Top 5 WV Runningbacks in AA/A for 2020


The last two years we have been honored to found the West Virginia High School Coaches Clinics. We have grown it substantially and our talented lineup of speakers is only getting better! We had a successful Southern clinic and are now looking to do the same up north!

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For our second off-season, we will be releasing to the public our Offensive Skill Scout Sheet. It will not include the numeric ratings seen on the same sheets seen by college coaches but will use a color-coded guide. It will not have player’s academic and contact info- which will be seen by colleges.

What’s on it?

215 organized and evaluated 2021-2024 West Virginia Quarterbacks, Runningbacks, and Wide Receivers.

Where can I see it?

You can download it by clicking the link below. It is an Excel file so it is best to viewed on a computer.

Do colleges have to pay?

No, colleges will not pay for our scout sheets. They will be sent an all-in-one scout sheet that includes further information to assist in the recruiting process.


Honorable Mentions

Noah Brown (Greenbrier West2021

Amir Hairston (Bluefield2024

Zion Powell (Keyser2021

Josh Moody (Man) 2023

TIE – 5. Kieshawn Cottingham

Cottingham was a big piece of the Polar Bear offense that almost reappeared on Wheeling Island in 2019. He worked as an incredibly versatile runner as well as pass catcher. With the players on this list, he has the most developed quick twitch running style that allows him to make a lot of plays out of nothing. He is a tad smaller so his translation to the next level could be more geared towards slot production.

TIE – 5. Caleb Bower

Bower delivered another year of consistency for the Warriors. He had one of the best stretches of performances among any back in the state. He has decent speed but his true strength is his literal strength. His smaller stature but top-notch strength allows him to break a lot of tackles and fall forward hard. Expect one more stat-popping season out of him in 2020.

4. Hunter Patterson

Patterson had a huge breakout campaign in 2019 to coincide with Oak Glen’s unexpected rise to the AA semifinals. No other player had the dual-threat running / receiving numbers he did last year. He is a very natural ball player with a good level of athleticism. His ability to run between the tackles and also line out and run routes is proven in his numbers. We expect to see another unique year of production out of him.

TIE – 2. Atticus Goodson

Goodson joins Patterson as players who skyrocketed to the top of the state last year. His size is far-developed and his overall athleticism matches it as well. He truly checks all three boxes (size, athleticism, film) and is one of the hardest runners in AA. Goodson also has the speed to make a house call at times. He will only be a junior in 2020 so we will see exactly how his running style and progression takes.

TIE – 2. Jeremiah King

We expected a big year from King last year, and he delivered to say the least. Some of his crazier performances included back-to-back 400+ yard rushing games. His body is developed and his athleticism is slowly matching his size potential. However, his vision and pure football skill makes him an absolute beast. With another offseason under his belt, we are excited to see how high his ceiling really will be.

1. Ethan Payne

One of our 2019 magazine cover athletes did our publication proud by having one of the best seasons in state history and winning the Kennedy. The well-sized back was nearly unstoppable from start to finish and broke the state’s all-time scoring record held by Curt Warner for several decades. This was no accident and not due to just a scheme- Payne is usually the biggest, strongest, and fastest player on the field any given night. He runs hard, is more athletic, and is an all-around dominant football player.

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