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Dawg Post Friday Recruiting Update

Dawg Post takes a look at some of the top prospects in the state of Georgia

Grayson defensive back Kenyatta Watson is a 2019 propect who has really started to gain interest from major programs.  The 6-foot-1.5 180-pound corner is athletic enough to safety, and should see the field a bunch as a sophomore.  That is very impressive considering the amount of talent the Rams currently have on the roster.

One of those major programs with heavy interest is the Georgia Bulldogs.  Watson recently took his fifth visit to Georgia yesterday with close friend and future five-star prospect Owen Pappoe.  Pappoe is a major target for the Bulldogs and the two have expressed interest in playing together at the next level.  While Watson does not have a Georgia offer at the moment, there is a good chance one is coming.  Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker invited Watson to their camp yesterday, and watched his workout very closely with head coach Kirby Smart.  They filmed the drills, which is a good indication that they have serious interest.  Miami was the favorite school growing up, but look for more programs across the country to start paying close attention to one of the best freshman prospects in the state of Georgia.

A 2017 lineman to keep an eye on moving forward is East Paulding lineman Michael Cone.  While his limited varsity experience has kept him from being noticed so far, the massive 6-foot-5 323-pounder still showed dominance at times during his junior season, and will anchor the line for the 2016 season.  Cone has had several visits to Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Georgia Southern, and Clemson,  On film Cone does an excellent job of finishing his runs, and will not stop blocking until the defender is on the ground.  He is a large man who creates holes in the running game.  His recruitment has not taken off as of yet, but he definitely has the size to play at the next level.  Look for more schools to start showing interest.

One of the top defensive lineman in the state is 2018 defensive tackle Robert Cooper. The South Gwinnett star is strong and stout at 6-foot-2 369-pounds, and is starting to gain more interest from major programs every day.  Cooper does not compete at many camps, but when he does, he's outstanding.  He was very impressive in Buford for the Atlanta Opening where he beat some of the top ranked offensive lineman in the region.  His size isn't ideal, which could be a reason he is'nt ranked higher, but he's going to be a good one wherever he goes.  Florida State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Missouri, and South Carolina have all offered so far.  Look for the Georgia Bulldogs to start showing interest at some point while they put together who they exactly want to pursue on the defensive line for the 2018 class.


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