Georgia recruiting news: Dwight Phillips puts another jigsaw puzzle piece in place

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Georgia recruiting is continuing to roll, gathering the best talent in the nation to become Bulldogs. Dwight Phillips Jr. is the next commit for 2024.

Running back Dwight Phillips Jr has committed to the University of Georgia. The lightning-quick 5’11, 170-pound Georgia native announced his commitment via Twitter on Saturday.

Phillips joins a long list of outstanding running backs to have played for the Bulldogs from Herschel Walker and Garrison Hearst to Sonny Michel, Nick Chubb, D’Andre Swift, and Todd Gurley. By committing to the University of Georgia Phillips joins a team that is rightly dubbed “RBU”.

The Pebblebrook High School tailback is ranked in the top 100 recruits nationally in the 2024 class per 247 Sports and with a clocked time of 10.30 seconds in the 100 meter, he is the fastest athlete in the State of Georgia.

So not only has running backs coach, Dell McGee once again kept the state’s best talent in-house, but he has also added significant speed to the running backs room. McGee proves time and time again why he is the best recruiter in the state of Georgia and one of, if not the best, nationally.

Phillips, a four-star recruit is a part of the 2024 class and was heavily recruited by other premier programs such as Arkansas, Michigan, Auburn, and Kentucky.

While we have all been focused on the 2023 class, Georgia is motoring ahead with the 2024 class which is shaping up to be very impressive indeed. We all know Kirby Smart’s mantra of “recruit, recruit, recruit” which is now being proven over multiple recruitment cycles and demonstrates why the Bulldogs are the number one team in the nation.

Phillips inherited his speed from his father, Dwight Phillips Sr. who is a highly decorated track athlete, having won an Olympic gold medal in the long jump at the Athens games in 2004 and four gold World Championship medals.

Let’s hope that this gold medal career has also been passed down to Dwight Phillips Jr. Exciting times are ahead for both Phillips Jr and Georgia football.

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