UGA connection has been ‘building and building’ with 5-star Isaac Taylor-Stuart

  • Jeff Sentell
  • DawgNation
11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 Sports

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 today is a visit with 5-star CB target Isaac Taylor-Stuart regarding his process and his interest in UGA. 

Isaac Taylor-Stuart could be No. 7. Or Tyson Campbell could.

If Georgia signs either of those two blue chips at cornerback this cycle, it would mean three things:

Taylor-Stuart, the 5-star cornerback from San Diego, ranks as the nation’s No. 2 overall cornerback prospect for 2018. Campbell checks in on that same 247Sports Composite listing as the nation’s No. 3 cornerback.

Which school now occupy a slot in his final group?

“It is basically pretty much Alabama, Texas, USC, Tennesse and Georgia,” Taylor-Stuart told SEC Country’s Ben Wolk at the U.S. Army All-American practices this week in Texas.

Wolk’s next question was the following: “Is there anyone who has an edge going into January?”

Stuart provided an interesting reply.

“I personally like Georgia, Alabama and then Texas A&M is right there.”

It was clear that his current design was to play in the Southeastern Conference.

“Yeah, pretty much,” Taylor-Stuart said.

He plans to still make his decision on National Signing Day. Alabama got a visit from him last year. Texas A&M received a visit in November, but that was with the old staff.

USC is still in the picture here. Location might play a factor, but he’s giving them his first January official after the dead period to really sway him.

That said, it sounds like he is trending toward playing in the SEC.

RELATED: Check out where Taylor-Stuart fits on the UGA “Big Board” for 2018

Isaac Taylor-Stuart plans an official visit to UGA

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect has yet to visit Georgia. Yet. He hasn’t visited Athens yet but there is an attraction.

“I honestly have just been having a great connection with the coaches,” Taylor-Stuart said. “I’ve been talking to them since like in the summer and we just kept building and building and building. Most people don’t know about that pretty much.”

Isaac Tayor-Stuart ranks as the nation’s No. 2 CB prospect for 2018.

“But then also they have a great recruiting class coming in. The coaches are just great. I just want to go out there and just see with my own eyes. Go visit them in their town and see what is happening there.”

He will visit UGA on Jan. 26. Taylor-Stuart also plans to visit home state USC on Jan. 12. The Tennessee Vols are on his agenda for what appears to be his last official on Feb. 3.

The 5-star recruit is also trying to work in an official to Alabama, but he has a packed January with all of those plans, school and the Polynesian Game in Hawaii later this month.

Taylor-Stuart won the “Fastest Man” competition at the Nike Opening back in the summer. He bested a cadre of elite speedsters at that impromptu 40-yard dash match race, including Campbell.

What does he really like about the Bulldogs?

“Definitely just a great coaching staff and with me just personally talking to them on the phone and text messages,” Taylor-Stuart said. “I have Facetimed those guys a couple of times and just basically want to go out there and see it all for myself.”

UGA signee Luke Ford is on the West team with Stuart at the Army game. He said he hears from both Ford and 5-star QB signee Justin Fields about coming to play with them for the Bulldogs.

Justin Fields at the Under Armour All-American event

Justin Fields is not playing, but he is taking part in a few activities at the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando this week.

DawgNation spoke to him on a few topics.

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