Kamari Lassiter has decided to commit to Georgia, here is where he fits.
Kamari Lassiter is the latest recruit to commit to Georgia. He becomes the 17th commit in Georgia‘s 2021 recruiting class, which currently ranks No. 6 according to the 247 Sports Composite. He chose Georgia over Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. Lassiter is a three-star cornerback who plays for American Christian High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is 6-0 185 pounds and runs a 4.68 40-yard dash.
Lassiter plays both cornerback and wide receiver. As a junior, he brought in 41 passes for 939 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a senior, he has eight catches for 169 yards and three touchdowns in five games. His time at wide receiver has given him excellent ball skills as a cornerback, especially when it comes to high-pointing the ball as evidenced by his five pass breakups.
Georgia could lose a lot of cornerbacks next year. Eric Stokes, D.J. Daniel, Tyson Campbell, Mark Webb, and Ameer Speed will either graduate or are NFL draft-eligible at the end of the season. However, Georgia still has numerous cornerbacks on its roster including Keelee Ringo, Jalen Kimber, Tyrique Stevenson, and Daran Branch.
Georgia’s 2021 recruiting class also includes cornerbacks David Daniel, De’Jahn Warren, and Javon Bullard.
Lassiter will have plenty of competition when he gets to campus, which should only make him and the rest of the secondary better in the long run. Georgia is stacking up a very talented defensive backend, something Kirby Smart and company have made quite a habit. This current group they have put together could end up being Georgia’s most impressive in a long time.
As for Lassiter, he will most likely get some early looks at the Star or Dime corner positions. These positions would probably be best suited to what he brings to the table. He is a physical tackler and inside corners have to be able to help in the run game. With his ball skills and ability to tackle he could be a natural inside for Smart’s Junkyard Dawgs.