Yesterday the Bulldogs hosted one of their top targets in the 2018 class, Newton (GA) defensive lineman Darnell Jefferies. The four-star prospect has been high on Georgia since they offered, and this was another successful visit for both parties.
“Today was really about getting to know coach Tray Scott. “ Jefferies said. “He certainly made me feel like I was wanted and so did coach Smart. I was able to speak with coach Smart, Scott, and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. They all made sure I know they want me and that I’m needed at Georgia.”
Jefferies has had a huge 2017 so far, picking up offers from major programs across the country. He has taken multiple visits, and is enjoying the recruiting process and trying to find the best fit for himself. Jefferies will visit South Carolina on Saturday.
2019 offensive tackle Wanya Morris also visited Georgia this week, and left Athens with an offer.
“Both Kirby Smart and offensive line coach Sam Pittman offered me.” Morris said. “I know that it’s a very competitive school not only athletically but also academically. I know if I attend Georgia I will be ready for the next step in my life.”
The offer was big for Morris who is already becoming a national prospect as a sophomore. He and a few others in the 2019 class will be visiting LSU on Saturday.
Top target Jashawn Sheffield will be in Athens today and competing with his 7-on-7 team. Sheffield is very high on the Bulldogs, but Clemson and Ohio State are making him a priority as well. Look for the staff to meet with him and teammate Jaylin Simpson while they are in town. Sheffield is being recruited to play defensive back by the Bulldogs, but could make an impact at receiver as well.
Kendrick Torain Jr. is another 2018 prospect who recently earned a Georgia offer. The 6-foot-2 195-pound Tampa (FL) native is currently a three-star prospect with offers including Georgia, Vanderbilt, Duke, South Florida, Iowa State, among others.
Rome (GA) defensive lineman Jamarcus Chatman continues to pick up offers, earning one from Michigan yesterday. Chatman does not currently hold a Georgia offer, but he is certainly on the Bulldog’s radar after the hiring of defensive line coach Tray Scott.
The 2021 class is a ways away, but Buford (GA) quarterback Aaron McLaughlin is a name to know for the future. The rising freshman has great size at 6-foot-4 218-pounds, was impressive at last summer’s MVP camp, and already holds an offer from Texas A&M. Look for him to pick up more offers this spring and become a top prospect in the country for the 2021 class.