July 13, 2024

Everything you need to know about Georgia’s newest EDGE commit Darren Ikinnagbon

Georgia’s front seven added one of its most important targets: Darren Ikinnagbon committed to Georgia on Saturday.

The Hillside (N.J.) EDGE announced his pledge to the Bulldogs shortly after the G-Day spring game. The 6-foot-5, 251-pound prospect became Georgia’s seventh commitment in the 2025 recruiting class.

His high school football coach Barris Grant joined him for the visit this weekend, and he spoke with Dawgs247 at length about what Ikinnagbon will bring to Georgia’s 2025 recruiting class.

He passed the eye test before he even knew what the eye test was,” he said.

In this article take a look at everything Georgia fans need to know about the Bulldogs’ most recent pledge in the 2025 class.

Dating back to the spring, Ikinnagbon has called Georgia his top option, and the message from Georgia was the same.

“They’re No. 1 on my list right now,” Ikinnagbon told Dawgs247. “I’m No. 1 on their board.”

That’s the abridged version of the story in this one. Georgia has had Ikinnagbon much higher on their board than he’s been ranked in the recruiting service since the beginning of the  year. Likewise, Ikinnagbon has considered Georgia the team to beat since he made his first visit for a basketball game earlier this year.

When Ikinnagbon left his first visit, he told Dawgs247, in no uncertain terms, that the Bulldogs were going to be tough to top in this recruitment. That said, there was still expected to be a major push from programs like Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Syracuse. Georgia was fully aware of how high Ikinnagbon would be on everyone’s boards, so Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Glenn Schumann, and Kirby Smart have put the full press on Ikinnagbon.

Coming into this weekend, there was some optimism Ikinnagbon might pull the trigger and officially join Georgia’s class, but there wasn’t necessarily an expectation it would happen. After a successful Friday night in town, Ikinnagbon was ready to let Georgia coaches know the Bulldogs were going to be the choice for him.

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