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RB commits to Georgia Tech over UNC, Clemson and NC State

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RB Mikell Lands-Davis of Alexander (247sports)

RB Mikell Lands-Davis of Alexander (247sports)

Georgia Tech has landed one of the state’s top running backs in Alexander High School’s Mikell Lands-Davis.

The 3-star recruit committed to Georgia Tech over UNC, N.C. State and Clemson on Friday.

“I picked Georgia Tech for many reasons,” Lands-Davis told the AJC. “It’s close to home, which is an advantage. That’s nice because I’m from Georgia and I know some players already at Georgia Tech. I feel like the recruiting class they have right now looks pretty solid, and I feel like I help that out a lot. It looks really good to play early there.”

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder is rated as the No. 55 overall prospect out of Georgia.

Lands-Davis is commit No. 12 for Georgia Tech’s 2015 class, and the team’s third commit at running back. Lands-Davis is projected to play B-Back for the Yellow Jackets.

“They want me to play B-Back,” Lands-Davis said. “They’ve got Zach Laskey, and another other guy on the roster who is a senior. They’ve got a freshman coming in who can play either B-Back or A-Back. They told me right away that I could start, if I go in there and earn it.

“What they told me is that B-Back is more of a power back. They said I have a lot more tools. They said how they use B-Back depends a lot on the tools of the players there. They said after Anthony Allen, they haven’t really had the talent there to do things that they want to do at B-Back.

“They said with me they would do sweeps and a lot more at the position. They want to use me like Jonathan Dwyer.”

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– By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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