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5 Texas High School Running Backs to Know in 2021

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,






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