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Buffalo Bulls Recruiting Running Backs

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Buffalo's recent running back history includes Green Bay Packers back James Starks and NFL prospect Branden Oliver. With Oliver gone UB is left with Devin Campbell, James Potts, Anthone Taylor and a lot of young unproven players. Potts will be a senior next seasons while Taylor and Campbell are upperclassmen.

Potts was a highly touted recruit who committed to Turner Gill. When Gill left the program after 2009 Jeff Quinn managed to retain Potts. Potts has battled injuries and the shadow of Branden Oliver but may be primed to make 2014 his year.

Devin Cambell has become Jeff Quinn's pick a skill player. He has served with the running backs, receivers, and on the return teams. His biggest season at UB came in 2011 when he filled in nicely for Branden Oliver after an injury ended Oliver's season.

Anthone Taylor missed 2012 with an injury but bounced back nicely last season with almost 400 yards. and three touchdowns.

After next year however things get more muddied. Will Campbell spend his 2015 season with the wide receivers? Who backs up Taylor if he becomes the starter? Then in 2016 Buffalo will probably have a wide open competition for half back. Garey Hosey and Marquel Dickerson are two incoming players who may be front and center.

Gary Hosey Running Back: Detroit, MI - Cass Tech High School
Measurables: 6-0 / 225

2012 Highlights

Date of Verbal: November 7

- 247: 81 - #56 ILB, #26 Prospect from Michigan
81 - #45 ILB, #24 Prospect from Michigan

FBS Offers: Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Ball State, Toledo, and Illinois, Syracuse.

Verbal Retelling -

2014 Bull Market Futures Report - Gary Hosey - Bull Run
So when Cass Tech star Gary Hosey was looking at schools Buffalo caught his interest. Most services list Hosey as a linebacker and many schools were looking at him as such. But in Hosey, Quinn and his staff sees a future running back and Hosey could not be happier.


"Well they are looking at me as a tailback" Hosey told Bull Run, "but what I really like about the team is they run the ball a lot and the RB is very involved in the offense."

Marquel Dickerson Running Back: Waldorf, MD - North Point High School
Dickerson has reportedly decommitted after UB recinded the scholarship offer

Measurables: 5-9 / 186

2012 Highlights

Date of Verbal: December 26

- 247: 0.76 (Composite) - #209 ATH #50 Prospect Maryland

FBS Offers: Toledo

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting Marquel Dickerson to Buffalo - Bull Run
Dickerson played his prep ball at North Point high school in Waldorf Maryland. He had a great career which was punctuated when he broke out for 278 yards and scored 3 TD's before the half against one of the top teams in the country.


North Point high school plays in the SMAC which traditionally is not seen as a hotbed of FBS talent. Dickerson and some observers believe that the conference is a gem which will see increasing interest from FBS programs in the future.