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Oakland running back Jordan James looks for yardage against Brentwood on Dec. 5, 2020.

Jordan James is headed to Georgia.

The Oakland High School star committed to the Bulldogs on Monday over numerous finalists that included Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and others.

The 5-10, 205-pound running back is the No. 3 player in Tennessee and No. 17 running back nationally from the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

James rushed for 1,752 yards and 26 touchdowns on 182 carries as a junior during Oakland’s run to the Class 6A state championship last season. He chipped in 180 yards receiving and a TD.

Eight of 247Sports’ top-50 players from Tennessee are now verbally committed. Oakland also has four-star wide receiver Isaiah Horton, who is undecided.

James’ high school career began at Brentwood Academy. He left as a sophomore in October 2019 after totaling 18 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards in nine games.

He enrolled at Oakland before the 2020 season.

Georgia offered James a scholarship in May of last year. Other top-tier suitors added their name to the mix from there, including Oklahoma, Florida and Penn State.

James will be the eighth running back on Georgia’s roster and is the only 2022 running back committed to the Bulldogs. The school’s reputation for developing that position was a key factor, James told 247Sports.

Four former Georgia running backs — Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Todd Gurley and D’Andre Swift — are currently in the NFL. Chubb and Michel helped the Bulldogs finish as College Football Playoff runners-up in 2017-18.

Tyler Palmateer covers high school sports for Main Street Nashville. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Palmateer has covered high school and college sports for nearly a decade. Find him on Twitter @tpalmateer83.

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