Georgia Recruiting: 4-Star RB Emmons De-Commits from Bulldogs


Georgia recruiting took a rare blow today, as 4-star running back B.J. Emmons announced that he is backing off his commitment to the Bulldogs for 2016.

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According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emmons has decided to re-open his recruitment after recently receiving offers from Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and other schools. Emmons had been dealing with some academic issues, but since his grades and scores have seen improvement, more schools are looking hard a the Morganton, N.C. product.

Yes sir, he sure did de-commit from Georgia,” Freedom High School coach Brandon Allen told the AJC’s Michael Carvell.

“I think he did that because so many other schools have come on with offers. I certainly don’t think he has ruled Georgia out. I think that he just wanted to be fair enough to say ‘Hey look, I want to open things up and see what else is out there.’ He wants to make sure that he’s going to the right school. And I definitely don’t think that he’s ruling UGA out.”

Emmons, who is rated at the No. 4 running back in the nation for 2016 by 247 Sports,  has far from ruled Georgia out as his choice, but with more strong offers coming in, it makes sense that he would want to explore all the new opportunities.

What does this do to Georgia’s 2016 class? Not a lot, to be perfectly honest. This class is so loaded with talent already that many players are chomping at the bit for a chance at a scholarship offer from Georgia, however running back is the one position (ironically) that is lacking any commitments after the loss of Emmons.

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