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Jadon Haselwood, the nation’s No. 1 receiver for the 2019 class, is no longer taking an official visit to Georgia for the Auburn game on Nov. 10.
Now take a deep breath, DawgNation. Inhale. Exhale. Deep breaths.
Haselwood has rescheduled that visit and will now take his UGA official for the Georgia Tech game on Nov. 24.
That is the new plan. An inner circle source close to Haselwood confirmed that matter with DawgNation on Tuesday.
The reason given for the switch was that Haselwood would rather take a break from a recruiting visit that weekend.
He has currently taken official visits to both Oklahoma (back in the spring) and Miami during his senior year.
It is not certain as of yet whether or not Haselwood will make an official visit this weekend. He has mentioned he could potentially use his remaining officials to see Auburn, FSU and USC, among other options.
The Cedar Grove senior wideout currently ranks as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect for the 2019 class on the 247Sports Composite rankings.
He de-committed from UGA on October 2. When he made that decision, Hasewlood had been committed to play for UGA since March of 2017.
What does he want to see from all the schools that are still in the running for his final choice?
“The ball in the air,” Haselwood told DawgNation earlier this month.
Haselwood shared the news with DawgNation earlier this month that he plans to sign during the early period but not make that decision known until the All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 in Texas.
An interesting trend within the 2019 class rankings
Will the Bulldogs need to pull off a few flips in the 2019 class to try to defend its No. 1 ranking from the 2018 cycle?
It seems more likely that at least 1-2 of those might be possible. That is largely a given Kirby Smart’s general way of doing things. Smart usually targets a few late flips in every cycle.
But it also makes sense given the current trend for the 2019 class.
Here’s how many players uncommitted players remain in the 2019 class among the nation’s Top 150 players on the 247Sports Composite rankings:
- 1st-10 overall: 7 (Haselwood is the biggest UGA target here)
- 11-30 overall: 6 (5-star targets Nakobe Dean, John Emery Jr. and Clay Webb show up here)
- 31-50 overall: 4 (4-star Florida CB Tyrique Stevenson has UGA as a finalist)
- 50-100 overall: 7 (4-star Florida CB Kaiir Elam is the major name to watch here)
- 100-150 overall: 8 (Renewed RB name Noah Cain and Illinois OT Trevor Keegan are among the few remaining UGA targets in this range.)
Pretty slim pickings, huh? That’s 128 committed players among the nation’s top 150 players on the composite at this time.
That’s just another reason to see why the new early signing period every December has changed up the landscape of college football recruiting. A lot more players have made an earlier commitment than ever before.
A few upcoming visits to pay attention to ……..
- The official visit plan for 5-star ILB Nakobe Dean is still coming together. I’ve confirmed with a key source that Dean plans to still take his official visit to UGA on Nov. 10 for the Auburn game.
- Dean has also now moved up his Auburn official visit from Nov. 17 to this weekend. He’ll watch the Tigers take on Texas A&M.
- Dean still hopes to save his last official for LSU after his Horn Lakes (Miss.) squad completes a state championship run. That visit is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 7.
- The nation’s No. 1 ILB prospect for this cycle is also eyeing a potential visit back to Texas A&M on Nov. 17. That weekend has now been freed up after he chose to move his Auburn official visit up to this weekend.
- I can also confirm there have been a few text messages exchanges of late between 4-star RB Noah Cain and UGA running backs coach Dell McGee. Cain, in the wake of the Emery de-commit, is suddenly a name to keep an eye on for the 2019 class. Cain rates as the nation’s No. 6 RB prospect on the composite for this cycle.
- 4-star junior Ohio State commitment Lejond Cavazos also told DawgNation he plans to take an unofficial visit to UGA for the Auburn game. The Bulldogs were a major contender when he chose the Buckeyes this summer.
- Despite Haselwood’s change of plans, I’m sure the Auburn game will be big for 5-star visitors and major visitors. The plan has been in place all season for 5-star DE Bryan Bresee to return to Athens for that weekend. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior rates as the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect for the 2020 class.
- Jacolbe Cowan, the 4-star DE from Charlotte, has also identified the Auburn game as his unofficial visit option to UGA for this fall. He’s been a frequent visitor to UGA in the past and has a strong bond with Georgia defensive line coach Tray Scott which dates back to his days as a middle school prospect That came while Scott was still an assistant at UNC in Chapel Hill.
- Cowan currently ranks as the nation’s No. 6 strong-side DE prospect. That’s good for the No. 55 overall rating in the 2020 class.
- I still expect the 2020 class to be a very strong line of scrimmage year for the Bulldogs. They should wind up with a very stout group up front on both sides of the ball in 2020. It is trending to be the haul on both the offensive and defensive lines of Kirby Smart’s time in Athens. That can change. It often does, but that is how I can see things shaping up with that class.
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