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Freshman linebacker MJ Sherman has already earned praise from a UGA teammate.

DN90: Freshman linebacker MJ Sherman impressed UGA teammate while still in high school

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on what Georgia offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer said about his teammate, freshman linebacker MJ Sherman this week.

DN90: Freshman linebacker MJ Sherman impressed UGA teammate while still in high school

Georgia freshman linebacker MJ Sherman was one of the most popular members of the Bulldogs’ 2020 class. He was an energetic leader for the group, and he always maintained a humble spirit despite being one of the top recruits in the country.

It seemed like whenever Sherman spoke — including many times to DawgNation — he always shared a refreshing perspective.

“Being a star would be great, and I feel like I could be a star anywhere I go,” Sherman said during his recruiting process. “However, I need someone that can actually crack down on me.”

It’s uncommon to find elite prospects who want tough coaches. Yet that’s apparently what Sherman wanted during his recruiting process in order to become the best player he could be.

And that’s — in part — what led him to UGA.

Sherman’s attitude apparently caught the attention of one of his UGA teammates.

Junior offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer praised Sherman this week when asked about the Bulldogs’ incoming freshmen, and Salyer mentioned that he’d been a fan of Sherman’s even prior to Sherman’s decision to enroll at UGA.

“I kind of liked his interviews in high school,” Salyer said. “He seemed like a really genuine kid.”

That’s high praise coming from Salyer, but not an unexpected compliment from Bulldogs fans who noticed that same energy from Sherman as a recruit on his way to choosing UGA.

For more on what Salyer said about Sherman, and for what Sherman said about what he’s seeking from his time at UGA, check out the latest edition of DN90, linked above.

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