Posted On: 06/21/20 10:09 PM

The workhorses of the Class of 2021 in Iowa are ready to hit the ground running this fall.

Following standout junior seasons, these five running backs have their sights set on impressing on the gridiron and leading their teams to the promised land.

Here is a look at the top running backs in Iowa in the Class of 2021:

Nick PearsonNickPearson5'10" | RBPrairie | 2021IA - Cedar Rapids Prairie

All Nick PearsonNickPearson5'10" | RBPrairie | 2021IA did in 2019 was rush for a junior-class leading 1,654 yards with 22 touchdowns for Cedar Rapids Prairie. That total came on just 190 carries, which equates out to 8.7 yards per attempt.

Think about that for just a second. Competing in the Class 4A ranks, Pearson averaged nearly a first down each time of the 190 times he carried the ball.

Behind Pearson, the Hawks reached the state playoffs, finishing the season 6-4 overall.

In the coming season, even more could be expected out of Pearson as Prairie graduates 1,000-yard rusher Tariq Amir and quarterback Hunter Williams.

Ryan OstrichRyanOstrich5'9" | RBCedar Falls | 2021IA - Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls made another run at a state title in 4A, reaching the quarterfinals before coming up short vs. Bettendorf.

The Tigers were

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