No fan base in the Southeastern Conference had to wait longer for their school’s spring game than Georgia fans but the value of holding the annual G-Day spring game this late on the calendar could prove to be incredible for Kirby Smart’s program.
This weekend, Georgia is set to host an unrivaled amount of talent on campus for the G-Day spring game and if the visitor list is any indication of how UGA’s current class is shaping up, there’s a good chance Smart’s program eventually catches up to Alabama, Clemson and LSU in the 2020 recruiting rankings.
Georgia’s 2020 class is already off to a good start as the six players committed in the class, five-star offensive lineman Broderick Jones, four-star quarterback Carson Beck, four-star defensive lineman Jamil Burroughs, four-star defensive lineman Nazir Stackhouse, four-star defensive back Jalen Kimber and four-star receiver Justin Robinson combine to give Smart’s program the No. 11 recruiting class nationally despite the small size of the class heading into G-Day.
Beck, Burroughs and Kimber are all expected to be back on campus for Georgia’s spring game and are poised to be joined by the following 2020 targets, all of which have publicly stated their plans to visit Athens this weekend:
- Five-star athlete Arik Gilbert, the No. 1 athlete in the nation and No. 11 prospect nationally.
- Five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo, the No. 2 corner in the nation and No. 12 prospect nationally.
- Five-star linebacker Mekhail Sherman is taking an official visit to Athens. He’s ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 13 overall prospect nationally.
- Five-star running back Kendall Milton, the No. 2 running back and No. 15 prospect nationally.
- Four-star offensive lineman Tate Ratledge, the No. 4 offensive tackle and No. 39 overall prospect nationally.
- Four-star defensive back Henry Gray, the No. 6 cornerback and No. 69 prospect nationally.
- Four-star defensive lineman Jalen Carter, the No. 12 defensive tackle and No. 114 prospect nationally.
- Four-star defensive back Dwight McGlothern, the No. 9 cornerback and No. 122 prospect nationally.
- Four-star tight end Theo Johnson, the No. 5 tight end and No. 243 prospect nationally.
- Four-star defensive lineman Warren Brinson, the No. 30 defensive tackle and No. 307 prospect nationally.
With no other spring game competition in the SEC this weekend, Georgia is wisely capitalizing on the fact that the floor is now theirs to host so many elite 2020 targets. Don’t be surprised to see at least a few of these players jump in the boat this weekend for the Bulldogs, pushing the class well into the top 10 by the time spring officially comes to a close for Smart’s program.
* all rankings listed come via 247Sports Composite Rankings