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BREAKING: Georgia lands five-star Branson Robinson
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Georgia remains “Running Back U” as five-star Branson Robinson announced he is going to be a Bulldog on Thursday.
The Germantown High School (MS.) product picked the Bulldogs over Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Robinson is ranked as the No. 46 overall player nationally, No. 4 running back and No. 1 player in Mississippi, per the 247Sports Composite. Rivals.com has Robinson dubbed the No. 16 player nationally, No. 1 running back and the No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi.
No matter the ranking, Georgia is getting a workhorse in Robinson, who rushed for 1,179 yards and 15 touchdowns in just nine games last season for Germantown. The class of 2022 running back has totaled 2,226 yards and 29 touchdowns while averaging 8.2 yards per attempt during his first three years of prep ball. Robinson has only played in 25 games in high school, which shows how impressive and productive he has been for the Mavericks.
Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee was the lead recruiter in his commitment. The Bulldogs were in on Robinson’s recruitment early, and things only helped when he visited Athens last month after the NCAA finally started allowing official visits after COVID-19 numbers started dying down. A source told DogWatch that Robinson really enjoyed his visit to the Classic City, which only furthered his love for Georgia and its coaching staff.
The 5-foot-10, 220-pound tailback is a hybrid of current Bulldog Zamir White and former player Nick Chubb. He is built like Chubb and is a power-runner. However, he also seems to have the toughness and durability as White possesses. Robinson’s high school film proves that he has that breakaway speed needed to compete at the collegiate level. He’s also a bruiser in-between the tackles as well and can break to the second or third level at any moment,
Georgia will be losing White and James Cook following the 2021 season, so this was a huge pickup after McGee only signed one running back in Lovasea Carroll during the past recruiting cycle. The Bulldogs already have Kenny McIntosh, Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards, so the coaching staff moved Carroll to defensive back for the time being. Georgia already has another running back committed in the 2022 class in four-star Jordan James. So, if James stated locked in, then these will be the only running backs the Bulldogs take in this cycle.