Many recruiting analysts said prior to the start of signing day that Georgia needed to land top running back Isaiah Crowell to turn a good recruiting class into a very, very good one.
As of a few minutes ago, mission officially accomplished.
In a press conference that will be most remembered for a (live) prop utilized by the recruit, Crowell announced that, as expected, he will stay in-state and become a member of the Georgia Bulldogs. And, in a twist, he brought out a live bulldog puppy as part of his announcement.
Crowell had also been considering Alabama, which would’ve made the whole “live baby animal” theme very interesting if he’d have chosen the Crimson Tide.
The Columbus, Ga., product was rated as the No. 4 RB in the country according to Rivals — No. 1 according to Scout.com and ESPN.
He’s the only running back in UGA’s 2011 recruiting class, making his signature on a Letter of Intent all the more important.