Commitment Spotlight Gerald Owens

We put the spotlight on West Deptford High (Westville, N.J.) running back Gerald Owens who has given Michigan State his verbal pledge to wear the Green & White.

Gerald Owens
HT: 6-1 | WT: 240 lbs.
Hometown: Westville, N.J.
High School: West Deptford HS
High School Position: RB
Projected College Position: RB

Key Offers: Michigan State (pledge), Boston College, Florida State, Illinois, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin.


Big power running back who is not afraid to lower his shoulder and deliver a hit. In the Spartans power running game, Owens will have a chance to carry the load much like Le'Veon Bell did and should have no problem handling a large number of carries.


At 240-pounds the Spartans will have to be careful Owens doesn't keep gaining weight as he matures. The other concern will have to be Owens top line speed.


On film Spartan fans will see a power back much in the mold of Bell. Owens is capable of catching the ball out of the backfield and make positive things happen. For a big back, Owens shows the ability to make quick cuts when needed and is a load to bring down. Based on film Owens looks like the type of player who could come in and compete early during his career.

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