Last season the Rams were dreadful at the running back position and so the Rams went hard in recruiting and brought in three backs to compete with the returning players. The star of the class is Kapri Bibbs out of Illinois, and readers here may recall the name because Bibbs had a record setting game by breaking the single game Illinois high school state record with 520 yards and he also had seven touchdowns in one game.
Now Bibbs is sitting out a year due to a low ACT score:
"I'm not gonna cry about it. It's my fault. I messed around my freshman and sophomore years and now I'm paying for it."
Now, Bibbs will be heading to a junior college in what Bibbs says will be like a redshirt year. This is a big blow for the Rams, because they needed all the bodies they could have in the running game.
The bright side is that Bibbs said that he is still committed in being a Ram after he spends the year at a junior college:
"I'm going to be loyal to my commitment. I want to set up for a successful future with CSU. I made a lot of promises to them I want to keep."
Here are his stats from his junior and season years in high school:
2,654 yards and 38 touchdowns in his senior season alone. All those yards on 300 carries-which is the equivalent of an every-game starter in the NFL-meant Bibbs ram for 8.8 yards per carry. And since he only played nine games in 2010, he averaged 294.9 yards per game. Those numbers are absurd, perposterous, unreal-yet he ran for nearly another 1,556 yards and 23 TDs in his junior season.