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College football prognosticator Phil Steele continues his look at the top depth charts around the country. Today, we're looking at his top running back depth charts Insider.

Steele has three SEC teams on his list, with Georgia taking his top spot. Alabama is No. 2, while Texas A&M is 14th.

It's hard to argue against having Georgia No. 1. The Bulldogs bring back the top one-two rushing punch in Todd Gurley, who led SEC running backs with 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns, and slasher Keith Marshall. The duo combined for 2,144 yards and averaged 6.3 yards per carry. There isn't much behind these two, but they did just fine with the majority of the carries last year.

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AP Photo/Romeo GuzmanT.J. Yeldon returns to lead a deep backfield for the Crimson Tide this season.
Alabama has a very deep backfield that's led by sophomore T.J. Yeldon, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last year. He should compete to be one of the top players at his position this fall as both a slasher and a pounder. The Tide will get back the beastly Jalston Fowler, who is coming off of knee surgery, and scat back Dee Hart, who is also returning from a knee injury. Sophomore Kenyan Drake is back and true freshman Derrick Henry should help out as both a running back and H-back this fall.

As for the Aggies, they're also very deep at running back. Leading rusher Ben Malena (808 yards) is back, and he'll be working with some younger but very talented teammates. Brandon Williams, who transferred from Oklahoma, has the potential to be very special. Then you have Oregon transfer Tra Carson and sophomore Trey Williams. There is a lot of speed and athleticism in Texas A&M's running back stable.

I'd also keep an eye on Florida, LSU and Ole Miss this fall. The Gators will be led by sophomore Matt Jones, who had a very good spring and should pick up right where Mike Gillislee left off. He'll also get help from redshirt junior Mack Brown, who left spring as the No. 2 back, and freshmen Kelvin Taylor and Adam Lane. Taylor had a good spring and Lane should come in and help right away.

LSU might have made Steele's list if Jeremy Hill wasn't suspended from the team. Hill's recent arrest has his future at LSU in doubt, but if he plays this fall he'll be one of the league's best. Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue are nothing to sneeze at. Both have shown flashes in the past and Blue should be healed from a knee injury that cost him most of his 2012 season. Losing Hill will really hurt, but the Tigers have a solid duo in Hilliard and Blue to work with.

Ole Miss returns rushing leader Jeff Scott and a talented bunch of youngsters. Scott is a solid all-purpose-type back, while sophomores I'Tavius Mathers and Jaylen Walton came on strong late last year and this spring. True freshman Mark Dodson will get his chance to see the field as well after a strong spring.
Class of 2014 wide receiver Kendrick Holland (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven) did most of his damage as a blocker for ESPN 300 teammate Adam Lane in Winter Haven's 27-21 victory over Kathleen last Thursday. But the 6-foot-3, 172-pound junior has already garnered plenty of attention for his pass-catching abilities.

Holland received an offer from Clemson when he attended a camp there over the summer and is waiting for his next one as new schools roll in daily.

"Right now I'm hearing from a bunch of programs," Holland said. "Florida State, Miami, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Georgia... a lot more schools than that. They are all coming in, grabbing film and we'll see what happens."

Gators getting big visitor Saturday 

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The visitor list for Saturday's Furman-Florida game might not rival the Florida-Florida State game the following week in terms of big-name recruits. But the Gators are expecting Josh Harvey-Clemons (6-4/205, Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes), the No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 23 player overall in the ESPNU 150, to make the short drive south. Harvey-Clemons is also expected back for Thanksgiving weekend to watch the Gators host the Noles.

In addition to Harvey-Clemons, Florida is expecting Tennessee defensive tackle commit Damien Jacobs (6-3/295, Gray, La./East Mississippi CC) and top 2013 running back Adam Lane (5-7/200, Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven).

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