The Georgia Bulldogs already landed one blue-chip 2019 prospect from Louisiana on Sunday, and they’ve gone and added another. After 5-star running back John Emery Jr. committed earlier in the day, the Bulldogs received word of another commitment. This time, in the form of athlete Makiya Tongue.
Tongue, the son of Reggie Tongue, a former 10-year vet in the NFL who spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, announced his commitment on his Twitter account.
Prior to committing, the outside linebacker/wide receiver held offers from the Michigan Wolverines, Texas Longhorns and several other SEC schools. The Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats Mississippi St. Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, Tennessee Volunteers and Texas A&M Aggies all offered Tongue at some point or another.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers held interest but, according to 247Sports, never offered. Which is saying something for the latter, considering Tongue is from Baton Rouge and attends University Lab.
Makiya is listed as a four-star prospect on 247Sports Composite. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Tongue ranks 211th in the nation at the moment and 15th among all players considered athletes. In Louisiana, Tongue ranks 13th in the state at this juncture.
Tongue’s commitment to UGA keeps them 3rd in the country and the SEC behind Alabama and Texas A&M.