Georgia football makes top five for a tremendous legacy prospect

Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Lewis Cine (16) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Lewis Cine (16) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

Georgia football is working hard on the recruiting trail as head coach Kirby Smart and his staff are looking to sign another top-class in 2023. The Dawgs got some great news as 3-star safety Bryce Thornton included Georgia in his top five.

If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because his dad is the legendary running back Bruce Thornton.

Georgia currently has the No. 5 2023 recruiting class after picking up a big 4-star defensive end last Sunday.

The 3-star is a safety at Milton High in Alpharetta, Ga., who helped them go 11-1 in 2020 and make a deep 7A playoff run. He plays both ways but will likely be a safety at the next level.

Georgia football is right in the mix for another 2023 legacy prospect.

According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he is the No. 43 safety and the No. 46 player out of the Peach State.

Thornton announced who his top five are on his Twitter on Sunday afternoon. He will focus on these five schools for the remainder of his recruiting journey.

Thornton’s top five schools are Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU, and Miami. Five of the top schools in college football will battle it out for him, but who will land him?

Thornton will likely visit the other schools with him having direct ties to Georgia because he knows what to expect with the Dawgs. His dad probably knows Smart and co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, and Thorton has known them for a while, so he wants to explore.

Thornton visited Florida on March 19 and April 9 as the Gators seem to be pushing hard for the safety. He attended Alabama’s junior day on March 5 and went to FSU on March 20.

Don’t count out LSU and the Bayou Bengals’ new head coach Brian Kelly because he will fight hard for a strong safety.

Thornton has football in his blood and will be a solid pick-up wherever he chooses. Georgia needs to let him know home is the best place to be because keeping that legacy alive is important.

Thornton plays both ways, so his film shows both, making him look like an even bigger playmaker. At 5-10 and 185 pounds, he has some room to grow, but his gritty attitude on the field draws attention.

With him playing receiver, Thornton knows how to guard as a defensive back. He has great vision and strong hands. He isn’t afraid to go up after balls and can be aggressive.

It would be great to see him really take a stand this season and keep grinding. He has an opportunity to have a big senior season — regardless, Thornton will make a great addition.

Thornton is coachable, and he has a football brain. That ability is something Georgia looks for in their safeties. He has what it takes, and the Dawgs will fight hard to land this one.

Next. Georgia football has the rest of the SEC East obsessed. dark

Georgia football needs to get him on campus, but it could be game over for the rest of these teams once they do.