Happy Thursday, Bulldogs fans.
UGA is two days away from the opportunity to bounce back from a crushing 38-10 loss to Alabama and remain in good shape to play in the SEC Championship game. For Tennessee, if it were to lose, starting out the season 2-4 would not only hurt team morale even more, but then fans may wonder about recruit’ feelings because this was supposed to be the season that the Volunteers competed at a high level in the SEC East.
We caught up with recruits who have both a Tennessee and a UGA offer to get their predictions on how they think the game will play out, and one team was the overwhelming favorite.
More on that in a second, because we lead off today’s rewind with more good news on the nation’s No. 2 player.
Here are today’s must-reads
1. 5-star says UGA feels like home
Greg Little wrapped up his official visit this past Sunday, and it could not have gone better for UGA.
Little, the nation’s No. 1 offensive lineman, told the AJC’s DawgNation.com that UGA “felt like home.”
A lot of recruits say that about schools, but for Little, he actually has quite a few family members that live in Athens. His brother, grandfather, nephew and a few cousins all live around 10 minutes away from Sanford Stadium. That’s a big deal.
So where does UGA stand with the 5-star tackle? He answers that question here.
Little plans to commit in less than a month. I think UGA has to feel like it did everything it could to woo the star prospect.
2. Elite recruits who could be impacted by UGA-Tennessee
After a disappointing loss to Alabama, UGA must show recruits that the performance shown in that game was just a one-time affair. Usually one loss here or there doesn’t really impact recruiting, but if it snowballs into two or three losses, it becomes a problem.
The Bulldogs will look for some revenge this weekend when they square off against Tennessee — a school that is competing toe-to-toe with UGA for some of the country’s top prospects.
Some of those players will be in attendance this weekend. UGA would want nothing more than to beat Tennessee in Neyland Stadium in front of a bunch of five stars.
3. UGA targets predict win over Tennessee
Several recruits who have both a Tennessee and UGA offer were asked one simple question: Who do you think will win this weekend’s game between the two schools?
The best prediction out of the group came from 4-star CB Tre Shaw. UGA fans will love what he had to say, and Alabama fans will hate it.
4. UGA targets traveling to Knoxville this weekend
Some of the country’s top prospects will be in attendance for the UGA-Tennessee game this weekend.
The biggest names will be Mecole Hardman, Jr. and Derrick Brown. Hardman, the nation’s No. 1 athlete, is widely believed to have UGA and Tennessee at the top of his list. Brown, Georgia’s No. 1 prospect in 2016, is also strongly considering both UGA and Tennessee.
Check out the other targets that will attend the game here.