After losing both Trey Benson and Travis Dye to the transfer portal, Dan Lanning is looking to replace them with a top running back in the 2022 class.
And Jordan James is a familiar name for the new head coach.
In fact, Lanning was familiar with James during his time at Georgia as he’s a current Bulldog commit, but it feels as if it’s only a matter of time before he flips. He’s been taking official visits and didn’t sign in the early period despite being committed since March which makes it seem like he’s looking for an opportunity that can promise more early playing time.
While CJ Verdell might return and Byron Cardwell is back after a strong freshman season, there may not be a clear third running back — or even backup if Verdell doesn’t come back — for the 2022 season. A commitment from James might change that.
The four-star running back is on campus this weekend taking in Lanning’s new program. He’s ranked the No. 191 overall recruit and 16th-best running back in the class.