Chad Simmons

Dawg Post Wednesday Recruiting Update:

Dawg Post takes a look at some top 2018 and 2019 players in Georgia and gives an update on their recruitment.

One of the top running backs in Georgia for the 2018 class is Buford's Anthony Grant Jr. The 5-foot-11 184-pound junior is still growing, and has exceptional speed.  N.C State is his latest offer, and I'm shocked that he doesn't have a dozen more at this point.  Louisville has also offered, but I think major programs will start showing interest soon.  He shows tremendous burst through the line and runs with so much power.  Grant visited Georgia in early April, and told me he got to sit in during the player meetings, and had a nice talk with running backs coach Dell McGee.  Grant did not leave with an offer, but I think one should be coming down the road.  Look for Grant to have a breakout junior season for the Wolves in 2016.

Quindarious Hale is a big time athlete for Carver (GA) High School in Atlanta. The 2018 star currently holds offers from FSU, Kentucky, Auburn, UAB, Iowa State, Cincinnati, among others.  An offer he really wants is from the home-state Georgia Bulldogs.  I've been told that The Bulldogs like him as a player, but they are not sure if he's a safety or an outside linebacker at the next level. At 6-foot-3 171-pounds, he has good size and still has two years to grow.  Known as a big hitter, I've been told Hale has improved in his cover skills as of late. Hale is a solid athlete who could play multiple positions at the next level.  The Georgia staff might not be recruiting him hard at the moment, but if Hale continues to improve, look for the Bulldogs to pick up their pursuit.

One guy who does have a Georgia offer at the moment is 2019 Callaway lineman Keiondre Jones.  Jones was back in Athens two weeks ago for the Kirby Smart camp, and looked good again in front of the coaches.

"I didn't have my best day but it was a great experience." Jones said, "The coaches spoke with me throughout the camp.  We didn't talk about recruiting, it was more coaching and learning the little things."

Look for the Georgia staff to continue pursuing Jones for the next three years, as he has the potential to become one of the top ranked lineman prospects in the country for the 2019 class.

A lineman to remember for the 2018 class is Walton (GA) tackle Matthew Hall. Hall looks the part physically at 6-foot-6 310-pounds, and has been impressive at camps this spring.  Mercer is his lone offer, but teams like Wake Forest, Duke, Tulane, North Carolina, and Tennessee are starting to show interest.  The 2018 class looks to be loaded on the offensive line, and you can add Hall's name to that list.  Look for more offers to come his way in the future.

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