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Sleeper RB Wells is starting to get noticed

Running back Josh Wells out of Alexandria (Va.) West Potomac is easily overshadowed by monster 6-foot-9, 280-pound offensive tackle James Bennett. At just 5-foot-9, 180-pounds it's not hard to see why, but schools are quickly taking notice of the undersized speedster recently.
"I don't know about any offers, but he's getting a lot of letters," West Potomac head coach Eric Henderson said. "Clemson likes him a lot and Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Virginia, Michigan State and Maryland have taken notice. I think James attention is starting to rub off on Josh."
There's little question Wells has been successful after rushing for 1,609 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior.
"I don't think anyone is at the offering stage because they want to see another year," he said. "I think a lot of the attention though is coming from him running a 4.4 and 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the Nike Combine in Maryland. The guys timing him couldn't believe it and made him run it again. The kid's speed is legit."
What else makes Wells stand out as a prospect?
"He's the hardest worker on our team, he does more with what he's got than any other kid I've seen," he said. "I've been really impressed with his work ethic and desire to be a complete player. He's always the last one to leave the weight room and is just a great player."
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