J.K. Dobbins is a problem.
The Ohio State junior running back is on pace to exceed 1,000 rushing yards for the third consecutive season, a feat only the great Archie Griffin has previously accomplished for the scarlet and gray.
Dobbins looked unstoppable during the Buckeyes’ recent victory over Cincinnati, racking up 141 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone.
Coming out of La Grange High School (Texas), Dobbins was one of the most athletic recruits in the nation.
In fact, Dobbins had the highest SPARQ score of any recruit in his class:
Dobbins earned that honor thanks to a 4.44 40-Yard Dash, a 4.09 20-Yard Shuttle and a ridiculous 43.1-inch Vertical Jump. Do you know how insane it is for a high school player to jump 43 inches in the Vertical?
Dating back to 2006, there’s been just one running back at the NFL Combine who hit the 43-inch mark (Christine Michael in 2013).
Dobbins’ high school coach, Matt Kates, once told Cleveland.com he believes the running back could’ve played D1 football as a 15-year-old.
“The truth is, as a sophomore at 15 years old, he could have played for 80 percent of Division I programs. At 15 years old. There’s no doubt. That’s what’s crazy. No doubt,” Kates said.