Crunch Time for Carson

ATHENS - After spending some time on Georgia's campus, Chris Carson has a big decision to make.

Georgia is home for Chris Carson, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back prospect from Lilburn, Ga.

Carson graduated from Parkview High School in 2012, and eventually made his way to Kansas to play his college football for Butler Community College.

To Carson's pleasure, he received an offer from Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon in late July. McClendon must have liked what he saw in the former Parkview ball carrier.

During his visit, Carson had an in-depth meeting with both McClendon and Mark Richt. He also had a chance to observe Georgia's fall practice.

"They told me they are in need of a running back with their depth," Carson said.

Carson was quite fond of Georgia, too.

While Carson didn't commit to Georgia before leaving Saturday, he has the Dawgs at the top of his list.

"I loved it [at Georgia]," Carson said. "It is really just Georgia at the top now. I still have to figure things out, so I have not committed yet. I just want to make sure before I commit."

Due to the fact Carson had to be back at Butler on Sunday, Carson had to get his fill of the Athens campus in fast. Luckily for Carson, there was a lot going on this weekend on the University's campus with the kickoff of Georgia's fall camp.

In Carson's freshman season at Butler, he rushed for 611 yards and eight touchdowns on 109 carries.

Along with his offer from Georgia, Carson has offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Iowa State and Utah State.

According to National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons, "Carson is a versatile athlete. He's a kid that played both sides of the ball in high school at Parkview and he could do the same now. He has great size, good feet, and a blend of power and quickness. Georgia likes him as a running back, so with his ability, he will fit right in with UGA's scheme."

Carson's goal is to graduate in December.

He's got a decision to make before that happens, though. The only question - where?

"I am very close to committing," Carson said.

***National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons contributed to this report.

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