EA Sports College Football 25: Projecting the Top 10 Fastest Players, Including Barion Brown and Dylan Edwards

    Which players will have the highest speed ratings in EA Sports College Football 25? These 10 athletes should be the fastest in the new game.

    Players with high speed ratings are always some of the most fun to use in football video games, and these 10 athletes will prove that point in EA Sports College Football 2025. Using Reel Analytics‘ ball-carrier data from previous seasons, as well as track numbers (when applicable), we project the fastest players in the highly anticipated franchise’s return.

    Projecting the Top 10 Fastest Players in EA Sports College Football 25

    T-9) Isaiah Bond, WR, Texas Longhorns: 96 Speed Rating

    The Longhorns replaced one speedster (Xavier Worthy) with another in Isaiah Bond. Due to QB play and offensive design, Bond wasn’t able to showcase his game-breaking speed often last season.

    Yet, in Steve Sarkisian’s scheme, he’ll have no issue taking the top off defenses. But don’t take my word for it: As a high school junior in 2021, Bond won Georgia championships in the 100 meter (10.51) and 200 meter (21.19).

    T-9) Squirrel White, WR, Tennessee Volunteers: 96 Speed Rating

    According to his roster page, Squirrel White was clocked at 23.4mph on the Catapult monitoring system. He hasn’t reached that speed in a game, but he did hit 21.7 mph in Week 10 last season.

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    Fresh off a 67-catch, 803-yard, and two-touchdown sophomore campaign, expect White to explode in 2024 with Nico Iamaleava throwing him the ball.

    T-5) Chris Johnson Jr., RB, Miami Hurricanes: 97 Speed Rating

    Although Chris Johnson Jr. isn’t the son of former NFL star CJ2K, you’d be forgiven for thinking so based on his speed. While played sparingly as a true freshman, he’s ready to see more work as the lightning to Damien Martinez’s thunder.

    Johnson ran a blazing 10.25 100m in high school, and in the few plays we saw last season, it’s evident his juice hasn’t gone anywhere.

    T-5) Jordan Anthony, WR, Arkansas Razorbacks: 97 Speed Rating

    Onto his third team, Jordan Anthony hopes Arkansas is his last collegiate stop. There is a reason all three of his programs have been in the SEC (Kentucky and Texas A&M), as the WR is one of the fastest players in the country.

    In the summer of 2021, Anthony posted a ridiculous 10.21 100m, and in his debut for the Razorbacks’ track team, he recorded a 6.62 60m, the third-fastest time in school history.

    T-5) Zachariah Branch, WR, USC Trojans: 97 Speed Rating

    Although Anthony’s speed hasn’t quite translated to the football field yet, Zachariah Branch’s has. The five-star freshman lived up to the hype, leading the country with 22.1 yards per punt return and posting a 31-320-2 receiving line and 9-70-1 rushing line from the slot on offense.

    Most of his production came at or around the line of scrimmage, but expect Lincoln Riley to dial in second and third-level route concepts for his explosive WR. Branch won state championships in the 100m (10.43) and 200m (21.14) as a sophomore for Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High School and planned to participate on USC’s track team this spring but ultimately opted to focus on football.

    T-5) Nyck Harbor, WR, South Carolina Gamecocks: 97 Speed Rating

    There is really only one word to describe Nyck Harbor: freak. The 18-year-old is 6’5″ and 242 pounds and just ran a 10.11 100m for South Carolina’s track team last month. He is still learning the intricacies of the WR position, but there is no debating his size and speed, which could make him a cheat code in College Football 25.

    T-2) Dylan Edwards, RB, Kansas State Wildcats: 98 Speed Rating

    Dylan Edwards burst onto the scene as a true freshman for the Buffaloes, as three of his five TDs came from 30+ yards out. According to Reel Analytics, only two returning players registered two plays of over 21 mph last season: Edwards and the No. 1 player on the list.

    With Edwards in tow alongside 1,000-yard rusher DJ Giddens and dual-threat QB Avery Johnson, the Wildcats boast one of the most dangerous backfields in the nation.

    T-2) Jaydon Blue, RB, Texas Longhorns: 98 Speed Rating

    CJ Baxter and Jaydon Blue form an elite RB tandem, but Blue edges out his counterpart in the speed department. He torched Texas Tech’s defense in Week 13, leaving flames in his wake on a touchdown run that topped out at 22.3 mph, the fastest by any returning RB. Expect Blue to decimate his 65-398-3 rushing line from last season.

    T-1) Brandon Buckhaulter, WR, UAB Blazers: 99 Speed Rating

    Standing 6’3″ and 205 pounds with 22.6 mph speed, as seen on a 75-yard TD on a jet sweep in 2023, Brandon Buckhaulter is primed for a breakout campaign. After spending two seasons on Ole Miss’ bench, he transferred to Trent Dilfer’s UAB last season.

    The former four-star recruit is the fastest player returning to the Group of Five and should dwarf his five receptions for 103 yards and a score from a year ago.

    T-1) Barion Brown, WR, Kentucky Wildcats: 99 Speed Rating

    Buckhaulter may receive the same speed rating simply for matching Barion Brown’s 22.6 mph, but Brown is the far more accomplished athlete thus far. He led the country with three kick return TDs last season and has a career average of 31.8 yards per kick return.

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    How many players do you know that can change direction and not lose speed? Brown is a three-way threat, taking 12 carries for 147 yards and a score while also catching 43 passes for 539 yards and four TDs. If Brock Vandagriff can hit the ground running under center, Brown could be in line for monstrous production.

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