Georgia already has a very strong 2019 recruiting class, but in order for it to become the No. 1 class in the country, the Bulldogs needed to pick up a few 5-star commitments during the early signing period.
Running back Trey Sanders will not be one of them. Sanders, who is the No. 1 back in the 2019 class, committed to Alabama on Wednesday.
This is a major disappointment to Georgia’s recruiting efforts in the early signing period. The Bulldogs made a major late push for Sanders after getting a de-commitment from Louisiana native John Emery Jr in October. After his de-commitment, Emery landed at LSU.
Sanders was the last chance Georgia had at signing a 5-star running back in 2019. The Bulldogs were also involved in the recruitment of 4-star running back Noah Cain, but he committed to Penn State on Wednesday.
However, not all is lost. Georgia did receive a commitment from 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh, who is the No. 10 back in the 2019 class according to 247Sports. The Bulldogs are also one of the programs heavily recruiting 2020 5-star running back Kendall Milton.
Without Sanders, Milton should be a priority for Georgia in 2020. It’s probably safe to say the Bulldogs are already on Milton’s radar.
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