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Nick Cross will now give Georgia a late unofficial visit this week.

Georgia will get a late unofficial visit from elite FSU commit Nick Cross

Nick Cross will not be using his final official visit to check out Georgia. That one will go this weekend to Penn State.

But it looks like the Bulldogs will still have the moments they need to make a very big late push in this race. Cross told Rivals.com Georgia will get one last chance to impress him with a trip set for later this week.

The speedy 4-star safety out of DeMatha Catholic in Maryland rates as the nation’s No. 4 safety and No. 55 overall recruit on the 247Sports Composite ratings.

He told Adam Friedman of Rivals.com he will visit Georgia this week. That will be an unofficial visit on Thursday and Friday.

Cross was named the Defensive MVP of the 2019 All-American Bowl out in Texas earlier this month. His game is based on speed, physicality and playmaking ability. Check out this recent clip of his 6.33 showing indoors in the 60.

Cross said that he’s heard from a lot of player sources about the program, including a former Bulldog in Mecole Hardman. He also said he’s gotten a chance to speak with several members of the 2019 recruiting class.

He said it appears that his decision will now come down to FSU, Georgia and Penn State. He made that statement in the interview with Friedman while fielding a question about Maryland and another recent unofficial visit he took to check out that program.

What Nick Cross might mean to the 2019 class at Georgia

This visit now escalates Cross as one of the two most likely targets for the Bulldogs to close out the nation’s second-ranked recruiting class on the 247Sports Team composite ratings for this cycle.

If Cross joins the program, it would only help matters with a big 5-star target in the 2020 class for the Bulldogs at DeMatha. That would be 5-star RB MarShawn Lloyd. Lloyd rates as the nation’s No. 4 RB for the 2020 class.

He recently visited Athens over the weekend and seemed to genuinely enjoy the trip.

The addition of Cross to the 2019 class would also give the Bulldogs a fine pair of safety prospects in early enrollee Lewis Cine and Cross. Cine performed admirably at the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game in Florida. He finished the recruiting cycle rated as the nation’s No. 3 safety for 2019.

A Georgia close with the likes of Cross and priority target Kaiir Elam would give the program a total of four incoming freshmen defensive backs that all wound up rated among the nation’s Top 55 players in this class from the 247Sports Composite ratings.

That would look like:

  • D.J. Daniel/Nation’s No. 2 junior college CB/No. 6 overall JUCO prospect — SIGNEE
  • Tyrique Stevenson/Nation’s No. 3 CB/No. 37 overall prospect — SIGNEE
  • Lewis Cine/Nation’s No. 3 S/No. 45 overall prospect — SIGNEE
  • Kaiir Elam/Nation’s No. 6 CB/No. 48 overall prospect — TARGET
  • Nick Cross/Nation’s No. 4 S/No. 55 overall prospect — FSU COMMIT and current TARGET