Coming into the 2011 season the Georgia Bulldogs were in search of a running game. An offseason transfer as well as academic troubles found the Bulldogs missing their top two rushers from last year. Georgia was so thin at running back that linebacker Richard Samuel was moved to the backfield, an experiment that had failed once already.
True freshman Isaiah Crowell has shown flashes of his elite ability, but he has yet to shoulder the load of a full season in the SEC. The other two scholarship backs, Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome, have yet to get a carry this year.
In an effort to solve the issue in the backfield, Georgia hosted Millbrook (N.C.) speedster Keith Marshall, the No. 1 running back in the country, for an official visit last weekend.