Nation’s top rising junior Bryan Bresee says one family member has UGA on top
Want to attack every day with the latest UGA recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. This update collects a few thoughts from 5-star rising junior DE Bryan Bresee about his G-Day trip.
Bresee, the nation’s No. 1 rising junior prospect on 247Sports for 2020, took trips to check out UGA in March and April.
That second trip was on G-Day. It won over at least one member of the Bresee family.
“My oldest sister, she told me that is her favorite [school] right now,” Bresee said. “I think she went to Alabama for like two weeks [for college] and she got homesick, like transferred back to go to school in Virginia. I think she was just happy to be back down South. Everyone liked it down there a lot.”
Bailey Bresee has UGA on top. That is at least a start for the Bulldogs in their quest to reel in the nation’s top player for 2020.
What did the rest of his family think?
“They are really supportive no matter where we are,” Bresee said. “They will kind of tell me how they feel about things, but they are just kind of there for support for me. When they talk about it, they always say like, ‘You will imagine every school as right next to home and we will just come to wherever you go.’
“They always tell me to pick where I want to go and they will be there.”
Why does he think his older sister now favors the Bulldogs?
“I don’t know,” Bresee said. “I just think she just loves the South. So, I think that is was cool for her to be back down in the South.”
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound rising junior hails from Maryland. That’s a state that doesn’t have spring football. So, he hasn’t been on the grind as much over the last few weeks like his peers in the Deep South.
The big Bryan Bresee takeaway from his G-Day visit
What stood out for him at G-Day?
“I think just seeing all the fans who were there for a spring game,” he said. “It was a ton of people there and it was only a spring game. That was really cool.”
Bresee had hoped to be able to see a good representation of what a gameday crowd would look like at UGA.
Consider that done. His favorite part of the trip was checking out the improvised “DawgWalk” that snaked north of the bookstore instead of just to the right of it.
“Definitely a big deal,” he said. “That was what really stood out to me.”
Team Bresee was well-represented in Athens that day. He was joined by his parents and two of his three sisters. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound junior from Maryland is the second youngest of four siblings.
He’s taken a lot of visits over the last few months. He said that he and his family have no visits planned in the near future.
“We’ve been on a good amount of visits and I feel like my parents are ready for a break from it,” he said.
The intention is to schedule more visits for the summer, but they haven’t settled on those yet. There is the possibility he might camp at UGA.
“I have definitely thought about coming down and working out with [UGA defensive line] coach [Tray] Scott,” he said. “It would be good to see how the coaches coach.”
In an effort to maintain a balance here, Bresee said that his one sister is on the record about how she feels about UGA. His other siblings and family members have yet to make their opinions known.
What did Kirby Smart tell Bryan Bresee at G-Day?
Bresee and his family got to meet with Kirby Smart after the game. His family wasn’t able to catch up with the 2017 SEC Coach of the Year prior to the spring game.
The message Smart shared with them was about his future plans for the program.
“He just was talking about how he wants to keep building on that right atmosphere at Georgia,” Bresee said. “I think he’s done a really good job of that so far.”
He said that the communication lines with UGA are still strong. He’s a Class of 2020 prospect so he has to initiate those conversations.
“I talk to Coach Scott just about every other week,” Bresee said.
It turns out Bresee was also targeted by UGA’s 5-star recruiter from the Class of 2019 on G-Day. That would be one Nolan Smith.
“I talked with Nolan Smith a lot,” Bresee said. “He found me and talked to me a lot that day.”
What did he tell Bresee?
“He just said for him that’s home,” Bresee said. “He said that was where it is for him and he just couldn’t see himself playing anywhere else.”
Nation’s No. 5 DE Antonio Alfano will announce Friday
Antonio Alfano, the nation’s No. 5 strong-side DE prospect for this cycle, is set to make his decision Friday.
He is down to Alabama, Georgia and Penn State. The New Jersey native also ranks as the nation’s No. 58 overall prospect for 2019 on the 247Sports composite.
Call me surprised if he chooses the Bulldogs. Alabama seems to have the best shot there with Alfano.
Alfano did visit UGA earlier this year. He met with the coaches and had a good visit. But he didn’t get the chance to connect with and relate to the players like he did on his trip to Tuscaloosa.
That could very well be another deciding factor for Alfano on Friday.
The way the next few years go is all gonna be decided tomorrow. Its a Business Decision.
— Antonio Alfano (@Antonioalfano99) May 17, 2018
I will be committing to a college on Friday, May 18th, 3pm at Colonia High School.
All media are welcome… pic.twitter.com/anAJjA30ji
— Antonio Alfano (@Antonioalfano99) May 4, 2018
A couple of very interesting offers to check out
Logan Cash grew up wanting to play for the Georgia Bulldogs. He probably still wants to be a member of the Bulldogs. The Winder-Barrow (Ga.) standout still has a picture of him along the sidelines pre-game at Sanford Stadium atop his Twitter page.
This is the same Cash that racked up 40.5 tackles for losses and 23.5 sacks as a junior playing Georgia High School Association Class 6A football last fall.
His offer counts had slowly started to trickle up. He currently rates as a 3-star prospect and as the nation’s No. 57 strongside DE prospect for 2019 on the 247Sports composite.
Ahem. Expect that rating to head north. And soon.
The 6-2.5, 255-pound rising senior is credited on his 247player page with 31 offers.
But the last two offers do raise eyebrows.
— Logan (@LoganCashhh) May 17, 2018
— Logan (@LoganCashhh) May 17, 2018
And the one before that is not bad either.
— Logan (@LoganCashhh) May 15, 2018
Cash can also power clean 325+ pounds and bench press 315. Those are actually dated max lifts, too.
His Hudl page also lists a 4.75 in the 40-yard dash. His film does a pretty good job revealing why he was able to pick up that latest salvo of offers.
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