John Emery is expected to be a difference maker at running back for LSU. And based on a glimpse of some of his work in practice, he’s already on the way.

The St. Rose native and one-time Georgia commit is the highest-rated running back to sign with LSU since Leonard Fournette in 2014. Coach Ed Orgeron at SEC Media Days was excited about what he has in the backfield, including Emery. Emery was a top 3 player in the state of Louisiana and one of the top two running backs in America in his class, according to 247 Sports.

“We have two excellent running backings Tyrion Davis and John Emery,” Orgeron said. “Those guys are elite backs. They are going to play this year and compete.”

In the video below from the Twitter account @KingJaydee26, Emery scoots out of a would-be tackle in the backfield to scamper through the defense.