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2018 prospects visit Georgia

Multiple prospects in the 2018 class were in Athens this week and were able to watch practice and talk with some of the staff.

Carver (GA) athlete Quindarious Hale is rising star in the 2018 class, and was able to take a visit to Georgia on Thursday.  Hale said he was able to watch practice, watch film with the players, and was able to talk with some of the coaches.  Hale is a prospect with great size at 6-foot-3 175, and has the ability to either lay a big hit or make a big play on the ball.  He has good length, athleticism, and makes big plays on both sides of the football.  Auburn and Kentucky have both offered the talented sophomore, and while he did not receive an offer from Georgia on his visit, there is a chance one could come down the road.  The defensive back position group for the 2018 class really depends on how many talented defensive backs the Bulldogs land in the loaded 2017 class.  Either way, Hale has the potential to be one of the top defensive backs in the state for 2018, and has plans to take another visit to Georgia in the future.

Another talented 2018 defensive back who visited Georgia was Hapeville Charter (GA) defensive back Christopher Smith.

"I liked the visit."  Smith said.  "We got to tour the facilities, sit in position meetings, and toured the campus for a while.  I also got to speak with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for a little bit before we left.  We talked about football and he just said that he appreciated me coming down and that I should come back."

Smith admitted that he isn't sure how interested the Bulldogs are right now, but an offer from the home state school would mean a ton to the Atlanta native.  Auburn, Kentucky, and Fresno State have offered the 6-foot- 165-pound cornerback.  Look for more offers to come his way in the coming months,

One of the top backs in the south for the 2018 class was also in Athens this past week.  Buford (GA) running back Anthony Grant is a powerful back with good burst and blew onto the scene this past fall for the Wolves.  Grant was very impressive in the Elite Sohpomore Classic in December, and should have a breakout junior year in 2016.  The Bulldogs did not offer Grant on his visit, but the talented sophomore did say that he was able to watch their scrimmage, as well as sit in on the player meetings.  Louisville has offered Grant so far, but more schools will come calling for one of the state's top backs.


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