louis camp. He stood out in drills and carried that momentum into on-on-one work, where he flashed good hands and impressive athleticism.
Recruiting wrap: Robinson has been offered by Arizona, Arizona State and Utah.
Performance: Robinson is just a freshman but was the most impressive running back at the camp series’ Los Angeles stop. He took home MVP honors by dominating one-on-one drills and showing incredible acceleration.
Recruiting wrap: A 2019 prospect, Wright is already collecting major offers.
Performance: Wright has a chance to be a truly special prospect. He is a unique blend of size and speed that showed himself to be a weapon in the passing game during the Miami camp stop.
Recruiting wrap: Newton has seen his stock rise recently. He holds offers from Utah, Washington and Washington State, among others.
Performance: The 6-foot-1 Newton has a tremendously impressive build and just missed walking out of the Los Angeles camp stop with an MVP trophy. Newton should welcome in more offers in the coming weeks.