Junior Alonzo Booth may be one of the most agile, powerful, and biggest running backs that I have seen for a while. Last night against a well coached, but overmatched Chillicothe football team, he was all of that and more for the DeSales Stallions.
Booth, who carried 11 times for 82 yards, scored 4 touchdowns. Scored on runs of 20, 5, 31, and 40 yards. With DeSales leading 42-7 at the break, he did not play the second half.
Listed at 6’1-240, he may be all of that. Gets north/south well, but also has deceptive speed to get the edge. Really like his quickness to the LOS. Like his balance and his ability to break tackles. Last night he just ran over defenders at times.
He has surprising good speed in the open field. Does not really have 5th gear, but he is 6’1-240. Most high school players would not be able to tackle him high. Again, really impressed with quickness to hole. Just a powerful back.
In warm-ups, he caught the ball well. Soft hands and caught passes in stride. Good acceleration after the catch.
Like his durability. Takes hits and stays in the game. Guess any RB with that size, should be able to takes hits, but no question about Alonzo’s toughness.
Looking forward to seeing run in some college camps next summer. His agility should be as good as I think that it can be.
My biggest concern for Alonzo Booth would be – if he has enough strength to push away from the table. Carries his weight well now, needs to stay at 230. Really do not know how much more weight that he can carry.
In talking with him briefly last night, he looks good. Not real top heavy, but that might be of come concern for college coaches.
One thing for sure. He can run and run with power and good speed. Really like his future on the next level. FYI, he will be an MSR top RB in the Class of 2017.