Georgia Football's Top 2020 Running Back Targets
The Georgia Bulldogs have yet to sign a RB prospect for the 2020 class, but don't be surprised if they end up with one of the top running back hauls in the country.
Zachary Evans, 5'11 200 lbs., Houston, Texas
Zachary Evans, currently the #1 RB in the country and #6 player overall, created a lot of curiosity when he released his Top-5 list last week. Evans included Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, leaving out in-state schools like Texas and Texas A&M. For much of his recruitment, most have believed he would choose an in-state school, so there is a lot of uncertainty as to which school he will choose.
No one really has any idea where Evans will end up at the moment, but the Dawgs are very much a contender. Evans likes the offensive line at Georgia, and also feels like he has a good chance to be the premier back for the Dawgs.
Evans is a freak athlete with crazy speed. He proved this by earning the fifth-highest Opening score by posting a 4.51 laser time and a 3.84 short shuttle time.
For more information on the potential of Evans coming to Georgia, check out Brooks Austin's article here.
Prediction: Alabama/LSU/Georgia (not enough information)
Kendall Milton, 6'2 220 lbs., Clovis, California
Like Zachary Evans, Kendall Milton also recently dropped a top schools list. Milton decided to keep LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, and Alabama, meaning he will not play college football on the west coast.
Milton, a five-star prospect and #3 running back in the county, has a lot of power in his game. Milton's strength gives him the ability to generate a lot of yards after contact. In addition, he has a lot of shiftiness to compliment his power, which makes his style of running very dynamic.
Milton has already taken an official visit to Ohio State. He will visit the other three schools throughout the summer. Expect to see him commit to a school by the start of the season.
It is also worth noting that Evans and Milton are open to the possibility of playing at the same school. With other schools like Alabama and LSU taking five star running backs in 2019, and Oklahoma already having a five star running back commit in Jase McClellan, Georgia's depth chart sets up best to take this potential duo.
MarShawn Lloyd, 5'9 206 lbs., Hyattsville, Maryland (South Carolina commit)
MarShawn Lloyd took the recruiting world by surprised when he chose the South Carolina Gamecocks over Georgia, Penn State, Maryland, etc. While he remains committed to South Carolina, he will remain a top target for the Dawgs in 2020.
Lloyd, the #7 running back in the nation, was trending towards Georgia prior to his South Carolina commitment. He even gave high praise to the Dawgs, recognizing the program as a great place to go to be developed as a running back. His recruitment shouldn't be considered over, and the Dawgs are still very much in this.
Lloyd's power, patience, and physicality is why Georgia will continue their pursuit in him.
Prediction: Remains Committed to South Carolina
Cartavious "Tank" Bigsby, 6'0 206 lbs., Hogansville, Georgia
Tank Bigsby, the top running back in the state of Georgia, is a big time prospect for the Bulldogs.
Bigsby has great break away speed, clocking in a 4.50 forty. There is a solid chance that Bigsby could be paired up with one of the five star running backs like Evans or Milton.
The Dawgs will likely get an official visit. A time table for his decision has not been given, yet.
Prediction: South Carolina
Seth McGowan, 6'0 215 lbs., Mesquite, Texas
Wouldn't it be nice for the Dawgs to add another prospect from Texas? Seth McGowan could be the latest prospect to contribute to this trend. He's also included UGA in his top four, along with Oklahoma, USC, and Texas A&M.
McGowan was in-town for the "scavenger hunt" even earlier in May, where he took his official visit.
While he's currently ranked as the 12th best running back in the class of 2020, UGA running backs coach, Dell McGee, regards McGowan as one of the top running backs in the nation. McGee likes McGowan's balance of power and speed, and is hoping to have McGowan on board soon.
McGowan visited Oklahoma in early May, and he will visit Texas A&M this week. A time table for his decision is also unknown at this time.
While the Dawgs are very much in it for McGowan's services, Oklahoma is currently trending very hard for him to go and compliment five star commit Jase McClellan.
Other Notable targets: Don Chaney Jr. (Miami commit), Keyvone Lee, Ashaad Johnson, Daijun Edwards, and Mecose Todd