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Georgia lands major 2021 recruiting target

NCAA Football: Austin Peay at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Smart and his staff are still putting together the final pieces of their 2020 recruiting class. But today they got great news for next year’s class with the commitment of Woodstock athlete David Daniel.

Daniel, rated the #41 prospect in the class of 2020 in the 247Sports composite rankings and #5 player in the Peach State, is rated as an “athlete” (the second ranked such player in the nation). Daniel chose the ‘Dawgs over offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, LSU, and Oklahoma.

While classified as an athlete Daniel looks like a natural fit at safety. At 6’2, 175 pounds he already has the length Coach Smart and Coach Warren are looking for in the defensive backfield, and he has the frame to easily play in the 190-205 pound range in a couple of years.

Mad a sophomore in 2018 Daniel was a one man havoc plan, notching 66 tackles, intercepting two passes and returning both for touchdowns, as well as blocking a punt which he returned for a touchdown. He’s smooth in coverage and projects as a free safety who can take away the middle of the field.

Georgia is in need of defensive backs as part of the 2021 class and so far both commits for that class project at safety (the other being South Carolina sleeper Braylon Oliver). Look for the Red and Black to take at least two more defensive backs in that class, and perhaps as many as four. With six current contributors set to graduate in 2020 (if they don’t leave early), there’s going to be a lot of turnover on the back of the UGA defense. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!