Sedrick Van Pran will be in Athens this weekend. He might throw a water balloon or two. Might eat a chicken wing or 15.
He is the top remaining undecided offensive line target for the board for Georgia in 2020. The visit will be of the unofficial sort, but he will look to establish a date for one of his three remaining officials in the fall.
Van Pran rates as the nation’s No. 3 center prospect for 2020 on the 247Sports Composite ratings. He’s moved up of late to become a Top 100 prospect at No. 98 overall.
But can he play? Can he play center and guard? Tackle?
What makes him stand out so much nationally? DawgNation enlisted the help of former Alabama All-American Mike Johnson to break down his highlight tape.
Check out the featured video above for those answers. Click his highlights below to see for yourself.
Check out this highlight! You won’t be disappointed 😈 https://t.co/XMXU2tWKD3
— Sedrick Van Pran (@LXIII_NOVA) January 3, 2019
“Burger” is definitely a physical player who likes to maul his assignments in the run game. Van Pran plays aggressively but also seems to walk that fine line and not get too overheated in the midst of the action.
Johnson was impressed with how Van Pran carries his weight. He also had a big takeaway from his junior high school film.
“The biggest thing that comes to my mind watching this kid on film is upper body violence,” Johnson said.
What did the former national champion at Alabama mean by that? He’ll break that down in the featured video up above.
What the next months should look like for Sedrick Van Pran
He plans to make his public commitment decision known at the Under Armour All-American Game. That has been his preference for quite a long time. But he did bring up that a silent commitment option could be on the table.
That said, he also told DawgNation that he has not reached that stage yet.
Oklahoma and Texas A&M were his first two. Alabama and UGA are definite contenders to grab two of those slots for the Louisiana resident.
Just don’t look for those to happen during the season. The UGA trip will be his first visit in a while since summer visits to Alabama and Texas A&M. He will definitely concentrate on his high school season this fall and a state title quest for Warren Easton High in New Orleans.
Some recruits have opted not to visit anywhere. They don’t want to make any of those programs a little frosty about their plans.
“Yeah, that’s true,” Van Pran said. “Sometimes you have to hurt a couple of feelings. But I’ll be at Georgia [this] weekend for the simple fact I visited [Texas] A&M and Alabama in the last couple of months and I want to get back up to Georgia.”
“I think that it will be a fun experience.”
DawgNation wrote about Van Pran’s visit extensively this week. But he’s far from the only big UGA visitor this weekend in the seven days between dead periods.
He’s part of a robust guest list on the DawgNation message board forum that has been up for days. The current tally lists a total of 10 prospects with a 5-star rating who are expected to visit at some point this weekend.
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