ATHENS — Georgia officially has another running back.
UGA confirmed on Wednesday morning that it has received Brian Herrien’s financial aid papers and that they have been certified. Herrien, the senior at New Manchester High School, announced for the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
“He’s a great kid,” head coach Kirby Smart said on Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., where he was playing in a golf tournament. “He’s done a lot of stuff academically to improve, and I think he’s going to improve our overall team.”
The news gives Georgia a total of 21 signings for the 2016 class. That also doesn’t include offensive tackle Tyler Catalina, the graduate transfer from Rhode Island.
Georgia now has two tailbacks in its signing class, with Herrien joining Elijah Holyfield. The team is now due to have seven scholarship tailbacks this year, the others being Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Brendan Douglas, Tae Crowder and Shaquery Wilson.
DawgNation staffer Brandon Adams contributed to this report.