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Check out the eight Georgia commits and or signees in action at the Under Armour All-American Game this week.

PHOTOS: Check out the Georgia football recruits on Day 2 of Under Armour All-American Bowl practices

ORLANDO, Fla. — It was a busy morning for the second day of the Under Armour All-American Game practices at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Georgia signee Arian Smith won the fastest man competition at the event. It just took him a dead-heat photo finish in the first finals heat and a rematch to do so. When he did, he cocked a side-eye and looked over at his opponent to let him know that he wasn’t going to reach the line first.

There was a lot going on. Check out a few rapid-fire thoughts from the second day of the event and a collection of images from Georgia’s top signees, commits and elite targets that are set to announce at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2 on ESPN2.

Quick-hit thoughts from Day 2 at Under Armour 2020 All-American Bowl practices:

  • Smith is getting a lot of instruction from the NFL and All-American HS coaches. It might be logical to expect him to have a learning curve at WR early on.
  • Darnell Washington lumbers around. Huge target. Amazing upside. But a real playful kid.
  • Broderick Jones and Washington tried to run a 40 against one another after today’s practice. Or at least Jones was challenging him to do so.
  • Sedrick Van Pran-Granger is a rep-winning robot. “Follow Sed” will be a great play call in Athens for the next 3-4 years. His “can’t miss” tag is as solid as anyone this week.
  • Don’t worry about the weight there with Jones. Not worried at all. He’ll put that on in a college S&C and nutrition program. He’s down to 285 in the midst of basketball season after playing his senior year right at 300.
  • Mekhail Sherman is a smart and instinctive player. Always trying to soak up coaching. It does look like his knee brace is still affecting him this week, though. He’s been working at ILB mostly this week.
  • Evans and Washington seem very chummy with the other commits this week.
  • Van Pran-Granger wants to keep Jones in the class at Georgia. He wants to line up alongside him on a championship line in college.
  • Van Pran-Granger, who is a very fit OL, said watching Jones work on the field this week makes him feel like he needs to cut some weight.
  • 4-star CB Dontae Manning looked very good today. Somebody will be getting a good one there betwixt Georgia and Oregon.
  • Smith initially lost the first final heat of the “Fastest Man” competition today. That’s because he drifted about 2-3 yards out of his lane and actually ran more than a 40. It was a close photo finish and he won the rematch.
  • Zach Evans was the first player out on the practice fields today, but he needs to carry that businesslike approach across the whole practice.
  • Smith got to get behind the wheel of a Polaris “Slingshot” ride after winning the Fastest Man event. When he did, it wasn’t long before Washington jumped in there with him. Washington is just a big silly kid.
  • The teams are divided and will split the Georgia rooting interest. Team Savage basically has the Georgia defensive signees plus one elite WR: DT Warren Brinson, DT Jalen Carter, WR Marcus Rosemy and Mekhail Sherman. Team Pressure has the offensive signees and the elite targets and the two commits who did not sign: RB Zach Evans (target); OT Broderick Jones (commit); OT Chad Lindberg; CB Dontae Manning (target); WR Arian Smith; OC Sedrick Van Pran-Granger (commit); TE Darnell Washington (target).
  • Smith has an edge to him, too. Was very animated during his race heats today.

PHOTOS: Check out the Georgia football recruits at Under Armour

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The Georgia commits and signees in Orlando this week: Chad Lindberg (back left); Arian Smith (front left); Warren Brinson, Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, Mekhail Sherman, Jalen Carter and Broderick Jones. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Georgia 5-star LB signee Mekhail Sherman. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Georgia DT signees Jalen Carter (left and Warren Brinson. Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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WR signee Marcus Rosemy. Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Georgia 5-star target Darnell Washington J(eff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Georgia RB target Zach Evans. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Georgia 5-star commit Broderick Jones (left) and 5-star target Darnell Washington. Having a good time. Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington. Part II. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington. Part III. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington. Part IV. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Broderick Jones (right) and Darnell Washington. Part V. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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4-star OT signee Chad Lindberg. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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4-star WR Marcus Rosemy. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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4-star DT signee Warren Brinson (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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4-star DT signee Jalen Carter (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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4-star commit Sedrick Van Pran-Granger and 4-star OT signee Chad Lindberg. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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5-star LB Mekhail Sherman. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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4-star WR signee Arian Smith won the “Fastest Man” challenge. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Check out a few frame-by-frames of Smith’s final race. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Smith in action. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Wait for it … (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Check out that side-eye view here. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Smith broke away at the end. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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5-star RB target Zach Evans broke loose for a long score in an 11-on-11 period. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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5-star RB target Zach Evans in the nation’s No. 1 RB for this class on the 247Sports Composite ratings. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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Mekhail Sherman has been working a lot at ILB so far this week. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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5-star target Darnell Washington will announce his decision on Jan. 2 at the Under Armour All-American Game on ESPN2. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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5-star Darnell Washington will be a giant target for someone’s offense on Saturdays. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

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