Georgia football a finalist for No. 1 2020 cornerback Kelee Ringo

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Kelee Ringo is the No. 1 ranked cornerback in the 2020 recruiting class and the No. 9 overall player in the country. The 5-star prospect is a major Georgia target and has been to Athens at least three times this year.

And it’s safe to say the Bulldogs are clearly in the running for Ringo, as the Bulldogs made his top-5. The other schools to make the cut were Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Texas.

Milton is expected to make a decision at some point in the coming month. He has taken all of his official visits. The other contenders for Milton are Ohio State, LSU and Alabama. Tennessee is seen as the main competition for Gilbert at this point in time.

Related: Kendall Milton breaks down his official visit to Georgia

Under Kirby Smart — who has been regarded as one of the country’s best defensive coaches over the past decade — Georgia has signed a number of talented defensive backs. In 2017, the Bulldogs landed 5-star safety Richard LeCounte. In 2018 the Bulldogs landed 5-star cornerback Tyson Campbell. Two 2019 signees — cornerbackTyrique Stevenson and safety Lewis Cine — both ranked among the top 50 overall prospects in the country.

Should Ringo retain his No. 1 ranking, he would be the first No. 1 ranked cornerback to sign with Georgia since the Bulldogs signed Paul Oliver back in 2003. Georgia produced the Jim Thorpe Award winner in 2018, as Deandre Baker won the award. He also was the first cornerback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, as he went in the first round to the New York Giants.

Georgia currently has the nation’s No. 4 recruiting class and two 5-star commitments in Sherman and offensive tackle Broderick Jones. Ringo, along with six Georgia commitments and a host of UGA targets will be competing at the Opening next week in Texas.

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