The young man, still 17 years old, now becomes a very big 5-star showcase piece for Dell McGee’s room at Georgia. He gives the Bulldogs a big back with good speed that will be quite the chore for future SEC opponents to get on the ground.
He is now the 16th public commitment for the Bulldogs in the 2020 cycle. That leaves one remaining chair left to fill in that room. The Bulldogs need two RBs in this class. Brian Herrien will exhaust his eligibility after this season in Athens.
D’Andre Swift looks primed to shoot up 2020 NFL Draft boards even higher after what should be a showcase junior season.
That means McGee is holding up two fingers for “I need two” of his #ShowDawgs for the 2020 class.
Will it be 5-star RB Zachary Evans? He just recently took a fun unofficial visit to Athens over the weekend for the final recruiting event of the summer.
That would be a good pick. A popular pick around DawgNation. But the gifts of in-state gem Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby can not be ignored.
Milton has spent the last few weeks taking a good look around the country. He did a lot of scouting on his own earlier this month out at The Opening finals earlier this month in Texas.
“I plan on playing with another great back,” he said. “So [I’m] going after Zach. Going after Tank. Trying to put together this all-star team to make the competition a little bit easier.”
He competed right alongside Bigsby. Bigsby is one of the very few backs that Milton has said he would be happy to play with.
Evans is also one of those. Either one of those two would work well behind the wall of elite offensive line talent that Georgia and line coach Sam Pittman is building in Athens.
What does Milton think about that? He feels that Bigsby would be a quality addition to any backfield in the SEC.
“Tank he is a great player,” Milton said. “I feel like, you know, in a game, I was to come out and Tank was to come in there would be no drop-off. It would be the same production. So I feel like with Tank that he would be somebody I could play with and we could change the culture somewhere.”
Milton also offered up a savvy answer to that topic.
“What’s best for me might not be what’s best for Tank or what’s best for Zach,” Milton said. “At the end of the day, whatever is their best decision – whatever God wants them to be – then they should take that opportunity. But if that’s Georgia, then both of them — Tank and Zach — they both have similar running styles. Both built backs. Playing with one of those backs, it wouldn’t be any sort of a dropoff if we were playing together. It would sort of be a one-two punch type of thing.”
Kendall Milton plus one? That is the Georgia Way
He compared that potential pairing with either of those two to the show that DawgNation got to see from Nick Chubb and Sony Michel for four years in Athens.
Milton isn’t exactly like Chubb. He’s different in his own way. But he is definitely more of that punishing runner. Evans and Bigbsy would both have more Sony than Chubb in their games, too.
It sounds like he hopes to play with one of those two. He gave them both a ringing endorsement.
But he stopped short of saying he’d feel like the class would miss out on his best possible running mate if the Bulldogs miss out on both.
“I wouldn’t say disappointed,” Milton said. “Already at Georgia, they already have great backs who were great in high school who are still doing great things.
“So if they want to come to compete and come get this ‘natty,’ but then like I said, if God has better options for them at other schools, then they should take those opportunities.”