UGA entertained a few of the Southeast’s top prospects for an unofficial Junior Day on Saturday. Here are some of the highlights:
Probably the biggest news of the day for UGA was a visit from Cam Akers, the 4-star running back from Clinton, Miss., who has been committed to Alabama since last July. The early decision (as expected) by Akers hasn’t caused other colleges to blink. Akers was offered by Auburn last week and made an unofficial visit to Ole Miss earlier this month. The Rebels are actually the favorite to sign Akers, per the 247sports Crystal Ball, despite his Alabama commitment. What about UGA? The Bulldogs seem like a longshot at this point, but you’ve always got a chance if you can get a recruit on your campus.
Speaking of running backs, Trey Sermon was considered by some to be the state of Georgia’s best this past season, regardless of class. The junior from Marietta, Ga., had a breakdown in communication with UGA’s former staff, but he has appeared to develop a much better relationship with the Bulldogs’ new staff. Here’s Sermon in a picture with UGA running backs coach Dell McGee. The Bulldogs may have some ground to make up on Ohio State and Auburn, but they’ve got time.
New UGA coach Kirby Smart knows all about Deshaun Watson after the Clemson quarterback ravaged Alabama’s defense in the national championship game. On Saturday, Smart offered what he termed a “Deshaun Watson-like” quarterback in Emory Jones, the sophomore from Heard County (Ga.) High School. This makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. Read more about it right here.