The Georgia Bulldogs put on a clinic last night in front of a host of big time recruits. It didn’t take long for it to pay dividends either.
Brule, a 6’2, 205 pound Metaire, Louisiana native, chose the Bulldogs over offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Arizona, Tennessee, and Texas among others, though he’d essentially narrowed things down to UGA and Mississippi State. Some dispute exists among recruiting services about exactly where to rank Brule. According to 247Sports he is a 3 star recruit not among the top 30 safeties in the country (or among the top 15 players in Louisiana). Rivals however rates him a 4 star peospect and among the top 250 players in the country.
Either way, Mel Tucker seems to have decided months ago that he wanted Brule as part of UGA’s 2018 class.
Brule is a versatile, aggressive defender who could ultimately play safety or move up to inside linebacker. He attacks the ball carrier, and looks surprisingly comfortable in coverage for his size. If pressed for a comparison, I’d say he reminds me of junior linebacker Juwan Taylor, another ‘tweener type, who has nevertheless earned some snaps.
It’s tough to divine too much from Brule’s commitment about where Georgia stands with other prospects because it’s also hard to know where Georgia sees him playing. I think Brule makes the most sense at middle linebacker because he doesn’t really have the length the ‘Dawgs prefer in an outside linebacker nor the hip flexibility and pure speed you’d want from a safety.
Only time will tell. But Georgia is getting a guy who likes to come up and pop ball carriers with abandon, and that’s never a bad thing. Until later...