UGA Football

Georgia lands another top-50 recruit

Kirby Smart is quite happy in this photo.
Kirby Smart is quite happy in this photo. Georgia Sports Communications

Another one.

Yes, the popular two-word phrase coined by DJ Khaled applies once again to the Georgia football program. The Bulldogs once again added a top-tier recruit to their 2018 recruiting class.

This time it’s Miami Central running back James Cook pledging to the Bulldogs. Cook is considered the No. 3 running back in the nation and the fifth overall prospect in the state of Florida, according to the composite rankings.

A four-star prospect, Cook is considered the 35th overall player in the nation. He chose Georgia over Louisville and Florida State.

Cook, the younger brother of Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, is the second running back to join Georgia’s recruiting class. Cook will pair up with Zamir White, the nation’s top running back, in what figures to be a formidable duo for years to come.

Georgia has shown its ability to work with tandem running backs. The Bulldogs have featured both Nick Chubb and Sony Michel over the past four seasons, with Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall playing vital roles before them.

White and Cook figure to complement each other well at Georgia. White is a downhill back with excellent vision. Cook is a dynamic play-maker in space who can line up at various spots on offense.

While Georgia’s 2018 recruiting class started slow it has certainly turned into one of the nation’s best. With Cook’s addition, the Bulldogs jump from seventh to fifth in the most recent team composite rankings.

Cook’s commitment comes on the heels of Georgia securing pledges from five-star quarterback Justin Fields and four-star linebacker Adam Anderson. The Bulldogs now have 17 players in the upcoming class.

Cook now gives Georgia four players ranked inside the top-50. Given his proximity to the overall top 25, Cook figures to have a possibility of sliding into a five-star rating before the final player rankings are decided.