It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that the Georgia Bulldogs are still hot on the recruiting trail looking for talent, and speed, at the defensive back position. Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has made it one of his top priorities to find talent, both in and out of state, for his scheme and, so far, he’s been able to convince more than a few of Georgia’s best to sign in for 2015.
That said, there could be one more name to add to that list if Kirby Choates (East Point, GA) get the offer he’s hoping for from the Bulldogs.
Last week Choate said he spoke with UGA staff and it was emotional for him, hearing what the staff was telling him.
“It brought tears to my eyes, I was in the coaches office two days ago after practice and the things there were telling me was like a dream come true, “ he said. “I spoke with Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt, coach (Bryan McClendon) B-Mac.”
An offer from Georgia should it come would end his recruitment he says.
“Yes, I grew up a Georgia fan, since I can remember,” he said.”My favorite all time player is Herschel Walker.” (Rusty Mansell, Dawgs247)
Choates is a 6’1, 191 pound, safety prospect out of Tri-Cities High School. He has better than average speed (4.43 forty), a good nose for the ball, and the ability to not only play well in space, but come down and effectively provide run-stopping support; even more, as one who has also played wide receiver, he’s shown an uncanny ability to get his hands on the ball.
In short, Choates is a solid prospect with a high ceiling, if put in the right coaching situation, and given Georgia’s need at safety, he could be an immediate contributor, should he net a committable offer.