Chad Simmons

Dawg Post Thursday Recruiting Update:

Dawg Post gives a recruiting update on some top prospects in the state of Georgia.

After watching film and speaking with coaches, I believe Frederica Academy (GA) athlete Jashawn Sheffield has five-star potential in the 2019 class. Only a sophomore, but Sheffield holds offers from almost every major program in the south including Georgia, Florida, Clemson, Florida State, among others. The 6-foot-2 175-pound Sheffield plays all over the field, and will play running back, receiver, outside linebacker, and nickel this week against Valwood (GA). He looks great from a physical standpoint.Georgia, Florida State, Miami, and Clemson are all teams sitting in a good spot early for this 2019 star.

Sheffield's best friend and teammate Jaylin Simpson is another 2019 prospect who is starting to get national attention. The 5-11 160-pound athlete only holds two offers, but they are from Ohio State and Tennessee. More offers could come this fall for the 5-foot-11 160-pounder. Again only a sophomore so there is limited film, but he plays tough for his size, has a great vertical, and has good ball skills. 

2018 OL Christian Meadows told me he has recently heard from the Bulldogs. A current Florida State commit, the Macon County guard does not hold a Georgia offer at the moment. He has the chance to be a Bulldog target down the road after the staff looks over more film from this season. The four-star prospect is a big man at 6-foot-4 338-pounds, and ranked as the fourth-best guard prospect in Georgia for the 2018 class. Led by five-star Jamaree Salyer, four-star James Ohonba, and four-star Deontrey Hill, as well as Meadows, this 2018 class of offensive guards in Georgia is phenomenal. Stephenson guard Jalil Irvin also holds a Georgia offer. The Bulldogs have the best shot with Salyer and Hill at this time from what I've gathered.

Another 2018 athlete on the Georgia radar is four-star athlete Kearis Jackson. The Peach County (GA) speedster plays on both sides of the ball and claims a 4.3 forty-yard dash on his Twitter account. Jackson visited Georgia back in June and "spoke with almost every single coach." The 6-foot 191-pound Jackson plans on visiting Georgia on October 1st against Tennessee. Jackson is the top ranked receiver prospect in Georgia for the 2018 class. He is the starting receiver on his Peach County team, but plays defensive back when the defense is in a dime package. Jackson told me the Bulldogs are recruiting him as an "athlete". I'm expecting Jackson to be a MAJOR target for the Bulldogs moving forward. The visit next month is a big one for both sides.

Cartersville athlete Avery Showell is a 2017 prospect who should be earning more offers soon. The Wake Forest commit is not on Georgia's radar, but he is a guy who could start getting more attention from bigger schools in the SEC. Showell plays on both sides of the ball and has proved this entire year that he is a guy who can play in the SEC. The three-star safety prospect makes plays all over the field, and has become a reliable target downfield for five-star quarterback prospect Trevor Lawrence. Another Cartersville player in the same boat is athlete Trey Creamer. The three-star cornerback prospect also plays running back for the Canes, and will be relied on heavily if Cartersville wants to win another state championship. He recently earned a Michigan State offer, and is capable of earning some small SEC offers down the road.

A 2018 quarterback to know for the future is Jacob Brumby. The Pickens County (GA) junior is a guy I've mentioned here before, and I've been told he's having a great year so far. Brumby told me he was 14/18 for 183 yards last week and while he might not blow up the stat sheet this year, he is a 6-foot-6 203-pound kid with good arm strength and athleticism. He still needs to work on his overall mechanics of course, and needs to continue getting more experience at the varsity level so college coaches can really evaluate him. I could definitely see a smaller school taking a chance on him later this fall. Jacob works closely with one of Trevor Lawrence's coaches in the off-season, and could have a breakout junior season if he continues to improve each week.

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