Think you might like to see a 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end with 4.60 speed in the 40 line up on defense for UGA?
Yeah, Tracy Rocker, Kirby Smart and Mel Tucker do, too.
The Bulldogs sent out a big offer on Tuesday to someone with those measurables and numbers: Jaelan Phillips.
Phillips hails from Redlands East Valley High School in California. He had 87.5 tackles and 13.5 sacks in 2015. He also showed off his agility and ball skills with three interceptions.
The weak-side defensive end is rated No. 1 in the nation at his position by 247Sports. Stanford and UCLA are seen as the teams to beat at this time.
The junior is also rated as the nation’s No. 9 player overall by 247Sports. His 247Sports composite ranking — which is the average of his ratings across the industry — dips just a bit. He’s rated as the nation’s No. 77 player overall and No. 5 for his position.
Phillips lined up at the defensive end and outside linebacker spot for Redlands. He told Bleacher Report’s Damon Sayles that he is interested in a pre-med major.
He’s also already earned an invite to Nike’s all-star “The Opening” prospect camp, which is held every July.
Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.