2015′s No. 1 overall recruit, defensive end Josh Sweat, has named the five schools to which he will travel for his official visits. Lo and behold, Georgia is on that list, per a report from 247.Sports.com
Sweat has announced he plans to make his official visits to Ohio State, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Georgia.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end out of Chesapeake, Va. (Oscar Smith HS), is listed at the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2015 class, regardless of position or state according to the 247sports composite rankings. He impressed coaches and scouts at this year’s The Opening football camp, logging a 4.46 40-yard dash, and showing his agility on the field, drawing comparisons to former South Carolina standout, Jadeveon Clowney.
For Georgia to even make the cut as one of his official visit stops is a big step in snagging this prized recruit, and the presence of former Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on the UGA staff is going to put points in Georgia’s column.
Every team on Sweat’s list of visits are both on the Eastern side of the U.S., and have long traditions of defensive players making it to the NFL, with the exception of Oregon, his only West coast stop and being more known for their offensive skill players.
The recruiting is really wide open for Sweat, with none of the five teams on his list holding a particular edge. All have strong and weak points in terms of Sweat’s recruitment. 247Sports is projecting a 40% chance of Virginia Tech landing Sweat, probably more due to the close proximity to his home.
Georgia is only given an 8% chance of being picked, but Sweat has already made one unofficial visit to Athens, and could be wowed when he returns for his official trip.