Originally posted on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 2/11/13
One of the Georgia Bulldogs’ bigger position of needs during this last recruiting cycle—despite the presence of both Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley—was another elite tailback; or, more specifically, a running back with pass-catching ability. It’s the reason why a player like Alvin Kamara (who eventually signed with Alabama) was deemed a must-have for the coaching staff; you want to have an “X-Factor” at the tailback spot, a player you can’t scheme against because he’s the quintessential dual-threat at his position: a phenomenal runner as well as a competent catcher. While Georgia didn’t lock down Kamara, they did sign a running back in 2013—most forget about A.J. Turman in all the hoopla and disappointment surrounding the loss of Kamara—and his value to the Bulldogs might not be as easily recognizable at first, but it is certainly something worth keeping an eye on as it pertains to both Marshall and Gurley. Now, I don’t plan to break down film on Turman—MaconDawg of DawgSports offered a fine analysis of  him in November—but, I will say this: Turman has a similar running gait to that of Richard Samuel (i.e. runs high, doesn’t get the pad level down, tends to rely on his speed to run [...]
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