Head coach Kirby Smart got some big news this weekend when four-star defensive back Latavious Brini verbally committed to Georgia. Smart has made it clear he wants bigger corners moving forward, and that's exactly what Brini brings to the table. He has tremendous length with his 6-foot-2 180-pound frame, and has the look that the Bulldogs are going for. Brini is the third defensive back to commit to Georgia in the 2017 class, along with four star safety Richard LeCounte, and four-star cornerback William Poole, the top ranked corner in Georgia.
So where do the Bulldogs go from here?
Westlake (GA) defensive back A.J Terrell is another prospect with the size that Smart is looking for. He's an excellent play-maker who can cover big receivers at 6-foot-2 171-pounds. Florida and Auburn lead early in his recruitment, but schools like Georgia and Clemson have really jumped into the picture. The new staff has made Terrell a top priority in this class, and he has the potential to be a star at the next level. Look for the Bulldogs to keep pursuing him heavily until February. Many are recruiting him at corner, but Terrell has the skill set to play safety as well.
Grayson (GA) athlete Deangelo Gibbs has been a major prospect for years now. Like Terrell, it seemed early on that Georgia was behind a couple of other schools for Gibbs, but it's clear that he is another high priority guy for the Bulldogs. His film might not look as good as others, but Gibbs has the size at 6-foot-2 191-pounds and athletic ability to make an impact early as a freshman. He could play both cornerback and safety at the college level, and even a little receiver if he needed too. Late last month the Bulldogs added Tulsa transfer J.R Reed, who is Gibb's close cousin. It's safe to say the Bulldogs are going all out for the talented five-star. Tennessee might be Georgia's biggest competition for Gibbs at this time.
Grayson (GA) athlete Jamyest Williams is another talented defender that the Bulldogs would love to add to their 2017 class. Although he's listed as an athlete, most experts believe he is best suited at cornerback. He's a little undersized compared to other Bulldog targets at 5-foot-9 170-pounds, but there is no denying his athletic ability. Williams has good instincts, changes direction well, and has great speed. He plays very aggressive which can get him into trouble at the next level, but he plays with no fear and has the confidence needed to play the position. The Grayson star would be a great addition to Georgia's 2017 class not only as a defender, but as a slot receiver and special teams returner as well. Georgia is currently is a good position right now in Williams' recruitment.
Oakland (TN) athlete Jacoby Stevens is another major Bulldog target for the 2017 class. The staff is recruiting Stevens at safety, and would be a great addition to current safety commit Richard LeCounte. LeCounte is a little smaller and more of a play-maker, while Stevens 6-foot-2 190-pounds and can help more against the run. He has great hands, solid awareness, and the overall athleticism that makes him one of the top athletes in the country. Stevens has gotten very close with numerous Georgia targets and commits already, and many believe the Bulldogs are in the lead for Stevens' services. A decision could come later this summer.