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Georgia football recruiting under Kirby Smart: This multi-purpose athlete could change the game in 2025

The Georgia Bulldogs landed the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in 2024 according to 247Sports. Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs signed 28 players, including five 5-stars and 19 4-stars. The Bulldogs’ dominance on the recruiting trail has resulted in two national championships over the past three years. With National Signing Day now in the review mirror, Smart and his staff have turned their attention to the 2025 Georgia football recruiting class.

Georgia’s coaching staff took a hit after wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon accepted a job to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff in February. McClendon’s departure could affect a Georgia aerial attack that averaged 305.3 passing yards per game last season, the most since 2013. If you want to see the latest Georgia recruiting news, be sure to visit the site to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at Dawgs247, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Georgia.

The Dawgs247 team of Kipp Adams, Benjamin Wolk and Jordan D. Hill have decades of experience covering the Bulldogs. Wolk has a history of breaking critical recruiting news, while Adams and Hill are locked in on all the latest team news. Tens of thousands of Georgia fans follow them on social media and their Georgia coverage is read by millions. They’ll keep you locked in on everything happening in Georgia athletics and provide you with premium updates you won’t find anywhere else. 

The team at Dawgs247 has extensive coverage of Georgia’s recruiting efforts, including a list of recruits that the Bulldogs have offered in the last week. Visit Dawgs247 now to see them all. Check out the site’s groundbreaking message board for the latest Georgia football recruiting news.  

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One player from the 2025 class that Smart’s staff is interested in is in-state wide receiver Thomas Blackshear. He finished his sophomore season as the second-leading receiver for a Benedictine program that went 13-2 and won the Peach State AAAA title. He finished the year with 41 receptions for 641 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound receiver transferred to Savannah Calvary Day ahead of his junior season and will be the go-to pass catcher for a team that went 13-1 last season. Blackshear’s productive season as a sophomore has drawn plenty of attention from several big programs, but he’s narrowed down his choices significantly. A month after announcing Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State were his top three schools, Blackshear has limited that number to two. “I’ve got a top 2. Florida State ain’t really in it no more. It’s Georgia and Tennessee,” Blackshear told Dawgs247. “That’s really my top two right now.” Visit Dawgs247 to read more.

Another player that Georgia’s staff is interested in for 2025 is four-star offensive lineman Ziyare Addison. Georgia’s able to dominate the line of scrimmage behind a big offensive line, and Smart believes Addison could add value and depth to that unit. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman certainly possesses the size and strength the Bulldogs are looking for.

However, Addison has yet to step foot on Georgia’s campus and he continues to draw a lot of attention from other schools after taking home position MVP honors at the Under Armour camp in Orlando earlier in February. Addison is scheduled to visit Georgia on March 9. He’s also slated to visit several out-of-state programs after the dead period is lifted, including one of Georgia’s biggest rivals, so be sure to check out Dawgs247 for more on his plans. He is slated to visit several out-of-state programs after the dead period is lifted, including one of Georgia’s biggest rivals, so be sure to visit Dawgs247 for more on his plans

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The Bulldogs are also pursuing a star multi-purpose athlete for the 2025 cycle, who already has a strong relationship with Smart and his staff. Visit Dawgs 247 to see what his interest level is.

Who are the top players for 2025 that Georgia’s coaching staff is targeting right now, and which multi-purpose player could change the game? Visit Dawgs247 to see all the latest Georgia recruiting news, all from a team of insiders with decades of experience covering the Bulldogs, and find out.  

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