Georgia State RB Dorn learning patience

Georgia State running back Kendrick Dorn said he’s pleased with the progress he is making during camp.

But one area that he continues to work on is patience.

At San Bernardino Valley Community Collegear last ye, Dorn said he was supposed to get the ball and “go, go, go.” He did that well, rushing for 1,088 yards on 218 carries.

At Georgia State, he must wait on the blocks.

“You have to wait on the 300-pounderss to move around other 300-pound guys,” Dorn said.

The only way to develop that patience is to continue to get reps. Dorn is getting those. He is challenging Kyler Neal for the starting spot.

In addition to working on his patience, he has also worked to improve his pass blocking. He said he is much stronger than when he arrived and much better at taking on rushing defenders.

Georgia State needs Neal, Dorn, Taz Bateman and/or Marcus Caffey to help a running game that failed to crack an average of 100 yards per game last year.

Dorn (6-0, 205 pounds), Neal and Caffey have the size to be every-down backs. Though coach Trent Miles said a committee approach will be usesd, the majority of playing time may come down to which back has the hot hand, which one is pass-blocking better and/or which one is holding onto the ball.