Georgia Football adds highest quality safety to its 2023 class

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 has more momentum on the recruiting trail right now than any other program. On Saturday, the Dawgs added the highest quality safety in the 2023 recruiting cycle as Joenel Aguero picked the Dawgs over Miami, Florida and Ohio State.

Aguero is the third commitment of the week as he joins Jamaal Jarrett and Kelton Smith in announcing this week.

His pledge also gives the Dawgs nine total on the month, which is incredible. The Dawgs are building up the momentum during the dead period, so when recruits can visit again, kids will want to join this class.

What this recruiting staff has been able to do is really impressive. Grabbing a guy like Aguero out of the northeast to come to Georgia is a huge win. Fran Brown has come in and not missed a beat on the recruiting trail, which should excite the fans.

Georgia football is recruiting from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean with success.

This narrative that Georgia is struggling on the recruiting trail is so far from true. Georgia is selective in prospects. They don’t always have to take all in-state recruits. Sometimes there are better ones in other states.

No, this isn’t a dig at anyone. It’s just a generalized statement because some think Georgia and head coach Kirby Smart aren’t doing a good job with in-state recruiting.

Aguero is one of those guys because, in my opinion, he is the best safety in the 2023 class and has the highest ceiling.

While he isn’t the No.1 overall safety, Aguero could end up being the most successful because it’s clear what kind of player he is.

According to 247Sports composite rankings, he is the No. 34 overall player, the No. 3 safety and the No.2 player out of Massachusetts.

If he has a solid senior season, he could push his way into being a five-star. Those stars don’t matter, but Aguero is talented enough to be one, as I genuinely think he will be a stud in college.

He impresses me with his grit and talent on the field. At 6-0 and 195-pounds, Aguero is already at a collegiate size for his position. Brown and co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will be excited to get him on campus because this guy is so talented.

His athleticism is another impressive trait. He has the speed a talented safety needs to play the position.

Aguero is versatile, so while safety is where I see him playing, he could also play corner. Aguero has good length and quick feet. He is twitchy but smooth at the same time.

He is aggressive, a head hunter, and isn’t afraid to hit hard. While his tackling could be a little better, Aguero can learn the proper technique from Muschamp and Brown. I love how he can adapt wherever on the field so that the Dawgs will enjoy that versatility. He can handle a wide coverage range, which again is something these two coaches want at this position.

Aguero is a stud — point, blank, period.

He is a complete player that isn’t perfect but has the skillset to improve and grow. Aguero is a massive pickup for the Dawgs and solidifies this defensive class. Having him in coming to Georgia is a huge pickup.

Caleb Downs, the No.1 safety on 247Sports, will make his decision later this month. While he could go to Alabama, if Georgia could land him, it would give the Dawgs a terrifying safety duo, but only time will tell if this will even happen. It would be awesome if it did, though.

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Aguero’s commitment gives the Dawgs the No.3 team on 247Sports, with 17 members. Georgia is still working on this group, so as we approach the next wave of recruiting visits this fall, the Dawgs sit in an excellent spot to once again finish with an elite class.