UGA currently sits at #3 in the 247sports composite rankings, only behind Ohio State and Alabama. We have the 2nd highest average ranking behind Ohio State and have less commits (16) than any other programs in the top 5.
Many of our remaining top targets are waiting until either one of the all star games or national signing day to make their final decisions, but big recruiting weekends sometimes changes minds.
There are one or two guys in the 2017 class that could pull the trigger while visiting this weekend. They certainly don’t have any public plans to commit though. One has been trending in UGA’s direction a good bit, but the other doesn’t have an offer. He is coming in at a big position of need.
Although UGA only has one linebacker committed for the 2017 class so far, it’s really setting up to be a strong group. We could easily end up with Jaden Hunter, Walter Grant, Markaviest Bryant, Nate McBride, and Monty Rice.
There is another target that at first seems to be a little different from the guys above. At just over 6 foot tall and weighing 230 pounds, Britt looks like your typical thumper at ILB. He will come downhill quick and knock a ball carrier into next week, but he’s also proven that he can play sideline to sideline.
The 4* linebacker has had both UGA and Auburn in the lead at one point and was set to make his decision at one point. He’s obviously delayed that decision and is exploring his options.
You can probably count on one hand the amount of football prospects that have come out of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta and went on to play bigtime college football. You can also count on Marquez Bembry being one of the most athletic to come out of there. The 6’3 215 2017 athlete ran a 10.79 100m at the GHSA state track meet. Shortly after, Bembry had an offer from the Dawgs.
The 3* athlete committed to Tennessee in March after taking a couple of visits to Knoxville. At the time he also had offers from teams such as Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, and Wisconsin. Watch out for the Dawgs here, as we could really make a move if we put maximum effort into recruiting Bembry. He has played multiple positions on offense and defense in high school and probably could at the next level also.
Cobb, Doe first to reach rushing milestone
Drew Cobb of Gordon Lee and Brandon Doe of Cook are the state’s first 1,000-yard rushers. Jake Fromm of Houston County remains on pace to break the Georgia career record for passing yards by the 10th game and the single-season record by the 11th. Eli Watson of Houston County is on pace to set the state record for receiving yards in a season by the 13th game.
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Sept. 30, 2016
ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 2 Georgia equestrian team welcomes Alabama to the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga. for an exhibition competition on Sunday, Oct. 2. The competition is slated to begin at 12 p.m. and admission is free.
The exhibition against Alabama is Hunt Seat only. Thus, the Bulldog Western riders will compete in an intra-squad scrimmage running simultaneously with the Hunt Seat action against the Crimson Tide.
Sept. 30, 2016
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ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia cross country teams traveled to Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday in anticipation for Saturday morning’s races at the 43rd-annual Paul Short Run, which is hosted by Lehigh University.
When & Where: The gun will fire to start the men’s College Gold 8K (8,000 meters) at 11 a.m. ET while the women’s 6K (6,000m) is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. This will mark the Lady Bulldogs’ first 6K of the season after running 5K races during their first two competitions. Both races will be run on the Goodman Cross Country Course and approximately 6,000 runners are expected to run in a variety of high school and collegiate races.
Weather: There is a 60 percent change of rain showers on Saturday in Bethlehem and temperatures are predicted to be in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
One thing is very evident after the first 4 games of the season…………………UGA needs offensive linemen and they need to be bigger. In watching an offensive line work it is one thing to see the big guys getting used to a new scheme, but it is an entirely different thing to watch them get pushed off of the ball and just flat out beat one on one.
There are two ways to fix this. One is to coach up the guys you have and the other is to recruit bigger and show them the opportunity they have for early playing time.
This is one thing that seems to be working with 5* OL Jamaree Salyer.
Nico Collins dropped some big news recently when he said that Michigan, Alabama, and UGA are tied at the top. For a long time it looked like no one would be able to pull the in-state receiver out of Alabama. Then his first trip to Michigan happened, where he still has family. That seemingly put Michigan way ahead, as the Wolverines had a good bit of momentum.
There were possible plans to visit Michigan this weekend for the big game against Wisconsin, but Collins will be in Athens. And UGA will continue to try and convince him that we need him in Athens.
He’s always seemed to like UGA’s quarterback situation. Who wouldn’t want to catch passes from the likes of Jacob Eason, Jake Fromm, and possibly Trevor Lawrence! If we can’t get the top receivers committed after this haul of quarterbacks, it just isn’t meant to be.
4* LB Leonard Warner Taking Official Visits and Nearing a Decision
Leonard Warner is getting down to the end of his recruitment and taking his official visits.
The 4* Brookwood linebacker has already taken an official visit to Florida State and was trying to schedule to take his OV to Stanford this weekend. Instead, he will now be in Athens to watch the Dawgs play Tennessee.
It’s big to get the 6’4 225 pound prospect on campus again, especially since we’ll still get an OV from him later. While programs like Duke and Georgia tech may also get officials, he’s definitely been to UGA much more than them. It’s really looking like his recruitment could come down to two teams.
Right now is the perfect time to recruit running backs at UGA.
Many like to call UGA RB-U because of the tradition of the players that have come through. You can name the names just as well as we can. Having this tradition has made it easier to recruit top talent at the position every year.
It’s a good time to recruit top tier backs due to the fact that Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are likely headed to the NFL after this season. Of course we do have Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien getting carries as true freshmen, but that makes it that much better to recruit the position at UGA. Incoming prospects see that they can get early playing time.
Alexander at Northgate
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Henry Seldon Field, Newnan
Records, rankings: Alexander is 4-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA and No. 10; Northgate is 5-0, 3-0 and No. 5.
Last meeting: Northgate won 45-13 in 2011.
Three things to know: 1. Five teams in 5-AAAAAA were undefeated when region play began on Sept. 9; Northgate and Alexander are the only ones that remain. Mays is 3-1 overall but undefeated in region games. Northgate would retain sole possession of first place with a victory. Alexander likely would be tied with Mays for first place if it beats Northgate. 2. Alexander RB Daetrich Harrington averages 144.3 yards rushing for a team that is relatively balanced offensively (201.5 yards rushing, 170.3 passing).