College Football Recruiting: Best Available RBs in 2013 Class

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2012

Every recruit in the country is technically still available until National Signing Day, but players have been making their feelings known in verbal commitments for over a year now.

Not everyone though, and there is a large group of talented recruits still available at a number of positions.

Running back, in particular, has a few elite, undecided talents still to be wooed, and with seven months and a full senior season still standing between now and National Signing Day, anything and everything is possible.

With that in mind, here's a look at the top running backs in the 2013 class who've yet to make a commitment.


Derrick Green (Hermitage, Richmond, VA)

Ranked as Rivals' No. 1 overall running back, the 5-star tops this list with 30-plus offers.

At roughly 6'0", 225 pounds with a reported sub-4.4 40-yard dash time, the Virginia rusher is a unique talent with size, speed and immense potential.

His junior year saw him run for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns and he's still coming into his own.

A childhood Ohio State fan, it is only a matter of time before Green finally gives in to Urban Meyer's persuasive nature.

If he commits anywhere else it would be a surprise.


Derrick Henry (Yulee, Yulee, FA)

Once a Georgia commit, Henry decommitted approximately one week ago to visit more schools and make a more thorough decision. 

The Bulldogs are still in the running, but his decision to back out came after a visit to Georgia rival Alabama.

The 6'3", 240-pounder is an intriguing athlete with great size, skills and potential.

Given a 5-star rating from, Henry's newly reported top three are Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, with the edge going to Saban's Tide.


Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Norcross, GA)

A gifted all-purpose back with a unanimous 4-star rating, the Georgia native holds 19 offers to date according to

The 5'10", 195-pounder's top three schools are considered 'Bama, Georgia and Oregon, but he'd also be a great fit in Clemson and USC's offenses.

We cannot count out the Tigers after the show they've put on on the trail this week, but the Tide, Bulldogs and Ducks are running-back happy places who can offer a lot to a skilled player like Kamara.

Kamara and Henry's decisions could be tied to one another as they're both considering Alabama and Georgia as their top two schools.


David Williams (Imhotep Charter, Philadelphia, PA)

Another all-purpose back, Williams checks in with great size at 6'1", 185 pounds and has a reported a 4.42 40-yard dash time according to

A unanimous 4-star recruit, the Philadelphia native holds 26 offers, but is favoring six schools according to Tim Tolley: USC, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State, South Carolina and Miami.

All six are looking for a dynamic playmaker in the backfield (although Ty Isaac's commitment to USC might drive Williams away).

Look for his recruitment to heat up over the summer.