BREAKING: Electric 2024 playmaker Dwight Phillips Jr. commits to ‘RBU’ for Georgia football
Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep has the latest with 4-star junior Dwight Phillips Jr.. He ranks as the nation’s No.4 RB and the No. 71 overall prospect for 2024 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
Georgia just got a lot faster on offense this evening. And that’s saying a lot for the two-time defending national champions.
That’s the type of speed that the newly-minted 2024 commitment Dwight Phillips Jr. will now bring to the program.
Phillips, the son of four-time world champion long jumper Dwight Phillips, has his father’s athleticism. He just brings it to the football field.
The nation’s No. 4 RB prospect plays for Pebblebrook and the stories have already grown. One big-name state of Georgia 7A coach told DawgNation that he was the fastest athlete he’s ever seen on a football field.
That’s an example of taking that track speed over to the football field.
He clocked a 10.43 laser time in the 100 meters as the Georgia Class 7A state champion in the spring of his sophomore year. The nation’s No. 71 overall prospect for the 2024 cycle also lists a 4.28 laser time in the 40-yard dash on his Twitter account.
That’s really fast. Here’s what that type of speed looks like on the field for the 5-foot-11 and 175-pounder from Georgia.
Phillips becomes the ninth commitment for the ‘Dawgs in the 2024 class. He’s the fourth in-state prospect and he joins 4-star Maryland standout Tovani Mizell as the two running back commitments in the class.
That’s just a label here. Phillips is the type of playmaker that can do a lot of things on offense similar to what current NFL back James Cook gave the ‘Dawgs during his days in Athens.
He should fill in a lot of roles for the Bulldogs making plays in and out of the backfield. He’s also the sixth-highest-rated commitment in the class at this time.
Georgia now has seven commitments that rank among the nation’s top 100 recruits in its 2024 class already. The really impressive part here is that four of those prospects are on the offensive side of the ball.
When a program recruits the defensive side of the ball as well as the Bulldogs do, that’s saying something to see the national champions already loading up on that side of the ball this early in the 2024 recruiting cycle.