2016 4-Star RB Emmons Commits to Dawgs

Georgia added to its growing commitment list for the class of 2016 Monday.

B.J. Emmons, a 4-star running back from Freedom High School in North Carolina, picked Georgia over Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, West Virginia and others on Monday, according to his coach Brandon Allen.

"Georgia’s been recruiting B.J. most of the season," Allen said. "He’s had a couple of chances to go down there. I don’t want to speak for him, but there was something there that he liked. I am sure it was the atmosphere and the players themselves. I know he talked with Todd Gurley a lot."

Allen said that Georgia's offense and the tailbacks on campus were a draw for his young star.

"We are biased out of the I, and Georgia is, too. They consistently put out great tailbacks. I think that was a huge part of it. I think he wants to compete with guys," he said.

"I think the tradition Georgia’s has," Allen added about why Emmons picked the Bulldogs. "I'm not knocking any other schools. I think Georgia's coaching staff had a lot do to with it. Coach Richt is very well respected around the country. I think his moral character is well thought of. He also really likes Coach McClendon. I think a large part of it goes back to the style of offense Georgia runs. That was very appealing to BJ. Also, being able to go in an compete with people like Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and all of the other running backs down there was a draw."

Allen added that Emmons has high potential for the future.

"I’m not going to lie - he’s a special talent," Allen said. "He’s been clocked at several combines at 4.4. Not only that, he runs the football with determined attitude. Every seldom does one person bring him down. he’s very explosive. I know we are biased towards B.J. He has the potential to be a breakaway back - and he also has the ability to run between the tackles. You don’t get that a lot in high school. He’s got exceptional hands to be a running back."

Allen said that the draw of playing for Georgia was too much for Emmons to pass up.

"From the start when he visited Georgia, and being around Todd Gurley, and being able to see a game with that many people. Georgia is football country - even here in North Carolina. I think you can ask anyone in the country."

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