WATCH: Louisville 5-star RB Rueben Owens records massive rushing performance

Drew Schott10/22/22
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El Campo (Texas) five-star running back Rueben Owens is one of the top tailbacks in the 2023 cycle. The Louisville commit demonstrated why on Friday night in a 62-17 win over Arcola (Texas) Iowa Colony.

Owens only played the first half of the victory. However, the 5-foot-11, 200 pound prospect still recorded 214 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries.

The performance took Owens over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. He needs six touchdowns to reach 100 career scores and 650 yards to reach 7,000 career rushing yards.

Owens is the No. 27 overall prospect and No. 1 running back in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 5 player in Texas.

The Lone Star State native committed to the Cardinals on June 20. He is currently the highest-ranked prospect in Louisville’s 2023 recruiting class, which ranks No. 20 in the 2023 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings and No. 4 in the ACC.

Owens has an On3 NIL Valuation of $243K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Rueben Owens On3 Scouting Summary 

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Rueben Owens:

“The most productive rusher in the 2023 cycle. Dominates mid-level competition, rushing for nearly 3,000 yards and 46 touchdowns as a junior. Extremely efficient, rushing for over 12 yards per carry. Pairs very good long-speed with vision and contact balance. Has run sub-11.0 second marks in the 100 meters and carries that speed over to the field. Regularly pulls away from the competition. Bounces off tackles at the second level. Spins out of arm tackles. Does not give up on runs.

Has also shown advanced ball skills as a pass catcher in the 7-on-7 setting. Does not appear to have a big frame at 5-foot-11 and under 200 pounds. Will need to add mass to his lower body to optimize leg drive and durability. Can improve his lateral agility as he gears down to cut at times. Older for the class, turning 19 years old in the middle of his senior season.”