Dawg Post Update: Recruit Reactions

Dawg Post spoke with some major UGA targets after the heartbreaking loss to Tennessee.

Nolan Smith, four-star DE, 2019, Calvary Baptist Day School (GA):

"Dawgs always fight." Smith said. "Yes I love Georgia so much. It's like home to me."

Smith way seen on the sideline by DawgPost speaking with linebacker coaches Glenn Schumann and Kevin Sherrer. Smith uses the term "we" when he speak about the Bulldogs and overall recruiting. Should be a top prospect in the 2019 class. 

Monty Rice, three-star LB, 2017, James Clemens (AL):

"Crazy loss." Rice said. "The guy shouldn't have gotten that personal foul but it was a good call."

Christopher Smith, four-star CB, 2018, Hapeville Charter (GA):

"Georgia fought long and hard all game." Smith said. "I thought they had it in the bag, but at the end the game there were costly miscues on special teams that set up the game for Tennessee to win."

Smith does not currently have an offer from the Bulldogs, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him get one in the future. He speaks with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on a consistent basis, and has been told by the staff that they like him, but he is still being evaluated. Auburn, Southern Cal, among others have offered. 

Reuben Unije, four-star OT, 2018, IMG Academy (FL)

"It was tough." Unije said. "I thought they had it in the bag."

Unije spoke with offensive line coach Sam Pittman and head coach Kirby Smart briefly, and also spent time with recruits Malik Herring, Cam Akers, Trey Sanders, Trey Blount, and Richard LeCounte. Unije does not currently hold a Georgia offer, but he is another 2018 prospect who could get one down the road. Unije is ranked as the fourth-best tackle prospect in Florida for the 2018 class. He has a great frame at 6-foot-6 310-pounds, and holds offers from Alabama, Florida, among others.

Ryland Goede, four-star TE, 2019, Kennesaw Mountain (GA)

"Loved the atmosphere man!" Goede said. "It was unreal all the way to the end. Definitely a tough loss, but they showed some really good things they can build upon. Can't wait to come back again this season."

Goede is a great looking prospect early at 6-foot-6 217-pounds, and is already already holds a Georgia offer as a sophomore. He's a popular kid in the class and loves the Bulldogs. He could be a major recruit in the region for the 2019 class.

Deontrey Hill, four-star OG, 2018, Houston County (GA)

"It was a good experience to go to UGA." Hill said. "They took a tough loss yesterday but that's a great school. That loss will make Kirby, the staff, and the team stronger than anything in the world."

HIll is a major Bulldog target for 2018 whose recruitment exploded late this spring and all through the summer. He has the body of a guard and massive thighs at 6-foot-4 335-pounds. He is the teammate of current Georgia QB commit Jake Fromm. Hill has strong interest in multiple teams at the moment. 

Christian Armstrong, four-star OT, 2018, Warner Robins (GA)

"I think they played great but just came up short at the end."

Armstrong is another big-time tackle prospect in 2018, and spoke with coaches Sam Pittman and Jim Chaney briefly before the game. Armstrong seems wide open in his recruitment from what I've gathered, and holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, among others.

Tee Webb, QB, 2020, Cartersville (GA)

"Both teams fought hard and kept going back and forth with big play after big play but Georgia just had a little bad luck at the end and Tennessee came out on top."

Webb is only a freshman, but he has the potential to be a major QB prospect in the region for 2020. He is the backup to five star Trevor Lawrence, who took a visit to Clemson. 

Keiondre Jones, four-star OT, 2019, Callaway (GA)

"It was a great game." Jones said. "It came down to the wire it hurts to lose one like that they will rebound though."

Jones is another major prospect in the 2019 class. Georgia is in a great spot early. Jones has camped at Georgia this summer and the coaches certainly know all about him. He has the chance to push far status in my mind over the next couple of years.

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