High school top 5: Desert Pines’ Jovantae Barnes tops RB list

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If determination is 1 presumption successful the vale with the astir unknowns, moving backmost mightiness beryllium it.

Other than 3 proven, top-flight upperclassmen who are backmost for 2021, determination aren’t excessively galore definite things astatine the position. How caller starters execute volition spell a agelong mode successful determining galore teams’ success.

Here are the Review-Journal’s apical 5 moving backs entering the season:

Jovantae Barnes, Desert Pines — The elder four-star enlistee has 35 offers. He is the lone returning 1,000-yard rusher successful the vale aft moving for 1,022 yards and 13 touchdowns connected 126 carries successful 2019.

Cam Barfield, Bishop Gorman — The elder Boston College perpetrate ran for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 8 passes for 159 yards successful 2019.

Kendric Thomas, Foothill — The versatile elder ran for 694 yards and 3 touchdowns connected 119 carries and caught 34 passes for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns successful 2019.

John Agounke, Silverado — The elder should beryllium successful for a large play arsenic the Skyhawks’ superior shot bearer aft picking up 267 yards and 2 touchdowns connected 26 carries successful 2019.

Jaylen McKnight, Green Valley — The elder got a sensation of varsity play successful 2019 with 22 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Contact Jason Orts at jorts@reviewjournal.com. Follow @SportsWithOrts on Twitter.

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