Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days a week. The play sheet today calls for a 1-on-1 video interview tandem post with the latest thoughts about the 2020 class from elite CB commit Jalen Kimber.
Jalen Kimber wants to play with Kelee Ringo.
That’s the nation’s No. 10 CB prospect for 2020 understanding how the game is played. He’s been the corner on the other side before on teams. It doesn’t matter how good he does his job if the man on the other edge of the field isn’t doing the same.
What is his goal now as a shutdown commitment (in more ways than one) for this class?
“Just to get the best recruiting class we can,” Kimber said. “I want to have the No. 1 recruiting class and I talk to a lot of people. I like to interact with some of the fans and stuff like that because I think it is fun and I like to do it. Really I am just trying to get the best players we can possible.”
It does sound like the same philosophy of “iron sharpens iron” that has become a staple for the Bulldogs under fourth-year head coach Kirby Smart.
For Kimber, that would be Ringo. He said Georgia defensive backs coach Charlton Warren has told him he plans to take two more defensive backs in this cycle.
Ringo definitely has one of those slots if he wants one. He rates as the nation’s No. 1 cornerback prospect for this cycle.
“Right now I am really working on getting Kelee,” Kimber said. “That’s who I am trying to get right now.”
Jalen Kimber brings ideal height, length, speed and short-space quickness to the cornerback position. He is also a very physical player. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Jalen Kimber on Kelee Ringo
Kimber considers himself to be a technician at the cornerback spot. The 6-foot-1 Texan will watch his own tapes with a critical eye. It allows him to appreciate what Ringo does on the field, too.
Ringo is not just a big cornerback at 6 feet, 2 inches and approximately 205 pounds. It is not just the 10.49 speed in the 100 meters either.
“Kelee is a lockdown physical big corner,” Kimber said. “He can run, too.”
Why does he think that Ringo is a player that the Bulldogs can really use?
But what if it meant Ringo would join him at UGA?
“I probably would have done that,” Kimber said. “But other than that? No. Nope. Uh-uh.”
Check out the range that Jalen Kimber offers in coverage. He was matched up in 7-on-7 work here at a nickel corner. He was thrust in that spot due to injuries on his team at the Pylon 7-on-7 national championships. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Bet you didn’t know this about Jalen Kimber
These few items will stretch beyond the fact he’s known as “Boogie” to friends, teammates and loved ones.
“I was a dancer when I was little,” he said. “I guess I liked to get down.”
The Stanky Leg. The Shoulder Lean. Everything.