Georgia Football gets commitment from RB Kenny McIntosh

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Georgia Football got some good news this morning when running back Kenny McIntosh announced his commitment to UGA after his recent official visit.

Ever since John Emery de-committed from UGA so that he could stay home in Louisiana, there has been a lot of debates about who Georgia Football would be able to sign at running back in this class. With a stable of running backs already in Athens, there was no doubt that the Dawgs were going to need a player who was prepared to be a part of a stable rather than looking for all the carries themselves. It looks like Dell McGee has found his guy this morning in Florida based RB Kenny McIntosh.

McIntosh was one of a lot of recruits who were in Athens this weekend to see the Dawgs beat Auburn. He clearly enjoyed his time and there were a lot of rumblings on Monday that he might be ready to pull the trigger. He made his announcement on Wednesday morning and chose the Dawgs.

Look McIntosh isn’t the freak prospect that Emery was. That being said, he’s a bigger back that should fit in really well to Georgia’s backfield. Emery’s skill set is very similar to James Cook whereas McIntosh is a bigger body who can run with power. I’m not saying that he’s Elijah Holyfield, but he’s got that same sort of size and that’s something UGA will need. Holyfield will be draft eligible after this season and will certainly be gone after next year.

His highlights are really impressive and while he doesn’t have the high rankings, it’s probably worth giving this Georgia staff the benefit of the doubt. Dell McGee knows what a good running back looks like and he pushed hard for McIntosh. James Coley was also involved with his South Florida links and that certainly helps as well. A lot of good players get overlooked in that area because of sheer depth.

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McIntosh isn’t the big shiny name but then again neither was Brian Herrien and he’s become a very valuable part of this RB rotation. McIntosh should provide solid depth at the position during his time in Athens and he could always develop under McGee just like Holyfield has. He’s got the potential to have a large impact but at the very least, he’ll be a key part of a great backfield.