Recruiting is officially back, as prospects are allowed back on campus and are able to meet and interact with coaches for the first time since March 2020.
June figures to be a very busy month for all college football programs, including Georgia. While the Bulldogs have gotten off to a fast start in the 2022 recruiting cycle, the month will be pivotal for Georgia’s recruiting efforts.
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Texas A&M recently hired from Georgia support staffer Nick Williams, who played a key role in the recruitment of Alexander. Also visiting Texas A&M this weekend was 5-star commit Deyon Bouie, who is now Georgia’s highest-rated commit.
With the loss of Alexander, Georgia’s 2022 signing class drops down to 11 de-commitments and moves from No. 1 to No. 3.
Georgia still has a commitment from defensive lineman Tyre West and is still very much involved in the recruitment of prospects like Mykel Williams, Travis Shaw, Walter Nolen, Chrisitan Miller and Alexander.
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The Bulldogs did host a number of significant visitors this past weekend, such as Oscar Delp, Kojo Antwi and Branson Robinson.
June 6, 10:15 pm: DawgNation recruiting reporter Jeff Sentell is working the phones tonight and here’s a fresh batch of Intel from the OVs.
- When all is said and done and signed and sealed, this weekend is going to be a part of a lot of great new Bulldogs in the class of 2022.
- The official visitors played a lot of games this weekend, including ax-throwing and music trivia. The best ax-thrower? That was De’Nylon Morrisette. Hands down. Gunner Stockton actually had some trouble mastering that feat.
- Kojo Antwi and Oscar Delp really want to play together.
- I think if I had to place the two players where it sounds like the dial moved the most for the public targets in town this weekend, I’d have to go with Antwi and Robinson.
- Nothing has changed with Delp’s target plan. He has a marathon march of schools up ahead and is still eyeing a public decision reveal on Sept. 30. That’s his mother’s birthday.
June 6, 10:15 pm: The phone calls just do not stop.
- Reginald Robinson, the father of Branson Robinson, gave the UGA staff an “A+” grade for the weekend. That bodes well for the future of that decision.
- If I had to plot something out, I can think of at least 2-3 ways where Dani Dennis-Sutton winds up in this class.
- Georgia is still hosting other recruits in town tonight. They are meeting prospects tonight and are gearing up for another camp tomorrow.
- Silent commitments? Hmm. Do those matter anymore coming out of a pandemic? Hmm.
- Some universal feedback: There was too much for everyone to eat. Everyone ate too much with what was described as four meals per day.
June 6, 9:45 pm: More Intel from Sentell .....
- Something really clicked within the group from Saturday night to Sunday morning. There was a lot of positive momentum from that point on.
- If 3-star DT Aaron Bryant had a worry, it was about how he’d fit into a 4-man front. Georgia bases out of an odd front. He’s got visits lined up to Texas and Texas A&M later this month. Bryant is about 2-3 months away from making any level of a commitment to any school.
- A little more on Bryant: He said Sunday night that defensive line coach Tray Scott said he’d take his commitment at any time. That happened about two weeks ago and it was reinforced over the weekend.
- That little piece of information right here certainly says a lot about his worth to the class. Georgia has its eyes on a lot of higher-rated DTs than Bryant. It appears that Georgia sees something in him that the recruiting rankings have not caught up too just yet.
- A few activities of the weekend were an ax-throwing contest and a karaoke night for the parents at Kirby Smart’s house. The new coaches had to sing, including new DBs coach Jahmile Addae.
- When De’Nylon Morrissette first saw Branson Robinson, he thought it was somebody’s Dad. Or somebody’s uncle.
June 6, 9:15 PM: More Sentell information. These will be shaped up into full stories on DawgNation.com as the news cycle allows.
- I could talk to the entire OV group if I wanted to, but that is usually not that productive. The visit highs are a very real thing at this time.
- While a very key source tells me that Branson Robinson might have had the most fun out of any of the officials, a quick conversation with his father indicates the plan is still the plan. I’d look for him to take all five of his OVs and then return for an unofficial to a top 2 or top 3 school choice before a public commitment decision gains steam.
- Delp’s visit was big. The feeling here is Georgia has won the family over. Excuse me, that’s not just the feeling. That’s what Delp said outright.
- De’Nylon Morrisette was doing the majority of the recruiting among the group this weekend.
June 6, 3 pm: The first weekend of visits is wrapping up and some images from the weekend have made their way onto social media.
Perhaps the most important one for Georgia is the picture of the official visitors in Athens this weekend. Among those featured are targets 4-star running back Branson Robinson (22), 4-star tight end Oscar Delp (4) and 4-star wide receiver Kojo Antwi (11).
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