Recruiting Fast Five

Chad Simmons gives the scoop on some of Georgia's biggest targets

Derrick Brown, one of Georgia’s biggest in-state targets, said that “nobody leads publicly,” according to Scout national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons. He is not a fan of the “silent commit” status so it’s not likely that he’ll be very vocal about who has the edge in his recruiting.

Baylen Buchanan, a three-star cornerback out of Peachtree Ridge, could be commit waiting to happen for the Bulldogs. Even with Chad Clay offering his verbal commitment, Buchanan is very much sought after by Georgia, according to both Buchanan and his father. Simmons said the three-star has continually improved in skill and is a “longer kid with very good hips.”

While everyone still awaits the announcement of a starting quarterback for 2015, Bailey Hockman might be part of the mix down the road. Hockman, a four-star 2017 QB target, has been “really thinking about committing this summer,” according to Simmons. Depending on what happens with the signal-caller out of McEachern, Simmons said to keep an eye on Davis Mills out of Greater Atlanta Christian. The two are both possible 2017 QB options for the Bulldogs.

Still might be a little early, but Lorenzo Lingard, a 2018 running back out of Orange City, Fla., has shown some interest in Georgia. The “STUD,” as Simmons calls him, has visited UGA twice and intends on being back in Athens sometime during summer. He has an offer and “the high interest is mutual,” according to Simmons.

The GHSA state champions may have a few more guys headed to Athens. Simmons hears that Georgia should get at least a pair of players over the next two years. A handful are possible, but 2016 WR Kyle Davis and 2017 athlete Jamyest Williams, both four-stars, are the most likely to be on Georgia’s commit board.


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