Brian Dohn

Dawg Post Wednesday Recruiting Update

Dawg Post takes a look at some top prospects across the country.

The Bulldogs extended an offer to Beaver Falls (PA) defensive lineman Donovan Jeter.  The 6-foot-6 261-pound Jeter certainly has the size, and he is currently ranked as the top defensive end prospect in Pennsylvania. 

So how does that effect the defensive line recruiting for the 2017 class? Overall, the defensive line class in 2017 is much weaker than the 2016 class, and one of Georgia's top targets on the defensive line, Lee County's Aubrey Solomon, recently committed to Michigan.  Did Solomon commit to Michigan because that's where he wants to go? Or did he commit because he bought into Harbough effect and went along with teammate Otis Reese? Time will tell. It's clear the Georgia staff will continue to recruit Solomon hard, and is still a top target for the Bulldogs in the 2017 class.

Although Jeter is an outstanding player, it's an interesting offer for sure.  Did the coaches offer now because they don't like where they sit for current targets? It's certainly possible.  It's clear Kirby Smart wants to improve more and more along both lines of scrimmage, but that might be tougher since the talent is not as it usually is along the defensive line.

Laney (GA) defensive lineman Tyrone Truesdell would be a solid option if the Bulldogs were to extend an offer. He was very impressive during Rising Seniors week last December, and he was one of the only lineman to beat five-star offensive lineman Jamarree Sayler during the Opening Atlanta Regional. Clemson, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, among others have offered the four-star lineman, and he is a guy the staff might consider if they are looking for more options.  

A name to know on the offensive line moving forward is Andre Harris Jr. The 2017 lineman from Putnam City North (OK) hold small offers at the moment, but he;s a massive 6-foot-4 315-pounds and was dominant on film.  He looks like a much better prospect to me than his two-star rating. The Bulldogs are looking to add a fifth offensive lineman in the 2017 class, and while Harris might not be an option at this moment, he is a prospect who has the chance to explode on the recruiting scene sooner than later.

2018 defensive back prospect Christopher Smith told me he was supposed to visit Auburn last Friday but was unable to do so.  He is wanting to visit Southern California soon.  Both schools have offered Smith, as have Kentucky, South Florida, and Wake Forest.  Look for more schools to start showing interest in the four-star Smith, who is ranked as the second-best cornerback prospect in Georgia for the 2018 class.

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