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  2. and there it is I'd been wondering for some time if he would. You were talking about an OOS prospect who committed early, wasn't rated very highly, and who there was never any real report of interest in before he committed, making his commitment seem to almost come out of nowhere. Plus, there had already been reports that we just weren't recruting him very hard anymore. He's this year's Xavier Jenkins. Our targets at LB seem to be Tindall and Harris.
  3. Could Emmit Gooden play there?
  4. From the Clemson insiders on 247: "*Running backs coach Tony Elliott has stopped in twice recently to see 2018 running back prospect Master Teague, but the Tigers still haven’t pulled the trigger on an offer. Teague told TigerNet that last week that he was close to trimming his list to three, and the Tigers would be on the list if an offer came. It didn’t, and Teague released a top three of Auburn, Georgia, and Tennessee. *The Tigers could still be waiting on 5-star running back Zamir White out of North Carolina, and Elliott stopped in to see White this week. From everything we’ve heard from those close to White, however, it’s still Georgia with everyone else trailing."
  5. McMichael imo is the best CB in GA in this class (best RB too). I would hate to lose him, especially with as much as landing him could help us land the Hintons. Johnson though, is arguably the best CB in this class regardless of state. Landing both would give us an elite CB duo for 2018 and beyond. It would be the defensive equivalent to landing White and Teague both at RB. It would make our defense legit. It almost wouldn't matter who else you added (almost).
  6. Johnson is probably the top out of state prospect that I want most in this class.
  7. Sooo, Miami Insider, Andrew Ivins, CB'd us Tyreke Johnson; first one we've gotten for him. He's also visiting again, after recently getting a visit from Tucker.
  8. The tea leaves seem to be highly suggesting that we'll land Teague. If so, then not unless we miss on White. In this limited class, no way they take more than two.
  9. Teague told 247Sports earlier this week that his commitment will come very soon. "Approximately one month or within a month," Teague said. "I may have a specific date soon. My family and I will be talking about that this week." Teague is not expected to take any more trips before that announcement. He visited Georgia in March and again on April 14, and sees scheme fit, running back production, and how personable the coaching staff is as major factors in his decision.
  10. Man, I tell you, if McGee successfully brings in White and Teague for 2018, then two things need to happen. First, pay this man. After last year, and then that man whatever the **** he wants; just keep him at UGA. (obviously a bit of hyperbole there, but I'm serious about him needing a raise, and keeping him here) Second, with him being set and done (other than keeping these guys in the fold) for 2018, and with him more able to focus on RBs in 2019 and beyond, I agree with what I read from another site; get this man another assignment. Give him something like Justin Fields or some ****, and let him work his magic, b/c this guy is legit.
  11. 3 more CBs in so far today for Teague to UGA, including Kipp who's now flipped his pick. Certainly looks like this is happening
  12. 3* DT Tramel Walthour (Lecounte's former teammate) has also had 5 CBs to UGA drop within the last roughly 24 hrs, including Kipp, Jake, and Rusty.
  13. CBs coming in since for this one are very mixed. JC Shurburtt and Tom Loy already had CBs in for Auburn, and since this tweet, Kipp, Kieth Niebuhr, and Andrew Ellis have followed suit. Interestingly however, since then, Steve Wiltfong, David Johnson, Gus Ramos, Jesse Johnson, and Alex Gleitman, have all put in CBs for UGA.
  14. I love that list btw. Dean is sorely needed for reason of above (plus talent obviously), and if the coaches perceive him the same way, then that goes a long way as to explaining a large part of why he's been so heavily prioritized in this class. Jackson, imo, is simply the best WR in GA for 2018. The kid is just explosive. Ezzard, while I like Jackson just a tad better, is also really amazing, and, just like with Holloman the year before, I'm fully expecting his rating to skyrocket before NSD. Landing him of course, could also go a long way toward keeping Cox home. Fields, well, that should go without saying. We neeeeeeed him, period, end of story. McMichael, lastly, I've already spoken on before. I absolutely love this kid's tape. IMO, he's the best DB, and the best RB, both, in GA, for 2018. I really hope we can get him, but I also have no feel for him whatsoever. His entire recruitment is a mystery to me.
  15. I've said before, that one of, if not our biggest, weakness in this class is the lack of a leader. Unless/until you're an Alabama/OSU/and I guess now Clemson type school, where you're perceived as a perennial winner/contender, that prospects want to go to, even just for that reason alone, if you want a top class, you need leaders. Coaches can only do/say so much. Having guys your own age, who you respect, answering these questions, and telling you that a school is legit, can really go a long way. You need to have more than just "some guys" (for lack of a better way to say it). You need kids who have made their decision, are unwavering, and are truly 100% sold on your program, that both want to be there, and want their friends to be there too. If we can get some of those types committed, than this class may start looking up.
