Georgia Recruiting: No need to worry about recent decommits

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Remember these 2018 names?

When I say that we’ve seen this before, I’m not joking. Do Georgia fans remember the name Caleb Tannor? How about Jaevon Becton, Rachad Wildgoose, Aaron Brule or Donovan Georges? All five of those players were committed to UGA this time last year. Much like Perry and Bertrand, all five of those players were on the back end of UGA’s class. When the time came, none of them ended up getting a spot in Georgia’s record-breaking 2018 class.

Just to be clear, none of them were bad players. Tannor ended up at Nebraska, that’s a pretty damn good school. Becton went to Virginia Tech, Wildgoose to Wisconsin and Brule stayed in the SEC and went to Mississippi State. Georges was the only one who didn’t end up at a major program and he went to FIU. In short, all of these players were good prospects and they are all going to have decent careers. They just were not good enough to be a part of what Kirby Smart is building in Athens.

The same could probably be said for Perry and Bertrand. Both of them are going to find other schools where they likely have a chance to shine, but neither had much of a chance at UGA. Perry is a raw but talented cornerback. UGA is pretty stacked at that position right now and it’s unlikely that he’s better than players like Chris Smith and DeAngelo Gibbs, neither of whom is getting on the field right now.

Bertrand is in a similar position. UGA’s linebacker group is stacked both on the inside and the outside. Channing Tindall and Quay Walker both look really impressive inside alongside Monty Rice. At OLB, UGA is just absolutely loaded and will be even more so with 2019 recruits Nolan Smith and Jermaine Johnson, neither of whom are going to decommit, sorry Florida fans.