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Nation's No. 2 Running Back Has Over 30 Offers (And Counting)


Raleek Brown is not letting his height stop him from being a dynamic running back. He may only be 5-foot-8, but he is as quick as any high school rusher and is a five-star recruit.

Brown originally played for Edison High School in Stockton Calif., but he has transferred to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana.

In his first high school season, he rushed for 1,688 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. Brown was a presence as a wide receiver as well, reaching the end zone an additional nine times.

His touchdown volume was the same in 2019, too. If that wasn't enough, he also plays defense as a linebacker, though not as often as he plays on offense.


The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the start of high school sports in California, so Brown has not been able to play for Mater Dei just yet. The team is coming off of a playoff appearance, and the addition of Brown will only aid their quest for another berth.

RB Raleek Brown's Football Recruiting

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Alabama, Arizona State, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, and USC are all in strong positions to land Raleek Brown.

Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Utah, are just some of the programs that have made offers but aren't thought to be favorites.

The five-star rusher isn't any closer to making a decision, but the 247Sports Crystal Ball believes that Brown will end up signing with the Oklahoma Sooners.

RB Raleek Brown Highlights


Raleek Brown is the second-best running back in the entire 2022 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. ESPN ranks Brown as a four-star RB, but that rating may only have to do with potential height concerns.

Smaller running backs have thrived in the NFL, which is where Brown should be looking following his college football career. He is a bonafide playmaker who can be the difference between wins and losses for his team.

Whichever program lands him will be lucky. After all, height doesn't measure heart, and he has quite a bit of heart.


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