Ben Cleveland. Jacob Eason.
Those two guys committed to UGA in July of 2014 and became the cornerstones for the Class of 2016 at UGA. That was the marquee five-star quarterback and the Redwood-sized personal protector on the offensive line.
Max Wray having Trevor Lawrence’s back could be another one of those relationships. The two will be in Athens on Saturday for another visit.
Wray will be back for the first time since G-Day. Lawrence was not on hand for #93KDay last month.
“It was kind of a mutual thing,” Wray said. “We both suggested it.”
The parallels are there for Wray and Lawrence at UGA in the Class of 2018. The only difference is that Wray is already committed and Lawrence is going through his recruiting process right now. His finish line could be this summer before the start of his junior season. Cleveland and Eason committed together and they also had their college decision nailed down with two varsity seasons left to play.
The 6-foot-5 Lawrence, the No. 1 player for the Class of 2018, is an alpha recruiting target for both Wray and UGA.
“Max is really wanting me to visit and join him on the 2018 commits,” Lawrence told DawgNation.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Wray is already rated as the nation’s No. 7 tackle for 2018, but that status should climb.
“I’m excited,” Wray said about the visit. “He’s a cool guy and a fantastic player. It is just going to be a fun weekend getting to know him and his family more and getting to hang out with the coaches.”
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges. Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.