Jaylin Simpson (Photo by Chad Simmons)

Dawg Post Insider Recruiting Notes:

Dawg Post brings the latest news on new offers, visits, and recruiting related to UGA football.

There were quite a few Georgia targets hanging out during yesterday’s MVP camp including Darnell Jefferies, Trey Dean, and Christopher Smith. Jefferies and Dean both recently visited Georgia, and the Bulldogs could be tough to beat for both. Georgia is towards the top for Smith as well at this time. Smith and Dean both plan to enroll early, so a decision could come before the fall. All three are enjoying the process and will continue to take visits.

Two top 2019 targets, Frederica Academy’s Jashawn Sheffield and Jaylin Simpson, both spent time in Athens on Friday. Simpson was offered by Georgia on his visit and that was one he wanted badly. One of the top cornerback prospects in the 2019 class, Simpson visited the basketball program for about an hour and then spent about 3-4 hours at the football facility. Head coach Kirby Smart made the offer, and both Simpson and Sheffield got to play some basketball with the head man on their visit. The Bulldogs made an impression, but Ohio State looks to be the leader for Simpson at this time. Georgia is in a great spot for Sheffield, who they have made a top priority. Ohio State and Clemson are making him a priority as well.

Four-star defensive end Stephen Herron Jr. was also in Athens this weekend, and the Bulldogs made quite an impression. Herron is already a national prospect in the 2019 class, and the Kentucky native got plenty of attention from coach Smart and the rest of the staff. He admitted that Georgia is one of his top schools, and he will be visiting Vanderbilt next week.

Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA) cornerback Sheridan Jones visited Georgia recently and the 20202 prospect will be a Bulldog target for the next four years.  Jones said he was offered by coach Shane Beamer back on March 1st, and while on his visit this weekend, he got to see the locker room, Sanford Stadium, the weight room, and got to speak with head coach Kirby Smart. Jones said that after his visit, Georgia is a team he strongly considering.  The talented freshman also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU< among others.

Gibbs (TN) offensive guard Olive Lane also visited Athens this weekend, and the big 6-foot-6 280-pound lineman left with an offer.

“My family and I had a great time in Athens today. I had a great time getting to meet offensive line coach Pittman and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. We got to see everything I wanted to and also got to spend quality time with the rest of the staff. Coach Smart offered me the scholarship himself. I have only heard great things about Georgia and had them all proven true today. I really enjoyed the hospitality and the coaches showed us everything that Georgia has to offer. I am seriously considering Georgia now.”

Another offensive lineman who visited Georgia was Bishop McGuinness (OK) tackle Owen Condon, who also left Athens with an offer.

“I got to see all the football facilities including the academic one, the dorms, and basically all I needed to see.” Condon said. “Coach Smart offered me personally and I thought one could be coming but I wasn’t sure. I’m seriously considering Georgia and absolutely loved my visit. I’m definitely going to try and visit again. What I liked about the coaches was just how genuine and honest they were.”

The Bulldogs extended an offer this weekend to Miller Grove (GA) defensive end Caleb Tannor. The 6-foot-3 220-pounder was offered by head coach Kirby Smart, and Tannor feels like Georgia is a good fit for his playing style. Georgia is Tannor’s biggest offer to date.

Another 2020 prospect who was in Athens was Douglas County (GA) DT Kyle Mann. The 6-foot-1 265-pound defender does not hold a Georgia offer at the moment, but he is on the staff’s radar.

“I loved my visit to UGA and will be back very soon for another.” Mann said. “The University of Georgia was one of the best visits I have had in a while and I was able to speak with defensive line coach Tray Scott and running backs coach Dell McGee. I saw everything from the study hall to the game room. The thing that stood out the most was the training room with all the state of the art facilities. Overall it was an AMAZING experience. “

Mann plans to visit South Carolina and Georgia Southern in the near future.                                                       



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