Georgia Football Recruiting: **Tons of Info** Five MUST GET Players for 2015

Five Must Get Players for UGA

Dawgs 247 Sports released the five “must haves” for 2015, and I agree with all but one. Their list here.

These are the five players, who are undecided and considering UGA, who I think the Bulldogs must get for 2015:

Josh Sweat – Photo courtesy of USA Today

Josh Sweat – ☆☆☆☆☆
#5 Overall; #1 WDE; #1 in VA
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) WDE

I probably would have had 5-Star cornerback, Tarvarus McFadden, in this spot last week, but considering he chose the ‘Noles last Friday, I’ve moved Sweat to #1. If Sweat wasn’t seriously considering UGA, I wouldn’t feel like he was a must get, but the “word on the street” is that this is now a Georgia/Florida State battle. It’s also promising that Georgia is the only SEC school that Sweat is considering. Dawgs 247 reports that Sweat’s decision will really just come down to his upcoming visits. He’ll be in Athens November 15 for the Auburn game, and if the Bulldogs get a big win in a big atmosphere, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sweat moves the Red & Black to #1.

Here are Sweat’s junior highlights:


Rashad Roundtree – Photo courtesy of @Rashad_Tr33

Rashad Roundtree – ☆☆☆☆☆
#24 Overall; #2 S; #5 in GA
Lakeside (Evans, GA) S

Like I said the other day, I think Roundtree is a must get for the Bulldogs for a couple of reasons. First off, safety is a huge need for the Georgia defense right now, and Roundtree is, I think, the best safety in the class of 2015. Second, Roundtree is an in-state guy, and you never want to let an elite prospect from your state get pulled away by another school.

Roundtree is set to decide between Georgia, Ohio State, and Duke this Friday at 9:00 AM on Twitter (@Rashad_Tr33). He plans on visiting Georgia on November 15th for the Auburn game, and hopefully, he’ll be a Bulldog then.

Check out Rashad’s junior highlights here.


Roquan Smith - Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Roquan Smith – Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Roquan Smith – ☆☆☆☆
#62 Overall; #7 OLB; #10 in GA
Macon County (Montezuma, GA) OLB

Georgia will likely be losing all four of their linebackers after this season, and they only have two true linebackers committed right now for 2015, so Smith will certainly be a must get. Right now he plays outside linebacker, but Dawgs 247 reports that he will likely move to inside linebacker in college. I don’t know that he would start right away as a true freshman at UGA, but I can promise you he would see A LOT of playing time. Like Roundtree, Smith is another elite talent that, if you’re Georgia, you can not let leave your state. Roquan will be in Athens on November 15th for the Auburn game.

Smith’s recruitment seems to have come down to Georgia, Florida, and Ole Miss, and he says that he’ll commit on National Signing Day.

Roquan’s junior highlights:


Donte Jackson - Photo courtesy of

Donte Jackson – Photo courtesy of

Donte Jackson – ☆☆☆☆
#190 Overall; #21 CB; #7 in LA
Riverdale (Jefferson, LA) CB

With 5-Star cornerback target, Tarvarus McFadden, committing to FSU on Friday, Jackson has become even more of a must get for the Bulldogs. Donte is a freak athlete who plays cornerback, safety, wide receiver, running back, punt returner, and kick returner, but Pruitt has made it clear to him that he wants him to play cornerback if he decides to come to Athens.With sub-4.4 speed and insane quickness, however, I would fully expect the Bulldogs to use him on offense and special teams some as well. Jackson has stated that this is a Georgia/LSU battle, but has said at times that the Dawgs are in the lead. Donte plans on being in Athens for the Auburn game on November 15th, and he also says he’ll take an official visit to Georgia sometime in December.

Jackson plans on committing in late December or at the Army All-American game on January 3rd.

Check out his insane highlights here.


Darius Slayton - Courtesy of

Darius Slayton – Courtesy of

Darius Slayton – ☆☆☆
Not Rated Overall; #44 CB; #42 in GA
Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA) CB/WR

Don’t let his 3-star Rivals rating fool you. Slayton is a 4-star on every other recruiting site (#119 Overall on 247 Sports, #187 Overall on ESPN), and I’ve seen many people say he should even be a 5-star.  Like Donte Jackson, Slayton is an insane athlete with 4.4 speed who plays wide receiver, cornerback, running back, kick returner, and punt returner. Georgia is recruiting Slayton, though, as a wide receiver. If Slayton commits to the Dawgs, this will easily be the best class of wide receivers the university has ever signed. Check out the other wide receivers already committed here and here. Slayton’s recruitment has seemed to come down to Georgia and Auburn, but I fully expect him to commit to the “G.”

Slayton will be visiting LSU on November 6th and South Carolina on November 22nd. He says he’ll either commit between those visits or right after.

Check out his junior highlights here.


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Posted on November 5, 2014, in ACC, Auburn, Big 10, Blog, Death to the NCAA, Duke, Florida Gators, Florida State, General Sports, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU, NC State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Recruiting, SEC, South Carolina Gamecocks, The UGA Vault. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The last three guys are wasted scholarships.The LB who weighs 203,the 5-11 CB and and guy who’s NR.Really????

    • johnnyboysanders

      You need to pay a little more attention to recruiting. Check these guys out, and I promise you’ll change your tune. Smith will play at about 220, and if you don’t like that, you won’t like Pruitt because that’s his type of player at linebacker. As far as a 5’11 corner, you do realize that’s pretty average corner height? And Slayton is far from not rated. Only Rivals has him that low. You either get those guys or they’ll be tearing you up the next couple of years.

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