There were many outstanding players at the running back position this season in NCAA Division I football, such as LaMichael James, Mark Ingram and Ryan Williams, but only a few college players that were draft-eligible decided to remain at their universities.
In fact, a majority of the high-profile draft-eligible players have decided to forgo their senior and junior seasons to declare for the NFL and try their chances at the professional level as soon as possible.
LaMichael James is one of the outstanding athletes in college that has decided to remain in school for another year instead of entering the NFL draft.
With a ton of running backs declaring for the NFL draft this year, take a look at the following list, which ranks the top 10 running backs that will be returning to college for the 2011 season.
**Stats compiled from ESPN.