Georgia football flipped 4-star running back Roderick Robinson II on Monday for its 2023 class. This recruiting flip is massive for the Dawgs, as Robinson is one of the nation’s best running backs.
The Dawgs haven’t picked up a 2023 recruit in a while, so they had to remind the rest of college football who the king is, and the Robinson flip did that. Do not ever count out the Dawgs if they want a prospect because they will find a way to land him. If they don’t land a player, it wasn’t for lack of trying — sometimes, players just don’t want to come to Athens.
Especially when it comes to running backs, Georgia knows how to get them in Athens. Dell McGee is a magician. If he doesn’t get exactly what he wants, McGee hunts until he finds another player that fits the culture.
Robinson fits the Georgia mold, and while it may get confusing with Branson Robinson ahead of him, it’ll still be a great running back room re-establishing why the Dawgs are still RBU.
Georgia football flipped a 4-star running back to kickstart the momentum ahead of the 2023 Early Signing Day.
He is a 4-star from San Diego, Cali. that flipped from UCLA to the Dawgs. The last time a Dawg flipped from UCLA was Roquan Smith, and we all know how that turned out for Georgia.
According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Robinson is the No.15 running back and the No.18 player out of California. Last season, Robinson toted the rock 185 times for 1,273 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also had six catches for 52 yards.
So far in his senior season, Robinson has 126 carries for 1,657 yards and 24 scores. He averages 13.2 yards a touch and 207.1 yards a game. Not to mention the Lincoln Hornets’ eight games, six of them resulted in 100-plus yards for him. Robinson also has eight catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns this year.
Robinson made the flip after taking an official visit to Athens this past weekend for the Auburn game. It took him no time to realize Georgia was the right place for him as two days after his visit he officially became a Dawg.
He is the workhorse for his high school team right now, but it’s impressive to see him have better stats from last year. It shows that Robinson is growing and taking command.
Watching his film was fun because Robinson is a stud. He is physical and has excellent vision. His balance and downhill running abilities are elite as well. The longer Robinson totes the rock, the stronger he gets, and Georgia needs that out of a running back to match Branson Robinson.
Georgia football landed an elite back from California and should feel really good about this 2023 running back class. Fliping someone like Robinson shows us that Georgia can land whoever they want if the kid is willing to listen to the pitch. The Dawgs now have the No.2 overall recruiting class with 21 members. Early Signing Day will be here before we know it, and look for Georgia to kick it up a notch in the next two months.