Will the Miami Hurricanes have a dominant rushing attack in 2018?

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Mark Walton
TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Mark Walton /
4 of 4

The Hurricanes will welcome the second-ranked fullback in the 2018 class, Realus George. George is a “throwback” hard nose football player that played running back and linebacker in high school. George’s size and physical style of play should allow him to play immediately.

2018 Offensive Line  Preview

The Hurricanes will return Freshmen All-American offensive guard Navaughn Donaldson and rising seniors Tyree St. Louis and Tyler Gauthier. Rising Sophomore Kai-Leon Herbert, rising junior Hayden Mahoney, rising sophomore Corey Gaynor, and rising junior, LSU transfer George Brown, Jr. will compete for starting spots left vacant by left guard Trevor Darling and left tackle Kc McDermott due to graduation.

Highly ranked true freshmen Delone Scaife and Cleveland Reed are also expected to compete for playing time.


A running game that was at times a weakness will likely be a consistent strength in 2018. The Miami Hurricanes will have one of the deepest and most talented running back groups in the ACC and country in 2018. With talent at running back for this year and years to come, the key to the Hurricanes rushing attack will be the play of the offensive line.

Next: Can Miami skill position freshman make an impact in 2018?

Judging by the way Mark Richt and his staff have recruited and developed players during his tenure, there is no doubt that Coach Richt and his staff will put together a much improved offensive line in 2018.