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5-Star From Florida Puts UGA Football In Top Group - Leaves Out Florida And FSU

February 10, 2024
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ATHENS - Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs got some big news from a 5-star target from Florida this week.

The Gators and Seminoles did not.

That’s because Zephyrhills Bulldog athlete DJ Pickett‍, the No. 7 overall prospect in the country, included the Bulldogs in his recent “top 5” while excluding the in-state Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles.

Miami, Michigan, LSU, and Oregon join Georgia in Pickett’s top group and sources tell Dawg Post that Pickett will be back in Athens for a major visit in June. Right now, we’re expecting that to be an official visit.

 


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Ranked as the No. 1 safety and No. 1 prospect in Florida, Pickett is a long, lean natural athlete at 6-foot-3 170-pounds. He has plenty of length to go along with impressive ball skills and versatility. He can make an impact in a lot of different ways, and that’s a big reason why he’s one of the nation’s best prospects in the 2025 class.

Offensively, Pickett caught 52 passes last fall as a junior for 1,033 yards yards and 15 TDs. Defensively, the playmaking defender made 31 tackles with one INT and one forced fumble.

The Dawgs are clearly in the race, but sources believe they have some ground to make up. Of course, there’s a long way to go, and official visits this summer will be key.

Kirby Smart signed the No. 1 safety prospect in the 2024 class in Buford (GA) standout K.J Bolden, but safety is still a major position of need in the 2025 class. Right now, look for Smart and his staff to push hard for Pickett the rest of the way.

 

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