As the summer comes to a close and Georgia looks towards a highly anticipated 2021 football season, fans have plenty to look forward to on the field.
Of course, the actual is only a portion of college football — albeit the primary one for the sport. The other main ingredient to success on Saturdays is recruiting, and that never stops.
Thursday looks to be a massive day on the recruiting trail for Georgia, as two of their top targets, running back Branson Robinson and edge rusher Dani Dennis-Sutton are set to commit.
According to sources, Dennis-Sutton is the top remaining target on Georgia's board at the edge-rushing position, and he will announce his commitment decision at 5 p.m. on CBSSports HQ.
With a final three of Penn State, Georgia and Alabama, we review where each school stands with the elite recruit.
Georgia made it clear where Dennis-Sutton stood on their board when they made him a priority early in this recruitment process and pursued him vehemently. Georgia got the first crack at the edge rusher from Baltimore, Md., and according to sources did an excellent job on the visit conveying to the young prospect that Athens was the place for him.
With Adam Anderson entering his final season and Nolan Smith entering his junior year, the outside linebacker position at Georgia will be thin in numbers in the near future. So, early playing time is certainly available.
Alabama is Alabama. It's something often hear repeated from just about every recruit that is being pursued by the Crimson Tide. Their record speaks for itself not only from a national title standpoint but their NFL development. That is particularly true along the defensive front, where their success is unmatched. Any time Alabama is a finalist in a recruitment like this one, they certainly have a shot.
There are 16 players on the Penn State roster from the state of Maryland, where Dennis-Sutton resides. They have a track record of not only dominating the state, but particularly McDonough School just Northwest of Baltimore. They have four players on their active roster that are from Dennis-Sutton's high school.
For the longest time, it appeared Georgia was the leader here, but as the recruitment nears a decision point, Penn State has not only caught the Dawgs, but has seemingly taken over the perceived lead at this point.
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