Utah D1 – Running Back Preview

Here are the top running backs, who we’ve been able to evaluate in person.

Power 5 – Running Backs (2019)

These players can play for teams in any of the major (college) football conferences, and immediately compete for playing time. 

(listed in alphabetical order, according to first name)

Braedon Wissler, Bingham HS (2019) – The Bingham athlete is a lethal runner, and he is also considered one of the top athletes in the state of Utah.  Wissler had a stellar junior season, and has the potential to set this state on fire this season, with his electric style of play. He was the overall MVP at the Central Utah D1 Showcase and Rising Stars. Wissler can play for any college in America.

Charlie Vincent, East HS (2019) – Every time I think about Vincent, I get flashbacks of him running through IMG’s (number 1 team in the America last year) defense.  IMG’s Division 1 loaded defense had no answer for Charlie Vincent.  Vincent is another player who could also play receiver on the D1 level.  He has elite speed. Many people believe that Vincent is not only the top running back in the state, but also one of the top overall athletes.  Vincent is a Power 5 football player.

Mo Sonasi, Granger HS (2019)– Sonasi is the most physically D1 ready athlete, in the state of Utah.  He’s cut from stone, and elite speed to go along with his size.  Sonasi led the state of Utah in rushing as a junior, while racking up over 2,300 yards.  Sonasi has the potential to be one of the greatest running backs to have ever come out of Utah.  This is a big season for him.  Let’s see how performs under the spotlight.

D1 Watch List (2019)

These are players D1 schools need to be heavily evaluating this season.  Don’t be surprised if any of these guys receive D1 offers, before the end of the season. 

(listed in alphabetical order, according to first name)

Drake Fakahua, Cedar City, 2019 – Fakahua is also one of the top LB’s in the state of Utah.  He performed very well at the Southern Utah D1 Showcase and Rising Stars. We know that Fakahua is a D1 caliber LB, now he’s out to prove that he’s also a D1 caliber running back.

Jared Dansie, South Summit HS, 2019 – Dansie had a stellar performance at Utah D1 Rising Stars.  If he continues that level of play into the season, he could very well end up being the top running back, in the state of Utah. He is talented.

Jay Scott, Fremont HS, 2019 – Scott may be the most naturally gifted running back in the state.  Scott will be hard to bring down this year.  Were looking forward to seeing how his senior year goes.

McKendrick Johnson, West Jordan HS, 2019 – Johnson stormed onto our radar this Spring, as he competed against the top players in the state, at the Utah D1 Showcase and Rising Stars.  He performed very well. If he carries that play into the season, watch out.

Talmage Brown, Summit Academy HS, 2019 – Brown caught our attention last season against Juan Diego.  Brown has also had an excellent off season.  He competed at the Northern Utah D1 Showcase, and was selected to Rising Stars.  This young man is a hard worker.

Tosh Wright, Pine View HS, 2019 – Wright already holds an offer from Air Force.  We believe he will receive even more attention this upcoming year, in what is poised to be a very potent Pine View offense.  Wright is a powerful runner. He performed very well at the Southern Utah D1 Showcase.

Top Underclassmen

These players are considered the top underclassmen at the running back position, that we’ve been able to evaluate in person.

(listed in alphabetical order, according to first name)

Chance Udy, Bear River HS (2021) – Udy was one of the youngest players at Rising Stars, and didn’t back down.  We’ll be watching him closely this season.

Colton White, Highland HS (2020) – White had an excellent showing at the Central Utah D1 Showcase. He’s also in the perfect offense to showcase his skills.

Klayson Christianson, Orem HS (2021) – We’ve been able to evaluate Christianson at a couple of games, a practice, and the Central Utah D1 Showcase.  He can play, and is a legitimate D1 caliber athlete.

Kolbe Meek, Cedar City HS (2020) – Meek balled out at Rising Stars. We’re looking forward to watching him play this upcoming season.

Moises Martinez, Roy HS (2020) – Martinez was the top back at the Northern Utah D1 Showcase.  He has the potential to do big things.

Ousmane Doumbia, Highland HS (2020) – Doumbia is one of the top running back talents in the state of Utah. He dominated the Central Utah D1 Showcase.  He has Power 5 potential.

Preston Moore, Dixie HS (2020) – Moore had a great showing at the Southern Utah D1 Showcase.  We’re excited to watch him play this season.