Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The play sheet today calls for a preview of the massive official visit planned for this weekend with Trey Hill. Hill ranks as the nation’s No.. 2 OG prospect for 2018.
Trey Hill is a big man. His official visit to UGA is set for this weekend. That, too, will be a very big one.
The Georgia staff will travel to see him today in Houston County. That will be with both Sam Pittman and Kirby Smart. Auburn plans an in-home with him on Thursday.
What does Georgia need to show him on that official? Does he need to see a super-sized cookie cake?
“Georgia doesn’t have to show me anything more really,” Hill said. “I’ve been to the school multiple times. It is the same thing. I am a top priority for them. They’ve been saying this to me since Day 1 so I really believe them.”
“Georgia has been recruiting me as a top priority since my junior year.”
Hill hopes to wear No. 55 in college. He feels that several programs have offered him the ability to wear that on Saturdays. Senior Dyshon Sims would be vacating those digits in Athens. So that would be a possibility there.
Do the Bulldogs still see him as a combo interior lineman?
“It is at guard slash center,” Hill said. “It is playing at guard at first and then see what happens at center. But it really doesn’t matter to me. Guard or center. (My decision) really doesn’t matter. It is the quickest way on the field for me. Guard or center. It really doesn’t matter.”
The U.S. Army All-American will sign on Dec. 20. He does play to enroll early at the school on his choice in January.
Those Tigers from Auburn sure hope it is in the SEC West.
The lure with Auburn for Trey Hill
Hill took his official visit to Auburn for The Iron Bowl. That game, as everyone should know, will never disappoint.
“It was awesome man,” Hill said. “Just seeing them get the win in the Iron Bowl versus Alabama was awesome. It was great to see. It was a great atmosphere there. Just seeing them win and how exciting it was was pretty great.”
That visit did not disappoint.
“It was all I wanted to see and a great atmosphere,” Hill said. “I don’t think that any recruit would want to miss that game. That would be the time of their life.”
For some reason, there has been a shifting of the winds with Hill in regards to recruiting momentum. He made a prediction for Auburn to win the first game.
I wasn’t there when he made those remarks to reporters afterward. There were some credible reporters there. I spoke to one of them about those remarks.
That individual felt that Hill’s remarks might have been quoted accurately, but the words themselves didn’t do the moment justice. The belief there was it wasn’t exactly what Hill was meaning to convey.
Hill looks back on that conversation that way.
“It was just something people took out of proportion,” Hill said. “It wasn’t something that big or whatnot. It wasn’t nothing big.”
He was impressed by what he saw from Georgia in the SEC Championship Game rematch.
‘They came ready to play and whatnot,” he said. “The O-line dominated up front and that’s where it all starts.”
Comparing Auburn and Georgia for Trey Hill
What’s the biggest selling point for Auburn with Trey Hill?
“Probably that they have got four seniors there and all four of them start on the O-line and that they are leaving,” Hill said.
“They are an up and coming program,” Hill said. ‘They are young. They need more people on the O-line.”
Are there any differences between the two programs?
“Both of them really the same to me,” he said. “Both of them are SEC schools. You get the same academics at both of them. There’s not really a lot of difference between the two schools.”
Getting everyone up to speed on the week
- Hill’s official visit isn’t the only one on the books for this weekend. The officials for 4-star Texas WR Tommy Bush and recent Florida CB de-commit Divaad Wilson are also scheduled for this weekend.
- Wilson, it should be noted, is a teammate of 3-star UGA safety commit Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. The 6-foot Wilson ranks as the nation’s No. 30 CB prospect for 2018.
- 5-star Harrisburg (Pa.) DE Micah Parsons has long established that he was going to take an official visit to UGA. According to a report from Adam Freidman of Rivals.com, that is now set for Dec. 15. It will be his last official prior to his decision during the early period on Dec. 20.
- As far as Parsons goes, I’d put a Coca-Cola down on him choosing Penn State. But he did establish a good vibe with 5-star Justin Fields when they were committed to the Nittany Lions for quite some time.
- An easy prediction: That Dec. 15 official visit window should go down as the most important for the class in 2018. A lot of the UGA commits had held their officials until that date and there is the likely visit from 5-star San Diego CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart expected as well. Taylor-Stuart is the nation’s No. 4 CB prospect this year. He earned the title of the nation’s fastest man at the Nike Opening this summer. Stuart could show up this weekend, but I am thinking he will take the visit next weekend.
- Add another name to the tally of Georgia commits that will sign early. 4-star OLB Azeez Ojulari will now sign during the early period. That makes it 11 of the 18 commitments now plan to sign during Dec. 20-22.
- Ojulari will schedule his surgery to repair his knee injury today. That procedure, just like the recent ACL tear by 5-star RB Zamir White, will also be handled by the team doctors at UGA.
- 4-star DT Christian Barmore, a fast-rising prospect in every sense of the term, now plans to take his official visit to Alabama this weekend. He also plans an official visit to UGA on Jan. 12. There was a point where the Bulldogs were considered his top school as recently as a month ago. Barmore could be potentially another Bulldog from the city of Philadelphia. The families of current Bulldogs Mark Webb, Jr. and D’Andre Swift have no doubt continued to put in a good word about the big things that are taking place and are still up ahead for the UGA program.
Did you happen to notice?
There has been a gradual re-ranking of all the commitments in the class of 2018. Rivals.com reset the class earlier this week. 247Sports is expected to update its ratings on Wednesday.
When that happens, the 247Sports Composite re-aligns to those new evaluations. Adam Anderson received his fifth star from Rivals and it boosted him to a 5-star recruit on the Composite metric. The Composite, after all, is generated by an algorithm fueled by the rankings from all of the major services.
That, in turn, fuels the team ranking. The Bulldogs moved up to No. 4 nationally in the 247Sports Team Composite ranking. But the bigger headline was for the class of 2019 on that front.
Florida has suffered a few de-commitments in its 2019 class. That finally allowed the Bulldogs to move to the No. 1 sport for the class of 2019. Look for the program to likely remain there when all of those major commitments for the class of 2019 have rolled in by this summer.
There were some ups and downs for other individual UGA commits along those rankings, too.
- Anderson, the new 5-star, is now the nation’s No. 1 OLB and the No. 22 player overall.
- Marist TE John FitzPatrick received his fourth star. He’s now the nation’s No. 9 tight end for 2019.
- Miami Central (Fla.) RB James Cook is only about four slots away from 5-star status. He’s at No. 32 overall.
- North Carolina DT Jordan Davis dipped to 3-star status. He’s rated as the nation’s No. 29 DT prospect for 2018.
- Major UGA target Christian Barmore also saw his stock continue to rise. He was a 2-star prospect at the beginning of the year, then shifted his focus to the defensive line. When the first four games of his senior tape went out, he quickly picked up UGA, Alabama and LSU offers, among others. He’s now rated as the nation’s No. 16 prospect at DT for this cycle.
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