Redshirt sophomore Jordan Mason looks to become the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets primary running back in 2019.
After Kirvonte Benson went down with a knee injury during the South Florida game, redshirt freshman Jordan Mason was asked to step into a big role on the offensive side of the ball. He did so in a big way rushing for 659 yards on the season and one catch for two yards at Pitt to bring his overall total to 661 yards.
His season-high in rush yards came in week two at USF where he rushed for 95 yards, followed by a 94-yard day at Pitt. He had his best scoring day against Virginia Tech scoring three touchdowns of his total 7 on the season.
He uses his physicality as a weapon in the run game along with a bit of elusiveness to get his yards. He has good open-field speed when he gets there and uses his vision to find holes in the run game. He caught a few passes during the spring game which could show one more unique way that the running backs are used in the new versatile offense. He is going to be one of the many individuals who have a shot for the role of lead running back in the new offense and can stand out and be the guy in a crowded field.
He flashed his pass-catching ability during the spring game as he ran out with the first-team offense, showing good parts of his game along with a few things that need to be cleaned up coming into fall camp. Overall, Mason has the potential to be an exciting player entering the 2019 season and almost certainly has an advantage in competing for the number spot in the running back corps for the Jackets this season.