Jack Hefferon | Thursday, February 7, 2013
5’9″ • 190
Cocoa High School
Tarean Folston is the faster of Notre Dame’s two running back recruits from the Sunshine State, and his 4.48-second speed in the 40-yard dash will be an asset in the Irish spread running game.
And as fast as Folston is, he’s even quicker in his cuts. Where other shifty players may “jump cut” around would-be tacklers, Folston drives into every move, coming out of a cut with more momentum than he had going into it. He can string out plays and beat other players to the edge, or at a moment’s notice decisively drive into a hole, where he does not shy away from contact.
With his elite quickness and skills both running and receiving the football, Folston should join upperclassmen like George Atkinson III and Davonte’ Neal as versatile, explosive weapons in the Irish offense.