3 recruits Kirby Smart needs to pair with Dylan Raiola at Georgia

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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Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs
Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

2024 Five-star quarterback prospect Dylan Raiola committed to Georgia on Monday afternoon.

With Dylan Raiola committing to Georgia on Monday afternoon, the Dawgs are shaping up to have an elite recruiting class for 2024.

Raiola is the No. 1 player in the country for the 2024 cycle. The Phoenix native picked the Dawgs over USC and his father Dominic’s alma mater of Nebraska. Raiola decommitted from Ohio State late last year, but has been tied to Georgia for the better part of the last six months. He became the 12th hard commit for the Dawgs, as well as this particular UGA class’ third five-star prospect.

So with Raiola committing to the G, here are three more blue-chippers Kirby Smart has to have.

Dylan Raiola commits to Georgia: 3 top-flight recruits Kirby Smart needs to land

Take one good look at Sammy Brown, and don’t tell me he ain’t no Dawg, bruh?!

No doubt about it, Georgia is an immensely talented high school football state. Five five-star prospects hail from The Peach State, as well as 25 top-150 prospects, according to the 247Sports Composite. While not everyone in-state will end up teeing it up Between the Hedges, one guy who just looks the part of the next defensive star for the Dawgs is five-star linebacker Sammy Brown.

Brown is the No. 1 linebacker prospect in his class, the No. 3 overall player from Georgia and the No. 12 overall prospect. The Jefferson standout has 28 official offers, but is taking official visits with these five programs: Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Glenn Schumann is his primary recruiter to Georgia, and Brown will be taking his official visit on June 2.

I would think Georgia has a fantastic chance at signing him, but Clemson and Tennessee could be enticing for him as well. Keep in mind this one very important thing about Brown’s recruitment, though. His former high school teammate is the Dawgs’ up-and-coming defensive back star Malaki Starks. They could play on the same defense again to help make their home state proud.

Whatever team Brown ends up signing with will be getting epic flow, and potentially the next Boz.