UGA Recruiting Daily 07-Sep-2017

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UGA Recruiting Daily 07-Sep-2017

KJ Henry (5) and Micah Parsons (23) - Class of 2018 DEs - (photo from Michah Parsons/ Twitter)
KJ Henry (5) and Micah Parsons (23)
– Class of 2018 DEs –
(photo from Michah Parsons/ Twitter)

 
 

UGA Recruiting Daily Thread

 
Georgia has three weakside defensive ends committed for 2018 so far including Jaevon Becton, Azeez Ojulari, and Caleb Tannor. Both Ojulari and Tannor could play either at rush end with their hand in the dirt or at OLB. The Bulldogs will likely look to get a commit from and sign at least one more rush end in this recruiting class as they will lose senior OLBs Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy and junior DE Jonathan Ledbetter could declare for the NFL draft after this season. Here is a look at two 2018 prospects KJ Henry and Micah Parsons along with two 2019 WDE prospects Derrick McLendon and Nolan Smith in today’s UGA Recruiting Daily Thread.

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED PROSPECTS

If position ranking is noted, it is 247 Sports latest composite ranking of the player.
 

KJ HENRY

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: DE/OLB – No. 2 WDE

HT, WT: 6 foot 5.5, and 235 lbs

SCHOOL: West Forsyth High School

CITY, STATE: Clemmons, NC

STATUS: Undeclared

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 04/21/2016.

# OFFERS: 29

NEWS & NOTES: Henry listed Georgia in his top-10 on April 5th. He camped and visited UGA on June 4th and June 5th, and then participated in Nike the Opening Finals. Henry just dropped his top five about a month ago, and the Bulldogs made the cut along with Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, and VT. Many think Clemson is the team to beat here, but Henry’s recruiting is wide open. Georgia is very much in it this recruiting battle.
 
2017 HIGHLIGHTS vs. CARVER HIGH SCHOOL – CLICK HERE
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2015 SOPHOMORE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

MICAH PARSONS

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: DE/OLB – No. 1 WDE

HT, WT: 6 foot 3, and 235 lbs

SCHOOL: Harrisburg High School

CITY, STATE: Harrisburg, PA

STATUS: Undeclared

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 12/05/2016.

# OFFERS: 20

NEWS & NOTES: Parsons de-committed from Penn State on April 23rd and a little over a month later put UGA in his top 7 he released on May 26th. As things stand right now, it appears he is leaning towards Ohio State and PSU. Parsons visited Bama on July 16th and Ohio State on July 21st, and he is taking an official visit to the Buckeyes game against Oklahoma this Saturday. The No. 1 WDE in the 2018 class has also scheduled an official visit to Nebraskas on October 7th for the Cornhuskers home game against Wisconsin.
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2014 FRESHMAN SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

DERRICK MCLENDON

CLASS: 2019

POSITION: DE/OLB – No. 20 WDE

HT, WT: 6 foot 3.5, and 225 lbs

SCHOOL: Tucker High School

CITY, STATE: Tucker, GA

STATUS: Undeclared

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 02/11/2017

# OFFERS: 16

NEWS & NOTES: The talented Tucker High School football player has already started to rack up the scholarship offers with at least 16, and the Georgia coaching staff put their name in the hat, offering McLendon back in February. While it is still early in the 2019 recruiting cycle, McLendon did name Alabama his leader back in July. Ole Miss just recently offered him on September 5th, but I would be surprised if they are a factor.
 
HUDL HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

NOLAN SMITH

CLASS: 2019

POSITION: DE/OLB – No. 3 WDE

HT, WT: 6 foot 3, and 223 lbs

SCHOOL: IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

CITY, STATE: from Savannah, GA

STATUS: COMMITTED TO UGA 01/29/2017

UGA OFFER: Yes, on April 16, 2016.

# OFFERS: 9

NEWS & NOTES: Smith has been committed to UGA since January 29th, and he visited Georgia for G-Day game on April 22. Over the summer, Smith took part in Nike’s The Opening Finals and stood out as one of the best defensive ends out of the class of 2019. While he is committed to the Bulldogs, the Georgia coaching staff are going to have their work cut out to hold to the talented player from Savannah, GA who is currently enrolled at, attending and playing football at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.
 
NIKE’s 2017 THE OPENING FINALS HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 


 

 
 


 

 
 


 

 


 
 
 
 

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