Chad Simmons

Dawg Post Tuesday Recruiting Update:

Dawg Post speaks with a top target in 2018 who recently took a visit to Athens.

When it comes to top defensive backs in Georgia for the 2018 class, Kyler McMichael is a name to know.  The new Greater Atlanta Christian (GA) defender has been hearing from schools all over the country, and he recently took a visit to Athens.

"I went with my father." McMichael said.  "I was able to speak with head coach (Kirby) Smart, defensive coordinator (Mel) Tucker, and a few other staff members."

McMichael admitted to me back in August that Florida, Michigan, and Ohio State were the schools that he was hearing from the most.  After this past visit, the 6-foot-1 185-pounder believes he is a top priority for the Bulldogs moving forward.

"They (Georgia) are recruiting me harder than they were in the spring for sure." McMichael said.  "I spoke with coach Tucker about the recruiting process.  He told me how he treats defensive backs he could get and couldn't get."

McMichael also got to see the campus for the very first time. He came away impressed.

"The campus is really nice." McMichael said. "I loved all the dorms and the buildings."

Overall, it was a great visit for McMichael, and it was big for the Georgia Bulldogs as well.  It's clear they made an impression on the four-star safety.

"I loved how coach Smart and coach Tucker are treating me when I come up there." McMichael said. "They make me feel like a top priority."

What makes McMichael special is his natural instincts and cover skills.  He closes on the ball well and brings a physical side to the defense as well.  He does a good job of reading the quarterbacks eyes and making a play on the football.

McMichael says all teams are still even at this point, and that he will be taking a visit to Florida this Friday.


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