In a new transfer portal, more and more teams are springing for instant help rather than developing recruits as they did in the pre-portal days.
Even Georgia, which famously didn’t take any players from the transfer portal in 2022, nabbed four players out of the portal this offseason. All four have previous SEC experience, with wide receiver Dominic Lovett looking like the most impactful player of the bunch.
But when you recruit as well as Georgia does — the Bulldogs signed the No. 2 class in the country — you’re bound to have a few standout freshmen. ESPN’s Craig Haubert thinks outside linebacker Damon Wilson falls into the category, as Haubert tabbed Wilson as an instant impact newcomer for the Bulldogs.
“An explosive player off the edge, Wilson should play a role as at least a situational pass-rusher early on,” Haubert wrote. “He had two sacks in their spring game.”
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