Miami Hurricanes still in pursuit of five-star RB Reuben Owens

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Miami Hurricanes were making progress in communication with  four-star running back Mark Fletcher. Now, it appears that they are going after some other high-profile running back targets as well.

2023 running back Ruben Owens is being pursued by Miami. Owens is a five-star recruit, and is the second overall running back in the 2023 class per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is the third overall player in his class from the state of Texas.

Owens has Hffers from the likes of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, and USC. He is one of the most sought-after running backs of this class.

He does have a little bit of history with the Miami Hurricanes. Last year, the program extended him an offer on June 18 via the previous staff. Gary Ferman of Canesport wrote a report on Thursday, indicating that Miami is still high on the running back’s list.

Owens would brings speed to Miami Hurricanes

Measuring in at five-foot-11, 195 pounds, Owens is a speed back in every sense of the word. In watching some of his highlights, it was evident that he could use his speed no matter what situation he was put in. From runs to the outside, to runs inside, it didn’t matter what type of run situation he would be in. He was able to find holes quickly, and then accelerate, leaving defenses far behind.

Owens recorded 2,989 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns on 248 carries for El Campo High School last year. In three years of recorded statistics, he tallied 5,308 yards and 76 touchdowns on 388 carries. Owens was a major piece of the El Campo offense last year.

Right now, all Crystal Balls point to him going to Texas. However, in this wild day and age of recruiting, you can never be certain about a player’s commitment to a school until the player actually takes the field. Kevin Smith wants to land impact playmakers in his running back room. Owens would certainly be a fit.


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