Georgia Freshmen That Could be Future Stars

Kyle Funderburk

Georgia football produced the No. 1-ranked recruiting class of the 2020 cycle in February. The group included 25 players, with several ranking among the best at their positions. Some freshmen are already starting to live up to their lofty expectations.

All summer, wide receiver Jermaine Burton was considered a player to watch. The freshman from Calabasas, Calif., combines talent and skill with a massive chip on his shoulder, which made him a good candidate for the freshman phenom label.

Perhaps the predictions were a tad optimistic, but Burton is coming off his best game (and in some ways his worst game) as a Bulldog. After catching at least one pass in Georgia's first three outings, Burton caught four passes for 58 yards with one score against Alabama. Expect Burton to build on that performance while cutting down on dropped passes following the off week.

Another player with high expectations is running back Kendall Milton. The Clovis, Calif., native has 134 yards this season on just 21 carries, and he's looked better each week. Milton plays beyond his age. His 6-foo-1, 215-pound frame was already built for SEC play, but his speed, toughness, and vision is what sets him apart from most other freshman running backs around the country.

Tight end Darnell Washington has only one catch for 26 yards, but he is already a great blocker. Washington's work on running back Zamir White's touchdown run at Alabama shows why Georgia fans should be excited about his future.

Defensive tackle Jalen Carter has already worked his way into the team's loaded d-line rotation. He has five tackles, with one resulting in a loss. Carter is becoming most known for his work in Georgia's goal-line offense. He plays fullback in the productive jumbo package, and he had a touchdown reception two games ago against Tennessee.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen

Will be interesting to see if there is an increase in carries for Milton on Saturday!

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Kyle Funderburk
Kyle Funderburk

I would be shocked if he didn't get at least 10 carries. But I was also shocked he only had six at Alabama.