UGA Recruiting Daily 20-NOV-2017

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UGA Recruiting Daily 20-NOV-2017

Alontae Taylor  - Class of 2018 -  (photo from Alontae Taylor / Twitter)
Alontae Taylor
– Class of 2018 –
(photo from Alontae Taylor / Twitter)

 
 
Today on Bulldawg Illustrated’s UGA Recruiting Daily we look at Georgia’s 2018 defensive back recruiting focusing in on the cornerbacks and five 2018 prospects: Tyson Campbell, Gilbert Frierson, Nadab Joseph, Alontae Taylor, and Divaad Wilson.

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED PROSPECTS

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

TYSON CAMPBELL

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: DB – No. 3 CB

HT, WT: 6 foot 2.5, and 181 lbs

SCHOOL: American Heritage High School

CITY, STATE: Plantation, FL

STATUS: Undeclared

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 10/31/2015.

# OFFERS: 22

NEWS & NOTES: Campbell is a phenomenal CB that the previous Bulldog coaching staff offered and the current staff has continued to recruit. He visited UGA over the summer on July 20th and also visited Clemson and Alabama to close out the month of July. His recruitment is wide open at the moment, but Georgia could have a shot here as the Dogs are in Campbell’s top five: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State. It look like Georgia may have been leading for Campbell for a little while, but now it looks like the pendulum has swung back over to Miami. Still, though, keep your eye on Campbell’s recruitment.
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2015 SOPHOMORE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

GILBERT FRIERSON

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: DB – No. 21 CB

HT, WT: 6 foot 1, and 185 lbs

SCHOOL: Coral Gables High School

CITY, STATE: Coral Gables, FL

STATUS: Committed to Miami since 02/23/2016

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 01/23/2016.

# OFFERS: 15

NEWS & NOTES: Gilbert Frierson was offered by UGA last year in January of 2016. He has been committed to the Hurricanes for over a year, but there have been rumors since spring that he is also a potential flip to Georgia. He visited UGA back on May 20th and was in Athens again for the weekend of July 15th. If Kirby Smart and company can pull off flipping Frierson to UGA, it would be a big pick up for the 2018 class for the Dogs. So is there any new news here?
 
Frierson was seen sporting some Georgia gloves and apparel during games and practices, but I don’t know if that means anything or not. He has also worn other program’s colors as well, and this is not uncommon for recruiting prospects. Outside of that, there has been no news or “smoke” about Frierson flipping to the Dogs; although, he did take an official visit to UGA over the weekend for the Bulldogs final home game of the season versus Kentucky. Getting him back in Athens and on campus was big if the Georgia staff has a shot at flipping Frierson.
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2015 SOPHOMORE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2014 FRESHMAN SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

NADAB JOSEPH

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: DB – No. 24 CB

HT, WT: 6 foot 1.5, and 180 lbs

SCHOOL: Miami Norland High School

CITY, STATE: Miami, FL

STATUS: Undeclared

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 06/14/16.

# OFFERS: 22

NEWS & NOTES: Georgia offered Nadab in June last summer just a few days after he committed to LSU, but he de-committed from the Tigers right before the start of the 2017 football season on August 10th. So where do the Bulldogs stand for the Miami Norland defensive back?
 
On October 10th, Nadab listed UGA, Alabama, and LSU in his top 3. He has visited Bama a lot this past year, and the Crimson Tide should be considered the favorite here. Even though he de-committed from LSU, they are also still in his top 3. But don’t dismiss the Dogs’ recruiting momentum at the moment. Joseph took an official visit to Alabama a couple of weeks ago on November 4th.
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

ALONTAE TAYLOR

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: Athlete (CB, WR) – No. 29 WR

HT, WT: 6 foot 1, and 182 lbs

SCHOOL: Coffee County Central High School

CITY, STATE: Manchester, TN

STATUS: Undeclared

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

# OFFERS: 25

NEWS & NOTES: Georgia offered Taylor back in February. The Machester, TN athlete had been committed to the Volunteers since June of last year, but he de-committed from Tennessee on Sunday, Nov. 12th. What are the Bulldogs’ chances of bringing Taylor into the fold of this stellar 2018 recruiting class?
 
The ye ‘ole Magic 8-ball says very likely. Since his de-commitment, Taylor’s recruitment has really picked up and Alabama, GT, Louisville, as well as Wake Forest are programs that are really looking hard at the Coffee County Central High product, but I do think Georgia stands a very good chance of landing talented athlete.
 
Taylor took an official visit to Athens over the weekend to see Georgia’s final home game of the season, a 42-13 win over Kentucky. He was also still scheduled to take an official to the Volunteers on Dec. 9th, but he has since cancelled. Now, he will be taking an official visit to Alabama on Dec. 8th and before that to Wake Forest on Dec. 2nd.
 
Taylor has the potential to play on offense at WR or on defense at cornerback in the secondary.
 
2017 SENIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2015 SOPHOMORE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 

DIVAAD WILSON

CLASS: 2018

POSITION: DB – No. 39 CB

HT, WT: 6 foot 0, and 183 lbs

SCHOOL: Miami-Northwestern High School

CITY, STATE: Miami, FL

STATUS: Currently committed to Florida

UGA OFFER: Yes, offered on 04/12/2017.

# OFFERS: 23

NEWS & NOTES: Divaad Wilson was offered by UGA back on April 12th. At the time, he was already committed to the University of Florida, since Feb. 3rd. Wilson transferred from Monsignor Pace High School to Miami-Northwestern for his senior season. He has scheduled to take an official visit to UGA for the Bulldogs home game versus Kentucky on Nov. 18th.
 
2017 MIDSEASON SENIOR HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2016 JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
2015 SOPHOMORE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
 
 


 

 
 


 

 
 


 

 


 
 
 
 

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