What Happened on June 1?

June 1 was a historic day for all of college football. For the first time in 16 months, the NCAA recruiting dead period was lifted. All on-campus official visits were allowed for the first time in over a year.

It is simply impossible to keep track of everything that happened in Athens Monday. However, the same could be said for many of the top programs in college football as official visits and camps were back in full swing, and many of the nation's top prospects were taking their first official visits. At the same time, the strength and conditioning staffs around the country were gearing up for the first day of voluntary workouts. 

Seven Commits Were in Town

Georgia hosted seven current commits Tuesday among the 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes.

According to Sentell, the list included: 

  • Bear Alexander, 5-Star DT, 2022
  • Deyon Bouie, 5-Star ATH, 2022
  • Malaki Starks, 5-Star ATH, 2022
  • Tyre West, 4-Star DT, 2022
  • De'Nylon Morrissette, 4-Star WR, 2022
  • Pearce Spurlin III, 4-Star TE, 2023
  • Marcus Washington Jr., 4-star CB, 2023

The undecided prospects included 5-star edge rusher Malik Bryant (2023), 4-star tackle Elijah Pritchett (2022), 5-star running back Richard Young (2023), and even class of 2022 target, safety Kamari Wilson, among other recruits.

UGA Legacy Receives Offer 

Drew Bobo, a 3-star rated tackle according to 247Sports and son of former UGA quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, earned an offer from the University of Georgia following "a great camp," the Georgia legacy recruit said on Twitter. 

UGA Picks Up Two Impact Players Via Portal

The headliner that everyone had been waiting for over the last few weeks finally broke as both Arik Gilbert and Derion Kendrick joined the Georgia Bulldogs. 

The two announcements broke just two minutes apart from one another on social media. The announcement of former Clemson cornerback Kendrick came first, further solidifying Georgia's reload of the secondary. At the same time, Gilbert's announcement came second via an exclusive with Dawgs247's Rusty Mansell, where the former LSU tight end discussed his decision to join the Dawgs. 

For more on the additions of Arik Gilbert and Derion Kendrick you may enjoy:

What Arik Gilbert Adds to Georgia's Offense

What Derion Kendrick Adds Georgia Football's Defense