Leonard Fournette Video: Watch 5-Star RB Break Impressive Runs in ESPN Showcase

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2013

Leonard Fournette won't be able to run away from recruiters after his run on ESPN's high school showcase game Friday night.

The 5-star running back from St. Augustine in New Orleans was the headliner against John Curtis Christian from River Ridge, La. And boy did he ever deliver.

With the ball on the 17-yard line and 11:13 left in the game and his team down, 21-13, Fournette broke free and ran the ball down inside the 2-yard line. St. Augustine would eventually score to close the gap to two points, at 21-19.

St. Augustine decided to go for two and tie it up. Everybody could see Fournette was going to get the ball, but few could have predicted what would happen next.

He received a pitch on the right side, but with the defense collapsing around him, he quickly cut left, then cut inside a defender, made another miss and found nothing but green on his way into the end zone.

Count Lil Wayne as one of many impressed with Fournette's performance.

Leonard Fournette is the truth!

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 5, 2013

In the end, it was only two plays. But the first run displayed the power that he possesses and how well he's able to push away defenders. And the second was the kind of dazzling run that will make every college coach stand up and take notice.

According to 247 Sports, Fournette is the second-best player in the country and best running back of the 2014 class. Alabama, LSU, USC and Michigan are the top schools on his list.