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Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs Make Waves In California

May 10, 2022

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ATHENS - Nobody recruits the talented state of Georgia better than Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs, but if you want to win championships, you have to recruit on a national level.

Recently, the Georgia staff has had no problem going to California to land some of their top targets. The Bulldogs signed four-star running back Kendall Milton, who has +10,000 odds to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy according to FanDuel, out of Fresno in the 2020 class. They signed four-star TE Brock Bowers out of Napa in the 2021 class, and signed four-star OL Earnest Greene from Southern California in the 2022 class.

Talk about California Love. 

With a national championship under their belt, it’s no surprise why Georgia is a hot team out west at the moment. Multiple California natives have taken visits to Athens recently and some of them spoke to Dawg Post about their visit.


Last week the Georgia staff offered 2024 OL DeAndre Carter‍, a top young tackle prospect out of Mater Dei (CA).

“I was super excited and happy to get the Georgia offer, and surprised at the same time”, Carter told Dawg Post.  “I know that Georgia is one of the top tier schools in the SEC, they won the national Championship, and they had 15 players in this years draft. I’m going to try to plan a visit soon so I can learn more about their program.”



One of the top 2025 ATHs on the West Coast, 6-foot-2 170-pound Lamason Waller‍, took a visit to Georgia in late April.

“My UGA visit was definitely nothing short of amazing!” Waller told Dawg Post.  “From the culture to the amazing college city & the wonderful southern hospitality. I definitely thought UGA was awesome!!!!!



Back at Mater Dei (CA), one of the top high school programs in America, is where you’ll find another prospect with a new UGA offer in 2024 QB Elijah Brown. Just a sophomore, Brown was outstanding as a sophomore last season, throwing for over 2,500 yards and 30 TDs to just 6 TDs. He’s a rising star in the 2024 class and he was offered by offensive coordinator Todd Monken on May 7th.



But if there’s one California native who could sign with the Bulldogs in the 2023 class, it could be four-star receiver, Rico Flores Jr.‍. The talented 6-foot-1 190-pound pass catcher out of Folsom (CA) took a visit to Georgia in early May and sources say the Georgia visit left a big impression. There are plenty of wide receiver targets to keep an eye on, and Flores Jr is certainly one of them.


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