The future is bright at Tailback U, as the Cowboys have officially received Chris Carson's letter of intent. Carson chose Oklahoma State earlier in the week, a decision that came after originally committing to Georgia last fall.
The Butler County Community College star is sure to make an immediate impact for the Cowboys next season. As a sophomore, Carson rushed for 994 yards and 9 touchdowns. Chris is a load of a running back at 6'2" 210 lbs with a 4.45 forty time.
Here is ESPN's evaluation of Carson.
Is a galloping workhorse of a back. A tall, upright runner than runs with good pad level, forward lean and vision approaching the hole. shows surprisingly good lateral agility to exploit cutback lanes and navigate tight creases in-line. Has the size to push the pile and lower his shoulder to fight through traffic. Top end speed is very good on a straight-line.
Carson is a good looking load carrier. He possesses the ability to be an immediate contributor and possible impact guy in the right scheme--downhill to the hole. A Power five guy that shows real flashes of big play ability.
After committing to Georgia early in the fall last season, Carson saw his recruiting activity heat up. In addition to Oklahoma State, Chris received offers from 10 different schools, but made it known in January that OSU was the only other school he was considering. After taking an official visit to Stillwater in late January, it was clear that the Cowboys had given him something to think about. Carson ultimately chose OSU because it gives him the opportunity for playing time right away, and he was also impressed with the facilities during his visit.
Oklahoma st visit #6⃣Era pic.twitter.com/bQ3vJ78YHM— Chris Carson 〽️ (@chriscarson29) January 25, 2015
There is no doubt Chris Carson will see immediate playing time next season, as he is sure to split the load with Rennie Childs and Sione Palelei. Carson is the 3rd running back in this year's class, joining Todd Mays and Jeff Carr. Graham Coffelt's film analysis on Carson is outstanding and a must read.
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