Georgia football: The top 5 most valuable 2023 recruits to land

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Justice Haynes: 4-star Running back

Georgia football must land legacy running back Justice Haynes because he is one of the most talented guys in this entire 2023 class.

He is Verron Haynes’ son, so that should tell fans what kind of genes Justice has. He has the same tenacity that his dad does and size. Georgia needs a guy like Justice on this team.

Haynes is 5-10 and 200-pounds as a rising senior at Blessed Trinity Catholic School. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he is the No. 59 overall, the No. 3 running back and the No. 4 player out of Georgia.

With 35 offers, Haynes has plenty of schools recruiting him, but right now, it seems like Ohio State and Georgia are the two he is most interested in attending.

Don’t count out Alabama, though, because the Tide’s reputation speaks for itself when it comes to running backs, but Georgia has to be the leader at this point.’

His dad played in Athens, so why wouldn’t Justice want to do the same? He should because there is nothing like being a member of RBU and helping the Dawgs stay successful. Plus, Haynes would have a great shot at early playing time with Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton eligible for the NFL Draft after next season.

Haynes has 5,873 yards and 72 touchdowns through three years of football, averaging 8.95 yards a carry. He also has gotten used as a receiver with 19 catches for 260 yards and four scores through three years. Not to mention Haynes has return experience, so he can do whatever Georgia needs him to.

I would like to see him used more in the passing game to know where those skills are, but when you visit a name like Haynes and the bloodline — Justice Haynes is someone you sign, point blank period.