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Names to know for 2013, Running backs

10/18/2011

As DawgNation evaluates all of the positions on the Georgia Bulldogs football team at the midpoint of the season, we also will look ahead to who might be filling those positions in the 2013 recruiting class.

Running back targets

Just as with the quarterback position, the Bulldogs have already received a commitment from one of the top 2013 running back prospects in the the Southeast. In fact, Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla./Yulee) committed with Brice Ramsey (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County) at the same time during the Dawg Night camp this past summer. If Henry stays true to his commitment, the Bulldogs will be getting a record-setting running back who racked up more than 5,000 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns in his first two years of high school. Henry is a big back, towering at 6-foot-3 and weighting 231 pounds. His size has led to a number of offers as a linebacker, but Henry is adamant that he will play running back at the next level. With numbers like his, plus his 4.7 speed in the 40-yard dash, the Bulldogs coaches can't wait to see him in the backfield.

Joining Henry on the ESPNU 150 Watch List for 2013 is 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back Greg Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage). With seven offer so far, including one from the Bulldogs, Bryant is quickly becoming a household name in the Sunshine State. Seeing as he appears headed to play for the Florida Gators, Georgia might be on the outside looking in for the talented junior.

On the radar: The Bulldogs also offered two other running backs for the 2013 class in Keyante Green (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian) and Tyshon Dye (Elberton, Ga./Elbert County). With the commitment of Henry and the possibility of the Bulldogs taking two running backs for 2012, do not look for Green to be in Athens anytime soon. The Bulldogs would still like to bring in Dye, but the coaches like him as a linebacker, a position at which the 6-foot, 205-pound junior thrives. Another name to keep in mind would be Tyren Jones (Marietta, Ga./Walton). Although he only has two offers so far, Jones has rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in six games and has grabbed the attention of a lot of schools, including Georgia.