Mark Richt has one more thing to be thankful about this week. Georgia got a key commitment at an in-need position on Wednesday when Jonathon Rumph committed to the Bulldogs.
Rumph (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) picked Georgia over Mississippi State. He rated as a four-star receiver by Fox Sports NEXT.
Georgia has been looking to bolster its receiving corps for next season, and Rumph was an ideal candidate to do so. The Holmes Community College star is perhaps the top overall receiver in the junior college ranks. In 2012, Rumph led Holmes with 45 receptions for 569 yards. He also had three touchdowns.
He will be expected to step in to fill the void left by departing receivers Marlon Brown and Tavarres King. Rumph is one of several Georgia commits who will enroll in January. He will have three seasons to complete two seasons of eligibility in NCAA play.
Rumph’s decision to play for the Bulldogs brings Georgia’s total number of commitments to 29. He is the second commitment in as many days for Georgia, who benefited from Kell High School defensive back Brendan Langley’s switch from South Carolina on Tuesday.
Georgia is ranked 5th in Fox Sports NEXT’s national recruiting rankings. The Bulldogs have more commitments, 29, than any other school in the country besides Texas A&M (31).