Another running back has plans to join the backfield in Athens.
Commitment Capsule: Chris Carson
Junior college running back Chris Carson has made his decision to commit to Georgia. The future Bulldog went to high school at Fairburn Parkview, so this is a choice that brings him back close to home to be around friends and family. How did he get to this point?
Carson entered the junior college ranks and signed with Butler Community College out of high school. He went that route in large part to have to take care of some issues off the field, and to prove he was back to 100 percent after an ACL tear.
He had been focused on Iowa State and Utah State out of schools that had offered and had an official visit to Ames planned to see the Cyclones. However, the home state Bulldogs entered the mix, which ended his recruitment in a hurry.
"It's big for me. It's good to go close back to home. It's definitely exciting. I grew up in Georgia and now my friends and family can come see me play regularly. That's something everybody looks for."
What stands out about what Chris Carson can bring to the table is his footwork and vision at the position. He's not a burner and won't blow anyone away with his straight-line top speed, but uses his vision and footwork to evade tacklers very effectively to pick his spots well.
He maintains good pad level and a very balanced running back with a strong initial burst. Carson isn't afraid of contact and will bring some physicality to the Georgia backfield.
Carson is a very determined player and is set out to prove that he's fully recovered from a prior knee injury and worthy of the national acclaim.
I think he'll be a complimentary back in the Georgia offense, which already has a strong stable of players at the position, so this makes it a good fit for all parties involved in my opinion.
He isn't going to blow anyone away with top-flight speed but he runs hard and a very fundamentally sound player outside of a ball security situation that haunted him last year. He had a fumbling issue and will want to put those concerns behind him this upcoming season.
Carson's skill set in regards to his footwork, vision, and initial burst to go along with his size and physicality should allow him to threaten for immediate playing time.
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