Earlier this week, Stephenson (GA) offensive guard Jalil Irvin received an offer from Georgia, just hours after Irvin de-committed from Michigan. The Bulldogs have offered quite a few offensive lineman so far in the 2018 class, and Irvin is the latest to receive an offer. While nothing elite jumps out when watching Irvin's film, he does show some good traits that can translate well at the next level. At 6-foot-4 270-pounds, Irvin does a nice job in run blocking, and is quick and athletic enough to block linebackers. He plays until the whistle, and is very good at pulling around from his guard spot. He isn't the biggest guy, but he moves well and gets the job done. Irvin is a good player, but I'm thinking there are quite a few guys that Georgia has rated higher. Pace Academy guard Jamaree Salyer could be the best guard prospect in the country for the 2018 class, and is a MAJOR target for the Bulldogs. Four-star guard prospect James Ohonba is another talented prospect in 2018, and holds offers from almost every major program in the country. Deontrey Hill of Houston County (GA) is another solid guard prospect on Georgia's board.
Speaking of Hill, I spoke with him after the game last week against Mary Persons, and the junior felt like he had a good game. He went toe to toe with Georgia target Malik Herring, who is tough for anyone to handle.
"I didn't keep up with how many times we went up against each other." Hill said. "We both competed and that's what it's all about. I know Malik (Herring) but I don't know him as well as Jake (Fromm).
Hill said he is still planning his visits for the fall, but he expects to be at the Auburn/Clemson game next weekend. Hill is a four-star prospect and ranked the third-best guard prospect in Georgia for the 2018 class.
On another note, there were two guys who really impressed me last weekend. Hillgrove (GA) receiver Jalen Jackson. The 6-foot-2 183-pound junior had a great catch for a touchdown early in the game last week against South Forsyth, but did not catch another pass after the starting quarterback left in the second quarter after a concussion. If Jackson continues to improve and put up big numbers this season like he's capable of, expect his recruitment to start picking up. While he not be a Georgia prospect at the moment, he is a name to remember down the road.
Another Hillgrove player who impressed was defensive back Jaylen McCollough. The 2019 star was all over the field Friday night, and showed the ability to really hit. He was solid in run support and showed strong cover skills against a good South Forsyth offense. This will certainly not be the last time you hear about this 5-foot-11 187-pound four star prospect.