Georgia Tech got a welcome surprise Monday night with the commitment of RB C’Bo Flemister of Pike County, who was originally committed to Georgia Southern. A bit of a late bloomer on the recruiting trail, Georgia Tech was Flemister’s only Power-5 offer, but he notably sported offers from every military academy and Georgia Southern, so his value to flexbone teams was well-known.
Flemister played against Tech commit JaQuez Jackson and Peach County this year and, despite the loss, Flemister put up 146 yards on 30 carries with a TD. He also returned a kick for a TD. In fact, Flemister was 11th in the state in rushing yards with 1771. Flemister also faced off against Ola and Tech DT commit Austin Smith at the beginning of the year, and rushed for an admirable 194 on only 20 carries despite his team’s bad loss.
C’Bo is not interested in your lower-body tackling attempts. Not one bit. Watching through his entire senior tape, he continually breaks tackles to his legs due to a low center of gravity and ability to shift his hips and maintain balance. This is a vital A-back trait.
Flemister doesn’t quite have blazing speed, but he does have burst, and that’s more important. Once he chooses his hole, he accelerates to top speed in a blink. He gets caught a few times, but he’s already ripped off chunk yardage at this point.
It seems like Flemister is ideally suited to the A-back position, but he has the frame and bad intentions to play B-back if needed.
He isn’t a 5-star by any stretch of the imagination, but this one has me intrigued with his unique blend of skills and trails that are perfect for this offense. I’m excited to see him on the flats, or maybe that’s the Carolinian in me getting excited about yelling “It’s Bo Time!” We’ll see.