WATCH: 5-star OG Jamaree Salyer breaks down his college choice
Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The play sheet for Wednesday calls for a chat with Georgia’s newest 5-star commit, Pace Academy standout Jamaree Salyer.
We usually begin the Intel with a lot of words. Well, not today.
Today is a day where we just come right out with an exclusive chat with 5-star OG Jamaree Salyer we had prior to the announcement of his college decision Wednesday at Sports and Social at The Battery Atlanta during the first day of the early signing period. To the delight of the fans, he picked home-state Georgia.
That conversation with Salyer is below.
What made up Jamaree Salyer’s mind?
Salyer brought up a couple of moments.
“It was a special feeling for me just when coach [Sam] Pittman got there and the new staff got there,” he said. “I always kind of had that feeling that this kind of feels like home now. That’s not a knock to the old [coaching] staff. They did a great job and had successful seasons there. But for me personally, that good feeling came when I got to see that new staff. They are obviously improving rapidly as you can see. It is just great.”
What was the tipping point for him?
“It might have been G-Day, actually,” Salyer said, remembering taking in the festivities with Georgia freshman Andrew Thomas. “We were just having a good time. Sitting there talking. Just like old friends do. At the time, I actually felt like I was leaning toward Clemson before the game at least. Then I sat there and imagined myself on the field there. Once you mature to a point where you can start envisioning your future, I feel I was at that point when I visited at that time we are talking about. It just kind of clicked for me.”
Salyer said he has been working hard for the UGA class since he knew he was going to commit to the Bulldogs.
“Once I knew I was going to be a ‘Dog, I did my due diligence,” Salyer said. “I want to play with great players. Everybody wants to play with great players. I went after the guys that I know are ‘Dogs. They are the guys I have played with in camps and that I had seen dominate.”
He said that it hasn’t been a hard sell.
“A lot of them are very receptive to it,” Salyer said. “Anybody can see that Georgia is kind of the hot team in college football right now. The Georgias. The Clemsons. The Alabamas. Georgia has joined the other elite programs and become one of the hot teams in college football right now. Everybody is paying attention to it.”
The newest Bulldog definitely sees 5-star target Cade Mays as one of those players he has been recruiting. He named him as a “missing piece” for the Georgia class in 2018.
“Cade is a diamond in the rough,” Salyer said. “If we can get Cade, then that would definitely lock the class down as far as the offensive line.”
Mays is set to make his announcement in a ceremony shown on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
What else did Salyer say?
- Salyer outlined his goals for his time with this special class at Georgia.
- He mentioned multiple national championships.
- What does he think of the Georgia staff? How are those coaches getting it done?
- What does he think about playing for coach Kirby Smart?
- He also expressed his desire to be able to line up and protect Jake Fromm.
- Salyer also was excited about being able to block for James Cook, D’Andre Swift and Zamir White at Georgia.
- He said the SEC Championship Game against Auburn showed that the Bulldogs have crossed that “elite threshold.”
Check out the video for all those answers.
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