Last Friday Tyson Greenwade out of Dalton had himself a night totaling 370 yards rushing, and 6 touchdowns on just 24 carries against North Murray. The prolific showcase was reminiscent of just a few years back when former Dalton back Jahmyr Gibbs went for 400 rushing yards against Ringgold in the season opener, which vaulted Gibbs into national prominence for the remainder of his high school career.
“It felt amazing to have the game I did but I could’ve never done any of it without the amazing blocks from the o-line and the wide receivers,” Greenwade said.
As a junior, Greenwade showed a lot of promise as a runner. He showcased good vision reading his blocks, elusiveness in getting around defenders, and nice balance to break through tackles. The main detractor? He didn’t break off many longs runs in 2021. Now entering his senior year, Greenwade believes he has taken his game to a more explosive level.
“I think that I improved the most with my footwork and my speed,” he said.
The improved explosiveness with the football was fully showcased last weekend, where Greenwade was able to run around defenders and stride out for long scores. His smooth running style coupled with his physicality and improved speed suggests that he is set up for a big season at Dalton.
“I plan to rush for 2000 yards with 25 touchdowns and a region championship,” he said.
Those are certainly some lofty goals, but the senior is well on his way to realizing them. On the recruiting front, the 5’11” 200 lbs. senior said a lot of schools have been reaching out and over the summer he did take a visit over to Georgetown but we believe the strong start to the year will push forward and the senior will garner more and more and the D1 interest will subsequently become offers.
Every year there are senior running backs who breakout (from last season Rob Brown out of Trion comes to mind), and Greenwade looks to be another senior to watch closely this fall. Also, be sure to check out Greenwade’s RG Profile with our scouting report from the last spring evaluation period.