The 2018 class in Georgia is loaded with offensive lineman, and the Bulldogs recently hosted two of the best this weekend.
Jalil Irvin out of Stephenson is a good looking guard prospect who has multiple offers from schools across the country. A former Michigan commit, Irvin reopened his recruitment in August and hold offers from Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, among others. He visited Georgia this weekend and had high praise for offensive line coach Sam Pittman.
"My conversation with coach Pittman was good." Irvin said. "We talked about the team and my team and our playoff run. It went very well. Coach Pittman is a cool guy. He's someone you can talk too and he gets people to the NFL and cares about his guys more than just football."
It's clear the Bulldogs are trying to get bigger up front, and the staff wants to turn the offensive line from a weakness to a strength moving forward. They are going after a bunch of lineman in 2018, and Irvin feels he is a wanted man.
"I feel like a priority for Georgia." Irvin said. "I was also able to speak with defensive assistant D.J Looney. They say I'm their kind of lineman they like and how physical I am. They said they needed guys like me. I like how cool they are and they will get me better so I can make it to the league. They both are cool guys who care about you more than just football."
Irvin is 6-foot-3 280-pounds and considered a three-star prospect. He admitted that he has a top group of schools but does not want to go public with that group just yet. He will be visiting Florida State this upcoming weekend.
Another lineman that visited was Warner Robins tackle Christian Armstrong. One of the nicest prospects I've covered in 2018, Armstrong is also pretty quiet when it comes to recruiting. He did speak with Dawg Post briefly about his visit this weekend.
"The visit went good." Armstrong said. "I was able to speak with offensive line coach Sam Pittman before and after the game. We talked about how he was glad to see me and that he has been watching my film from this season. I definitely feel like a priority at Georgia."
The 6-foot-5 315-pound tackle prospect admitted he has a great relationship with Pittman.
"I like his personality the most because he is always trying to have fun with you and it makes you feel welcome."
Armstrong is a wanted man across the country with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, and many others. I first noticed Armstrong at an MVP camp earlier this spring, and he certainly looks the part physically. We was also impressive the next month at the Opening Regional in Buford. If he can develop a mean streak he can be one of the best in the country. He has a great first punch with those long arms that can knock a defender down from the snap. Armstrong visited Auburn earlier in the season, he visited Tennessee for their game in Bristol, and visited Georgia in October. He visited Florida earlier this month and was back at Georgia again this weekend. Armstrong is a four-star prospect and the second-ranked tackle prospect in Georgia for 2018.