Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This entry details the reason why Georgia just landed one of the nation’s top defensive backs for the 2023 cycle in Cedar Grove 4-star CB Kayin Lee.
Kayin Lee made his commitment to Georgia known today. He was able to hold off for a couple of weeks since his silent commitment to UGA back on Sept. 13.
“It is close to home,” Lee said. “I can play early, can compete with the best and win a natty.”
Lee relased the decision with a tweet and a video across his social media.
4-star Cedar Grove CB Kayin Lee now becomes the sixth member of the 2023 recruitng class in Athens. The Bulldogs currently have the nation's No. 2 recruiting class for that cycle on the 247Sports Team Composite rankings. (Courtesy photo)
Kayin Lee: Why he decided to become a Georgia Bulldog
Lee went up to Ohio State this summer and clocked a pair of laser 40-yard dashes at 4.41 and 4.46 seconds. The decision here basically came down to both the Bulldogs and the Buckeyes.
Ohio State has a tremendous reputation for placing its elite defensive backs into the first round of the NFL Draft. The Buckeyes have placed seven of their starters into the first round since 2014.
Georgia has now seen two of its defensive backs (Deandre Baker and Eric Stokes) chosen in the first round since Kirby Smart arrived in 2016. Tyson Campbell was also a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
How did Georgia earn the commitment here?
“I’m really trying to focus on the rest of my season and get my mind right and get my focus off on my recruiting,” Lee said. “Georgia it is close to home. I feel I can go up there and play real early to be able to develop well as a defensive back with coach [Jahmile] Addae and with coach [Kirby] Smart being with the defensive backs a lot, too. Because he played safety.”