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UGA cornerback Deandre Baker won the Jim Thorpe Award Thursday night.

Georgia football podcast: UGA’s DB recruiting probably just got a lot easier

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 cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on top of the SEC. On episode No. 840 (Dec. 6, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker winning the Jim Thorpe Award could help the program recruit more good defensive backs in the future.

Georgia football podcast: UGA’s DB recruiting probably just got a lot easier

Beginning of the show: Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker won the Jim Thorpe Award for being the nation’s top defensive back Thursday night. I’ll discuss on today’s show why Baker’s award could help UGA with some of its most-coveted defensive back recruits — including 4-star prospects Tyrique Stevenson and Kaiir Elam.

10-minute mark: I’ll discuss Mel Tucker’s introduction as Colorado coach and attempt to decide if Tucker counts as part of Kirby Smart’s so-called “coaching tree.”

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • An update on defensive back recruiting
  • Smart’s presence in Brunswick, Ga. to check in on UGA commit Warren McClendon
  • Rumors regarding 4-star offensive tackle Trevor Keegan
  • The latest on 5-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood
  • UGA’s chances with 5-star running back Trey Sanders
  • And a preview of 5-star offensive lineman Clay Webb’s upcoming commitment decision

45-minute mark: I’ll take a look at other SEC headlines including other SEC players honored with national awards, the UGA players listed as part of the league’s All-Freshman team, a potentially controversial offensive coordinator candidate emerging for Tennessee and Georgia Tech officially hiring former Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins.

50-minute mark: I’ll discuss Alabama coach Nick Saban’s attempt to explain why he views UGA has one of the nation’s four best teams, but only ranked the Bulldogs No. 5 on his Coaches Poll ballot.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.