New Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart is attempting to take one of the nation's top prospects with him from Alabama, as Under Armour All-American linebacker Lyndell Wilson visited Athens over the weekend. Wilson is from Montgomery, AL., and is considered one of the top prospects remaining on both Georgia and Alabama's recruiting board.
Wilson is a five-star prospect and currently rated as the No. 14 overall prospect in the nation according to 247Sports Composite ratings. Aside from both Alabama and Georgia, Wilson is also considering attending Florida.
Man what a time. 🐶 Athens, GA pic.twitter.com/IWRPxZ6wFK— Feb The Month ✍ (@Iam__MW3) January 17, 2016
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The high school All-American recapped his recent Georgia visit with Dawg Nation and reportedly came away very impressed, giving it a "10" rating:
"I feel like it is a great place to be with me seeing everything with my own eyes," Wilson said. "I feel like it is a great football city and I feel like they will be very effective next year."
"I was thinking to myself real hard about how I have to make a decision in a couple of days. It has just been real crazy. I was thinking to myself real hard about how I felt about Georgia."
While it will likely be very difficult for Georgia to pull such a talented player out of Alabama, the weekend visit appears to have helped their chances significantly. Wilson's long-standing relationship with Smart could also play into his final decision. How comfortable he feels with nearly an entirely new defensive staff in Tuscaloosa could also help the Dawgs.
Check out Wilson's highlight tape and see for yourself why he's rated as one of the nation's top prospect in 2016: