Ezekiel Elliott is a high-upside running back built to succeed in any offense. His versatility attracted a lot of interest during the recruiting process, and he has all the tools to become a star once he gains experience at the collegiate level.
He’s rated as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports composite ranking, which sets him as the top 2013 recruit in the state of Missouri and No. 67 overall in the class. The recruiting site lists a total of 25 programs as having checked in on his status.
It’s easy to see why he has generated so much attention. His ability to make defenders miss is what immediately stands out, but he’s capable of helping an offense succeed in countless ways, and that’s what earned him the 4-star rating.
As a rusher, he can run between the tackles or get to the corner and break off a big play. He can also make plays out of the backfield as a receiver and has the strength to excel as a blocker, although he’s still raw in that area (as most freshman RBs are).
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