Jackson County’s MJ Spurlin has been off to one of the hottest starts of any running back in the state. In fact, the senior’s 461 rushing yards in just 3 games is quickly approaching his total of 748 last year and he has already matched his touchdown total with 9.
To start off the year, Jackson County is 2-1 with several exciting overtime games where Spurlin played a huge role. In their double OT win against Central Gwinnett, Spurling accounted for all 5 touchdowns and rushed for a total of 209 yards.
The 6’2″ 240 lbs. athlete was named a standout on the website and earlier this week was named our Player of the Week for Week 3. What catches our attention though is the clutch factor in how Spurlin plays. When his team is in tough OT games against Gwinnett County teams, he rises to the occasion.
On the recruiting front, Spurlin received some interest from Georgia Tech earlier in the year. Considering his size, and his ability to move, Spurlin is an interesting FBS caliber prospect.
He shows light feet changing directions, reliable hands as a receiver, and then the strength to plow right through defenders. There is a lot of versatility for the senior at the next level for that reason, and perhaps playing H-back or sort of a hybrid running back type of role on offense could be fitting.
The senior is one of the more interesting breakout prospects in this early season, and colleges need to take a 2nd look at his film at the top of the page. For more recruiting news on Spurlin, be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest on him and athletes everywhere in the state.