BREAKING: UGA picks up the offensive tackle it desperately needs for 2017

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Georgia earned the commitment of a massive junior college offensive tackle on Monday.

This seems familiar.

It might read like a proven play out of Georgia coach Kirby Smart’s recruiting playbook.

That’s the need to replace bad news on the recruiting trail with spike of momentum in the other direction. Georgia did that last year when it lost out on 5-star receiver Demetris Robertson. The Bulldogs followed that up with the commitment of 4-star receiver Trey Blount to recoup positive vibes.

Hayes will be able to enroll at Georgia in January. (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College)

That was exactly what happened on Monday afternoon.

Georgia lost on 3-star LB Monty Rice and then hit on 3-star junior college OT D’Marcus Hayes from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Hayes, who is rated as the nation’s No. 2 tackle in the junior college ranks, chose Georgia over Mississippi State. He shared his decision via his personal Twitter account.

The likely plug-and-play offensive tackle ranks as the No. 20 junior college prospect in America for this year’s signing cycle.


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