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BREAKING: 3-star CB Kamari Lassiter Commits to Georgia

October 22, 2020
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The Bulldogs beat Auburn on the football field earlier this month, and they’ve beat the Tigers once again. This time it’s on the recruiting trail as the Bulldogs edged out the Auburn Tigers for 3-star cornerback, Kamari Lassiter‍.

Don’t let the ranking fool you. Lassiter is a big-time prospect who is thought of highly by the Georgia staff. The Clemson Tigers also made a push for the Tuscaloosa native, but in the end, it was Auburn who the Bulldogs beat out for the physical, 6-foot-0 185-pound defender.

“My favorite thing about UGA is the culture, it’s a high profile school, with a winning culture and players who want to do nothing but win and win the right way. I think that Coach smart has completely flipped the culture at UGA”.

Now he may not be as fast as Kelee Ringo and Etic Stokes. He might not be as long as 2021 target Nyland Green or current starter Tyson Campbell. The measurables aren’t jaw-dropping, but LAssiter can play. Not only can he cover, but he has great ball skills and knows how to tackle. He’ll bring a physical presense to the cornerback position and has the quick feet and fundamentals to thrive on the outside.

So what else will he bring to Athens?

Athleticism and versatility. Lassiter plays both WR and DB for his American Christian (AL) team, but he’ll play primarily coornerback in Athens. He plays the ball well, he shows abover average agility, and he knows how to jump. The film is oustanding, and he makes a lot of plays for someone in the secondary. 

He ddoesn’t play against the best competition currently at the high school level, so there’s going to be an adjustment period when he gets to Athens. He was always the best play on the field in his games, and that won’t be the case at Georgia. He’s physical enough to play in the SEC, but he’ll need to continue to develop and work on his cover skills if he wants to successfully cover bigger, faster receivers in the SEC. 

Overall, Georgia’s getting a reliable player. He shows good instincts as a defensive back, he has great hands, and he has a twitchiness to him that others just don’t have. He makes a lot of plays, and while he’s only ranked as a three-star prospect, there’s a reason he’s a take for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs. He can play.

So where do the Bulldogs go from here?

Lassiter now becomes Georgia’s 4th defensive back commitment in the 2021. He’s also Georgia’s 3rd CB commitment, along with four-star De’Jahn Warren and three-star Javon Bullard‍.

Georgia’s next target is four-star cornerback, Nyland Green‍. The playmaking athlete from Newton (GA) continues to be a top priority for the Georgia staff, and Dawg Post feels he’ll make a decision in November between Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, and Clemson.

At safety, the Bulldogs currently have one commitment in four-star David Daniel‍ and are looking to add another top safety target in four-star Terrion Arnold‍. Dawg Post is hearing the Bulldogs will have to fight off the Florida Gators in the end for Arnold.

 

 
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