When Jordan Burch posted the Snapchat video of his Athens hotel room bright and early on Saturday, it was official. It was truly game on for the Georgia football official visitor weekend.
Georgia’s dance card of official visitors had brought in just about everyone it hoped it would. Or at least the players it absolutely had to have there this weekend.
Dontae Manning is another priority official visitor in his own right. The nation’s No. No. 6 cornerback and No. 76 overall prospect is a bona fide playmaker in all three phases of the game. He has also been a special teams standout for his Raytown High School (Kansas City, Mo.) team for the last few seasons.
Manning is down to Arizona State, Georgia, Oregon, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M. The pure 247Sports rating has his mas the nation’s No. 2 overall cornerback for 2020.
RELATED: Keep up with all the official visits this weekend on the DawgNation forum
Georgia football: Check out the notable officials
This has been a nouveau official visit weekend for the Bulldogs. The number of official visitors will be the biggest recruiting weekend of the year at least according to that count.
RELATED: Former Ole Miss commit Eric Reed Jr. previews his official visit
Ringo started off his official visit at a shooting range. Smith and his guests wound up at an ax-throwing establishment in the Classic City. Reed had a dinner plate that looked like a lobster farm.
This weekend was easily going beyond the normal cookie cake realm that has been an official visit UGA tradition. Combine that with the LED-heavy Sanford Stadium experience and the usual black SUV motorcades that whip those blue-chip recruits everywhere and it will be another painting the town red night for those potential Bulldogs in Athens.
Scan the list of names below for an unofficial list of visitors that are in town or are stil; expected to be in town this weekend. DawgNation is still looking for at least 2-3 other surprise visitors from this weekend that we could see show up in Athens.
Official visitors in town this weekend (10)
Jordan Burch/5-star DE/Hgt: 6-5/Wgt: 275 (Undecided)
Hammond School/Columbia, SC — Nation’s No. 2 strong-side DE and No. 5 overall prospect
Kelee Ringo/5-star CB/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt: 205/Undecided
Saguaro High School/Scottsdale, AZ — Nation’s No. 1 CB and No. 8 overall prospect
Related: DawgNation on Kelee Ringo
Jalen Carter/4-star DT/Hgt: 6-4/Wgt: 301 (Georgia commit)
Apopka High School/Apopka, Fla. — Nation’s No. 6 DT and No. 52 overall prospect
Arian Smith/4-star WR/Hgt: 6-1/Wgt: 175/Undecided
Lakeland High School/Lakeland, Fla. — Nation’s No. 14 WR and No. 72 overall prospect
Dontae Manning/4-star CB/Hgt: 6-0/Wgt: 185/Undecided
Raytown High School/Kansas City, Mo. — Nation’s No. 6 CB and No. 76 overall prospect
Related: DawgNation on Dontae Manning
Major Burns/4-star S/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt: 176/Undecided
Madison Prep Academy/Baton Rouge, La. — Nation’s No. 12 S and No. 155 overall prospect
Eric Reed Jr./4-star S/Hgt: 6-0/Wgt: 195/Undecided
Calvary Baptist School/Shreveport, La. — Nation’s No. 16 S and No. 175 overall prospect
Related: DawgNation on Eric Reed Jr.
Aaryn Parks/4-star OG/Hgt: 6-4/Wgt: 320 (Oklahoma commit)
National Christian Academy/Fort Washington, Md. — Nation’s No. 6 OG and No. 198 overall prospect
IMG Academy /Bradenton, Fla. — Nation’s No. 26 DT and No. 254 overall prospect
Devin Willock/3-star OT/Hgt: 6-6/Wgt: 345 (Undecided)
Paramus Catholic/Paramus, NJ — Nation’s No. 67 OT and No. 892 overall prospect
Tate Ratledge/4-star OT/Hgt: 6-6/Weight: 320/(Georgia commit)
Darlington School/Rome, Ga. — Nation’s No. 3 OT and No. 36 overall prospect
Nazir Stackhouse/4-star DT/Hgt: 6-3.5/Wgt: 306 (Georgia commit)
Columbia High School/Decatur, Ga. — Nation’s No. 27 DT and No. 257 overall prospect