Georgia football: Momentum surge marks the beginning of big 2023 class

Apr 16, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Kendall Milton (2) gets lifter by offensive lineman Devin Willock (77) after a touchdown during the Georgia Bulldogs Spring Game at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Kendall Milton (2) gets lifter by offensive lineman Devin Willock (77) after a touchdown during the Georgia Bulldogs Spring Game at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Georgia football has four pledges in seven days, and the Dawgs are just getting things started for this 2023 recruiting class.

Very few hit the momentum this Georgia football coaching staff has achieved on the recruiting trail, but the craziest thing is they aren’t close to seeing that surge end.

Georgia started this momentum surge with Joshua Miller, a 3-star offensive lineman who flipped from Penn State to the good guys. Then 5-star cornerback AJ Harris made his love for the Dawgs public with his commitment, followed by 5-star place kicker Payton Woodring just a couple of days later.

The latest to make it official is Peach State inside linebacker CJ Allen, who was a massive pickup for the Dawgs by keeping him home.

Georgia football will play the waiting game as the next wave of recruiting momentum approaches quickly.

After another successful weekend of hosting some of the top recruits in Athens, there is still just as much buzz as there was after Arch Manning’s group started June off with a bang.

That momentum doesn’t just come through commitments but major targets announcing decision dates.

There could be more commitments sooner than later, but I want to also focus on the fact that Georgia has dates from a few targets that we think will end in another 2023 member getting added to this class.

This past weekend, Georgia hosted some big-time names, and the photos showed us how fun they had.

Two big names that set dates are Jamaal Jarrett, a 4-star defensive tackle, and Tony Rojas, a 4-star linebacker.

Jarrett will announce on his birthday, July 19, and will pick between North Carolina, Auburn and the Dawgs. Right now, he publically makes it seem like all three are on the same level, but reading between the lines, Georgia appears to hold the lead.

The Dawgs just saw three first-round NFL Draft picks off their defensive line, and Tray Scott is probably the best defensive line coach in the country, so the decision should seem easy.

However, those decisions aren’t always that simple, so while the Dawgs appear to have a lead, only Jarrett and his inside circle know where he wants to play football.

Rojas will commit before Jarrett as he announced July 5 would be when he goes public. Right now, it’s between Georgia and Penn State, but his top four include Miami and Clemson.

He will likely commit to Penn State, but the Dawgs have made a lot of ground up in Rojas’ recruitment, so we will see how it goes on July 5.

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This past weekend saw a variety of players on campus. There were a few receivers, some cornerbacks, linebackers and just a little of everything.

Malik Benson, a junior college target, was a big focus for receivers coach Bryan McClendon. The Dawgs could use some more experience in that room despite having guys who helped lead Georgia to a national championship.

McClendon knows what kind of asset Benson is, and he is a top priority for the Dawgs. The visit seems to have gone well for the receiver, but the Dawgs still have work to do because he is a hot commodity for many schools, including Alabama and Tennesse.

Another top receiver that came to Athens this past weekend was Hykeem Williams, a Florida receiver that Georgia has had its eyes on for a while. He is a top target for the Dawgs because Williams is elite.

Williams has been to campus a few times, so he likes the Dawgs, and McClendon is the key to landing him. Georgia could get him, which would be a massive deal, and if the interest is where I think it is, Williams will be back on campus before he makes a decision.

Daniel Harris, a 4-star corner from Miami, was also in Athens this past weekend, and among those we just discussed could be someone that could join the good guys recruiting class.

He is someone the Dawgs would make room for in this recruiting class, and rightfully so because Harris is a talented player who has the upside worthy of being in that secondary room.

Whit Weeks and Troy Bowles are two more that visited, and I expect the Dawgs could land, but only time will tell with these two.

Weeks is an Oconee County linebacker, so he is right in Georgia’s backyard. Bowles is a Florida linebacker the Dawgs need in this class. He is exceptionally talented, and Glenn Schumann knows this too.

He knows what kind of linebackers work in this program, and Schumann can get them to Athens because of his style and how much he genuinely shows he cares.

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Georgia has so much buzz surrounding them on the recruiting trail because the Dawgs continue to impress these top players.

The Dawgs have a specific way of finding the right guys, so while many of these highly touted players could land in Georgia, it’ll be because they genuinely fit the program’s culture. That culture is even in the recruiting process, and it’s helped the Dawgs have the success they have.