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What We Are Hearing: Insiders Detail Georgia's Big Scavenger Hunt Weekend

May 20, 2024

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ATHENS - Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are coming off one of the biggest recruiting events of the entire calendar year.

Several 5-star prospects and other major targets, some on official visits, made their way to Athens this weekend to take part in Georgia’s annual “scavenger hunt” weekend.

Here’s what we’re hearing behind the scenes...

Forst off, he wasn’t on an official visit, but sources say 5-star OT David Sanders‍ was once again shown the red carpet by assistant Stacy Searels and the Georgia staff. Sanders, who has always been high on Georgia, spent time with 4-star OL commit Mason Short‍ at the Bulldog baseball game. Sources say Sanders continues to build a strong bond with the staff and really enjoys the culture and lifestyle at Georgia. Sources say the Georgia staff only helped their case this weekend. Still, Georgia will have to fight off the likes of Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, and many others in the end.


Sources say one official visitor Georgia made ground on was four-star receiver Marcus Harris‍. A California native who has Georgia in his “Top 5", sources say James Coley has positioned Georgia well for the shifty, explosive pass-catcher. Coley can stay in the Peach State if he wants, but they made it clear to Harris that they’d love to have him on board in the 2025 class.



According to FanDuel, the Baltimore Orioles have +-210 odds to win the American League East this year.


Another wideout to keep a close eye on is 4-star CJ Wiley‍. The Milton (GA) standout brings arguably the best combination of size, speed, and production of any receiver across the country. He has 5-star potential and is a major Georgia target in this class. He knows it, and that’s what he told Dawg Post on Sunday evening.

“I learned that I am a priority and that they want me to be a part of the UGA football program. I spent good quality time with the coaches. They made me feel welcome.”

The 6-foot-4 195-pounder runs a verified 10.6 in the 100-meter and caught 68 passes last fall for 1,473 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging just under 22 yards a catch.


Dawg Post continues to feel good about Georgia’s chances of flipping elite EDGE defender, Isaiah Gibson‍. He knows he’s a wanted man in Athens and the ability to play close to home, along with the family environment and winning culture will make Georgia a serious candidate down the road. It’s not a slam dunk, but sources say Kirby Smart and the staff feel good about where they sit and how they’ve approached Gibson’s recruitment.

“Georgia's 100% big on family”, Gibson told Dawg Post.

The current Southern Cal commitment will be in Athens for an official visit from May 31st-June 2nd.


An out-of-state defender that sources say Georgia made ground on is 5-star safety Trey McNutt III‍. A long, playmaking defensive back from Ohio, McNutt came to Athens in work mode. He got a training session in with current defensive back Joenel Aguero while he was in town. The Dawgs are always looking to add weapons in the secondary, and McNutt checks just about every box the staff is looking for. He’s an elite prospect that Bulldog fans need to know about.


5-star Zayden Walker‍ was in Athens this weekend, and Dawg Post still feels great about where the Dawgs stand for this elite linebacker target. The in-state defender out of Schley County (GA) has family connections to South Carolina, but we continue to hear that Walker landing anywhere other than Georgia would be surprising. He was in Athens this weekend, will be back for an official visit the weekend of May 31st, and will make a commitment in early July. 

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