What does Gurley mean for Georgia? 

January, 13, 2012
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The addition of 4-star running back Todd Gurley (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro) gives the University of Georgia a key offensive weapon it sorely lacked this year on offense. At the high school level, Gurley has shown the ability to be a workhorse back that can play through injury.

As a junior, he rushed 139 times for 1,472 yards and 26 touchdowns, but he also had 79 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble on defense. Gurley had over 200 carries his senior year, going for 2,600 yards rushing and 38 touchdowns. He ran for 242 yards and four touchdowns on an injured ankle in the 2-A state championship game last month, and two weeks later he rushed for 119 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns to earn North Carolina Offensive MVP in the Shrine Bowl, which pits the top players in North Carolina against the best in South Carolina.

He has only lost two games as a varsity starter, is a two time NCHSAA 2-A state championship in track, made it to the IAAF World Youth Championship semifinals in the 100mm hurdles in France, and has been all-conference, all-area, all-state, won 3 state championships, MVP of the state championship, played in the Shrine Bowl, and is scheduled to play in the USA vs the World game on Feb. 1. For those who feel that a playoff system is too much wear and tear on a student athlete's body, just wanted to note that will be Gurley's 18th football game as a high school senior.

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