Jalen Kimber Commits to UGA

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Jalen Kimber Commits to UGA

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With the tweet above, 4-star cornerback Jalen Kimber of Arlington, Texas committed to Georgia.

247Sports describes Kimber as follows:

Slender lower body that broadens up top to present a player with physical upside and durability at the defensive back position. Possesses above average length at cornerback. One of the elite combine athletes in the nation. Bouncy athletically. Competent finding the football with the ability to look and lean in phase. Has the body type to be a physical force in press coverage and run support. Doesn’t always show that physicality on film yet. Sufficient ball skills. Good awareness in man coverage. Has the feet and physical traits to be one of the top cover corners in the nation. Playmaking doesn’t match athleticism on film. Doesn’t trust his speed enough in coverage and can get handsy downfield. Up-trending prospect that is a likely power five impact starter and a mid-round NFL Draft pick however he has physical traits that give him first round NFL upside.

247Sports

In an interview with Sam Spiegelman of Rivals, Kimber said about UGA:

“From start to finish, it was a great experience. I’m glad I was able to get out and see other campuses besides Texas. I hadn’t seen anything besides Texas and Oklahoma, so my first time to be able to get out and experience different colleges and different starts, it was really good timing.
“When we came back, my dad and I talked about which was the best place for me. Now, I don’t need any more visits. We compared and contrasted, and after taking everything in, Georgia is where I felt the most comfortable at over all these visits. It’s where I liked the best.
“Being there and experiencing it for the first time was really cool. Even before I got the offer, I was thinking about Georgia. I remember saying, ‘Dang, I like Georgia.’ When I went down there and was able to talk to Coach (Kirby) Smart and Coach (Charleton) Waren, I was able to see how Coach Waren talked during the coaching clinic … it was everything. I liked it, I liked the campus and the people there. I love Georgia.
“They had a plan for me. They told me how I’d be able to kick off the 2020 class for Georgia and be able to create one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.