It’s becoming clear who Georgia’s top defensive back targets are in the 2018 class, but there is a 2019 defensive back in the peach state that has seen his recruitment explode the past two weeks. Milton (GA) defensive back Joseph Charleston is a big 6-foot-2 190-pound defender who has picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, and NC State recently, and was in Athens last month for Georgia’s G-day scrimmage.
“Running backs coach Dell McGee offered me and I was extremely happy when I found out.” Charleston said. “Living in Georgia was a dream come true to have been offered by UGA.I have visited Georgia about three times total with my last visit coming on G-day. That was the first time I was able to meet head coach Kirby Smart.”
Charleston has the size the Bulldogs are looking for, he has a long frame, shows strong cover skills, and it not afraid to play physical. In a loaded DB group in the 2019 class, look for Charleston to be one of the higher ranked prospects in the group, and continue to pick up major offers soon.
One of the most interesting pieces in the 2018 class is who will the Bulldogs recruit the hardest at the quarterback position. It’s widely known that the top in-state quarterbacks are all likely heading out of the state in college, so the staff is reaching out across the country to find a signal caller in this class. Wisconsin QB commit Ben Bryant is the latest to claim a Georgia offer. The three-star prospect out of Illinois is currently 6-foot-3 185-pounds, and the fourth highest ranked quarterback in the Midwest.
A couple of 2019 prospects to know are Salem (GA) defensive backs Keevan Bailey and Artemus McCorkle. Bailey is the son of former Georgia legend Champ Bailey, and has showed good athleticism last year making plays at safety and receiver. McCorkle is an up and coming prospect at 5-foot-11 176-pounds who looks the part physically and plays mean. He looked great back in January during the True19 game, and is bound for a breakout junior season this fall. Louisville came by the school this week and became the first school to offer both. Look for more schools to start offering both sooner than later.