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Top 5 Running Backs Available in the Portal

Top 5 Running Backs Available in the Portal

Top 5 Running Backs Available in the Portal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]The transfer portal never seems to stop churning. Here are the five best running backs in the portal right now. It’s not a sexy list but there is talent here.

1. Bentavious Thompson – UCF

Portal entry date: 11-17-2021
Grad-transfer: Yes

Career at UCF: During his final two seasons with UCF, Thompson rushed for 986 yards and 13 touchdowns, while averaging 6.2 yards per carry. He also added eight receptions for 37 yards.

Current situation: Thompson has taken his time finding his next school as he actually left the program in August, before officially entering the portal in November. Since his entry, schools have come and gone, with the current ones to watch being Tennessee, UTSA, and Western Kentucky.

2. Chaton Mobley – Middle Tennessee

Portal entry date: 1-10-2022
Grad-transfer: Yes

Career at Middle Tennessee: Mobley was a steady contributor with the Blue Raiders, finishing his time there with 1,432 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. He also proved effective in the passing game with 39 receptions for 341 yards and three touchdowns.

Current situation: In an interesting twist, Mobley took an April official visit to Ole Miss, but as a linebacker recruit. He has not played the position since high school, but the Rebels are still working on trying to talk him into the change. Other interest has come in from the likes of Charlotte, Rutgers, Sam Houston, UNLV, Mississippi State, and Tulsa.

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3. Andrew Van Buren – Boise State

Portal entry date: 12-16-2021
Grad-transfer: No

Career at Boise State: Van Buren proved to be a touchdown machine during his time at Boise State. He totaled 21 during his Broncos career, with 17 of those coming in the last two seasons. Overall, he rushed for 1,028 yards, while adding 30 receptions for 168 yards and one touchdown.

Current situation: Van Buren has remained patient since his December entry in the portal, with recent interest coming in from Virginia, Eastern Michigan, UConn, Fresno State, Kansas State and SMU. If he chooses the FCS route, there are countless schools showing interest, including Idaho State, Portland State, Sam Houston, Campbell, and Delaware.

4. C’Bo Flemister – Notre Dame

Portal entry date: 4-29-2022
Grad-transfer: Yes

Career at Notre Dame: Flemister was most productive during the 2019 and 2020 seasons at Notre Dame, totaling 461 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.

Current situation: A relatively new addition to the portal, interest has been steadily coming in for the grad transfer. A few of the schools that have shown early interest include Utah State, Virginia, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, and Buffalo, as well as FCS schools like Sam Houston, Incarnate Word, Towson, Samford, Tennessee-Martin, Western Illinois, and Tennessee State.

5. Malcolm Davidson – FAU

Portal entry date: 12-1-2021
Grad-transfer: No

Career at Florida Atlantic: Davidson totaled 1,317 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground during his career with the Owls. He also averaged 6.3 yards per carry and added 11 receptions.

Current situation: Davidson has and continues to get steady interest from a number of Group of Five programs, including Middle Tennessee, Liberty, UTSA, Ohio, and UNLV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]