Georgia has seen top assistants picked from its staff every season under head coach Kirby Smart. It's something that the program has come to expect at this point. Not much was different this offseason as former defensive backs coach Charlton Warren accepted the defensive coordinator position at Indiana.
Smart replaced Warren with one of the top up-and-coming young defensive minds in college football, as former West Virginia defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae was brought in to replace Warren.
Addae secured the commitment from one of the nation's top players in Malaki Starks, and he's been extremely active on the recruiting trail as of late.
In a 24-hour time span, Addae has offered four of the nation's top prospects in the 2023 and 2024 recruiting classes.
CB Dallas Young; Gardendale, Alabama
At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and a soon-to-be junior in high school, it's clear that despite a regime change at the defensive backs position, Addae is not changing the physical profile of what a Georgia cornerback looks like.
Young has tremendous recovery speed and plays in one of the most heavily contested high-school regions in Alabama. He's tested at this point in his high-school career and is a smooth athlete. He plays in perfect phase at all times, and when asked, can become physical at the line of scrimmage.
CB Jordan Matthews; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Louisiana has been Cortez Hankton's recruiting territory since he arrived at Georgia, but Addae signed off on this 6-foot-2, 175-pound corner on Tuesday. Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Florida State are among some of the Power-5 programs that have gotten in on this recruitment early.
Matthews pairs a Power-5 frame with elite ball skills at the corner position, excelling at high pointing the football and turning opponents over.
CB Marcus Washington Jr.; Augusta, Georgia
If the name sounds familiar to Georgia fans, it's because the senior Washington played at the University of Georgia from 2005-2009, and now his son is one of the hottest young cornerback prospects in the Peach State in 2023. At 6-foot, 170 pounds, Washington Jr. has been clocked in the 4.4 range several times this spring during the camp circuit.
ATH, Jaylen Mbakwe: Pinson, Alabama
I first saw Mbakwe at the DexPreps camp in February of 2019. He was just an eighth grader at that time, but he was easily one of the most physically impressive athletes at the camp. Mbakwe started as a freshman this season at Clay-Chalkville High School.
Georgia is in on him extremely early, with it being Mbakwe's first collegiate offer. He's an elite athlete, playing multiple positions including quarterback, and is a verified 10.90 100-meter runner as a freshman in high school.
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