Bryan Bresee, the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect for 2020, will be back at UGA this weekend.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound DE target will be coming from Maryland for what will be no less than his fourth trip over the last 14 months.
He tweeted out his travel plan on Tuesday afternoon.
UGA this weekend #GODAWGS
— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) February 12, 2019
This will not be a casual trip. Bresee told DawgNation that both parents, his sister and her boyfriend will be joining him for the visit.
The 5-star recruit is a clear priority for the Bulldogs. The staff has been up to see him consistently during every contact period, including last month during the stretch run for the 2019 class.
He has been the consensus No. 1 overall prospect for most of the 2020 cycle until the latest update on Tuesday. 5-star Texas RB Zachary Evans is now the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect for 2020.
Bresee spoke with DawgNation last month about his current outlook on the program. He is one of the nation’s top 5 recruits for 2020. This is supposed to be highly contested.
It is. It will continue to be.
“I’m at the point where I just now need to take my officials honestly,” Bresee said last month. “All my officials. I’ve been told that by a lot of recruits and people committed to places. I just need to take my officials and after I take my officials I will have a pretty clear understanding of my decision.”
The 5-star DE target has taken high-profile visits to both Clemson and Penn State over the last month. But he’s still had time to create some impressive highlights on the basketball court.
— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) February 10, 2019
— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) January 16, 2019
Did you know both of his parents were college athletes? Do you know one of his two sisters has her mind set on UGA so much that she will not take the UGA band off her wrist until his decision?
Here are the quick links to get up to speed on the 5-star junior:
- Bresee could decide on the first day of the early period
- The father of the nation’s No. 1 junior Bryan Bresee rewinds their UGA visit for the Auburn game
- There seems to be a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings with UGA and Bryan Bresee
- Nation’s No. 1 junior says one family member has UGA on top
- Why 5-star Bryan Bresee stands out as the nation’s No. 1 junior for 2020
A little more on Bryan Bresee than just a visit tweet
As stated earlier, this will be a very contested recruitment.
— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) November 30, 2018
Bresee has a top 6, but the reality here is he might just be working on a smaller number than that.
“I’d say I’m privately probably down to about three or four right now,” Bresee said last month from the 2019 All-America Bowl out in Texas.
The Clemson faithful will be crossing their fingers. The same can be said for the fans of the Nittany Lions, too. Ohio State is still a school to consider.
— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) January 27, 2019
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— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) January 22, 2019
Yet when you catch Bresee around a pair of 2019 signees, it is clear the Bulldogs will have some staying power in this race.
The first tether will be the coaching staff. That is what Bresee consistently says he likes the most about the Bulldogs.
But then there is an uncommon recruiting relationship to consider here.
Bresee got to know eventual 5-star signees Nolan Smith and Travon Walker well at the Nike Opening in Texas last summer.
Consider this quote from Bresee about how well he relates to Smith: “Nolan gets all of me,” Bresee said last summer out in Texas. “He was with me at the G-Day visit with me. We hung out there.”
It all adds to the research for Bresee regarding the Bulldogs.
“I have talked to a bunch of people who are really thinking about Georgia,” Bresee said. “I will just say that if I could play with him and play with them, then it would be a lot of fun.”
DawgNation recently caught up with Walker on the Bresee topic. It was a pretty interesting conversation.
Smith and Walker were key behind-the-scenes leaders for the 2019 class. Walker was asked if he felt there could be any prospects like that who could continue that role for the 2020 group.
He didn’t name Bresee as a guy like that. But simply hoped things would work out where they might be teammates one day.
“Right now the one main person in the 2020 class I am looking at is Bryan Bresee,” Walker said. “I’ve been close with him since ‘The Opening’ and we’ve just got a great bond. He’s one of the guys I consider like Nolan as one of my best friend type guys. He’s just been there. I’ve been there for him whenever he needed me.”
“He hits me up with recruiting and if he needs help. If he needs help with his recruiting process, he will just hit me up and we go from there.”
Yet Walker said he’s able to put his team affiliation aside with that.
“I won’t pressure anybody into making a decision they have to make for their own self,” he said. “I can’t speak for any one else. But I will just tell him that [UGA] is a great place. He can see for himself that it is a great place and everything else is just going to come.”
When and if Bresee takes an official to UGA this year, it is a safe bet to assume that Smith and Walker will volunteer to serve as his hosts.
Then things will really get interesting.