Four-star running back B.J. Emmons has de-committed from the University of Georgia and will reopen his recruitment. ESPN National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton reported Emmons’ decision.
A member of the Class of 2016, out of Freedom High School in Morganton, North Carolina, near Hickory, Emmons stands 5-foot-11 and weighs in at 215 pounds. He has also received offers from Alabama, North Carolina and West Virginia, among others. His de-committing from Georgia isn’t an absolutely catastrophic development for the Bulldogs, as the team has rising sophomore Nick Chubb to man the backfield in the meantime, but it does present complications should Chubb choose to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Georgia had a great running attack last year in Chubb and Todd Gurley, the latter now of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, and having a running team of Chubb and Emmons would border on downright phenomenal should he have a change of heart and choose to re-commit to Georgia.
This news is still very new, but Campus Sports will update Emmons and his recruiting as more visits are made and developments on his decision become available.
Georgia went 10-3 (6-2 SEC) in 2014 and trounced Louisville in the Belk Bowl.
The Bulldogs open their fifteenth season under coach Mark Richt on September 5, when the Sun Belt’s Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks visit Athens.
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