Official visit season underway for Georgia DL target Jaelin Humphries

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How does 4-star in-state defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries feel about UGA right now?

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. This edition marks the return of the Intel to a morning time slot. We will share the latest thoughts from 4-star defensive tackle target Jaelin Humphries

Jaelin Humphries has always struck me as a purposeful young man. He already knows that he wants to major in business and learn how to become a successful entrepreneur.

Four-star defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries took his first official visit over the weekend to Florida. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

The nation’s No. 13 defensive tackle prospect for 2019 (per the 247Sports composite rankings) can already see himself as a homebuilder one day. That vision includes the notion that he will sell those homes, too.

Perhaps he’ll have “Humphries Homes” one day? He can see that, and he’s already preparing for that life after football.

When it comes to where he will pick up those academic tools to shape his future, it sounds like UGA is not setting the pace.

“I still like Georgia,” Humphries said. “We still stay in contact. … My relationship with Georgia is pretty good. [Defensive line coach] Tray Scott and I talk a lot. We communicate and text and stuff.”

He also checks in regularly with first-year assistant coach Dan Lanning. Humphries referred to the popular new addition to the staff as “his area recruiter.”

Humphries took the first of his official visits over the weekend to Florida, and it sounds like all those mock classes for 2019 on the DawgNation message board might need tweaking.

While the Bulldogs are in it, Humphries does not make it seem like they are a contender.

That is important for another reason than the fact Humphries is an in-state product at a position where the Bulldogs need 3-4 elite prospects in this cycle.

He shared a little bit of insight into his current thinking.

“All of those schools [pursuing me] have a pretty fair chance here,” he said. “There are maybe one or two that stick out, but they all have a fair chance and a pretty good chance of me committing to them.”

Which officials have been set for Jaelin Humphries? 

Humphries has thought of making his commitment on senior night at Mountain View in early November.

Jaelin Humphries has another SEC official visit planned for this weekend to LSU. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

“I’m looking at that a different way now because I sat down and had a conversation with my coaches and stuff and they basically told me if I wait that long, then the slots at my position at the schools I want might be taken up. So it will probably be like June. [It will be] late June or early August when I will make my decision.”

That’s an aggressive reset. Why? He said it was because he was about ready to make up his mind.

“I know pretty much enough right now to make my decision,” he said.


“I could probably make my decision tomorrow if I had to,” Humphries said.

The nation’s No. 201 overall prospect has set the following officials:

  • He took his second visit to Florida over the weekend
  • LSU for this weekend on June 8-June 9

Humphries plans to enroll early in January 2019. Which schools will get the other three visits?

“I know that I want to get one out to both Nebraska and Miami,” he said. “Well, mostly Nebraska because I haven’t been out there to visit Nebraska. Nebraska is just someplace that is mostly different. I want to go out and visit someplace different.”

There’s a reason for that.

“They weren’t able to give me an official visit for the summer,” Humphries said. “The last class used up all their official visits for that. I have to wait until football season starts until I can get back and get a visit up there.”

Jaelin Humphries feels that UGA’s push for him has fallen off a little bit. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

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