3 Georgia football recruits who will have an immediate impact in 2023

Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Raylen Wilson, Georgia Bulldogs
Raylen Wilson, Georgia Bulldogs. (Tallahassee Democrat) /

Georgia football fans can anticipate these true freshmen making immediate impacts this fall.

Despite winning back-to-back national championships, it is the start of a new offseason program for Kirby Smart’s juggernaut Georgia football program.

The Dawgs have as good of a chance as anyone of pulling off an unprecedented three-peat in the final four-team College Football Playoff. Everybody will be gunning for them, but it will be so incredibly hard to stop this traditional power Smart has built into an absolute behemoth. Of course, it all comes down to recruitment. Georgia finished with the No. 2 class in the 2023 cycle.

While Georgia does a great job playing its young stars early, who can make an immediate impact?

Georgia football: 3 top-flight recruits who should make an immediate impact

Raylen Wilson plays in the same position group Glenn Schumann is in charge of

Linebacker Raylen Wilson is one of 18 early enrollees for Georgia, as well as one of the Dawgs’ five five-stars. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound linebacker from Tallahassee is the No. 3 player in the country at his position group, the No. 7 player from Florida and the No. 27 player in this cycle. He is Georgia’s second-highest rated prospect. His talent is not just why he should get on the field early.

Keep in mind that he plays in the same position group that co-defensive coordinator Glenn Schumann oversees. The expectation is Schumann will be the next branch to stem off Smart’s coaching tree. That may take a few years, but one would think Schumann will want to showcase his inside linebacker room even more now that Georgia has cemented itself as the team to beat.

Of course, this is a very deep position group in Athens already, so Wilson will have to earn his keep.