Georgia Has Plenty Of Options In Recruiting Running Backs

The recruiting of running backs to Georgia is a very complicated process, as Dawg Nation explains:

The Georgia Bulldogs are currently involved in a quiet, but significant, recruiting drama that illustrates why you simply cannot afford to take any recruiting news too seriously, too soon. It's an object lesson in the liberal application of salt to recruiting news, one which we'll discuss in more detail after the jump.

Georgia's running back recruiting is in a bit of a holding pattern for the 2013 class. The Dawgs are still actively recruiting former Dawg commitment Derrick Henry, Alabama commitment Altee Tenpenny, uncommitted runner Alvin Kamara, and Alabama commit Tyren Jones.

Both Georgia and Alabama have very talented freshmen runners in Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley (Georgia) and T.J. Yeldon (Alabama), respectively. Could the performance of those freshman impact the decisions of these recruits? Perhaps.

The bottom line is that, perhaps more than in years past, there's a chance for a late "domino effect" of top recruits who are likely to end up playing the same position in the same conference. Depending on how those dominos fall, we could be Monday morning quarterbacking the 2013 running backs well into the future. But it's unlikely that this Gordian knot of backfield talent will unwind itself anytime soon. When you consider the fact that only a few short months ago Henry was committed to Georgia, Bryant was committed to Oklahoma, Jones was being talked about as a Bulldog "lock" (silly recruitnik speak for "my best guess based on cryptic Twitter traffic"), and everyone thought Kamara would be committing to Alabama any day, you realize that none of us really know how these recruiting battles will shake out. That's what makes it so fun

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