Georgia Football: The future of UGA’s secondary is bright

Kamari Lassiter[Photo/Hannah Saad]
Kamari Lassiter[Photo/Hannah Saad] /

Georgia football has reloaded at the cornerback position for 2021.

Georgia football is losing a lot of its depth in its secondary in 2021. Eric Stokes, Tyson Campbell, DJ Daniel, Mark Webb, and Richard LeCounte are assumed to all be leaving for the NFL next year. That leaves a pretty big hole for Kirby Smart to fill in Georgia’s secondary. That is just what Smart has done over these last two recruiting classes.

In the 2020 recruiting cycle Georgia football was able to sign Kelee Ringo the No. 1 cornerback in the nation, Jalen Kimber the No. 9 cornerback in the nation, Daran Branch the No. 51 cornerback in the nation, and Major Burns the No. 13 safety in the nation. This group was a major reason why Georgia was able to come away with another No. 1 recruiting class in 2020.

Unfortunately, Ringo got hurt before the 2020 season even got started and hasn’t been able to play any this season. Kimber, Burns, and Branch have all been able to find their way onto the field at some point this season. Kimber has been the stand out from this group as he has not allowed a single catch the entire season, albeit in limited time.

Georgia football added another bunch of talented defensive backs in their 2021 recruiting class. Here is a short breakdown of each of these new pups.

Nyland Green

Nyland Green was a two-sport athlete at Newton High School. He also played both offense and defense for Newton’s football team. In his junior season, he amassed 34 tackles and grabbed six interceptions. He is quite athletic and should be a formidable partner alongside Ringo.

David Daniel

David Daniel is going to be special. Daniel amassed 123 tackles, one sack, grabbed two interceptions, and picked up three fumbles n his time at Woodstock High School. He has that LeCounte kind of dog in him and he could replace him at safety. He always wants to work and is never satisfied with where he is.

Here is a tweet of his that came out the day after he signed with Georgia football:

Kamari Lassiter

Kamari Lassiter will be another good candidate to play the Star position, much like Webb and Tyrique Stevenson. Over his time at American Christian High School he amassed 210 tackles, 20 for loss, and grabbed ten interceptions.

Javon Bullard

Javon Bullard is a very physical corner that will also most likely start his career at Georgia inside at the Star position. He amassed 74 tackles, ten pass breakups, and two sacks while at Baldwin High School.

These guys could be special and with the direction that college offenses are trending, they will be needed. To be a good defense these days you will need at least three to four good defensive backs. With Ringo, Stevenson, Kimber, Branch, Burns, Chris Smith, Lewis Cine, and Ameer Speed already on the roster and Green, Daniel, Lassiter, and Bullard being added to the mix Georgia will have one of the deepest secondaries in the SEC.

Athens, GA. is now a No-Fly Zone. SEC quarterbacks, you have been warned.