Georgia’s once anemic 2018 recruiting class is beginning to round into shape. The latest addition came this morning when Miller Grove outside linebacker Caleb Tannor picked the Bulldogs over Auburn. A multi-year captain for the Wolverines, the 6’3, 225 pound rising senior is rated a four star prospect by 247Sports. In addition to the ‘Dawgs and Plainsmen he also counted scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State, and Tennessee. Tannor is currently the #34 ranked prospect in the Peach State for 2018 by 247Sports.
As you can see in the above video, Tannor’s ranking has likely suffered from the fact that he’s a pretty raw prospect in terms of technique. His footwork is often not great, and his pad level is sometimes not optimal. He needs coaching, no doubt. But he already has good instincts and clearly has the athleticism to build on. Tannor is the eighth commit for the class of 2018, and the fourth on defense. With the commitment Georgia jumped from 58th to 47th in 247Sports’ way to early to be particularly relevant recruiting rankings.
While he’s ranked by many recruiting services as a defensive end, barring an amazing growth spurt I’d project him as an outside linebacker in Athens. Georgia signed three solid prospects at that position in 2017 in Walter Grant, Jaden Hunter, and Robert Beal. Assuming Beal gets his eligibility issues squared away and gets to the Classic City for the 2017 season there won’t be an immediate need for Tannor to play. But if he takes coaching and continues his physical development he could provide some depth early. Until later . . .