Hillgrove (GA) athlete Jaylen McCollough might only be a sophomore, but the 6-foot-1 190-pounder is already picking up offers from some of the most prominent programs in the country. He plays all over the field for his Hillgrove team, and yesterday he picked up a big offer from the home state school.
"The Georgia offer means a lot coming from the in state school." McCollough said.
The Bulldogs staff had been in touch with him recently, and running backs coach Dell McGee was the guy who gave the good news. McCollough says the coaches have not exactly given him a recruiting pitch, but when they speak, they talk about how well he would fit into the scheme at Georgia. McCollough plays running back for Hillgrove on offense, and stars at safety and cornerback on the defensive side. He admits that most schools he hears from are recruiting him as an athlete, I've seen McCollough play multiple times this year, and believe he will end up being one of the top defensive back prospects in the country for the 2019 class. He's a versatile guy who can play multiple positions, he has good ball skills, and can really lay a hit on someone. McCollough plans to visit Alabama, Florida State, and Clemson before the season is over.
Other recruiting notes:
A 2018 athlete to know it Madison County (AL) athlete Tae Provens. Provens is a three-star running back who has offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Southern Cal, along others. The Bulldogs have not offered, but Provens told me he will occasionally hear from running backs coach Dell McGee. "We speak about getting me up on campus and just developing a better relationship." Provens said. The 6-foot 195-pound back could see more offers come his way sooner than later.
2019 lineman Christopher Hinton is a guy I've mentioned before, and he recently picked up an offer from Northwestern. The Bulldogs offered in the summer, and I caught up with Hinton to talk about what that offer meant to him.
"The Georgia offer was pretty big to me when I got it." Hinton said. "At the time it was my second offer from a big time SEC school. It was pretty cool to get an offer from the home state school."
Hinton visited Georgia for the Tennessee game, but admitted that was the last time he spoke with any of the coaches. Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers, and now Northwestern have offered the 6-foot-5 267 pound offensive tackle. He is currently a four-star prospect and will start becoming a national prospect over the next two years.
Georgia commit Justin Shaffer picked up offers from Florida and Mississippi State recently, but the four-star guard prospect mainatains that he is 100% committed to the Bulldogs.