Five star Chesapeake, Virginia (Oscar Smith) prospect Josh Sweat had been scheduled to visit Athens for the Vanderbilt game on October 4th until he suffered a serious knee injury. That led to surgery and a recovery period that derailed his scheduled Bulldog visit.
But Sweat is in fact going to get down to the Classic City, and things may have turned out even better than expected for the "Dawgs, as he'll now be in town for the Auburn game on November 15th. The following weekend he will travel to Tallahassee to take in the Florida State/Boston College game. Sweat will conclude his official visits on November 28 when he takes in the in-state battle between Virginia Tech and Virginia in Blacksburg. He already made a trip to Columbus for Ohio State's early September tilt with Virginia Tech.
Sweat, the number one overall player in 247Sports' rankings (and their composite index of industry rankings) has been fairly quiet throughout the recruiting process. Virginia Tech is always tough to beat for players from the Tidewater region, and his last visit being in Blacksburg for a major rivalry game may be significant. Sweats high school coach made some waves several weeks ago when he predicted that sweat might very well end up in Athens. For my part, I still believe that Virginia Tech is the leader, that the Seminoles are a contender because of their recent national title, and that Georgia will prevail in this one only if the relationships Sweat has built with the Bulldog defensive coaches and Coach Richt win out.
It wouldn't hurt at all for the Bulldog defense under Jeremy Pruitt to show continued improvement as the year goes on, and for national media to recognize that. Still, I would not get too excited about this one just yet. There is a long way to go in Josh Sweat's recruitment. Even if Sweat signs elsewhere, Georgia already has a stellar defensive line class set up, with big time prospects and players with the ability to contribute immediately both inside and outside.