I'm going old school. Every time I watch Fournette's highlights, he reminds me of Jim Brown. LINK
It's something about the way he moves. To my amateur, untrained eye, they look similar in the way they start one way then shift or reverse course through creases in the defense. It's not an abrupt change of direction like Barry Sanders who looked like a waterbug darting around, and to a lesser degree other smaller backs like McKnight who could make razor sharp cuts; or even Trent Richardson, who could surprisingly (for his size) stop on a dime then re-accelerate. It's more like he's moving, then shifts and his upper body sways with momentum till he's re-balanced and suddenly moving full speed in a new direction.
Also, they look the same to me when they run into defenders, get half way stood up and remain looking... I don't know... poised?... as they somehow push through the tackles and break free again. Then-- once they see daylight-- turn the jets on.
Jim Brown is before my time really, but something about LF's highlights instantly made me want to look at Brown's.
Of course, this is high school competition and there's no guaranteeing that he'll do as well against college players, who are generally bigger and tackle better. Still, he does seem to have "it". Sure do hope I get to see more highlights over the next few years with him wearing P&G. He looks fun to watch.
This post was edited on 2/8 at 11:09 am