Nation’s No. 1 prospect to visit UGA for Auburn game

UGA's top recruiter will get to make sales pitch to nation's top prospect (AJC/Michael Carvell)

UGA’s top recruiter will get to make sales pitch to nation’s top prospect (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Josh Sweat, the nation’s No. 1 college football prospect, will indeed take his official visit to UGA.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end from Chesapeake, Va., was originally scheduled to take a recruiting trip to UGA a couple of weeks ago. But Sweat postponed after suffering a season-ending knee injury in his high school game.

Sweat has rescheduled his UGA visit for the Nov. 15 game against Auburn, according to’s Rusty Mansell.

The Bulldogs are considered a long shot for Sweat, with Florida State and Virginia Tech as the rumored leaders. He is also looking at UGA, Tennessee and Ohio State.

But you never know in the wacky world of recruiting. History has proven repeatedly that if you can get an elite prospect on campus, then you’ve got a chance.

UGA already has a commitment from the nation’s No. 2 prospect, defensive tackle Trent Thompson from Albany’s Westover High School. Thompson actually held Sweat’s spot as the No. 1 prospect until he elected to bypass the summer camp circuit, losing his ranking to Sweat. Thompson will have a chance to earn it back, if he cares, at the January all-star games.

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