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Brian Herrien Picks UGA: What It Means

Dean Legge explains what Brian Herrien signing with UGA means.

First and foremost, Herrien is only signing financial papers with UGA - not a letter of intent. That means he could back away from the commitment, but that UGA can’t back away from him. If he wants to enroll in Athens he can if all lines up academically. 

That all seems like a formality now. 

Herrien joins what is a talented, but brittle running back group at Georgia. Perhaps it is the nature of playing running back in the SEC, but Nick Chubb and Sony Michel have both missed playing time in the recent past with injuries. Brendan Douglas spent much of spring injured. Tae Crowder, the only “healthy” running back outside of Michel this spring, made strides. 

Point being that Georgia needed another body - at least - at the running back spot. No one should necessarily expect that Herrien, a three-star prospect who qualified late, take the SEC by storm. But he will at least give UGA another body to use in getting ready for the 2016 season and beyond. 

UGA isn’t at it scholarship level, so using one right here is a good move. Scout considers him the No. 50 running back in the country and No. 57 overall prospect in the State of Georgia.

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