UGA lands important JUCO OT

Dawg Post gives the latest on UGA recruiting.

It was a big day for Georgia recruiting as JUCO offensive tackle D’Marcus Hayes committed to the Bulldogs. The early enrolle fills a position of need for the Bulldogs as they were looking for another tackle who could play early. The 6-foot-5 330-pound Hayes has the size the staff is looking for, and has experience at the JUCO level that will help him to play early in 2017. Hayes chose Georgia over Florida, Auburn, and Mississippi State.

 The Bulldogs are in pursuit of one more elite offensive tackle, and that is Brooklyn (NY) native Isaiah Wilson. The massive 6-foot-6 354-pound tackle prospect visited Georgia late this summer, and has always been high on Georgia’s radar.

 Wilson visited Georgia officially this weekend, and shortly after tweeted “Warning on Sunday do not dm me asking for an interview or recap. It’s not happening. Carry on.”

 Wilson took pictures with other UGA commits during his visit, and showed plenty of love to Georgia on his social media page. He was originally planning on making his announcement on Christmas, but moved his decision date up to Friday December 16th. Michigan has been the longtime leader for the four-star prospect, but the Bulldogs staff gave him a lot to think about. If Georgia does end up landing Wilson, it could be the best offensive line class in school history.

 It wasn’t all good news for the Bulldogs today as linebacker target Monty Rice chose LSU over Georgia earlier this afternoon. This is a big blow to the staff seeing that they have been recruiting Rice for a while now, and he just came back from his official visit to Georgia right before announcing his decision. Georgia currently has two outside linebacker commits in Jaden Hunter and Walter Grant. Brookwood (GA) linebacker Leonard Warner, Vidalia (GA) linebacker Nate Mcbride, and Crisp County (GA) outside linebacker Makaviest Bryant are three other linebacker targets that are heavily considering Georgia.

 There may be more good news coming for Georgia as cornerback target Lonnie Johnson will be making his decision tomorrow. The JUCO prospect from Garden City Community College recently visited Georgia, and has the size the staff is looking for at 6-foot-3 205-pounds. The Bulldogs are sitting in a very good position less than 24 hours from his decision.

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