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CourseyCorridor
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Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)



Rank 'em, then tell us where you'd put Fournette in relation. Tell us your criteria (straight up high school player, college prospect, etc.).

Let's reserve judgement for Fournette until his body of work is complete. Personally, I think talk of him being No. 1 is premature.

Below is a starting point. This is extremely off-the-top-of-my-head and after about the first 15 or so, I stopped trying to rank them and just started adding names that belong in the conversation. I'm sure I'm forgetting some and have probably never heard of some that you guys would argue belong on the list. Anyway, it's a starting point.

Look at what I have here, then tell me how you'd rank them:

1. Kevin Faulk -- I know he was technically a QB, but let's face it; Carencro's offense had no QB. They snapped it directly to the RB, thus eliminating the middle man.

2. Billy Cannon -- Based on hearsay. Can't make him No. 1 because it was a segregated era and the competition was watered down. He never had to face something the competition of later eras.

3. Dalton Hilliard

4. Garry James

5. Jimmy Taylor

6. Cecil Collins

7. John David Crow

8. Terry Robiskie

9. Jerry Stovall

10. Joe McKnight

11. Germaine Williams

12. Anthony Thomas

13. Warrick Dunn

14. Alley Broussard

15. Lawrence Nixon

16. Travis Minor

17. Marshall Faulk (played on some bad teams and wasn't extremely accomplished as a HS player; if you take in his entire career, he'd be top 3)

18. Justin Vincent

19. Leroy Hoard

20. Jeremy Hill

21. Roymon Malcolm

22. Johnny Hector (probably should be higher, I knos)

23. Kenny Hilliard

24. Josh Reed (remember, he was, I think, a two-time, 2,000-yard rusher at Rayne before becoming a WR at LSU)

25. Sammy Seamster, Minden

26. Bobby Ray Tell, Haynesville

27. Jacob Hester, Evangel

28. Raymond Tate, Minden

29. Norman Bradford, Jonesboro-Hodge

30. Buford Jordan, Iota

31. Jason Miller, Iota

32. Gill Fennerty, Jesuit

33. Matt Forte, Slidell

34. Eddy Lacy, Dutchtown (should be much higher, just thought of him)

35. Tommy Banks, West Monroe

36. Joe Profit, Richwood

37. Richard Murphy, Rayville

39. Charles Scott, J-Hodge

40. Eddie Fuller, Leesville

41. Vincent Fuller, Leesville

42. Michael Ford, Leesville

43. John Stephens, Springhill

44. Joe Delaney, Haughton

45. Jamie Spencer, Ouachita

46. LaBrandon Toefield, Independence

47. Brandon Jacobs, Assumption

48. Chris Ryan, Sulphur

49.



PS -- Fournette to me is safely top five and, if he has a big senior year, would be top 2-3 and perhaps No. 1 if his career beyond high school pans out...





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PastySkankster
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re: Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)


Cecil Collins seems low based on everyone saying "best player in Louisiana" history.





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BACONisMEATcandy
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Cecil Collins is so good he made the list twice





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northeasttiger
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Terry Robeski? One of the greatest high school athletes. Played rb and QB in high school.





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nolatrain504
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is this just based off of what they did in high school? if so jeremy hill and hilliard need to be high up based on their stats. leonard will be number 1,





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Zach
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Johnny Hector should definitely be higher.





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razer
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re: Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)


John Stephens, Springhill and Joe Delaney, Haughton





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dgnx6
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Didn't Ford and Hilliard break records in high school?

Pretty sure Ford broke all collins records. Wouldn't that make him a better hs rb?

And did y'all know cecil is originally from kentucky?



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Cincinnati Bowtie
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Is the criteria what they did in HS, or what they did after?
Jason Miller??? Above anybody is ridiculous.



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CSATiger
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Just based on HS, need to add Charles "quick 6" McDaniel





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Cincinnati Bowtie
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Landon Collins, Dutchtown, should be in this list, as painful as it is to type it....





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Dodd
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Jamien Spencer
Michael Burks






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Mr. Brooks
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re: Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)


Kenny Hilliard is the all time leading rusher in Louisiana high school history and he's #23?? Wow.







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JJ27
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Tommy Banks is too low. Had 2500 yards and 40 TDs his senior year. That's pre-Dinardo bulking him up. He was 235 and ran a 4.6.

1. Kevin Faulk
2. Kenny Hilliard
3. Cecil Collins
4. Mark Henderson
5. Jamie Spencer

That's the top 5 I've seen personally in high school.






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plstunter01
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Gary James





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JohnZeroQ
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re: Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)


Brandon Jacobs? Just to add to the list. Not actually best.


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LSULumberJack
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Kenny Hilliard should be at least in the top 10. He holds the Louisiana career rushing record with over 8200 yards.





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LaFlyer
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Billy Cannon -- Based on hearsay. Can't make him No. 1 because it was a segregated era and the competition was watered down. He never had to face something the competition of later eras
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I would suggest you take a look at his competition before you say it was watered down. While segregation kept white and black from competing against each other, it certainly didn't keep blacks from competing. That said, who compares with Cannon from his time from anywhere. The list is short.




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marcnbc
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re: Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)


Any reason Labrandon Toefield was left off your list...he's one of the first names that comes to mind.





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CourseyCorridor
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re: Best RBs in Louisiana history, pre Fournette (more candidates added)


quote:

Cecil Collins is so good he made the list twice


It was pre-felony, post-felony Cecil






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