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4-star CB Marquis Groves-Killebrew was the first member of the 2022 recruiting class to commit to Georgia.

Long-time pledge Marquis Groves-Killebrew is still ‘all ‘Dawg’ and wants to play with 5-star Kamari Wilson

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This entry is about the latest with Marquis Groves-Killebrew and how he feels about 5-star target Kamari Wilson.

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Marquis Groves-Killebrew committed to play cornerback for Georgia way back in May of 2020. In recruiting years, that’s like 1.75 years ago.

In pandemic recruiting years, it seems more like ‘Dawg years. Whatever the real-time months and days are there, then multiply that by seven.

In that span, we’ve seen Groves-Killebrew play a season for one high school team, transfer and he now starts for another Class 7A state title contender in Georgia. North Cobb knocked off a nationally-rated Milton team two weeks ago that was also ranked No. 1 in 7A.

Groves-Killebrew also planned some visits to check out other schools over the summer. He had an official visit scheduled to Michigan which caught a fair amount of attention. Texas A&M was also on his radar.

That said, he was still at UGA this summer more than anywhere else.

When it comes to that, he wants to make sure the Georgia fan base knows that his 15-month-plus commitment is still quite robust.

“I’m committed,” Groves-Killebrew said. “I’m UGA all the way. For sure. I’m UGA all the way. There ain’t nothing to be scared about.”

He was thrilled by what he saw against Clemson last Saturday.

“That defense,” he said. “The front seven was making all kinds of plays and that makes everything easier on the DBs when they are making plays like that.”

He said before the season there was “no limit” to what Georgia can be in 2021. The North Cobb senior cornerback said that a national championship was well within this team’s reach. The senior pledge of this Georgia class was so confident in the program that he predicted a 15-point win against Clemson last weekend.

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4-star CB Marquis Groves-Killebrew was the first member of the 2022 recruiting class to commit to Georgia.
Jeff Sentell, Dawgnation

Marquis Groves-Killebrew: Who he wants for the 2022 class

The commits in the 2022 class had a zoom meeting a while back. Every Georgia pledge essentially picked an undecided priority to focus on. It was their role to make sure they know how important that target is to what this group wants to be in Athens.

De’Nylon Morrissette has Oscar Delp. He has been in his ear and will always be in his ear no matter what Delp decides on Sept. 30.

“MGK” took on the pursuit of a 5-star defensive back that he really wants to see with UGA in the end.

“I’ve been on Kamari Wilson,” Groves-Killebrew said. “That’s somebody I really want to play with.”

Wilson ranks as the nation’s No. 1 safety and the No. 19 overall recruit for 2022 on the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Groves-Killebrew was not bashful in his evaluation of what Wilson can do.

“He can hit first off,” he said. “He can come down and lay the boom. He can cover. I’d love to have him over the top of me.”

Wilson has ranked as the no. 1 name on the DawgNation “Before the Hedges” top targets list for 2022 since Branson Robinson made it public back in July. That will not change until Wilson makes his commitment known. There is no timetable in place.

Look for Wilson to take his official to UGA during the bye week for IMG Academy this year. That’s the best possibility as it has been what the Ascenders always do within the rigors of their national travel schedule.

He has already taken two officials to LSU and Texas A&M. If so, that official visit to UGA should take place for the Arkansas game. IMG actually has back-to-back open dates for the first two weekends in October.

Groves-Killebrew would be thrilled to see Wilson eventually choose Georgia.

“I am just going to be ready to go to work with him,” Groves-Killebrew said. “I am going to call him immediately afterward if he does.”

He’s built a reputation for sticking with his assignment on the field. When it comes to recruiting Wilson for Georgia, he is pretty focused on that, too.

“We already talk,” Groves-Killebrew said. “We talk almost every week so that’s my boy.”

Marquis Groves-Killebrew would love to see 5-star S Kamari Wilson play behind him in a future secondary at Georgia.
Jeff Sentell, Dawgnation

Marquis Groves-Killebrew: What was his best visit to UGA?

Groves-Killebrew said something that goes to show just how impactful an early visit can be with the right recruit.

He’s been to UGA many times, including prior to the pandemic. Especially since the dead period lifted over the summer.

Yet his best visit came way back in September of 2019.

“I would probably say my best visit came way back as a sophomore for that Notre Dame game,” he said. “I still remember it. I still remember every bit of that game. That game really opened my eyes to Georgia.”

Keep that in mind the next time you take a look at a rather pedestrian home slate. Or better yet think about it when you see a big out-of-conference opponent coming to Sanford Stadium for a home-and-home series.

When Kirby Smart crafts that schedule, it is not just for playoff purposes down the road.

The Georgia staff knows how impactful those games can be. It will draw the elite recruits to Athens for that Saturday. That’s the first step. Then if the team’s performance is on point and the atmosphere is rocking, it will matter to high-profile recruits like Groves-Killebrew.

He’s currently rated as the nation’s No. 14 CB prospect for this class and at No. 109 overall.

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4-star CB Marquis Groves-Killebrew ranks among the top 125 prospects in the country for the 2022 cycle.
Jeff Sentell, Dawgnation

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