Georgia football: Three prospects on top of the recruiting wishlist

Georgia football has six commits on its 2021 recruiting class. The class is ranked No. 8 in the nation and every team ranked ahead of the Bulldogs have more commits.

Georgia football recently added a sixth commitment to its 2021 recruiting class. Four-star running back Lovasea Carroll pledged to the Bulldogs on April 9. His commitment bumped Georgia’s class from No. 12 in the nation to No. 8.

The top player in the class is still quarterback Brock Vandagriff. The Prince Avenue quarterback is ranked No. 12 overall according to the 247Sports Composite. Offensive tackle Micah Morris and athlete David Daniel are Georgia’s last commits in the top 100. They’re ranked No. 73 and No. 78 respectively. The class also includes Jonathan Jefferson (No. 143 overall) and Marlin Dean (No. 414 overall).

With only six prospects in the class, Georgia football is bound to receive a score of other commitments between now and the signing periods. The Bulldogs are coming off their second No. 1 overall class in three years, so the players at the top of Georgia’s recruiting wishlist are the elite prospects every program wants to sign.

James Williams – Safety

Georgia football is known as “Running Back U,” but if it keeps signing elite defensive backs, it’ll wrestle the “Defensive Back U” moniker away from some SEC rivals. The defensive back at the top of the rankings and Georgia’s wishlist for 2021 is safety James Williams (No. 6 overall).

It’s cliche but true, Williams patrols the field like a centerfielder in baseball. When the ball is in the air, he does a great job tracking it down making a play. Williams never stops following the play and is in on tackles more often than not at various spots of the field. He’s a solid blitzer and times snaps really well.

Most impressively, Williams is 6-5. You just don’t see dominant safeties with his size ever. And he’s also a really good receiver in high school and uses those pass-catching skills to make a lot of interceptions on defense.

Amarius Mims – Offensive tackle

Amarius Mims (No. 8 overall) is one of only a few players to have his commitment scheduled. Mimis is choosing which school he’ll attend on October 14. Georgia and Alabama are at the top of his list.

At 6-7, 315 lbs., Mims looks like a monster and with how well he uses his size, he plays like one too. On the technical side, Mims is as close to a complete product as you’re going to find among junior offensive tackles, though he does have a little room for improvement as a pass blocker. Mims also has some quickness which he uses to make a few extra blocks in the second level.

Tony Grimes – Cornerback

Another player with a scheduled commitment, Tony Grimes (No. 7 overall) is set to pledge to a school on December 10. Grimes doesn’t have a clear front runner just yet, but Georgia is near the top of his list, just like he’s near the top of Georgia’s.

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As the top-ranked cornerback in the nation, Grimes is another player who could help turn Georgia football into “Defensive Back U.” Grimes is a corner who can cover any receiver like a blanket. He has typical safety size and he’s physical like one, but he has the skills of a cornerback and the speed to keep up with and catch up to any receiver.

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