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4-star DB Target From California Puts UGA Football In Top Four

May 14, 2024

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ATHENS - Could there be a California to Georgia pipeline in the 2025 class?

That’s what Kirby and the Dawgs are hoping for. 

After hiring former Southern Cal assistant Donte Williams to coach the defensive backs, the Dawgs have put themselves in a promising position for some of California’s top defensive back prospects. 


One of them is four-star cornerback, Chuck McDonald III‍. The playmaking 6-foot-1 180-pounder out of Mater Dei (CA) could be tough to pull away from Southern Cal, but it’s clear Georgia has made an impression on the four-star defender. After a successful visit to Athens on March 30th, McDonald, due to his relationship with coach Williams, has put Georgia in his top four along with USC, Oregon, and Alabama.

McDonald will take an official visit to Georgia the weekend of June 7th, giving Williams and co-defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson a chance to win over the skilled cornerback. As a junior last fall, playing for one of the best programs across the country, McDonald made 32 tackles, one INT, and seven pass-breakups. He’s ranked as the No. 8 CB prospect, the No. 7 prospect in California, and the No. 85 prospect in the country for the 2025 class.


According to FanDuel, the Atlanta Braves have -460 odds to win the World Series this year.

Another California native high on Georgia is 5-star CB Dijon Lee‍. The elite cornerback from Mission Viejo (CA) is a long, athletic defensive back at 6-foot-4 185-pounds with terrific instincts and ball skills. In a 2025 class loaded with talented cornerbacks, Lee is one of the best, and he’s a major target for Williams and the rest of Georgia’s defensive staff. 

Lee has an official visit scheduled to Georgia the weekend of June 7th. He was in Athens for a visit on March 16th and was back in April to take in G-Day. It’s clear he’s very high on Georgia, but Alabama is another program firmly in the mix. This second, sources say his recruitment could come down to Georgia and Alabama when it's time to make a commitment.

As a junior last year, Lee made 55 tackles, two INTs, 13 pass-breakups, and five touchdowns on offense along with 558 receiving yards. He's a tremendous athlete with size, versatility, ball skills, and easy NFL potential down the road. He’s a 5-star prospect from California that Georgia fans need to keep a close eye on.


Other California targets to know:

4-star WR Phillip Bell‍ 

4-star Marcus Harris‍ 

4-star CB Daryus Dixson‍ 


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