Georgia got a commitment Thursday from running back Daijun Edwards of Moultrie. That would appear to close the door on any possibilities that the Bulldogs are still in play for 5-star recruit Zachary Evans.
By all accounts, Edwards is a talented player in his own right. The 5-foot-10, 201-pound running back from Colquitt County High is a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. 21 running back in the nation in the 247Sports Composite. Edwards became Colquitt County's record holder for career rushing yards and rushing touchdowns this past season, with well over 4,000 yards and 60 touchdowns.
Edwards is the second running-back pledge in Georgia’s recruiting class of 2020, which includes early-enrollee Kendall Milton of Clovis, Calif., who carries some 5-star ratings. The Bulldogs moved up to the No. 1 spot in the nation in the 247Sports Composite.
This appears to mean that UGA is no longer entered in the sweepstakes to sign Evans, who is ranked the No. 2 running back in the 247Sports Composite. Evans, from Houston, signed a letter-of-intent with UGA last month and was going to be announce as a Bulldogs' signee during the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 3. But for reasons that have never been divulged, UGA withdrew its offer and freed Evans from the letter-of-intent restrictions.
Technically, Evans could still enroll at UGA, but he could not sign another LOI.
Meanwhile, Edwards finished with 1,008 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 12 games for Colquitt County during his senior season, according to MaxPreps. That gives him a school record 4,413 yards and 64 touchdowns in his high career.
At Georgia, he’ll join junior James Cook, sophomores Zamir White and Kenny McIntosh and Milton in the backfield. D’Andre Swift, the Bulldogs’ starter as a junior this past season, decided to enter the NFL draft.
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