A new 2019 name to know for the future is Blessed Trinity athlete JD Bertrand. The 6-foot-1 208-pound sophomore plays linebacker and tight end for the Titans, and is starting to hear from major programs across the south including Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, and Alabama. Bertrand visited Georgia last month for their match-up against Tennessee, and told me he spoke with multiple Georgia coaches on his visit. Bertrand does not have an offer yet, but he still has plenty of time to pick some up. He was also selected to play for the Georgia team in the sophomore all-star game being played against the top 2019 players from Texas.
2018 defensive back Christopher Smith picked up an offer from South Carolina this weekend. Smith is the second-ranked cornerback prospect in Georgia for the 2018 class. South Carolina joins Wisconsin, Southern Cal, Auburn, Oregon State, Kentucky, among others in offering. The Hapeville Charter (GA) cornerback is a teammate of current Georgia commit William Poole, who has told me in the past that he believes Smith will end up being a better prospect. Time will tell, but Smith is a top defensive back prospect who will continue to pick up offers. He's a little skinny at the moment, but the 6-foot- 165-pounder has good cover skills and will continue to get better.
Macon County (GA) lineman Christian Meadows continues to have a big year in 2016, and picked up an offer from Auburn this past weekend. I first noticed Meadows earlier this season at the Opening Regionals where he beat some very talented defensive lineman. He then won the overall MVP award earlier this summer at the Lassiter MVP Camp. Florida State was the first to offer the massive 6-foot-4 338-pound junior in late July, and Meadows committed to the 'Noles shortly after. Florida has also offered, and now the Auburn Tigers have. I'm expecting more offers to keep coming his way shortly. Meadows is currently a four-star prospect and the fourth-ranked guard prospect in Georgia for 2018.
Jefferson (GA) offensive lineman Caleb Chandler recently picked up an offer from TCU. There was a time when many felt like was was close to getting a Georgia offer during the Kirby Smart camp earlier this summer. Offensive line coach Sam Pittman worked with him closely, but an offer was not extended. Chandler is still a prospect to know who has the potential to earn more big offers down the road. Chandler is ranked as the third-best guard prospect in Georgia for the 2017 class.