One of the nation’s top tight end recruits, Jaden Reddell, canceled his draft earlier today announcing his intentions to play for Georgia in college via a Twitter post. The Georgia commitment, while not surprising, came sooner than expected, as Reddell was scheduled to make official visits to Alabama and Tennessee before announcing his decision.
Reddell is the latest addition to a Georgia recruiting class that was already ranked the best in the nation before his commitment. He joins fellow four-star Colton Heinrich as smart kirbyThe second tight end engagement of the class of 2024.
WHAT THE BULLDOGS ARE ACHIEVING…
Reddell’s physical and athletic gifts make him one of the best tight ends in the class of 2024 and arguably the best overall when it comes to potential as a receiving threat. The Missouri native experienced incredible growth between his sophomore and junior seasons, taking him from a regional recruit to one of the most sought-after players in the nation, regardless of his position, seemingly overnight. .
Although Reddell is coveted for his receiving capabilities and is more of a hybrid at the position at the moment, he has the framework to become a true tight end in line once he is fully grown in a college weight program. This physical advantage combined with his willingness as a blocker make Reddell the complete package, and even as talented as he is today, he is only scratching the surface of the player he will eventually be in Georgia and beyond.
WHY IT’S BIG FOR GEORGIA…
Georgia likes its tight ends and at any time you can leave the region to catch one of the best in the nation – it’s a victory in itself. This commitment gives Georgia a firm grip on the nation’s upper class in 2024 and could be further proof that the “Dylan Raiola Effect” is real.
The addition of Reddell and Heinrich to an already loaded Georgia tight end room should leave the position in good hands for years to come. This is also another sign that Georgia is fast becoming the modern “Tight End U” with a Bulldog tight end selected in five consecutive NFL drafts.
This was a recruiting masterpiece by Kirby Smart and staff, as they were able to convince Reddell to shut down their recruiting ahead of scheduled official visits to Alabama and Tennessee. While Georgia was considered by many to be the leader because of her commitment, the longer this recruitment went on, the more contested it would have become. Alabama and Tennessee aren’t likely to go away quietly, but I hope Reddell makes good on his commitment and signs him with Georgia in December.