It’s already Thursday, can you believe it? This week has flown by, and now the weekend is just around the corner. Imagine it: a weekend with no work to do and plenty of college football to watch. I can’t wait, and I know you can’t either.
Before we get to that glorious weekend, however, our work involves keeping you updated on all of UGA’s hottest recruiting stories. First up, a major UGA target will announce his commitment. When will he do it? How? Keep reading to find out.
Today’s must reads
1. Nation’s No. 1 WR has new commitment plans
Kyle Davis, a 5-star receiver from Archer High School, plans to announce his commitment on Friday. Originally, he was supposed to make the announcement after his game by putting on the gloves of his college choice. On Wednesday, Davis tweeted out a new — and more elaborate — plan to reveal his decision.
With his announcement coming soon, it appears to be a two-team race between UGA and Auburn for Davis’ services. UGA would love to keep one of the state’s top prospects at home, and Davis has flashed the ability to make an impact at the next level. He’s currently rated as the No. 1 receiver in the nation for his signing class.
Pairing a receiver of Davis’ talent with 2016 commit Jacob Eason is exactly what UGA hopes for. Eason, one of the nation’s elite quarterbacks, needs to be paired up with an elite pass catcher like Davis.
UPDATE: Recent reports indicate that Davis is no longer planning to announce his commitment on Friday night.
— KD (@KDSZN) October 21, 2015
2. UGA building lead for top DB prospect
Malcolm Askew continues to say UGA is the leader among 38 reported offers. That’s some serious competition for the 4-star cornerback from McAdory High School (Ala.), but Askew almost committed to UGA last summer.
Still, it’s important for UGA to keep its foot on the pedal, so to speak. The junior visited UGA this past weekend for the Missouri game, and coach Mark Richt did something with the 4-star that he called “the coolest thing” he’s experienced at the school.
Before the visit, Askew believed the gap between UGA and some of the other schools may have been closing, but on Wednesday, he explained why that is no longer the case.
3. Florida DB says UGA “just laid off”
4-star cornerback Trayvon Mullen released a list of his top 13 schools on Monday, but UGA was not included.
So why didn’t the 6-foot-1, 172-pound senior from Coconut Creek High School (Fla.) include the school on his list, even after attending UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp in July?
Well, UGA “just laid off,” according to the nation’s No. 3 cornerback prospect. Mullen told DawgNation Wednesday why he was high on UGA, but couldn’t include the school on his list.
4. 5-star will take official visit to Ole Miss this weekend
Isaac Nauta, the nation’s No. 1 tight end from Florida’s IMG Academy, will take his official visit to Ole Miss this weekend. The 5-star took an official visit to UGA earlier this season for the Alabama game, and according to his mother, there was no downside.
That’s great news, because there have only been three other 5-star tight end prospects since 2010. Bottom line: they just don’t come around that often.
Nauta has also taken an official visit to Michigan, and will take official visits to Alabama and TCU, in addition to his Ole Miss visit this weekend.
— ICE ❄️❄️❄️❄️ (@inauta18) October 21, 2015
5. Spotlight on state’s No. 1 prospect
By now, most people who follow recruiting know the name Derrick Brown. The No. 1 prospect in Georgia for 2016 is high on a lot of schools’ lists, including UGA. Brown, a 5-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School, recently released a revised top-five list of schools that will receive official visits. UGA was among those on the list.
Brown was part of Scout.com’s recent “Scout Spotlight,” which gives fans an inside look at recruits.
Brown is rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle prospect in the nation for the 2016 class. He is also slotted as the No. 10 player overall.
William McFadden covers UGA recruiting for DawgNation and is an SEC multimedia reporter for SECCountry. Give him a follow on Twitter for news and opinions on the latest sports news.