CLOVIS, Calif. — Georgia has had some pretty great running backs take the field in recent years.
Todd Gurely, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel have all gone on to success in the NFL, while former 5-star running backs like D’Andre Swift and Zamir White look to lead a potent Georgia offense in 2019.
The elite running back pipeline to Georgia doesn’t seem to be drying up anytime soon, as the Bulldogs landed a commitment from 5-star back Kendall Milton on Monday night.
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Milton is the first running back to join Georgia’s 2020 recruiting class and the 16th player in the class. The Bulldogs have the No. 5 class in the country, but based on average player rating, only Clemson has a better-recruiting class at the moment.
The 5-star running back announced his commitment on Monday night with his friends and family in attendance.
Milton is the second commitment in as many days, as Georgia landed 4-star offensive tackle Chad Lindberg on Sunday night.
This is the fourth consecutive recruiting cycle where Kirby Smart and running backs coach Dell McGee have earned a commitment from a 5-star running back.
Swift committed and signed for the 2017 class and White did so as a member of the 2018 class. John Emery Jr. initially committed to Georgia’s 2019 class last July, but he flipped his commitment and ended up signing at LSU. The Bulldogs replaced him with 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh.
Georgia will be losing at least one running back from the 2019 team, as Brian Herrien will exhaust his eligibility after this season. Swift has also frequently been mentioned as someone who could declare for the 2020 NFL draft, should he have a strong junior campaign.
Milton has made it very clear in the past that he’s open to playing with another elite running back prospect. Milton has mentioned both Zachary Evans — the nation’s No. 1 running back — and Tank Bigsby — the highest-ranked running back in the state of Georgia — as players he would like to play with at the college level.
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