It seems as though the Georgia staff knows exactly who they want to close with on the offensive line for the 2017 class. What's still undetermined is who they are targeting for the 2018 class. Pace Academy (GA) guard Jamaree Salyer is a national recruit who the Bulldogs are targeting, but there is another guy who might be hearing more from the Bulldogs, as well other major programs very soon.
That guy is Christian Meadows. The Macon County (GA) lineman is a massive 6-foot-4 330-pounds, and shows good strength on film. He might need to lose some weight, but hes a pancake machine who was dominant in the run game last season. Some of the best teams in the south are starting to notice.
"I'm drawing interest from FSU and Alabama." Meadows said. "Both stopped by the school past couple of weeks and told me they can't talk to me right now, but they love what they see on film. Coach Haggins was the coach who came to see me from Florida State. I am hoping to earn an FSU offer but they want to see me at their camp first."
The Crimson Tide have also shown interest in the sophomore, and invited Meadows to their camp in early June.
"Coach Ansley at Alabama talked to me and told me they were real serious about me. Both FSU and Alabama gave me questionnaires and told me it's important to show up at their camp."
Clemson, Florida State Alabama, and Georgia Tech have all reached out to Meadows and invited him to their camps this summer. While he does not currently have an offer, one school has stood out among the teams that have shown interest so far.
"FSU right now is the top school being that they might offer soon. They want me to come down with my family and view the campus and get a feel for who I am. Plus it's close to home. Alabama was my favorite team growing up, and probably still is, but that won't determine if I'm going there or not. I want to be comfortable wherever I go."
The home state Bulldogs sent running back Coach Dell McGee to check on Meadows earlier this spring, but that has been all of the contact so far.
"If UGA showed interest I'd sure give them a lot of thought." Meadows said.
If Meadows impresses at multiple camps this summer, look for his recruitment to blow up soon. He has a ton of size for a sophomore and while I have not seen him much in pass protection, he can dominate in the run game and has the size that offensive line coach Sam Pittman is looking for. Meadows has the potential to be one of the top ranked guard prospects in Georgia for the 2018 class.