Georgia Tech Football: What C.J. Leggett Brings To The Team

C.J. Leggett started playing high school ball as a freshman at Buford High School prior to attending his sophomore and junior seasons at Chattanooga High School.

He transferred to North Gwinnett High School for his senior season.  During his senior season, Leggett rushed for 1,734 yards on 280 carries.  He averaged 6.2 yards per carry, averaged 115 yards per game, and rushed for 23 touchdowns.

Leggett was also utilized in the passing game during his senior season, he caught 23 passes for 260 yards, 11.3 average and a touchdown.  While at North Gwinnett High School, he led the Bulldogs to the 6A State Championship game.

Leggett is a bull to bring down, but he’s agile too, and can finesse his way down field.  He makes superb reads in space when rushing.  He quickly identifies running lanes, and he patiently uses his blockers to create daylight before turning on the jets.

He’s listed on paper as being 5’10, 207 lbs, but he plays bigger on the field.  He doesn’t shy away from contact, and it usually takes two or more defenders to bring him down.

His bench press (310 lb) is impressive for a back his size, but his squat (420 lb) shows his leg strength and why he’s difficult to tackle.

Georgia Tech has their running back of the future.  They can play Leggett at either AB or BB, thanks to his balance of power and finesse.  Leggett will fit perfectly in Tech’s flexbone/option offense.

He likely wont see any action next season, as it’s anticipated that he will be a redshirt due to the log jam of depth at both the AB and BB positions.  The advantage in this scenario is Leggett gets to add more size, while learning the system during this season.

Though, with the backfield lacking in overall starting experience, Coach Johnson might flirt with the idea of using Leggett immediately as a true freshman.

Regardless of when he starts, Leggett will make an immediate impact within Georgia Tech’s offensive system.  He’s hard enough to bring down on his own, and coupling him with Zach Laskey, Synjyn Days, or speedster Broderick Snoddy would give the Yellow Jackets a difficult  run game to defend.

Leggett has a huge upside at the collegiate level, and he has plenty of room to grow at Georgia Tech.

Off the field, C.J. Legget is an active member within his community and local church.  Prior to signing a letter of intent with Georgia Tech, Leggett considered attending UCLA.

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