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Five-star linebacker Smael Mondon is among the recruits seemingly readying themselves to make major announcements soon.

Georgia football podcast: UGA’s pursuit of 5-star recruits is about to heat up

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,193 (May 12, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how the program is about to ramp up its pursuit of five-star recruits including five-star cornerback Tony Grimes and five-star linebacker Smael Mondon.

Georgia football podcast: UGA’s pursuit of five-star recruits is about to heat up

Beginning of the show: The next month could be big for Georgia’s recruiting efforts as it tries to put together another No. 1 class. Five-star cornerback Tony Grimes is set to announce his top three, and UGA is expected to be included among his finalists. Five-star linebacker Smael Mondon is also hinted at a possible commitment announcement, and the Bulldogs are likewise in the mix for him as well. I’ll discuss on today’s show how UGA coach Kirby Smart has fought to maintain his position in crucial recruiting battles during the coronavirus shutdown.

10-minute mark: I share some funny audio of Smart along with South Carolina coach Will Muschamp from the CBS Sports Network.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Connor Riley joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • The aftermath of five-star running back Zach Evans’ decision to enroll at TCU
  • A deeper look at UGA recruiting
  • An explanation of why Florida fans aren’t necessarily as high on their team as some national media members
  • And a discussion of how Smart is different from former NBA great Michael Jordan

35-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including Alabama coach Nick Saban apparently steering quarterback Jalen Hurts away from two of his former assistants and some confident talk from Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne regarding college football’s eventual return.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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