UGA Football Recruiting: 5-Star RB John Emery Chooses Bulldogs

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The UGA football program continues to strike gold on the recruiting trail. After an incredible first two years under head coach Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs are continuing to lure five-star athletes to Athens. The latest top-ranked prospect to join Georgia is five-star running back John Emery.

Emery, a standout at Destrehan High School in Louisiana, is the No. 2-ranked running back in the Class of 2019 and the No. 31 overall prospect in the country. He announced his commitment on social media.

GLAD TO BE 110% COMMITTED #GODAWGS🐶 pic.twitter.com/CIX0p6zHia

— John Emery (@Emery4____) July 29, 2018

Emery also had offers from LSU and Mississippi State.

The 5-foot-11, 206-pounder will be joining a loaded backfield that includes D’Andre Swift, the No. 6 running back in the Class of 2017, Zamir White, the top running back in 2018, and James Cook, the brother of former Florida State star Dalvin Cook and the No. 3 running back in the nation for the Class of 2018.

After the commitment from Emery, the Bulldogs now have the second-ranked recruiting class in 2019, according to 247 Sports. The Alabama Crimson Tide currently have the top-ranked class.