No. 6 ATH Jacoby Stevens Says Something Special is Stirring in Athens

Georgia is targeting the best in the country in 2017 and Kirby Smart and his staff hosted Jacoby Stevens for a visit last weekend. The Scout 100 athlete out of Tennessee did nothing but praise the Dawgs after his time in Athens...

Kirby Smart took over at Georgia in December, so he did not have long to put his stamp on the 2016 recruiting class.

He now has his full coaching staff in tact, he has sent out numerous new offers, and he is off and running in 2017 to put his first full class together.

The coaches will not have many, if any weekends free in the coming weeks with recruiting going full force in Athens (Ga.) right now.

Last weekend, Georgia had some impressive names in town for unofficial visits, and one of those was Scout 100 athlete Jacoby Stevens.

The star out of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Oakland left impressed.

"It was my first visit to Georgia and it was great," said Stevens.  "I got to tour the campus, I got to see the dorms, and I got to see the athletic facilities at Georgia.

"My favorite parts of the visit were just hanging out there and being around the other recruits.  How close and tight the football staff and everything with the football program is at Georgia really stood out to me.  

"I will definitely be back."

The No. 6 athlete is being targeted by Georgia on defense first, but he is wanted on the offensive side too.  Smart and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker like Stevens at safety, but offensive coordinator Jim Chaney says he can play wideout in Athens too.  

Georgia made a strong first impression on the former LSU commit.

"I am very interested in Georgia," said Stevens.  "I think something special is stirring up in Athens.  I like the excitement of the coaches and they are brining in a lot of talent.  I think the fans, the students, and the alumni are truly getting behind UGA's program.

"My interest in Georgia really grew as soon as coach Smart and coach Tucker signed the dotted line to coach at Georgia."

Stevens is the No. 6 athlete and the No. 55 prospect in the country on Scout.  He is currently wide open to all schools with no favorites.

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