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Kirby Goes On A Bear Hunt And Bags A Big One

Kentucky Wildcats v Georgia Bulldogs Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images

It seems like just yesterday that Georgia was picking up a commitment from a blue chip defensive lineman ranked in the top 50 recruits nationally.

Because it was.

But there’s no reason you can’t do that sort of thing two days in a row, and it’s a good thing because Kirby Smart and his staff have done exactly that.

Texas native nose tackle Bear Alexander initially committed to the ‘Dawgs back in February, right around the time his national profile was really picking up. He then decommitted this summer and named a final two of Georgia and home state Texas A&M. It sounds as if the chance to follow in the footsteps of Georgia’s current crop of defensive linemen was just too much to resist in the end.

We talked a little about Alexander when he committed initially, but I think these highlights from a playoff game during his junior season give you an idea why so many coaches were so excited about him.

Alexander may be the best available replacement for Jordan Davis in this recruiting cycle. He’s a big-bodied guy with a low center of gravity and quick feet who could develop into an absolute terror with solid strength & conditioning (looks at Scott Sinclair. . .nods solemnly . . . checks box) and a defensive line coach who gets the best out of his charges (looks at Tray Scott. . . .gives a thumbs up through tears of utter joy . . . .checks box).

Alexander’s commitment also moves Georgia back into the #1 spot in the 247Sports recruiting rankings, a spot which they occupied prior to Alexander’s prior decommitment. And there’s every reason to believe the Bulldogs are not only not done in the class of 2022, they’re likely not even done on the defensive line in the class of 2022. The Bulldogs continue to recruit Sunshine State five star Shemar Stewart, who visited Athens for the Arkansas game, and four star Cedar Grove standout Christen Miller among others.

Until later . . .

Go ‘Dawgs!!!