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Recruits React to UGA Recruiting Success:

DawgPost caught up with a fee major targets and recruits to talk about Georgia's recent success on the recruiting trail.

Saying 2016 has been a great year for Georgia might be an understatement. The Bulldogs are bringing in arguably the best recruiting class in school history, and they have kept it rolling in 2017. Since the new year has started, Georgia has gotten a verbal commitment from 5-star athlete Deangelo Gibbs, 4-star defensive back Tray Biship, and flipped four-star linebacker Monty Rice from LSU. The crazy thing is, they still aren’t done, and more good news could be on the way very soon.

Fans, coaches, recruits, and even former Georgia players have all noticed what Kirby Smart has been doing lately when it comes to recruiting, and they all have plenty of good things to say about it.


Former Georgia legend David Pollack:

“UNREAL!!!!!!!! Never been better in the History of Georgia football!”  (Pretty strong words)

Former Georgia legend Todd Gurley:

“I like that keep them commits coming.”

UGA commit Jaden Hunter:

“I love them all! Can’t wait to play with my boys!”

2019 linebacker target Nolan Smith (holds UGA offer):

“It’s great and we are not done yet!! We are going to be deep from this class until my class.”

2018 offensive line target Trey Hill (holds UGA offer):

UGA are getting some great guys in this year’s recruiting class. I think they should change the program around from last year to this year.”

2018 cornerback target Christopher Smith (holds UGA offer):

“I just think it’s amazing what they’ve been able to do this past month.”

2018 wide receiver target Kearis Jackson (holds UGA offer):

“I can’t wait to see UGA play next season.”

2019 tight end target Ryland Goede (holds UGA offer):

“It’s crazy man. It’s like a domino effect. Kirby definitely has something special going on and I think everyone is starting to realize it.”

2018 offensive lineman Christian Armstrong (holds UGA offer):

“I think this class is outstanding considering the caliber of players who they have recently got in just these few days.”

2019 athlete Jashawn Sheffield (holds UGA offer):

“It’s crazy. Have a chance to be the number 1 class. I like it. I will be up there in 2 weeks.”

2019 linebacker target Owen Pappoe (holds UGA offer):

“It’s crazy all the talent they are getting. It’s going to be great for them.”

2018 defensive back target Derrik Allen (holds UGA offer):

“It’s incredible what they are doing right now. Getting some ballers who are a close group.”

2019 defensive line target Travon Walker (holds UGA offer):

“I think these are some great new commits and that UGA is on its way to be a championship contending team. I think the class of 2017 is pretty good but not like the class of 2019 of course!”

2019 athlete Jaylen McCollough (holds UGA offer):

“It’s crazy!!! Coach Smart is up to something serious and it’s very exciting. Growing up and playing with most of the commits in this class is cool and I’m excited to see what Coach Smart is going to do these next few years.”

2019 offensive line target Christopher Hinton (holds UGA offer):

“I think it’s great what they are doing over there. I think they are doing a lot of good things over there at UGA.”

2019 athlete Steele Chambers (UGA showing strong interest):

I’m excited about Jake Fromm and Deangelo Gibbs. I have known them both for a long time. Deangelo is a great athlete and very versatile. Truly humble.”

2018 athlete Jatavious Harris (holds Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina offer):

They’ve got some momentum going into this recruiting class. Going to be interesting to see how they perform once they are on campus. UGA are really racking up on the top athletes in the 2017 class! ‘Trying to keep all dawgs at home’! Richard LeCounte says they’re still not done yet!!!

2019 running back Jonathan Sewell (one of the top backs in Georgia):

“I think they will be pretty dominant in a few years.”

2019 defensive back Jaylin Simpson (offers from Florida, LSU, and Ohio State):

“They are getting some ballers. Coach Smart is doing a great job.”

2019 offensive line target Warren McClendon (holds UGA offer):

“I think that class is the best class in UGA history and the Sic’em 17 class is going to do great things at UGA.”

2018 defensive lineman Darnell Jeffries:

“My thoughts echo those of much of the sports world. Coach Smart is building a dream team in Athens! He is putting all the pieces in place to build a championship team and the fans in Georgia totally deserve that! I know DeAngelo personally we played for the same championship team in middle school. He is a terrific addition to the pieces that have already been assembled. I’m getting ready for a visit to Athens myself. It should be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to it!”




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