UCLA's highest-ranked 2023 commit announces flip to Georgia
While things look like they’ve finally turned a corner on the football field, UCLA’s 2023 recruiting class took a major hit.
Just days after a second top-25 win in as many weeks for coach Chip Kelly and the Bruins, 4-star running back Roderick Robinson announced he has flipped to Georgia.
“After much prayer and discussion with my family, I have decided to decommit from UCLA and commit to (Georgia),” he said in a message shared to social media. “I am so grateful to UCLA and the many other schools for offering me an opportunity to further extend my education and my football career. However, I felt that UGA was the right fit for me. I will be officially shutting down my recruitment.”
ALL GLORY GOES TO GOD !! Go Dawgs 🐶! @RodRobSr @RealtorAmIAm @THEHIVEFB @DellMcGee @KirbySmartUGA @CoachToddMonken @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/qcm42z4Kiw
— Roderick Robinson II (@rodrob204) October 10, 2022
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound back ranks as 4-star and the 270th overall prospect in the 2023 cycle, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s the 15th-ranked running back in the class and the 18th-ranked prospect from the state of California.
Georgia was not among his finalists when he announced his verbal pledge to UCLA back in May, but he’s seen his stock rise significantly since then. He took an official visit to Georgia this past weekend. His father made waves earlier this season when he tweeted that “no kid wants to play in empty stadiums.”
UCLA’s class moves to six known commits with the departure. It ranks 91st nationally and 11th among Pac-12 teams, ahead of only Arizona State.