Running backs: Search for the total package

Originally Published: December 27, 2005
By Tom Luginbill | Scouts Inc.
Like I've said before, the evaluation of the running back position at the high school level, much like the wide receiver position, is often entirely based on speed and statistics. However, most good college programs will also look for qualities like quickness through the hole, run vision, pick and slide, good balance, and change of direction skills.