Oct 5, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson prior to a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Lands 3-star RB Recruit Mikell Lands-Davis

When you run the option like Paul Johnson does at Georgia Tech, you really can’t have a shortage of running back talent at all. The running back talent pool just got a nice bump up for the Yellow Jackets with 3-star recruit, Mikell Lands-Davis committing to play ball at the Flats becoming part of Paul Johnson’s 2015 recruiting class.

Lands-Davis, a Georgia native, chose Georgia Tech over North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Clemson.

The new Yellow Jackets’ running back was quoted as saying in an article by Michael Carvell for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

I picked Georgia Tech for many reasons, It’s close to home, which is an advantage. That’s nice because I’m from Georgia and I know some players already at Georgia Tech. I feel like the recruiting class they have right now looks pretty solid, and I feel like I help that out a lot. It looks really good to play early there.”

-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mikell Lands-Davis who stands 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, has become the 12th player to commit to Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech for the 2015 season. He is projected to play B-back for the Yellow Jackets.

When Lands-Davis was asked about playing B-back for the Jackets he was quoted as saying:

“They’ve got Zach Laskey, and another other guy on the roster who is a senior. They’ve got a freshman coming in who can play either B-Back or A-Back. They told me right away that I could start, if I go in there and earn it. What they told me is that B-Back is more of a power back. They said I have a lot more tools. They said how they use B-Back depends a lot on the tools of the players there. They said after Anthony Allen, they haven’t really had the talent there to do things that they want to do at B-Back. They said with me they would do sweeps and a lot more at the position. They want to use me like Jonathan Dwyer.”

- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mikell Lands-Davis is the No.55 overall prospect in the state of Georgia and should be a major contributor immediately when he hits the Flats in 2015. This is a big pickup for Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets.  It is great that they will be able to keep some home grown talent in Georgia to tote the rock for the Jackets.

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