Success as a running back requires a number important elements. Vision, quick feet, balance, speed, toughness and more all go into a successful career carrying the pigskin. It very well may be the most demanding position in the sport and perhaps all of sports. 2017 Lennard High School running back Jahryn Bailey has the potential to be all of those things.
The sophomore running back made his mark in 2014 rushing for 473 yards and five touchdowns for the Longhorns. His hardcore brand of running was a chain mover and set the the tone often in games for Lennard. You’ll enjoy watching his quick feet as he navigates through traffic avoiding the impending doom all around him. Bailey’s tough running style combined with the quick feet action will conjure up memories of former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis who once rushed for 2006 yards in a season. Bailey has a proto-typical running back build (5’10” 200 lbs) that allows him to hide behind blockers through the first level and then power through would be tacklers at the next level and into the secondary.
Bailey’s future is bright and one can fully expect with enough carries, he’s a thousand yard rusher in his junior and senior seasons. He is certainly, with his skill set, poised to take the Tampa area by storm in 2015 and 16. This offseason, Bailey will be a prospect to watch as colleges are looking for the next running back that will bring a tough man identity to their offense. Another offseason of growing and lifting and we are looking at a potential beast on the West Coast of Florida. The potential is dripping from the clips on his highlight video. For now, defenders are finding it hard to hold onto Bailey, my guess is that college football coaches will be the next one’s trying to get a hold of this talented 2017 prospect.
Author: Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.