Top 2022 Running Back Returns Home to Arkansas

Lancaster (TX) High School’s loss is Sylvan Hills’ gain as 2022 4-star running back Isaiah Broadway will play his senior season for the Bears. Broadway is the 37th-best RB in the ’22 class per the latest composite rankings and 54th overall in Texas. He was born in Arkansas before moving to Texas and is a cousin of former Arkansas defensive back Ramon Broadway.

Broadway is expected to make major contributions to head coach Chris Hill’s Flexbone offense. Hill just completed his first season leading the Bears after spending three years as Harding University’s offensive coordinator.

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Sylvan Hills started the season 2-3 and then reeled off seven straight wins claiming the 6A east crown before a 21-20 overtime loss to Lake Hamilton ended their state championship hopes.

Tailback Taevion Cunningham exploded onto the scene averaging over 10 yards per carry, while rushing for over 1600 yards and 13 touchdowns. Hill and the Bears’ coaching staff are hopeful that Broadway can achieve similar success.

“Coming home, I knew I’d have an opportunity to showcase my skill,” Broadway said. “In this offense I can use my speed and power on every touch. I’m just looking forward to working hard and learning.”

“If you’re a running back, there is not a better place to be than here because we’re going to run it all night,” Hill stated.

During the Chad Morris tenure, Broadway was recruited by former running backs coach Jeff Traylor who is now the head coach at UTSA. Arkansas offered on January 25th, 2019 which was his third offer at the time:

The list of schools currently requesting Broadway’s services include Baylor, Cincinnati, Utah, Washington State, among others. The current Arkansas staff has not extended an offer.

He played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Hebron High School before transferring to Lancaster High School for family reasons prior to his junior year.

Though Broadway is already a proven talent, Hill knows he has much more to offer. “We demand a lot out of our guys and he’s going to help us raise the bar,” Hill said. “He’s a 3.0+ grade student. I talked to some of his coaches in Texas and they raved about his leadership and work ethic.”

Published by Kyle Sutherland, @k_sutherlandHTP on Twitter