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UGA got good news this weekend with the reports that five-star offensive tackle Broderick Jones was passing on a chance to visit Auburn.

5-star UGA commit Broderick Jones reportedly passes on chance to visit Auburn

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans are counting down to the end of the 2020 recruiting cycle on National Signing Day, and DawgNation is chronicling all the buildup with the Signing Day Spotlight — presented by Kroger. Each day, host Brandon Adams will recap the big news for UGA fans from around the recruiting trail as the Bulldogs attempt to once again assemble one of the country’s top classes. On this edition of the Signing Day Spotlight, BA shares details about five-star offensive tackle – and UGA commit – Broderick Jones reportedly turning down a chance to check out Auburn for his final official visit.

Five-star commit Broderick Jones reportedly passes on chance to visit Auburn

DawgNation readers have no doubt grown accustom to Jeff Sentell pledging his belief that Georgia remained in a strong position for five-star offensive tackle Broderick Jones — despite the fact Jones was slated to take his final official visit to Auburn.

“A lot is being made about the threat that Auburn poses to Georgia this weekend with that last official,” Sentell wrote last week. “I’m not in the crystal ball business but that’s never really felt tangible. Especially since his week at the Under Armour All-American Game. Anything can happen with these young men, but I’m not so certain that Auburn is the top threat to his Georgia commitment. Sam Pittman and Arkansas might be closer to threatening Auburn as his No. 2 school than the Tigers are to overtaking UGA.”

It was a strong statement at the time, but downplaying Auburn’s chances at persuading Jones appears to have been a correct prediction.

DawgNation has confirmed reports that Jones decided not to take that final official visit — as good a sign as UGA fans could hope for that the Bulldogs will be able to keep Jones in the 2020 class.

Perhaps Jones’ feelings about UGA were foreshadowed in a tweet from earlier this week when he thanked the staff for its hospitality for his official visit last weekend and proclaimed he was “still committed.”

The nature of last weekend’s visit — that also included fellow UGA pledge, four-star center Sedrick Van Pran-Granger — is the subject of this edition of Signing Day Spotlight (video linked below).

In the video, former UGA All-American Jon Stinchcomb explains what top offensive line prospects are looking for when they take official visits to the Bulldogs, and why Jones and Van Pran-Granger’s recruitment represents a chance for a major win for new offensive line coach Matt Luke.

Jones, Van Pran-Granger and the rest of the unsigned members of the 2020 class will make their final decisions official Wednesday on National Signing Day.


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