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Brandon Inniss of American Heritage Academy in South Florida is the nation's top-ranked receiver prospect in the 2023 cycle. (Instagram)

Brandon Inniss: Nation’s No. 1 junior WR delivers strong endorsement of the Bryan McClendon hire

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This entry shares the opinion of the nation’s No. 1 junior WR Brandon Inniss regarding Georgia’s hire of former player and coach Bryan McClendon as the new receivers coach for the program.


The Bryan McClendon news came pretty fast and furious less than 24 hours ago. Everyone had their reaction and a take.

DawgNation found what 5-star junior WR Brandon Inniss had to say to be quite interesting.

The nation’s No. 1 WR prospect for 2023 (247Sports Composite) had this immediate emoji reaction to the McClendon news.

He shared that tweet while he was participating in a big 7-on-7 tournament yesterday.

What made it such a strong move for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs? He is already quite impressed with McClendon on the recruiting trail.

“Great coach, great mentor but from our conversations that we had a better man,” Inniss said.

McClendon had been at Oregon for the 2020 and 2021 seasons after four seasons at South Carolina. He was also on Mario Cristobal’s new staff at Miami for a short time before he came home to Georgia.

That was what that mind-blowing emoji in his initial tweet was all about.

“Definitely shocking but I know he had to do what’s best for his family,” Inniss said.

Inniss, the nation’s No. 1 receiver for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings, was committed to Oklahoma before the Lincon Riley decision to move to USC.

Prior to that decision, he had established a final five of Alabama, Florida, Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

The Bulldog garnered some strong early consideration but did not make that cut.

McClendon’s role at UGA can help to change that. So can the presence of 2022 signee Marvin Jones Jr. at his school. The 5-star signed with UGA back in December during the early period but will be a late May or early June enrollee in Athens.

That will give Jones plenty more time to stay in his ear about the Bulldogs.

“Almost every day he talks to me about UGA and how we can keep winning national championships and how I can be a part of that,” Inniss said.

The 6-foot, 190-pound playmaker is the type of talent that doesn’t just shine at camps. He takes events over. On both sides of the ball.

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