One of the top athletes in Georgia in the 2018 class is Greater Atlanta Christian (GA) athlete Kyler McMichael. The talented junior is regarded as one of the better defensive back prospects in the south, but can also play running back after a successful 2016 season running the ball. The 6-foot-1 195-pounder has a great frame and showed solid speed at the Atlanta Opening Regional, running a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. He has been offered by programs across the country, and has started to take visits and narrow down his recruitment.
“I really liked the atmosphere at Tennessee.” McMichael said. “The coaches were very sincere. I went up there in the middle of the week so it was just me. I was able to talk with each coach and sit down and watch my film with them. They are recruiting me as a cornerback. I’ve been up there at least 3 or 4 times.
Another team high on McMichael’s list is the Clemson Tigers. The reigning national champions have made many Georgia prospects a priority in the 2018 class, with the GAC junior being one of them.
“Coach Reed has been recruiting me a long time there so I have a great relationship with him.” McMichael said. “The facilities there are off the charts. I just love the environment. Their pitch is that I can play both ways so that is something I’m looking forward too.”
The Georgia Bulldogs are being very selective with defensive backs in this class after taking 6 in the 2017 class. The staff has been recruiting McMichael for over a year now, and there is mutual interest in both parties. McMichael is recently coming off a visit to Athens.
“It was a great visit to Georgia.” McMichael said. “I was able to watch their spring practice. I spoke with head coach Kirby Smart, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, and running back coach Dell McGee. Whenever I go up there of course we talk about football and where they want me to play. We did discuss about all the DBs they recently brought in because they are recruiting me as a cornerback as well.”
Florida State is another program in the mix and a team McMichael wants to know more about. Alabama is in the race as well, and McMichael admitted that he speaks with assistant coach Derrick Ansley. McMichael plans to narrow his list right before his senior season, commit in the middle of the season, and still take visits before signing.