2021 NwGa RB Preview

(Lawrence Morgan)

The title of NwGa Leading rusher is wide open in 2021. Graduation hit the RB position hard in Spring of 2021 with most of the 1000 yard rushers from the 2020 season graduating. We will take a look at some of the Top running backs in our Area that have a shot at the ’21 rushing title.

The Favorites

LaShaun Lester (Chattooga): 3x 1000 yard rusher for the Indians. Was a workhorse for Chattooga in ’20 carrying the ball 206 times.

DJ Rogers (Pepperell): The rising Junior rushed for 1255 yards in ’20 for the Dragons averaging 9.7 yds per carry with 18 TDs.

Rob Brown (Trion): The 5’11 185 rising Senior was 1st Team All Region and All Scenic City in 2020

Asa James (Woodland): 2nd Team All Region in one of the Toughest AAAAA Regions in Georgia in ’20.

Kori Dumas (Ringgold): Multiple 200 yard games for the Rising senior in ’20. If he puts in the work this Summer could be top back in NwGa for ’21.

Dilon McCoy (Bremen): The rising Junior will get a lot of carries this Fall. One to keep a eye on.

Bo Rhudy (Gordon Lee): Will be the man this year for the Trojans with the graduation of ’20 NwGa leading rusher Cade Peterson. Had 900+ yds in ’20.

TJ Harvison (Villa Rica): Quietly one of the best backs in our coverage Area. Early offer from UK.

Kobe Stonecipher (Gilmer): 882 yards in ’20. Will be interesting to see what he does in the new Paul Standard offense.

2 Headed Monsters:

Gage Leonard/Solomon Locke (Christian Heritage): The Lion combo rushed for 1900 yards in 2020.

CJ Washington/Harlem Diamond (Cedartown): The UGA commit and the rising Junior rushed for 1400 yards in ’20.

Eli Agnew/Chris Roper (Adairsville): These 2 slated to get a lot of work in ’21.

QB with Wheels:

Clay Hyatt (Haralson Co): Lead all QB’s in rushing in ’19. Workhorse.

Patrick Shelley (Darlington): Very athletic, high ceiling for this 6’4 200 QB

Jaylon Ramsey (LaFayette): This guy can run. Will be the focal point of the Rambler offense with Clements moving on to college.