WATCH: The DawgNation conversation with 5-star RB target Kendall Milton (Part I)
FRISCO, Tex. — This Kendall Milton fella is a name that has been known around DawgNation for a while now.
The 5-star RB prospect out of California started showing up on these pages as a major recruiting target has seen his name pop up on these pages in only 122 stories since the spring of 2018.
That’s quite a few. DawgNation ranks the top targets for the 2020 class on its “Before the Hedges” program each week. Milton has been a fixture at the top of that list (with fellow 5-star Kelee Ringo) since the first time that content piece began to appear on that program.
He rates as the nation’s No. 3 RB prospect for the 2020 cycle on the 247Sports Composite ratings. That sits him at No. 21 overall for this class. He’s looking at depth charts to finalize his college decision.
That’s one of the main things for Milton. His decision date is set for July 29. There’s no special reason for that. It just was what made the most sense for Milton and his family. He explains the thinking behind the timing in the featured video interview above.
Milton plans to enroll early and he tested very well at The Opening last week in Texas. He told DawgNation that he clocked a low time of 4.60 seconds in the 40 at that event. That was even at 229 pounds.
Kendall Milton chats with DawgNation
Georgia’s depth chart is set to lose at least senior Brian Herrien from coach Dell McGee’s running backs room after the 2019 season. Junior D’Andre Swift is also swiftly becoming a hot name on NFL draft boards, too.
If he does what he is expected to do behind Georgia’s massive line this fall, it will mean that Georgia will be without two of its likely top three backs from this fall in 2020.
What are the next steps and phases of his decision? Milton took some time to frame up his decision before everyone left Texas. This will be the first part of a two-part conversation with the 5-star RB.
His final four schools are Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State.
Check out the featured video above for his answers to the following topics:
- When did Georgia crystallize to him as a major contender in his decision?
- Did he have his final decision in mind when he traveled to The Opening?
- How many of those four schools are still in it?
- Which running backs does he want to pair up with in this class?
- How big of a factor is the depth chart here?
- What is his lasting memory of the UGA official visit?
- Which Georgia visit was more impactful? The unofficial in April? Or the June official visit?
- What is his favorite play to run in the Buchanan High (Clovis, Calif.) offense?