The father of the nation’s No. 1 junior Bryan Bresee rewinds their UGA visit

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That's a pretty uncanny resemblance between Rich Bresee and Bryan Bresee as they watch the Auburn game unfold from the west end zone stands.

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days a week. This play sheet offers up a report on the just-completed unofficial visit made by major UGA target Bryan Bresee.

It seems like a perfectly nice guy thing to do. DawgNation conducted an interview with Richie Bresee about his family’s weekend unofficial visit to UGA for the Auburn game.

Bryan, his son, ranks as the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect for 2020 on the 247Sports composite.

He’s now 6 feet and 5.5 inches. His weight hovers around 288 to 293 pounds or so playing for Damascus High in Maryland. That program is in the midst of a 53-game win streak. That’s a state record for Maryland and the longest active streak in the nation right now.

His mother, Meghan, was a junior college All-American in basketball. His father played football at James Madison University in Virginia. He has two older sisters, including one who currently plays college basketball at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland.

Bryan Bresee projects to be a strong-side DE for his future team in college football. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Simply put, that’s the type of player the Bulldogs seek to fortify their defensive front for those annual clashes with Alabama. Those will very likely loom every December for the next several years.

But it was something that Richie Bresee did after the interview which stands out.

He sent a text to salute the work of several UGA recruiting interns who made sure their trip such a positive experience.

Those shout-outs were for Kacey Caudill and Luke Gamble. He then followed up with another 5-star rating for Emily Easter.

Those students are part of a legion of support staffers who make the mighty UGA recruiting machine go. It takes a village (of Athenians) to power those top-rated recruiting classes. Their valued work is all part of that.

“I left this out when we talked,” Richie Bresee said. “Luke and Kacey are the best hosts in the business.”

The UGA unofficial? It went well. Even though it was only slightly warmer here than it is in Maryland.

We covered the chats with line coach Tray Scott and head coach Kirby Smart. Bresee brought up how well 5-star UGA commits Nolan Smith and Travon Walker continue to mesh with his son.

Richie Bresee (left) is the head of a family of athletes. He played college football at James Madison. His wife, Meghan, was a junior college All-American in basketball. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

They knew him as “Nut” out at The Opening in Texas over the summer. Bresee said then that Smith “gets all of me” as they cut up whenever they weren’t competing. 

The moment that his father took out of his time says something about their family.

In my experience, a situation like that one only happens about 1-2 times per recruiting cycle. It usually involves the families with sons who go on to key leadership roles for their future teams.

This family seems very comfortable when they are at UGA. That’s a good foundation for a looming battle with titans like Ohio State and Penn State, among many others.

“Every time we have been there from the minute we drive in there for that first little unofficial visit campus tour to this past weekend we always feel very comfortable,” Richie Bresee said.

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That little story there is part of a long game for the Bulldogs. Bresee and his family seem to be stacking up several positive interactions in Athens.

“This was our third trip,” Richie Bresee said. “We were down there for a one-day (in March) and then down for the G-Day game (in April) and then for the game this weekend. We’ve had a great time every time we’ve been there. Georgia has been high on our list from the start and our whole family has been able to get down there.”

Bryan Bresee took his third trip to UGA over the weekend for the Auburn game. It was his third trip over the last eight months. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

“Bryan has already developed a very good relationship with [defensive line] coach [Tray] Scott. We like obviously meeting with coach [Kirby] Smart and Georgia. I think we like everything about Athens and Georgia.”

We wrote about those early trips in July as the “warm and fuzzy feelings” for the program.

Bryan’s older sister, Bailey, still wears a UGA bracelet on her wrist.

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