Player Profile: Montour RB Julian Durden
Posted May 10, 2011 9:00 pm
Photo courtesy of Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
FinestPreps.com is keeping the coverage of top prospects in the state of Pennsylvania coming.
Today we get to unveil a superstar who will leave you breathless when watching this impressive prospect.
We’re talking about Montour’s (McKees Rocks, Pa.) ankle-breaking running back, Julian Durden.
Blessed with remarkable footwork, agility, balance, speed, and acceleration, Durden has left many defenders across the state of Pennsylvania shaking their heads the past few seasons.
He’s like a houdini in the backfield because there is no tackle he can’t escape–just when you think you have him trapped five yards behind the line of scrimmage the next thing you know he’s racing down the sideline for a 60 or 70 yard touchdown run.
Durden transferred to Montour from North Catholic last season and posted earth shattering numbers in his first year with the Spartans.
As a junior–Durden dazzled Pennsylvania high school fans to the delight of 2,033 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on 263 carries (7.7 yards per carry).
He also played a huge role in leading Mountour to an undefeated regular season.
A dynamic special teams return man as well, Durden averaged over 20 yards per punt return (eight attempts) and over 25 yards per kick return (nine attempts) in limited touches.
The shifty running back was a huge part of an explosive Mountour offensive attack which defeated its opponents by an average of 18.9 points per game heading into the playoffs.
In 2010–Durden was named to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Fabulous 22–a list of the top football prospects in Western Pennsylania.
Currently, the 5’8, 170 pound running back has been offered a scholarship by the Pitt Panthers.
Look for more colleges to join the mix for Durden’s services as time passes!
Check out the class of 2012 prospect’s scintillating junior highlight tape below–courtesy of FinestPreps.com!