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Rivals Rankings Week: Breaking down the 2025 RBs

Jordon Davison
Jordon Davison (Nick Lucero/

With the updated 2025 Rivals250 being unveiled Tuesday, it's time to dive into the position rankings. The offensive position rankings are being released today, and next up are the running backs.

NEW 2025 POSITION RANKINGS: Pro-Style QB | Dual-Threat QB | Running Back | All-Purpose Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Tackle | Offensive Guard | Center




Sunday: Who should be No. 1 in the 2025 Rivals250?

Monday: Five-Star Countdown | Meet the new five-stars

Tuesday: Rivals250 released | Biggest risers | Gorney's thoughts

Wednesday: Offensive position rankings released | QB rankings breakdown | RB rankings breakdown | WR/TE rankings breakdown | OL rankings breakdown

Thursday: Defensive position rankings released

Friday: State rankings released


NO. 1 AT THE POSITION: Jordon Davison

Davison remained the top-ranked running back in the updated 2025 Rivals250. The five-star out of California showcased the size, speed, quickness and vision that we expected to see from a player of his caliber this season.

Davison's toughness as a runner and ability to burst through running lanes is very impressive. He has a savvy, patient running style that allows his linemen time to open up running lanes for him.

At this point in his recruitment the main contenders for his commitment appear to be Texas, Ohio State, Georgia and Alabama.



Bo Walker
Bo Walker (Nick Lucero/

Texas: The Longhorns are putting the finishing touches on an impressive 2024 recruiting class that features two excellent running backs and they are in line for another tremendous haul in the 2025 class. As mentioned above, the Longhorns are in great position for five-star Jordon Davison. The No. 1 running back in the nation has been to Austin on multiple occasions and has a very close relationship with running backs coach Tashard Choice. The same can be said of No. 2 overall running back Harlem Berry and Rivals250 in-state running back Deondrae Riden. Both are very familiar with the Texas coaching staff and have enjoyed their trips to Austin in the past.

Georgia: Georgia already has one running back committed in Bo Walker but there are a handful of other top backs who are interested in the Bulldogs. Of course, Davison is looking closely at Georgia. His teammate from the season, Nate Frazier, is signing with the Bulldogs next week. In-state Rivals250 standout Ousmane Kromah is considered a heavy lean toward Georgia and the same can be said of IMG Academy running back Donovan Johnson. Georgia is also heavily involved with uber productive Alabama running back Alvin Henderson, the No. 2 running back in the Rivals250, and South Florida standout Byron Louis.



Berry, a top-25 prospect, is expected to end his recruitment sooner rather than later. The Louisiana native is likely headed to LSU, but there is some serious competition from a few other teams. Florida has always been in a great position for Berry thanks to assistant coach Jabbar Juluke. The Gators are still working hard to sway his decision.

Texas is in the mix as well and could pick up momentum if his recruitment remains open through the spring.


Swint announced his commitment to UCF in the spring but the Knights will have a difficult time holding onto his commitment until National Signing Day next year. Florida State has emerged as a major threat to UCF and Swint hasn't been shy about visiting the Tallahassee campus.

The Seminoles aren't the only team pushing for Swint either. Miami and Florida are in the mix and appear to be in it for the long haul.



Wallace-Coleman was a longtime Georgia commit but recently opened up his recruitment after Fran Brown left the Bulldogs coaching staff to take the head coaching job at Syracuse. The Orange immediately become a top contender for Wallace-Coleman's commitment but they aren't alone as potential suitors for the impressive running back out of Philadelphia.

Penn State is a likely suitor but his recruitment is still taking shape since his decommitment is still fresh.