James Graham (© Chad Simmons / SCOUT)

UGA checks in on new 2018 target:

The Georgia staff recently offered Fitzgerald athlete James Graham and two coaches stopped by the school today to check on him.

According to Fitzgerald recruiting coordinator Jesse Lynch, UGA linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker came by the school to check on a talented Fitzgerald team. Athlete James Graham has turned into an important target moving forward, and the Bulldogs are trying to solidify their spot in his top group. Linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer came by the school on May 4, so it's clear the staff is starting to make a big push for the versatile prospect. The staff would love to get Graham to a camp in Athens this summer to get a better feel of where they would like to play him.

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker was at Archer on Monday to see 2019 defensive backs Jayln Phillips and Andrew Booth Jr. Phillips is on Georgia's radar said an offer from Georgia would be big

"They are 30 minutes away and they play in the SEC. I love Georgia. If they offer they will definitely be in my top group." Phillips said. The 2019 defensive back plans to release a top group of schools on Friday. 

The Florida Gators made a big splash in Georgia yesterday, offering some of the peach state's top prospects. Three different Buford (GA) offensive lineman were offered by the Gators yesterday, with athlete Anthony Grant picking up a Florida offer today. The Gators also offered elite 2019 defensive back Jaylen McCollough yesterday as well.

Top 2019 target Travon Walker out of Upson Lee (GA) has has a big week so far, picking up offers from Florida State, Kentucky, and Michigan in recent days. Walker is a priority for Georgia and absolutely knows it. He's a major talent with good athleticism who can really move. Look for him to be one of the highest ranked 2019 prospect in Georgia.

A 2018 outside linebacker to know is Mary Persons (GA) defender Jatorian Hansford. Still somewhat of an unknown prospect, Hansford has great size at 6-foot-4 220-pounds and really stood out at the Atlanta Regional Opening in late March. He's long, athletic, shows good strength at the point of attack, and plays the run really well. He has the length to rush the passer, and has picked up some smaller offers over the recent weeks. IF the Georgia staff decides to look for more outside linebacker prospect, Hansford is a guy who could likely get a strong look down the road.

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