College football is deep with great running backs this upcoming season. One of the best in NCAA football right now is Georgia's D’Andre Swift.
In Athlon Sports' Top 60 Running Back Rankings, the Bulldogs player is listed at No. 5.
Swift comes in just ahead of Alabama's Najee Harris (No. 6) and just behind AJ Dillon (No. 4) at Boston College.
Here's why: Swift was a key piece of Georgia’s run to the national championship game in 2017 and moved into the No. 1 role last fall following the departure of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to the NFL. Swift was limited with a groin injury early in the year and did not reach 100 yards until late October against Florida. However, Swift found his form over the second half of 2018 and finished with 1,049 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. With Zamir White, James Cook and Brian Herrien providing depth, Swift won’t have to tote 300 carries in Georgia’s backfield. However, that depth should keep Swift fresh late in the year, helping the junior to match his career per-carry average (6.8) when it matters.
How are the rest of the starting running backs in college football looking? Check out our entire Top 60 Running Back Rankings.