Best 2015 WR and RB Recruits Named to the Opening 2014 Watch List

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIJuly 18, 2013

5-star WR George Campbell Via 247Sports
5-star WR George Campbell Via 247Sports

The world of college football recruiting is a never-ending cycle. The focus right now is on the 2014 class, but there's a whole band of rising juniors who are starting to receive some major attention as well.

Many of those star 2015 recruits are being highlighted by in their The Opening 2014 Watch List series.

For those unfamiliar with The Opening, it's an annual camp in Beaverton, Oregon which features the best recruits in college football.

Running backs and wide receivers were recently highlighted. 

We here at the Signed, Sealed, Delivered blog broke down the offensive line watch list earlier this week. Here's a look at the notable running backs and wide receivers. 


Soso Jamabo, 5-star RB, Plano West High School (Texas.)

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Jamabo is the best 2015 running back. He has good size at 6'2.5'' and 200 pounds and runs a 4.55 40, per 247Sports. He has notable offers from the likes of Michigan, Oklahoma and Ohio State, but the top team on his 247Sports interest list is Texas.

He's a shifty and elusive runner. Jamabo is not incredibly fast, but he runs with long strides, has quick feet and a great cut move. 


George Campbell, 5-star WR, East Lake High School (Fla.)

Campbell was at The Opening as just a rising junior this summer, so there's a great chance he'll be there again next summer. He has incredible potential at 6'3'',184 pounds, especially considering the 4.36 40 he runs, according to 247Sports. 

He's a lanky receiver who will be an immediate deep threat because of that speed. Campbell has good hands, displays great concentration when the ball is in the air and can go up and high-point the ball over defenders.

He'll also be able to take shorter routes and make something happen after the catch.

Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCF and Vanderbilt are all high on his 247Sports interest list.


Taj Griffin, 5-star APB, McEachern High School (Ga.)

If he doesn't bulk up, Griffin projects to be a speedy scatback at the college level. The 5'10'', 175-pounder runs a 4.35 40, per 247Sports. The 247Sports Composite says he's the top all-purpose back

Griffin is the type of back who can stretch the field. He gets to the edge quick, turns the corner and gets upfield in a hurry. He's obviously extremely fast, but he also has quick feet and a great set of juke moves. Specifically, Griffin has a nice stutter step and cut. He's a patient runner who creates his own running lanes.

Georgia and Ohio State top his 247Sports interest list



Tyron Johnson, 5-star WR, Warren Easton Charter High School (La.) 

Johnson is a big receiver who can make plays in many different ways. He's tall and fast enough to go over the top of the defense, and he displays good hands. That said, he'll really make an impact in the short to intermediate game because of his ability to run after the catch.

He's a strong downhill runner who has quick feet, can make defenders miss and can find running lanes. Because of his ability to run, he's a good kick or punt returner.

LSU is on top of his 247Sports interest list, followed by Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Note: Scouting and analysis done by writer, via tape study of film provided on each recruit's respective 247Sports profile page. Star rankings courtesy of the 247Sports Composite.  


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