Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is one of the top players in the nation.
The Nittany Lions star still has one year of college football left before he can take his talents to the NFL, but it appears very clear that he will be one of the best prospects at his position when he’s ready to make the leap to the pros.
That was evidenced once again during winter workouts when he ran the 40-yard dash.
Barkley ran the 40 and was clocked at a remarkable 4.33 seconds by Penn State receivers coach Josh Gattis.
Check it out:
👏👏 Hands up if you guessed a 4.33!
((or if you reacted the same way @CoachTimBanks did😂)) pic.twitter.com/39JIDNYOj3
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) March 1, 2017
That kid can fly.
Barkley is still short of Chris Johnson’s combine record of 4.24 seconds, but he’s running a 4.33 without any formal training.
Can you imagine what he will be able to do with months of elite training for the 40-yard dash?
In the meantime, Barkley will have to settle for running by Big Ten defenders and dominating the college scene for his junior campaign.
Last season, the 5-foot-11, 223-pounder rushed for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns as a true sophomore. It’s going to be exciting to see what he can do in 2017, which begins with a Sept. 2 matchup against Akron.
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