Can Georgia Continue Impressive Recruiting Run by Landing Five-Star DT?

University of Georgia football has been on quite a run of recruiting successes lately, but this Saturday could prove to be one of the biggest catches of the year for Mark Richt and staff. The Bulldogs’ coaching staff will do their best to impress the heck out of five-star defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard (Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest) and to see if they can’t lock down the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect.


“I am coming down with my mom and my family,” Gaillard told ESPN.com’s . “I want her to see it and see if she likes it.”

And it would seem that mom’s approval is going to play a big part in Gaillard’s decision. When questioned about how his mother’s official stamp of approval would affect his decision when it comes to Georgia, his response wasn’t hesitant at all.

“Then that might be my school,” Gaillard said.

This will not be Gaillard’s first visit to Athens, as he made the trip along with his coach, Bill Sochovka, who would not at all be surprised to see his talented player choose Georgia.

Five-Star DT Lamont Gaillard

“When we left Georgia that day there was a little gas station we stopped on the outskirts of town, and I think he had a good idea already where he wanted to go at that point,” Sochovka said.

Gaillard had originally planned to also visit Clemson and South Carolina this month, but those plans have now changed, as he has stated that he’ll no longer be visiting Clemson. It would seem that any other schools would be looked at as a Plan-B option should things not work out with the Bulldogs.

Some of Georgia’s recent recruiting wins have no doubt begun a snowball effect of players wanting to follow other top players to a particular school, including three-star safety Kendall Gant (Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson); three star OT Dyshon Sims (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes); four-star WR Shakenneth Williams (Macon, Ga./Rutland); and four-star (#115 in ESPN 300) OG Isaiah Wynn (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood Senior).

Michael Collins is an Atlanta sports humorist, columnist, radio host and owner of Georgia Sports Craze. He is a member of the FWAA and eats peanut butter straight from the jar. Follow on Twitter @GaSportsCraze on Facebook here or on Google here

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