Varsity Preps

2014 RB Eldrick English

Name:  Eldrick English

C/O 2014

Position: RB

Height:  5’10

Weight:  190

High School: Loyola College Prep (SHV)

 

Talent Evaluation:  English is a Strong, interior ball carrier who finds cutback lanes, works to get through them.

Shows power his lower body,  and has  the ability to break the first tackle, and picks up yardage off initial contact.

Consistently runs North/South.

Better than average speed getting around the corner.

English displays a terrific burst of speed.

Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.

Good short area quickness.

Runs with good lean, displays strength in his lower body and shows the ability to move the pile or fall forward when tackled to pick up extra yardage.

 

Analysis: English is a workhorse ball carrier with the ability to carry the load on the inside, outside or catch the football out of the backfield. English would be very effective in a spread offense. Would be a great fit for a MidAmerican Conference or Sunbelt conference team.

 

Side- Notes

English ranks 4th in the state rushing category with 685 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Rushed for over 700 yards as a junior

AS A SOPHOMORE: Was the team’s leading rusher with 441 yards, including a 237-

yard performance against Green Oaks in which he scored four touchdowns.  Caught

seven passes for 53 yards … Also led the team in kickoff and punt return yardage.

Had a 67-yard kickoff return and a 52-yard punt return

Loyola’s single season rushing record is held the by the late Jonathan Simo. In 1998 he rushed for   2,157 yards.

All-District running back

First Team All-district basketball player

All-City Honorable Mention in basketball

English is hearing from Central Arkansas, Southern Arkansas and East Texas Baptist.

Camped at ULL this summer.

 

Quotes:

“My goals are to run for over 1,200 yards and to earn 1st team all city and all-state.”

“I would like to play running back at the next level, but I’ll play wherever they need me.”

 

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