Georgia football: 5 Predictions on recruits trending to the Dawgs

Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart after the Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma.(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Adonai Mitchell catches the ball for a touchdown against Khyree Jackson in the fourth quarter of the 2022 CFP National Championship Game. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Jalen Hale — 4-star, 6’2″, 175lbs, WR

The last name on this list that the 2023 Georgia football recruiting class could land this summer or is at least trending in the right direction is 4-star wide receiver, Jalen Hale. A Longview, Texas native, Hale visited Athens on June 3, the same week Arch Manning was in town.

He and Manning are close, so the Dawgs pushed hard to show they were interested in him. Georgia would want him regardless of Manning, but still, if the Dawgs could get both, it would be the icing on the cake.

Hale visited back in March, too, so he seems to enjoy coming to Athens. This week, he visited Southern California, and on June 8, he took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M.

According to 247Sports composite rankings, Hale is the No.59 overall, the No. 11 receiver and the No.11 player out of Texas. He is a hot commodity, and someone teams will fight to land. Georgia has gotten multiple visits, and that helps the Dawgs’ cause.

Hale has excellent hands, strong route running abilities, and is a good deep ball threat. Georgia needs those in its life, and Hale is who I would approach to find it.

While he is a Texas kid, the Dawgs could use someone with his size and talents. This versatile athlete recorded 50 catches as a junior for 1,154 yards and 14 touchdowns. That production is what Georgia needs in its receiving room, and with the offense evolving like it is, Hale is a perfect package.

His decision could come down to where Manning decides he goes, but only time will tell. I like Georgia’s chances with him because of what the Dawgs are building in Athens. Something special is brewing in the Classic City and Hale needs to be a part of it.

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Georgia football has had two kids commit this week, and that marks the beginning of what could be a solid finish for the summer recruiting portion. The Dawgs will host more talented players in the coming weeks, so while this list feels like a strong one, others out there could commit this summer.