Georgia picked up a verbal commitment from Kregg Lumpkin last week. Once Lumpkin signs in February, he will be the most heralded prep running back that Georgia has signed in years. Lumpkin is ranked #2 in the nation by TheInsiders.com, and he has a strong argument for the number one spot.
Lumpkin is a true 4.4 running back with power and vision. He is a member of the 5A state champion Stephenson track team, and he has the top end speed to take it to the house on any given touch. While his blazing speed is his most prevalent asset, Lumpkin has the total package. At 6-1 and 203 pounds, Lumpkin has more than enough power to break tackles at the line of scrimmage. He sets up and follows his blocks well, and he has the hands of a wide receiver.
Heart? In Stephenson's 28-26 victory over North Gwinnett, Lumpkin was out a few plays because of cramping. He had already rushed for 190 yards on the night. With his team clutching desperately to a 28-26 lead and 3:30 left in the 4th quarter, Lumpkin entered the game with his team looking at a 3rd and 20 from its own 2 yard line.
The results of the play are the last run on the highlight clip. Pay special attention to the way he drags himself off the field by his arms to keep the clock running because he's so cramped up he can't move his legs. Then keep in mind that he only missed 2 plays before he came back in to burn more time off the clock. On the night, he finished with 252 yards, and he helped keep #4 ranked Stephenson unbeaten on the season.
Heart? You bet.
Enjoy the video clip of his first game since he verballed to the Dawgs. Lumpkin always appears to be running down hill when he takes it to the outside. While the soggy grass helped slow him down to just plain fast, Lumpkin shows everything else in his repertoire including a halfback pass to Israel Route.