Georgia football: Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards the next men up at Running Back U

Georgia football continues to build their Running Back U brand by signing two of the nation’s most highly-recruited running backs.

Georgia football wrapped up the 2020 recruiting cycle with the nation’s top-ranked class. With National Signing Day in the rearview, we take a look at two key signees that helped solidify Georgia’s No. 1 ranking, and what these running backs bring to the table for the Dawgs.

Kendall Milton – Buchanan HS

Five-star running back Kendall Milton (Buchanan HS, Clovis, CA) was the first of two highly touted running backs to sign with Georgia’s 2020 class. Milton’s list of attributes is long, to say the least.  At 6-2, 227-pounds, his size is already comparable to that of an NFL back, and he just turned 18 years old.

Milton definitely has good speed, (he ran a 4.59 at The Opening in 2019) and lots of power to explode through the line of scrimmage. His ability to take a hit and stay balanced is another trait Milton possesses, and with that balance brings more yards after contact. Throw in his excellent vision and it’s easy to see why there’s so much hype surrounding him.

During his high school career at Buchanan HS, Milton amassed over 4,000 rushing yards and accounted for 70 touchdowns. Bulldog fans are in for a treat with Milton.

Daijun Edwards – Colquitt Co. HS

Georgia also delivered in adding a second running back to the 2020 class with four-star Daijun Edwards (Colquitt Co. HS, Moultrie, GA). The 5-10, 205-lb. back committed in January, and made it official by signing with the Dawgs on National Signing Day.

Though Edwards may not have the breakaway speed some backs possess, he makes up for it with his power. He’s an explosive, downfield runner, and an all-around weapon.

Edwards has good pass-blocking skills, and is a very accomplished receiver out of the backfield. He had 27 catches for 408 yards as a senior and 72 total catches throughout his high school career. His rushing stats are just as impressive, especially when you factor in he played in one of the toughest regions in Georgia, Region 1-AAAAAAA. Edwards had three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons, averaged 6.2 yards per rush, and ran for 64 touchdowns for the Colquitt County Packers.

The Stone Cold Truth

Both, Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards, are tremendously talented running backs, with amazing skill sets. I feel sorry for opposing team’s defensive coordinators. With these two in the mix, along with UGA’s already-stacked running back corps, I think it’s safe to say Running Back U is there to stay for quite some time.