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Promising UGA Footall Target Breaks Down Recruitment, Interest In Georgia

May 12, 2024
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DULUTH - After signing a massive haul of offensive linemen in the 2024 class, Georgia Bulldog assistant Stacy Searels is looking to add more giant, promising lineman to the “Great Wall of Georgia” in this current 2025 cycle.

With guys like David Sanders‍ and Josh Petty‍ trending elsewhere this second, there’s a new in-state lineman to know about who saw his recruitment take off this spring.

His name is Damola Ajidahun‍, and he’s a 6-foot-6 290-pound tackle out of Duluth (GA) who earned an offer from the Dawgs during a visit on March 23rd. He’s only been playing football since the 8th grade, but he’s coming off a dominant junior season where he bullied defenders on a weekly basis. He weighed 240 in the summer of 2023, but has since gained 50 pounds with a frame that will allow him to add even more muscle and mass over time.

He moves well for his size, has almost a 7-foot wingspan, and is still learning the game. He was reliable in the run game, but his length, mobility, and potential as a pass-protector is easy to see. He's a prospect on the rise, and his best football is still years ahead of him.

The fast-rising lineman is ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 30 OT prospect in the 2025 class. He’s also ranked No. 419 nationally, but that ranking is likely to increase over the next several months.

The promising tackle has been high on Georgia ever since and broke down his interest and recruitment with Dawg Post.


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What does Ajidahun like most about Stacy Searels and the Georgia staff?

“I know coach Edmund Kugbila (Quality Control Coordinator). He’s also African so when he first saw me we really connected. Coach Searels is a great guy. He knows how to coach. He’s played the game. When I went to visit, I loved how he interacted with his guys. It was great to see. With coach Smart, I like that he’s never shy to call you out on something. He’s a great guy too and I really like the staff over there.”

How did he react when he earned the offer?

When I got the Georgia offer, my mom, my coach, and myself were all in his office and he played  quick slideshow for me and compared me to Broderick Jones and spoke about all the guys Georgia has put in the league. After that he offered me and we were all happy and excited.”

Other teams recruiting him the hardest...

“Florida, Georgia Tech, USF, and Duke are other teams recruiting me pretty hard.”

Which schools are locked in with official visits?

“I have four officials locked in with Georgia Tech, Duke, USF and Georgia. Florida and Ole Miss might get one during the season. My Georgia official visit will be the weekend of June 21st. It’s my birthday weekend so I’m really looking forward to it. I’m excited to ask them about everything academically and how many years will it take for me to develop. I have a few more questions about the school that I’d like to ask about too.”

What are the biggest factors playing into his decision?

“For me, coaching stability is one of the top factors that I’m looking at, as well as which programs and coaches will develop me the most. Especially in today’s world of college football, you never really know if a coach has that job for a while, but I can tell coach Searels has that job for a while due to his connection with coach Smart. Job security is a great thing to add.”

What are his biggest strengths?

“My athleticism. I’m a guy that likes to run. Screens and outside zones, I’m all about it. I’d say those are my strengths.”

 

 
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