RB flips from Georgia Southern to UGA

UGA lost its lone commitment at running back in this year’s class when Chris Carson flipped to Oklahoma State on Monday afternoon.

But the Bulldogs found another one by the end of the day.

Tae Crowder, a 2-star running back who had committed to Georgia Southern, got a call out of the blue from UGA around 8 p.m. Monday.

Within minutes of the offer — and without ever have visiting UGA’s campus — Crowder flipped his commitment on the spot from Georgia Southern to UGA.

“This is like a dream-come-true,” Crowder told the AJC.

Crowder is a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Harris County High School, alma mater of UGA defensive end Jordan Jenkins. He picked Georgia Southern over Marshall and Kentucky, although he never visited the other two schools.

Here’s a scouting report on Crowder: “He’s a poor man’s Todd Gurley. He excels between the tackles, but can be an H-Back also. Really, he’s an all-around athlete. UGA can split him out wide, too. He’s a hidden gem. He’s another guy that big schools didn’t do their homework on. They look at the 247sports.com lists when they start to scramble.”

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UGA RB coach Bryan McClendon (AJC)

UGA RB coach Bryan McClendon (AJC)

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