Tevin King
King Cleared To Return To Practice
Tevin King, RB, LATECH
7/23/2014
News: Tevin King (foot) has been cleared for Louisiana Tech's fall practices, the News Star reports.
Analysis: Tevin King hopes to see a greater share of the carries for Louisiana Tech this fall, but comes into the year behind Doak Walker Award Watch List member, Kenneth Dixon. Last season, King was second on the team in carries and rushing yards, toting the rock 93 times for 539 yards.

William Houston
William Houston - questionable (Personal)
William Houston, RB, BGREEN
7/22/2014
News: William Houston was arrested on an attempted rape charge, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: It's not clear how William Houston's arrest will play out in the legal process, but it's a very serious accusation, and Bowling Green might move to suspend him indefinitely unless the charges are dropped. He was a goal-line specialist in 2013.

Johnathan Gray
Texas' Gray (Achilles) Cleared For Workouts
Johnathan Gray, RB, TEXAS
7/18/2014
News: Johnathan Gray (Achilles) has been cleared to resume full workouts, Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reports.
Analysis: After running for 780 yards and four touchdowns on 159 carries, Johnathan Gray tore his Achilles tendon on Nov. 9 against West Virginia, sidelining him for the final four games of the 2013 season. He's been working back slowly for most of the summer, but the team has now cleared him to work out with no restrictions. The junior will likely split time with Malcolm Brown in the Longhorns' backfield next season.

Keith Marshall
Keith Marshall - probable (Knee)
Keith Marshall, RB, UGA
7/18/2014
News: Keith Marshall (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: "Keith looks great," [coach Mark] Richt said during the final day of SEC media days. "I've watched him run straight ahead; he looks outstanding in that area. I don't know if he'd say he's 100 percent today, but he has no limitations whatsoever in his training. He can run routes, he can pass [skeleton], he can do anything. We think Day 1, he'll be 100 percent, ready to compete." Keith Marshall will back up stud Todd Gurley, but should see plenty of action in a run-heavy offense.

T.J. Yeldon
T.J. Yeldon Update
T.J. Yeldon, RB, BAMA
7/17/2014
News: T.J. Yeldon has been named to the Preseason All-SEC squad, USA Today reports.
Analysis: As a freshman, T.J. Yeldon rushed for 1,235 yards and 14 touchdowns. With a new quarterback under center, the Tide should lean even more heavily on their prized back, though Derrick Henry could steal some of his thunder.

Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley Update
Todd Gurley, RB, UGA
7/17/2014
News: Todd Gurley has been named to the Preseason All-SEC squad, USA Today reports.
Analysis: No surprise here, as Todd Gurley is arguably the top running back in the country and could be in the conversation for the Heisman trophy when all is said and done. Gurley has rushed for 2,374 yards and 27 touchdowns in two seasons at Georgia, averaging over six yards per carry in the process.

Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake - out (Suspension)
Kenyan Drake, RB, BAMA
7/17/2014
News: Alabama coach Nick Saban said Thursday that Kenyan Drake is suspended but not kicked off the team, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports.
Analysis: While Saban didn't say how long the suspension will last, Kenyan Drake has indeed been disciplined after being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations earlier this month. The junior running back is still likely to see time behind starter T.J. Yeldon, sharing backup snaps with Derrick Henry.

Wendell Smallwood
Wendell Smallwood Update
Wendell Smallwood, RB, WVU
7/16/2014
News: Small was arrested Tuesday on a witness tampering charge, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Small is reportedly charged with trying to get a witness to recant statements that implicated a friend of his in a fatal shooting that occurred in 2012. At the moment, it's unclear what kind of repercussions, if any, Wendell Smallwood will face from West Virginia's football program. The 20-year-old rushed for 221 yards as a freshman last season.

Duke Johnson
Johnson (Ankle) Healed for Miami
Duke Johnson, RB, MIAMI
6/19/2014
News: Duke Johnson (ankle) is at full strength and has added "15 or so" pounds of muscle this offseason, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Duke Johnson broke his ankle against Florida State in early November and sat out spring drills while recovering. However, he's now back to full strength and said that he would be ready if Miami played today. Already a solid 200 pounds last season, the 5-9 Johnson figures to return even stronger for his junior season. In eight games last season, Johnson ran for 920 yards and six touchdowns on 145 attempts (6.3 yards per carry).

Raymond Maples
Raymond Maples Update
Raymond Maples, RB, ARMY
6/11/2014
News: Raymond Maples (ankle/groin) was granted an extra year of eligibility and will play in 2014.
Analysis: Raymond Maples' return is good news for Army, but he mostly wrecks the fantasy value of Terry Baggett (1,113 yards, eight touchdowns in 2013) rather than creating any for himself. Maples, Baggett and Larry Dixon are all talented runners who can dominate from week to week, but they'll likely eat into each others' workloads too much for any of the three to produce consistently.

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