Top ranked high school running backs: Past and present

Rivals.com has released its updated rankings for the class of 2014, and four running backs earned five-star status. Here’s a look at the four backs in the mix as well the top running back in each class going back to 2002. You may recognize some of them.

Leonard Fournette Photo courtesy of RIvals.com
Sony Michel Photo courtesy of Rivals.com
Sony Michel Photo courtesy of Rivals.com
Sony Michel Photo courtesy of Rivals.com
Elijah Hood Photo courtesy of RIvals.com
Joe Mixon Photo courtesy of RIvals.com
Derrick Green Photo courtesy of RIvals.com
Malcolm Brown #28 of the Texas Longhorns gets past defensive back Skye PoVey #29 of the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas defeated BYU 17-16. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
"AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Running back Malcolm Brown #28 of the Texas Longhorns gets past defensive back Skye PoVey #29 of the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas defeated BYU 17-16. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
Malcolm Brown #28 of the Texas Longhorns gets past defensive back Skye PoVey #29 of the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas defeated BYU 17-16. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
Marcus Lattimore #38 of the San Francisco 49ers watches his team during the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp at their training facility on May 10, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Marcus Lattimore #38 of the San Francisco 49ers watches his team during the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp at their training facility on May 10, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Marcus Lattimore #38 of the San Francisco 49ers watches his team during the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp at their training facility on May 10, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball as Bryan Kehl #53 and Aldrick Robinson #11 of the Washington Redskins try to make the tackle at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
0PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 23: Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball as Bryan Kehl #53 and Aldrick Robinson #11 of the Washington Redskins try to make the tackle at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball as Bryan Kehl #53 and Aldrick Robinson #11 of the Washington Redskins try to make the tackle at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17: Running back Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a 31 yard rushing touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
pGLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 16: Running back Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a 31 yard rushing touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a 31 yard rushing touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)<br><br>
Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with a catch for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 30: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with a catch for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with a catch for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Lorenzo Booker #38 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball in the first quarter against the New York Giants during a preseason game on August 24, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: Lorenzo Booker #38 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball in the first quarter against the New York Giants during a preseason game on August 24, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Lorenzo Booker #38 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball in the first quarter against the New York Giants during a preseason game on August 24, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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