The nation’s No. 2 overall prospect, offensive lineman Greg Little, is coming to UGA soon on an official visit.
That just wasn’t soon enough for the Bulldogs to show Little how much he’s needed in the program. 247sports.com’s Rusty Mansell reports UGA assistant coach Bryan McClendon went to see Little in Allen, Texas, last week prior to the Vanderbilt game.
Mansell also reported that the 5-star from Allen High School will attend the Alabama game on Oct. 3 on his official visit to UGA.
That’s big news for a program in need of an elite sign-and-play tackle. UGA is set to graduate two seniors at that spot and Little would be a big addition to the depth chart.
That is another sign that UGA is bird-dogging the nation’s elite talents. New Jersey defensive tackle Rashan Gary is the nation’s No. 1 prospect and he’s also considering an official visit to UGA. Gary has already made two trips to Athens and his mother recently told the AJC UGA is still a contender for an official visit.
The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Little is rated by the 247sports composite as the nation’s No. 2 overall player for 2016 and as the top tackle in the country. Little clearly wants to play in the SEC as he’s scheduled all five of his official visits to SEC schools.
Little told Greg Powers of Scout.com last week that he plans to take his official visits to UGA, Auburn, Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss. The senior tackle de-committed from Texas A&M this summer. The 247 Crystal Ball has 56 percent of its predictions projecting Allen to eventually sign with Alabama.
UGA currently has three offensive line commits in Ben Cleveland, Chris Barnes and Aaron Dowdell. Cleveland could play either guard or tackle. Barnes and Dowdell project to play guard at UGA.
The Bulldogs are also high on 4-star OT Willie Allen out of Louisiana at the tackle position. He told the AJC recentely that UGA would definitely get an official visit, but has shut down his recruiting until after his senior season.
Maryland offensive guard Terrance Davis will also take an official visit to UGA. He’s rated the No. 2 guard in the nation. North Carolina 4-star Landon Dickerson is also considering UGA and will be at the South Carolina game this week on an unofficial visit.
JUCO tackle Demetri Moore also recently told the AJC that UGA was his leader.
Jeff Sentell covers 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.