Being Todd Gurley: #GurleyForHeisman

The recruiting coup combination of running back threats achieved with the signing of Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley continues to yield great dividends for the University of Georgia. Marshall, the #2 overall recruit out of all US high schools when he departed the Research Triangle with a perfect scholastic grade point average. He has mostly relieved and backed up the explosion of the big man on campus, Todd Gurley, our Heisman-to-be in the Classic City. Could this year’s Nick Chubb and Sony Michel enrollment prove just as large for UGA as the (formerly-called) “GURSHALL” tandem’s impact?

Those big-shoes-to-fill others will primarily have to wait for carries until after The GURLEY SHOW of 2014-2015, if Todd can stay healthy. Last season’s UGA injuries were well documented and ultimately debilitating to a team who was less than five yards from being favored to win a National Championship versus Notre Dame the year prior.

Gurley was a big part of that successful campaign and played exceptionally well early last season. Clearly not 100% healthy upon return, he diversified his overall game and developed as a strong secondary receiver excelling in yards after catch.

Richt has emphasized to the media that Mike Bobo will feed Gurley the rock. Gurley, the Tarboro, N.C. product and less-heralded recruit to Marshall, was never a bench player, scoring two touchdowns on his first three touches as a true frosh, including an 100-yard kickoff return. He went on to lead the SEC in yards by a running back that year. I like him to have an undeniably epic campaign this season.

Gurley’s first touch last year was an at Clemson sprint into the thick air of a Carolina summer night. GEORGIA-CLEMSON 5:30 pm ESPN Saturday evening from Athens. The ACC is suddenly claiming to have moved past the SEC, but I’m not sold on it.

Gurley is primed and ready to rumble. Y’all ready to do this, Georgia fans!!!