The Georgia Bulldogs have churned out some incredible running backs over the years, and the hope to keep that streak alive with their latest recruitment efforts. Their race for one of the Class of 2020’s top running backs seems to be going very well based on the latest predictions regarding MarShawn Lloyd.
According to 247Sports, the Bulldogs have now been given improved odds of landing Lloyd. Per the site’s Crystal Ball predictions, 50-percent of recruiting analysts believe the Bulldogs are likely to secure the star running back from Maryland.
Lloyd is considered the No. 25 overall prospect in the Class of 2020, per 247Sports. He is also the No. 4 running back prospect in the country, and the No. 3 prospect from the state of Maryland.
The percentage was based off of predictions by ten separate analysts for 247Sports.
The other contenders for Lloyd’s services are Penn State (40-percent) and the University of Maryland (10-percent).
The Bulldogs are going to face fierce competition for his services though. Lloyd also has outstanding offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Clemson, Michigan, and Notre Dame among many other first-rate programs.
In the last few years alone, Georgia has produced star running backs such as Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, and Sony Michel – Gurley and Chubb both appeared in the Super Bowl this year. Georgia RB coach Dell McGee compared Lloyd to some of those former Dawgs. From 247:
“Coach McGee compares me favorably to guys like Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Swift,” Lloyd said. “He thinks I am a similar player talent-wise and that I could come in fit into their offense well. That meant a lot to me. Those are great players to be compared to. Dell McGee is a great coach who tells you the truth and connected well with my mom.”
However, their momentum took a bit of a hit in the Class of 2019, as they missed out on No. 1 running back Trey Sanders. Kenny McIntosh, the No. 11 running back out of Florida, was the only back they managed to recruit for that cycle.