Georgia commits make it very clear 5-star running back Kendall Milton is a top target
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Georgia football 2020 commits clearly want Kendall Milton to join the class
Running back is a very significant position of need for Georgia in the 2020 recruiting cycle. The Bulldogs stand to lose senior Brian Herrien following the 2019 season and there’s a very good chance junior running back D’Andre Swift also departs from the program for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Fortunately for Georgia, there are a number of elite running back prospects in the 2020 recruiting cycle. Of the top 50 prospects in the 247Sports Composite rankings, 10 of them are running backs. For comparison, the 2019 class had four running backs rank among the top 50 prospects and the 2018 cycle had five.
One of the top running backs in both the class and atop Georgia’s recruiting board is Kendall Milton. The 5-star running back from Clovis, Calif., rates as the No. 21 overall prospect in the country and the No. 3 running back prospect in the class.
Milton recently released his list of top four schools, widdling his offer list down to LSU, Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia. The running back is expected to take his four official visits this summer, with his first two being to Ohio State and LSU.
Georgia coaches have been recruiting Milton for a while, as Dell McGee has been in regular contact with Milton over the course of his recruitment.
“I can 100 percent say that he was absolutely 100 percent impressed with coach McGee,” Chris Milton, Kendall’s father, said. “He was impressed with the resources and the supporting staff at Georgia. He got to know the other coaches.”
But in recent weeks a number of Georgia 2020 commits have put on a full court press to try and land Milton.
Mekhail Sherman, a 5-star outside linebacker commit from Washington D.C., has perhaps been the most vocal in recruiting Milton. On multiple occasions, he’s made it known that Milton would be a fantastic addition to the Georgia class.
Just follow your heart brudda, You know what was said. https://t.co/cOzLg6iHFc
— Mekhail Sherman🌹 (@JuicedUpK9) May 17, 2019
— Mekhail Sherman🌹 (@JuicedUpK9) May 13, 2019
Following the commitment of 4-star defensive tackle Jalen Carter, offensive tackle commit Tate Ratledge made it known that he wanted Milton to join Georgia’s class as well. Ratledge is one of three offensive line commits in Georgia’s 2020 class. They would have no problem opening up holes and running lanes for Milton were he to pick Georgia.
— Tate Ratledge 🐺 (@tateratledge22) May 20, 2019
When Milton announced his top four schools this past Friday, quarterback Carson Beck made sure he let people know that Milton would feel at home in Georgia as well.
UGA is home brother 🤞🏻🖤❤️ https://t.co/ecPSUhMkRQ
— Carson Beck (@carsonbeck01) May 18, 2019
Of course, these Georgia prospects weren’t the only ones angling for Milton’s services. LSU cornerback commit Elias Ricks and Alabama wide receiver commit Dazalin Worsham also tweeted at Milton following his announcement.
Milton is clearly a wanted target by some of the elite programs in the country. Of course, some of Georgia’s top players are going to pursue him. College football recruiting is an arms race. It’s no longer just enough to have one former 5-star running back on your roster. You need to try and sign one as talented as Milton every single year.
As for what Georgia actually has to do finish the drill and land the 5-star running back, Milton’s father shed a little bit of insight into the thought process on Tuesday.
“Put on a helluva last visit for his official,” Chris Milton tweeted.
Scott Fountain does his best Sam Pittman impression
Whenever Georgia lands an offensive line commit, many quickly turn their attention to the Twitter feed of offensive line coach Sam Pittman so they can see one of his classic, Yesssssir’s. They’re incredibly entertaining and almost as anticipated as the potential commitment in itself.
On Monday, Georgia fans saw a twist on Pittman’s celebration, as Georgia special teams coordinator Scott Fountain celebrated the commitment of 4-star defensive tackle Jalen Carter on Twitter.
Fountain got a little assist from his son, who asked him what he was doing while admiring a Georgia football helmet.
— Scott Fountain (@CoachSFountain) May 20, 2019
While Fountain’s video didn’t include the fight song like Pittman’s usually do, it is a promising start nonetheless. Maybe as Georgia continues to get more commits, the production value for these can be increased and have some new twists.
The addition of Carter moved Georgia’s class back into the top-5, ahead of both Florida and Florida State. These commitment videos, whether they be from Fountain, Pittman or whichever member of the Georgia staff are a fun reminder of what this Georgia staff is capable of putting together.
Georgia baseball set to take on Texas A&M on Wednesday
No. 5 Georgia baseball returns to action on Wednesday when it takes on the Texas A&M Aggies. The game will be the first one of the day, with first pitch being set for 10:30 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
The Aggies advanced to take on Georgia following an 8-7 win over the Florida Gators on Tuesday. The Bulldogs and Aggies did not meet during the regular season.
Georgia finished with a 21-9 record in SEC play, trailing only Vanderbilt for the best record in conference. Georgia is the No. 3 seed because the No. 2 seed went to the Arkansas Razorbacks, who finished in first place in the SEC West.
Georgia’s 42-14 mark is the best regular season record since the 1990 season when Georgia won a national championship.
The Bulldogs will be starting Tim Elliot on Wednesday. Elliot worked as the team’s mid-week starter during the season. He enters the game with a 6-3 record and a 2.93 ERA. Georgia has not won the SEC Baseball Tournament since 1954.
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