Georgia Football Recruiting: UGA Could Flip Bama Commit, Recruits React to UGA Loss, Josh Sweat Update
Recruiting Quick Hits
Rico McGraw Still Considering the Bulldogs
This will be a very interesting recruiting battle to keep your eye on as some experts still think the Dawgs have a good shot. Rico McGraw, a once Georgia commit, flipped to Alabama a little over a month ago, but that hasn’t kept the Bulldog coaches from pursuing him. Jeremy Pruitt still wants McGraw very badly, and even some current UGA commits are trying to sway his mind. I still don’t think we’ll be able to flip Rico since we’ll likely be picking up Rashad Roundtree in the next month, but this could still be interesting. Story on McGraw and other recruits here.
Loss to USC Won’t Have a Huge Impact
The awful loss to the Game Chickens in Columbia certainly didn’t help things on the recruiting trail for the Bulldogs, but I also don’t believe it really hurt them. Yes, it did show that this team is not the invincible juggernaut that many believed (NOT ME), and defensive commits did see that Jeremy Pruitt doesn’t have some magic scheme that can destroy any offense, but teams lose tough games, and recruits know that. I mean, this game was one bad holding call from being a UGA win, and some recruits understood that Georgia really should’ve won that game.
“They got cheated, but offensively it was a good game!” – Emanuel McGirt
247 Sports has the quotes from UGA commits/targets about the game here.
Interview With Josh Sweat and Coach
Rivals.com was able to get an exclusive interview with the 5-star defensive end and #1 player in the nation, Josh Sweat. Now, there wasn’t a ton of Bulldog news to come out of the interview, but Sweat never talks to the media so this was a really big deal. He has no leader at this point, and the fact that UGA has one of his five official visits means the Bulldogs have just as good a shot as anyone. We are the only SEC team he is considering, and I think Jeremy Pruitt is very attractive (not looks-wise) to elite defensive players. Sweat will be an early enrollee, so his decision will have to come sometime in the next couple of months, and his coach says that it might even come during the first week of November before the high school playoffs start.
Interview with Josh Sweat here.
Interview with Sweat’s coach here.
If you haven’t seen his junior highlights, take a look:
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