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Sunshine State stocked with backs in the '09 class

Originally Published: August 25, 2008
By Billy Tucker | Scouts Inc.

Though nationwide the number of elite running back prospects may be down a bit in 2009, the quality and quantity in the Southeast, particularly in the state of Florida, is unprecedented. Almost half of ESPN's top-20 backs this year reside in the Southeast, with a striking 15 out of the top 40 coming out of Florida. The Sunshine State boasts the No. 1, 2 and 5 running backs in Jaamal Berry (Miami/Palmetto), Trent Richardson (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) and Jarvis Giles (Tampa, Fla./Gaither).

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