Just two days away from the season opener, Kirby Smart and his staff made some serious noise on the recruiting trail. Four-star running back D’Andre Swift (Philadelphia, Penn./St. Joseph’s) decided to end his recruitment and commit to Georgia this afternoon.
Swift, the No. 3 running back in the 2017 class, trimmed his list of over 20 offers down to five schools last month. Georgia edged out Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Penn State to secure Swift’s services. Swift initially received an offer from Georgia when Mark Richt was the head coach. He has made multiple visits to Athens in the past couple years.
The Pennsylvania native becomes the second running back to pick the Bulldogs in the 2017 class, joining fellow four-star Toneil Carter out of Texas who committed to Georgia at The Opening in July.
This is the third time since the 2012 class where the Dawgs have signed two four-star (or better) running backs in the same class. Todd Gurley (4-star) and Keith Marshall (4-star) both were members of the 2012 class, while Sony Michel (5-star) and Nick Chubb (4-star) hopped on board in the 2014 class.
Mark Webb Jr., a four-star wide receiver, is a close friend of Swift's in the Philadelphia area. It's widely believed that the Dawgs are the favorite to add Webb as the two have made it known they would like to attend the same school. Webb will announce his intentions within the week according to his father, Mark Webb senior.