#NSDFrenzy Top 25: Leggett brings power to Tech

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We are counting down to National Signing Day 2014 by putting the spotlight on 25 of Metro Atlanta’s top prospects as they choose their college destinations. These athletes will be recognized for their outstanding varsity careers throughout Score Atlanta’s record breaking coverage of the Peach State’s signees. #NSDFrenzy

C.J. Leggett starred at North Gwinnett High School, where he led the Bulldogs to the Class AAAAAA state championship game before they fell to Norcross. He dealt with a turf-toe injury for much of the regular season, but he still finished with 1743 rushing yards—including 840 in five playoff games. Leggett scored 23 touchdowns during his senior campaign while also displaying prowess as a pass-catcher out of the backfield with 23 receptions for 260 yards. He racked up 287 rushing yards in a 27-21 semifinal win over McEachern. He played his junior season at Chattahoochee High School, where he averaged 20.7 yards per reception on six catches.

Leggett committed to Georgia Tech in mid-December after getting a late offer from the Yellow Jackets. He had been considering Pittsburgh and UCLA. The Alpharetta native, who found success running both inside and outside the tackles, projects as an A-back for Georgia Tech. However, he could also be used as a B-back (more of a fullback than a wingback).

A compact, powerful running back, Leggett stands at 5’9’’ and 207 pounds. Breakaway speed makes Leggett a home-run threat on every touch, but he is also reliable pounding out short-yardage first downs.

 

1. Nick Chubb

2. Lorenzo Carter

3. Nick Ruffin

4. Bryson Allen-Williams

5. Dante Sawyer

6. Cortez McDowell

7. Korie Rogers

8. Wesley Green

9. Mike Rogers

10. Orlando Brown

11. Detric Dukes

12. Nate Brown

13. Andrew Williams

14. Kendarius Webster

15. Allen Artis

16. Demarquis Gates

17. Kevin Mouhon

18. Elisha Shaw

19. Treyvon Paulk

20. Myles Autry

21. Taariq Shabazz

22. Kendall Baker

23. C.J. Leggett

24. Grant Haley

25. Evan Berry

(CLICK HERE For a list of all the signees in the state)

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