Tyliek Raynor is a three-star running back out of Imhotep (Philadelphia) High. He announced his commitment on Twitter over the weekend.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder also held offers from Temple, West Virginia, Boston College and Wake Forest, among others. He's the fourth running back in Rich Rodriguez's 2016 recruiting class. What makes Raynor special is his high ceiling. Gabe Encinas over at Arizona Desert Swarm already compares Raynor to a former top Arizona running back.
"With a grain of salt, he has a lot of similarities as Ka'Deem Carey, excelling between the tackles and exploding through the gap," Encinas writes. "He also has the speed to bounce it outside without losing any ground, typically staying as a north and south runner."
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Raynor is also versatile.
"I'm a big fan of Raynor and think he can fit into the system, and not just at running back, but also as a slot receiver if necessary," Encinas writes. "His shiftiness will go a long way for Rich Rodriguez. It'll be interesting to see how the running backs break down in this recruiting class."