Georgia Tech Football: Which New Recruit Will Have The Biggest Impact in 2014

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Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Tech football program replenished the ranks and had themselves a pretty nice National Signing Day. With the new blood that is coming into the program, the question begs to be asked, who is going to have the biggest impact for Paul Johnson‘s Yellow Jackets this upcoming football season?

Automatically, when you think to yourself, what position would be most impacted by a freshman player who chooses Georgia Tech, you would think the running back position. In this recruiting class the Jackets came up on two backs that will have a possible opportunity to do some damage come this football season in 5-foot-10, 210 pound running back Chris Leggett, and 5-foot-11, 170 athlete, Myles Autry.

Just off the “tale of the tape” between these two backs you would have to give Leggett the edge. He has the prototypical running back size right now.

Last season David Sims led the Jackets in rushing with 884 yards on 161 carries (5.5 YPC). He had nice size but he is gone to graduation now. Paul Johnson is going to want to find his new workhorse back and honestly Leggett could fit the bill.  Face it, a kid that can run for 1,784 yards and 23 touchdowns and then run for 850 more yards in the five playoff games while having turf toe in his Senior year of high school should be able to get a proper look in ACC play.

Leggett is going to end up being the running back of the future when it comes down to it, and deep down inside Paul Johnson knows he can turn this young man into a pro prospect. Chris Leggett is going to more than likely have the biggest impact not only this upcoming season but also the next few seasons at Georgia Tech.

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Topics: C.J. Leggett, David Sims, Football, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Recruiting

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