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Weekly Recruiting Overview 10/18/22

Jason Brassell

Reruiting is picking up around the nation as we approach December's early signing period for the class of 2023. There has been a lot going on lately as far as UGA is concerned for this class, as well as the 2024 class. Since so much has been hapening, let's just get right into it:

Georgia picked up a huge commitment on october 10th, as 4* RB Roderick Robinson decided to flip his commitment from UCLA to the Dawgs. This was the day after his weekend official visit for the Auburn game. The 6'1 230 pounder had high interest in UGA for a decent while and the visit just put it over the top and made his decision easier. A big commitment like that would have been enough for the week, but on the same day 2024 receiver Sacovie White also pulled the trigger and Committed to the G. We've had UGA in the lead for the 3* playmaker since he was offered this summer and thought it was a matter of when he committed, not if. Now that he has put out highlights of his first few games of this season, look for his ranking to go up.

White wasn't the only important offer Georgia put out this summer. 2024 quarterback Ryan Puglisi made his wasy to Athens this summer to throw the ball for the staff and was offered very quickly. Since that time, he has been the top QB target for the 2024 class. The now high 4* gunslinger visited for the Vanderbilt blowout and wasted little time joining the 2024 commit list on Sunday. This list is offense heavy early on and includes 5* TE Landen Thomas, 4* RB Tovani Mizell, 4* WR Ny Carr, Puglisi and White. Check out what Puglisi said to Dawgs Central on Sunday before he made his commitment!

There were a couple of other commitments across the nation with connections to UGA. Dawg legacy Bryce Thornton committed to Florida. While he did include UGA in some of his top teams lists and as good of a player as he is, the 2023 4* DB was just never a priority for the Dawgs. The other interesting 2023 commitment was 4* ATH Jeremiyah Love to Notre Dame. He had/has interest in UGA and may even visit, but it's interesting to me because of who else they have. I want to see if this has any kid of effect on 4* RB Dylan Edwards, who could turn into a top target if we offer.

The only scheduled commitment involving UGA is set to go down Saturday. Malachi Colemen has consistently mentioned Georgia as a top school that he is considering. Even with the coaching change, I expect Nebraska to be the place he ends up in the long run and he'll probably commit to them Saturday. I'd love to add a talent like that to this class, but it'd be a big surprise if it's UGA.

There is also a decommitment to keep an eye on, but it is not 2023 in-state OL Zechariah Owens. The 6'5 365 pounder recently decommitted from Clemson, but I do not expect the Dawgs to get involved. One recruit we've had more contact with is 2023 in-state RB Peyton Streko, who just decommited from Air Force tonight. It will be very interesting to see how his relationship develops with Georgia and how interested we are in bringing him on board.

It's pretty obvious the big visitor for the Vanderbilt game was Ryan Puglisi, but there were a couple of other important 2024 visitors in town. This includes 5* EDGE Eddrick Houston, 4* OT Kam Pringle, 4* OL Waltclaire Flynn, and 4* DL Champ Thompson, who was in town for the second week in a row.

You can find our complete visitor list for the Auburn game HERE and it was an impressive list full of five star recruits and other priority targets. It includes 5* EDGE Damon Wilson and 4* RB Roderick Robinson, who both took their official visits that weekend. Other 5* visitors included 2023 EDGE Samuel M'Pemba, 2023 CB AJ Harris, and 2024 LB Sammy Brown. Younger 5*'s in town that Saturday were the top two ranked players in the nation for the 2025 class, #1 OT David Sanders and #2 in-state DL Elijah Griffin. Other 5*'s from that class that joined them were TE Elyiss Williams, DL Zayden Walker, and WR Caleb Cunningham, who came away with an offer from the Dawgs.

There could possibly be a couple of prospects make their way to watch UGA take on Florida in Jacksonville, but the coaches can't really have contact with them if they do come. We're already working on a visit list for the Tennessee game and it will be impressive. As long as the two teams take care of business before the November 5th matchup, it will likely be the most impressive visitor list we've had in years.

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