Recruiting in Athens is in full-steam-ahead mode as the Georgia football staff welcomes top talent every week. This past weekend was no different, as the Dawgs hosted some big-time 2023 names that will be important to know as this recruiting class begins to fill.
The title of this article isn’t just about the rankings that some of these prospects have, but their sheer physical size.
While Arch Manning was the talk of the town a couple of weekends ago, this past weekend was about the big men.
Georgia football saw another fully-loaded weekend of top-tier recruits in Athens.
There were 5-stars, 3-stars, positions from both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, and so many more guys in Athens. Prospects from not just the 2023 class but 2024 and 2025 were in the Classic City to see what Georgia has to offer.
Some notable names in town were Jamaal Jarrett, Richard Young, Hykeem Williams, Carnell Tate and Tyler Williams. There were plenty of others there, but these are the ones Georgia fans need to write down because they are high on the Dawgs’ wish list.
Jarrett is massive, coming in at 6-5 and 330-pounds. This defensive lineman from North Carolina seems like another Jordan Davis in the making. His size is really appealing, and it would be a massive grab for Tray Scott.
Reports suggest that Jarrett had a great time on this visit and Steve Wiltfong even put in a crystal ball for him on 247Sports.
He ranks on 247Sports Composite rankings as a 4-star, is the No. 25 defensive lineman and the No.12 player out of North Carolina. It seems like the Tarheels and Dawgs are the two leaders at the moment right now, but Georgia seems to have the advantage for sure.
Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon had his plate full with some of the best wideouts in the 2023 class showing up last weekend.
Three Sunshine state receivers, Williams, Tate and Tyler Williams, are all extremely sought-after prospects that perked up when McClendon returned to Athens. The 2023 class will feature a bigger receiver group as the Dawgs need more depth there, and these three names would be incredible.
Hykeem Williams is a taller receiver at 6-3 and is a 4-star on 247Sports. He ranks as the No. 43 overall, No. 8 receiver and No. 10 player out of Florida.
Tyler Williams is the No. 30 receiver and No. 45 player in Florida. After his visit, it seems the Dawgs hold the advantage. Williams will be back in Athens sooner than later, and McClendon is already off to a hot start in Athens.
As for Tate, he is a long shot, but one McClendon will put pressure on to consider Georgia. He will likely go to Ohio State or another school that emphasizes their receivers, but who knows more with recruiting.
McClendon is one of the best out there, and if he wants Tate, he may get him. Tate currently ranks as the No. 21 overall, the No. 3 receiver and is the No. 7 Florida prospect.
He seems to be enjoying the recruiting process, but the Buckeyes will likely land him, and that’s okay. Georgia has its eyes on other talented receivers.
Running backs coach Dell McGee had a big visitor in town too with Young. He is the No. 1 back in the country for this recruiting cycle and is someone McGee is pushing hard to get.
The Dawgs have a strong shot here because the relationship between Young and McGee is strong, but it’ll take some work. If anyone can close on a guy like Young, it’s McGee, and he could be one of two running backs the Dawgs take in 2023.
Georgia football has another full week of hosting recruits for 2023, 2024 and 2025 classes as the red and black recruiting train is full steam ahead. As G-Day approaches, expect an extensive list of prospects to be in attendance because April 16 will be one epic day and a spring scrimmage these recruits won’t forget.