5 Texas High School Running Backs to Know in 2021

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With Texas having outstanding high school quarterbacks for the upcoming season, like Cade Klubnik of Austin Westlake, Quinn Ewers of Southlake Carroll, and Nick Evers of Flower Mound to name a few, here are five Texas high school running backs to know in 2021.


Jaydon Blue, 5-11, 205, Cain H.S., Klein, TX

In an unprecedented move, Blue will skip his senior season…of high school. A 4-star recruit, He is committed to the Texas Longhorns.

Blue rushed for 2155 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2020 and was named the district 15-6A Offensive Player of the Year.

He had five games with three rushing touchdowns, and one game with five touchdowns vs. Tomball.


Jamarion Miller, 5-10, 195, Tylet Legacy H.S., Tyler, TX:

Also, a 4-star recruit and committed to the Texas Longhorns, Miller rushed for 1631 yards and 20 touchdowns.

He also caught 28 balls for 464 yards and 8 touchdowns.

His high game was 347 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 70-32 win over Lufkin.


Tavorus Jones, 5-10, 195, Burges H.S., El Paso, TX:

Jones only played in six games due to COVID. He rushed for 466 yards and 8 touchdowns, and had 195 receiving yards and 3 scores. He is committed to play his college ball at Missouri.

He rushed for over 100 yards in 3 of the 6 games played.


Jadarian Price, 5-11, 180, Denison (TX.) H.S.:

Price, a 4-star recruit, has committed to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, after rushing for 1145 yards and 18 touchdowns.

He turned in five 100+ yard rushing games, and three games with three rushing touchdowns.


Ollie Gordon, 6-1, 210, Trinity H.S., Euless, TX:

He was named Co-Offensive MVP for district 3-6A. Gordon was also named Male Athlete of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Gordon rushed for 2083 yards and 28 touchdowns, plus two receiving touchdowns.

He rushed for 455 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-45 playoff win over the Allen Eagles

A 4-star recruit, he has committed to Oklahoma State.



Tony Thomas is a freelance writer. He also writes about college football on his own website, www.thegridironnews.com.







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