Tyrique McGhee, the 3-star defensive back who committed to UGA last February, is trying to help attract other recruits to the Bulldogs.
The rising senior at Peach County is really tight with Chad Clay, the defensive back from Peachtree Ridge who is also committed to UGA. McGhee is also close friends with Mecole Hardman, an athlete out of Elbert County that is a big-time target of the Bulldogs.
Those three just got back from a Florida 7-on-7 tournament, where they played together on an all-star team with Kyle Davis. He’s the state’s No. 1-rated receiver who is from Archer and also one of UGA’s top remaining priorities.
“Mecole is one guy I hope Georgia lands,” McGhee said. “I’ve been working on him. I’m really trying to bring him in. He’d be a real good get for us.”
What’s the latest in recruiting McGhee? He ignited some concerns among UGA fans by taking a visit to Auburn around a month ago, but said he remains firmly committed to the Bulldogs.
“There’s so many things that I see at Georgia making my future bright,” McGhee said. “Its the relationships with those great coaches. Its the tradition of playing for Georgia, but then having a degree from Georgia will set me up for the rest of my life.”
The 5-foot-10, 178-pounder plans to attend Dawg Night prospect camp on July 18. He had one of the more unique commitment stories, pledging to UGA on a Sunday morning during church hours last February.
McGhee is also still recovering from a foot injury (broken bone) that caused him to miss track this past spring. He was recently clocked around 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. “His speed trainer told me that he was running in the high 4.3s … prior to his injury,” Peach County football coach Chad Campbell said. “
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.