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4-star linebacker Channing Tindall commits to Georgia

The Dawgs are getting one of the best defenders in the nation.

Channing Tindall
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Four-star linebacker Channing Tindall has committed to Georgia. This is a major get for the Dawgs because Tindall is one of the best linebacker recruits to come along in years. It also pushed UGA’s class to No. 1 in the 247Sports Composite.

It was good under Mark Richt. But the Dawgs have became one of the three or four best recruiting teams in the sport under Smart, with one Playoff berth to show for it so far. They’re now in a class with Alabama and Ohio State, and the result is that Georgia will have the best roster in the SEC East for the foreseeable future.

Out of Columbia (SC) Spring Valley High School, Tindall is considered one of the best linebacker recruits in the nation, with some services believing he is the No. 1 prospect at his position.

Tindall was selected to Nike’s The Opening Finals, the Shrine Bowl, and the U.S. Army All-American Game.

What makes Tindall so special?

It’s his size and speed combination. Tindall is a solid 6’2 and 215 pounds, which is very good size for a high school linebacker. And he hits like it, delivering crushing blows to opponents.

But he moves like someone 30 pounds lighter. And that’s really what makes him elite. Tindall posted an incredible Nike Football Rating (SPARQ) of 125. Tindall is more athletic than some elite safeties in his recruiting class, and in fact has demonstrated that by lining up at safety in some all-star competitions and camps.

Combined with his above-average instincts, Tindall just keeps getting better. He’s coming to take a starting job.