EACH YEAR PRIOR to releasing the list of Midlands Top 25 high school football players, I rank the position players. Here is my look at the running backs.
At the top is one of the most exciting offensive players in the Midlands, Batesburg-Leesville’s Terrance Wilson. He is a threat to score any time he touches the football.
Lexington’s Slade Carroll at No. 2 is a blue-collar, physical back who can gain tough yards.
The sleeper is A.C. Flora’s Coleman Pope. This 6-foot-1, 185-pound junior is a throwback to the I-formation tailback and will be a force in the Falcons’ offense.
Here are my top 10 Midlands running backs. Other than Pope, all are seniors.
1. Terrance Wilson, Batesburg-Leesville
2. Slade Carroll, Lexington
3. Charles Balkcom, Brookland-Cayce
4. Coleman Pope, A.C. Flora
5. Andrew Plante, Westwood
6. Tyjuan Fulton, Spring Valley
7. Shemar Hinson, Ridge View
8. Osei Thomas, Blythewood
9. Jonathan Earle, Airport
10. Quavon Cannon, Swansea