The Georgia Bulldogs will have their home opener Saturday against the South Carolina Gamecocks. And as the fans pile into the stadium, they might notice some familiar faces in the stands. As this is one of Georgia's biggest home games of the year, UGA has invited a ridiculous amount of talent to spend the day in Athens.
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Georgia's recruiting class is excellent entering September, and Mark Richt and his staff have smartly asked several of their top commits, like five-star running back Sony Michel and four-star safety Kendall Gant, to take their official visits on the weekend and extol the virtues of Athens to the other invited prospects.
Those prospects include Lorenzo Carter, a five-star defensive end of Norcross (Ga.), David Sharpe, a four-star offensive tackle out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School, and Rashaan Evans, a four-star linebacker from Auburn (Ala.).
Georgia is firmly in the mix for all three prospects, but I would not call the Dawgs leaders for any of the three.
Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State, LSU and Oregon are the competition for Carter, while Florida and Clemson are the primary competition for Sharpe. Georgia is competing with Auburn for Evans.
If UGA can pull off the victory, as it is slightly favored to do, the atmosphere should be quite awesome.