3 Underclassmen Georgia Fans Need to Watch in 2020

Zamir White
The Georgia Bulldogs will be looking for underclassmen to help improve the team, especially on the offensive side of the ball. | Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images

In the 2019 college football season, the Georgia Bulldogs came up short in the SEC Championship game against the LSU Tigers, who went on to win the national championship. While the Dawgs' defense was absolutely stellar, like it has been in years past, the offense bogged down the team and prevented another College Football Playoff appearance. With Georgia's recruiting prowess, the Bulldogs will look to have younger players step up and improve the offense, as well as fill in any open spots on the defense.

3. George Pickens

Despite behavior issues, wide receiver George Pickens displayed great talent on the field for the Bulldogs.
Despite behavior issues, wide receiver George Pickens displayed great talent on the field for the Bulldogs. | Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The Georgia offense, especially the passing game led by quarterback Jake Fromm, did not set the world on fire by any means in the 2019 season. Despite offensive struggles, true freshman wide receiver George Pickens proved to be a talented target for Fromm. In total, Pickens caught 49 passes for 727 yards last season, as well as eight touchdowns. Pickens ended up being the Dawgs' top receiver and put up more impressive numbers than the more experienced Lawrence Cager and Demetris Robertson. Despite Pickens' talent on the field, he has had discipline issues. Pickens was suspended for the first half of Georgia's game against Georgia Tech for undisclosed reasons. After returning in the second half of that game, Pickens got into a fight with a Tech player that resulted in him being suspended for the first half of the SEC Championship game. If Pickens is able to walk the straight path, he should produce at a high-level for the Dawgs in 2020.

2. Zamir White

Running back Zamir White saw decent playing time last season, and will look to improve and become a feature back.
Running back Zamir White saw decent playing time last season, and will look to improve and become a feature back. | Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images

With the absence of running back D'Andre Swift, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2020 NFL Draft, sophomore running back Zamir White will have an opportunity to become the next great Bulldogs running back. White played in 12 games last season where he put up impressive numbers for not being a premier running back. He rushed for a total of 408 yards, three touchdowns, and averaged 5.2 yards per carry. Those are not the most flashy numbers, but they emphasize who White is as a player: tough, gritty, and gets the job done without being flamboyant. White will have his shot at becoming the Bulldogs' premier workhorse, downfield running back while teammate James Cook will most likely take a more hybrid role out of the backfield. With another year of development, White will have a chance to put his name with the likes of Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb.

1. Kelee Ringo

Although cornerback Kelee Ringo has not played a college snap, he is a highly-touted recruit with amazing potential.
Although cornerback Kelee Ringo has not played a college snap, he is a highly-touted recruit with amazing potential. | Logan Riely/Getty Images

Entering the 2020 season as a true freshman, cornerback Kelee Ringo will have to really impress the Georgia coaching staff in order to see the field, but the former 5-star recruit from Arizona has every opportunity to do so. According to 247 Sports, Ringo is the fourth-ranked high school prospect in the entire country in the 2020 class, and the first at his position. In his senior year, Ringo racked up 32 total tackles and three interceptions. He also showed great skill on offense with 869 all-purpose yards his senior season. Ringo will be behind redshirt junior Eric Stokes when he arrives in Athens, but with his raw talent and athleticism he will have a chance to see the field in 2020. High-level recruits, like Ringo, are never guaranteed to be great players, and it is possible that Ringo does not pan out, but with what we have seen so far, he certainly could be a future star.