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Rivals Rankings Week: Class of 2021 RB rankings released

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS: Rivals100 | Position

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Camar Wheaton (Sam Spiegelman)

The first Rivals100 for the 2021 class was released this week, and now the initial position rankings for the class have been unveiled. The running back rankings feature the No. 5 overall player in the country in Camar Wheaton, the lone five-star at the position so far this cycle.

Class of 2021 Running back rankings: All-purpose backs | Running backs

Rivals Rankings Week:

Tuesday: 2021 Rivals100 revealed | Vandagriff No. 1 | Mind of Mike

Wednesday: 2021 Offensive position rankings

Thursday: 2021 Defensive position rankings revealed

Friday: 2021 State rankings revealed

TEAMS WITH TOP COMMITS: Miami  

Miami is holding on to the best running back class so far in 2021, but that's almost by default. First-year coach Manny Diaz's Hurricanes are the only college program to hold a commitment from a top 10 tailback. That tailback would be Thaddius Franklin, currently tabbed as the No. 9 prospect at this position. It's very early for the 2021 running backs and there will be plenty of drama ready to unfold for the next two years.

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TOP PROSPECT: Camar Wheaton  

Wheaton debuts as the No. 5-ranked prospect in the country and only five-star running back in 2021. The Dallas-area rusher measures in at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, a frame built for downhill running and 4.4 speed to match it. Wheaton is already one of the most coveted prospects in the 2021 class, with early overtures from Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Notre Dame, among others.

PLAYER TO WATCH: LJ Johnson  

Johnson has enjoyed a colossal start to the summer with camp season yielding offers from Texas, Texas A&M and Michigan. Oklahoma, Nebraska and Arizona offered in the spring. At 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Johnson runs smoothly and explosively and is one of the best one-cut-and-run backs in the land. While he needs to add some speed, Johnson runs hard and is an asset in the passing game.