Kirby Smart showed up in South Georgia to check on two major UGA targets

LEESBURG, Ga. — Georgia coach Kirby Smart hinted on his Thursday call-in show earlier this season that he might check on a key recruit or two on a Friday night this season if the opportunity presented itself.

That opportunity came Friday night in wind-whipped South Georgia.

Smart was on the sidelines to see Class AAAAAA No. 1 Houston County go on the road to face third-ranked Lee County. Both teams are unbeaten so far in 2016,

Give Smart credit for taking advantage of the postponement of the South Carolina game to Sunday afternoon. He found a way to use that to his advantage.

UGA commit Jake Fromm is rated as the nation’s No. 4 pro-style passer in the nation this fall. (Jeff Sentell / AJC)

When the opportunity to check out 2017 4-star QB commit Jake Fromm facing major 4-star DT priority recruit Aubrey Solomon presented itself, he went for it. That was even without the benefit of the “Kirby Copter” he made famous during the stretch run for the 2016 recruiting class last January.

Fromm is rated as the nation’s No. 4 pro-style prospect for the Class of 2017. He’s on a pace to breaking every major passing record in Georgia prep football history and will definitely challenge five-star freshman Jacob Eason when he arrives in Athens.

Solomon is rated as the nation’s No. 5 defensive tackle prospect in this year’s signing class. He was once committed to Michigan but backed off that pledge.

DawgNation projects Solomon to be the most important remaining uncommitted target for the Bulldogs in the Class of 2017.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder is rated as the nation’s No. 77 overall prospect for 2017. Fromm checks in at No. 49 in the country of 2017.





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