Kirby Smart has been working tirelessly at improving the 2016 and 2017 classes, but he now begins the 2018 class in an effort to continue to look towards the future, and it has started off with a bang.
Georgia has landed a four-star offensive tackle, Max Wray out of Franklin (Tenn.) High School. Wray is ranked as the 46th ranked recruit for the 2018 class, the seventh best at his position, and the second highest ranked recruit in the state of Tennessee.
Wray had also received offers from other top-tier programs such as Tennessee, LSU, Texas A&M, Oregon, and others.
The 6-foot-6, 265 pound big man stated why he chose Georgia over the others.
“A big part of it is I wanted to be first in my class. They don’t have any commits right now. The stars lined up for me. They’ve got the major I want to major in (sports medicine). They play the offense I want to play and the coaches are great and I feel like I can win a national championship there soon,” Wray told 247Sports.
“I really hit it off with Coach Pittman and Coach Chaney. They run a pro-style system which I think gives me my best opportunity to succeed and my best chance at going to the next level. I’ve got a good connection with them through (many different personnel at Tennessee). Everyone I trust has trust in them.”
As previously mentioned, this is Smart’s first commitment for the 2018 class, and Wray definitely hopes to expand on that. In the meantime, the Bulldogs head coach announced the news on Twitter.
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) April 1, 2016
Here are a few looks at what Wray brings to the table, and how beneficial he could be to improving Sam Pittman’s stout line in the future.
— Max Wray (@maxwray10) April 1, 2016
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) April 1, 2016