Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 4 Days (#4 Caleb King)

#4 Caleb King, RB
5-11, 210, Norcross GA (Greater Atlanta Christian), RS Soph.

As a junior in high school at Parkview in Gwinnett County GA, King was one of the more legendary and heralded prospects ever to play in the state of Georgia. A broken leg as a senior at GAC took some of the shine off of him, but he was still recruited by just about everyone in the country. Ultimately he chose UGA, and after a redshirt was set for a big year in 2008. He got it started off great, with a 95 yard performance against Georgia Southern. Unfortunately, that was about the last flash of greatness that UGA fans would see for the season. He had a pretty good spring, but a nagging hamstring this summer has held him out for most of August.

Depth Chart Analysis: King went into this past spring as the #1 tailback. As of today, no one seems to know for sure if King will even travel with the team to Stillwater. That information may be available as early as Wednesday (tomorrow.) He's been participating in non-contact drills lately, but hasn't taken a hit in quite a while. It is hard to imagine that he'll be game-ready by Saturday. The Dawgs are not short on tailback depth, so chances are he won't play. King is a player with all the talent and ability in the world, probably as much as anyone on the roster. He hasn't really gotten to show it yet, most of which has been due to injury. When he's finally healthy this season, he'll have his shot to regain his carries.

Other famous #4s in UGA history: DB Champ Bailey, P Bucky Dilts, WR Sean Bailey

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