Report: Washaun Ealey Suspended, Recruiting Class Needs To Step Up and Fill Void

Posted by Michael Pinto on February-8-2011 Add Comments

Georgia running back Washaun Ealey, the team’s leading rusher the last two seasons, has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities according to reports

The suspension comes in the wake of Ealey failing to report for an unspecified punishment run last week. He has been banned from working at at Georgia’s facilities or participating in any team activities. 

Georgia ranked 10th in the SEC in rushing last season, averaging 142.6 yards per game. With Ealey out of the picture indefinitely, the team’s two leading receivers from last season, A.J. Green and Kris Durham, off to the NFL draft, and Caleb King standing as the leading active rusher, the waters are murky for the Bulldogs. 

Of course, with a strong incoming recruiting class headlined by 5-star running back Isaiah Crowell, 5-star tight end Jay Rome and 4-star quarterback Christian LeMay there’s hope for an instant infusion of young talent. 

LeMay will have to wait his turn with Aaron Murray coming off an impressive freshman campaign, but Crowell and Rome appear to in line for a lot of action next season. 

There isn’t a running back on the roster with the type of talent Crowell possess and with the receiving corps depleted to Tavarres King and Logan Gray expect to see the Bulldogs utilize their stable of tight ends. 

Junior tight end Orson Charles shouldn’t have much trouble locking up the No. 1 tight end position, but beyond him Marlon Brown and Aron White don’t offer the type of potential Rome does. 

With most of Georgia’s top incoming talent on the defensive side of the ball, it’ll be up to Crowell and Rome to provide the offense with a much-needed jolt in 2011. 

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