Just to let you know Leonard Fournette is a day 1 starter anywhere in the country save UGA.
...and Alabama, and LSU if Jeremy Hill stays. There's a lot more to being a starter in the SEC than being a talented runner, let's not kid ourselves. A freshman Fournette isn't more game ready in week one next year (or next year at all IMO) than 3rd and 4th year out of high school Yeldon and Hill, who are amazing in their own right. It's really easy to get caught up in the flavor of the week as the next hall of famer, but he isn't passing up a healthy and trouble free Yeldon or Hill on the depth chart.
May he get 40-50% of the carries at either place? Absolutely. May he get 80-90% of the carries at either place? Absolutely not. I think he's talented enough to step right into the "other" RB role and contribute from day one and gain equal carries at either school. He is not, however, so talented to keep two studs on the bench next year as a true freshman. I understand hill could go pro, but that is speculation at this point.
And schad is partially right (an upgrade for him) We've got 4 immensely talented freshmen running backs at Alabama. Not one of them has proven a damn thing yet in college. I've seen too many high school all stars bust in this league to crown anyone yet.
This post was edited on 9/9 at 9:12 pm