Georgia’s class could add another sizable piece today. Or it could also take a 2nd-and-26 level gut punch to the 2020 recruiting effort. That’s how important the pending Kendall Milton decision is for DawgNation today.
Milton, the nation’s No. 4 RB prospect per the 247Sports Composite ratings, is set to make his decision today from the Pacific Time Zone at a local event at a Dave & Busters out in California.
The ceremony is expected to take place at 8 p.m. EST and the decision should follow shortly thereafter. The 5-star RB target is down to four schools: Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State. He visited all of those schools in a 21-day span from late May to early June.
The things to know today about Kendall Milton
Georgia needs to add two running back prospects to its 2020 recruiting class. Milton would certainly fit that bill. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder fits the profile that Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee wants for his room.
UGA needs to add at least two elite RB signees for that position in this cycle. The tradition of recruiting that position this decade has meant signing names like Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall in 2012, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb in 2014 and then James Cook and Zamir White in 2018.
Milton has been the top target for McGee in this class. The Bulldogs are also actively recruiting 5-star Zachary Evans and 4-star in-state gem “Tank” Bigsby with the most fervor for this class.
The Bulldogs began to recruit the California country from across the country with the rest of the big boys in college football. Milton picked up his first offer in the eighth grade and had more than 20 scholarship options after his sophomore season.
Milton’s finalists are Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State. What is the biggest pull for Georgia here?
“I would say the relationships throughout the school,” Milton told DawNation out in Texas at The Opening Finals. “Everybody is connected from the professors to the coaches to the training staff. Everybody is connected. So I would say the relationships.”
The 6-foot-2, 229-pound rising senior wants to find a situation where he can come in and be a No. 1 or No. 2 option at RB. That’s provided he does what he needs to in order to earn those carries.