Eric Stokes Jr. was a reliable defensive back for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019, earning All-SEC second-team honors.

He’s becoming a shutdown corner, recording 38 tackles, 1 sack, 9 passes defended and 1 forced fumble this year.

Now, in a big boost for the Georgia secondary, Stokes — a redshirt sophomore — announced he’d be coming back for his redshirt junior season in 2020:

With the news that S Richard LeCounte III will be back in 2020, this gives the Bulldogs 2 experienced studs at the back end of their defense.

Stokes has become one of the best cover corners in the SEC, and having him back will make it tough for opposing QBs in 2020.