  16. Dean has also said in an interview that he believes that he can be a "Richard Lecounte type" recruiter and leader for the 2018 class, like Lecounte was for the 2017 class, that is, as soon as he decides what school he's going attend anyway.
  17. "It feels great to be committed to Georgia. I feel like it is going to be a great experience for me at Georgia and I cannot wait to start recruiting." Smith already has some big names in mind that he plans to recruit to play with him in between the hedges. "Trey Dean, Kearis Jackson, Marquez Ezzard, Justin Fields and Kyler McMichael are just a few guys I would love to play with at Georgia," Smith said. "I have spent a lot of time with those guys and I will now be talking to them about Georgia. "Some of those guys are close friends and I will be working on them. I know Georgia is recruiting them all, I know Georgia wants them all and I hope I can help us get them." Jake Fromm and Richard LeCounte were the leaders of the 2017 recruiting class that finished No. 3 in the country. Smith saw what they did and how they were constantly recruiting. He wants to take that role in 2018. "I do not want our 2018 class to be weak; it needs to look like the one in 2017 did, so I am going to work hard to help with that," Smith said. "I am going to try to recruit some guys. I want to become that leader and I will do all I can to help us get the right guys that put Georgia in position to win a national championship. "I cannot wait to get there and to play with and against the best players in the country. I want to get others top players excited about Georgia the way I am."
  18. I had decided some time ago, that Cox was kinda my breaking point. I'm moving from optimism to full on apathy as pertains to this class. I'm assuming it's bad until proven otherwise. There's no reason for me to keep getting excited only to immediately get kicked in the ***.
  19. Blame it on Chaney all you want, but I don't see that as fair. What we did was put all of our eggs in the Lawrence basket. Emory Jones has been clear that we've barely recruited him, even from the start. While he had an offer, we really never saw him as a viable option. Then, you have Fields, who we didn't even offer till a couple weeks before Lawrence committed to Clemson, which honestly, may very well have been b/c we saw that coming. By that point, he had been being recruited by PSU since the previous July, and had visited them multiple times. Sure we finally offered him after a November visit, but he had also recently had yet another PSU visit just beforehand. I've seen more than one person compare this to the Deshaun Watson situation with Richt and I can see why. I mean, with Lawrence, you obviously had a shot, but his family was never huge on UGA. In fact they were UT fans. With Fields though, you had a family full of Dawgs fans, with a sister heading to UGA, who all, by even their own admission, would have loved to have pushed Justin to UGA as well. By the time that we offered though, his mind was already made up, and even though we were the home school, it ain't hard to believe that how long we waited, and how much we had tunnel vision for Lawrence, and only offered when it looked like he was lost, doesn't still weigh on him. Basically, there's plenty to hate on Chaney for, but I put this more on Kirby. I mean, if you really aren't interested in Jones, fine, but Fields should've been offered waaaay sooner.
  20. I've honestly wondered this myself. At very least, I'd say that it's a good selling point for recruiting them. NFL scouts are going to be at White's school of choice from day 1, watching this kid to see if he's the next big thing. If you're the guy out in front, blocking for him, it makes you look much better, and means the same scouts will be watching you as well.
  21. All the recent word is that Milton is about to commit to Michigan. Everyone just about has put in their CB, including the one who chose us originally.
  22. I said before that White came across to me as a straight shooter. Him and Lawrence were both the kind of kids that really weren't being swayed in recruiting or "enjoying the process." They intelligently and diligently looked at their options and made an informed decision, and once made, will stick with it imo. With Lawrence the result is a failure on our part, and we're probably never getting him back as a result, while with White, assuming this type of attitude in him, once he commits to us, he ain't gonna waiver.
  23. Worry is something that you do about the future. It makes perfect sense for us to worry right now. You don't worry after they've signed their LOI. At that point, you just sulk.
  24. We have got to get back to basics here. This whole recruiting cycle imo, has screamed of arrogance. Like, we think that we're big **** now, and we can just take whoever we want, and just ignore these low ranked but talented GA prospects, in favor of the more highly recruited out of state players. I seem to recall that when Kirby came in, the push was to shutdown GA, to make UGA the school for UGA players to come, stay in state, play in state, and win a championship in state. Now we're, only one year in, getting away from that, and betraying a lot of the in state talent, and it's coming back to bite us. You know, the day may come, when we can be Alabama, or Ohio St, and care less about in state talent, and just go around getting whoever we want, but one top 3 recruiting class doesn't do that. That is built over time, and done when you show that you are a consistent winner. We're not there yet. There are plenty of kids in state that want to, and like the idea of playing for the home team. They may not get you the #1 class, but if you start winning, that too will come in time.