Geez, we’re obsessed.
Laremy Tunsil… Do what's right and commit to the G. #signingday— John Isner (@JohnIsner) February 06, 2013
Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting
Much less creepy coming from another athlete.
Also nice to find out that Isner’s a big wrestling fan.
I like it! I hope it happens, too, as this class is shaping up as a possible whiff on offensive lineman. Not what we need.
Isner is a DGD. Saw him at the US Clay Courts in Houston and gave him a “Go Dawgs”. He’s a good ambassador for UGA athletics.
Damn. It’s Ole Miss…what’s goin’ on here?
Seriously, I understand the other kid being that his brother is already there and all, but this guy? Don’t get it. That Hugh Freese dude most be one hell of a BS artist.
Can’t really complain with the Rivals 12th best class, but unfortunately, Rivals has 6 teams in the SEC ahead of us. Plus, we only got 1 of the top 12 players in the state so far, and just 3 of the top 20. The rest of the conference really came in and raided the state. And Ohio State landed two of the top 10. Could have been a phenomenal with all of the talent in Georgia this year.
In today’s day and age a top 10 class is a prerequisite to be competitive in the SEC.
Tunsil’s high school coach all but stated Ole Miss was engaging in illegal activity to get him to sign. When there’s this much smoke about a school’s recruiting practices, there is always a big fire. I remember on signing day when Albert Means signed with Bama, it was all over the place that he’d been paid for. The Tunsil Talk reminds me of that.
Source or link?
I believe there was a video of the HS coach alleging illicit payments on ESPN.com that was subsequently pulled. OM also gave academic scholarships to Tunsil’s girlfriend and brother. I’m not sure what the NCAA stance on that would be.
Treadwell posting photos holding stacks of cash doesn’t really help their credibility either.
The fact that Freeze felt it necessary to tweet an unsolicited response to accusations is pretty suspicious.
He decided to commit to the $ instead.
John Isner needs to do what’s right and stop going 5 sets!
GT only has 1 commit among the top 50 in Georgia.
GT is not our problem. Bama, UF, AU, LSU, USCe, UT are our problem.
And Georgia went 3-2 against that bunch with <70 scholarship players.
Question: I have not been really following recruiting until this week. I know everyone is speculating that the Grantham rumors hurt recruiting, but it appears to me that most of the undecided players for which we are losing the recruiting battles are on the offensive side of the ball. Among players that were seriously considering UGA, I don’t see any specific players that we lost on the defensive side of the ball. Anyone differ?
Adams, but I think that’s more about Garner than Grantham.
Montravius Adams – a priority DL recruit. He’s going to the Barn (probably following Garner).
Scott – There were 2 defensive players who verbally committed to UGA, then changed their mind and went elsewhere; 3 players we were “in the mix for” who signed elsewhere today (with one more set to decide next week).
Bellamy’s a DAWG!
Well Bellamy just committed, that’s some good news.
GT has dropped to 88th in latest Rivals Ranking….dead last among all schools in the six major conferences and behind the likes of Texas State, Western Ky, and Central Michigan. But still 3 spots ahead of NAVY.
Hugh Freeze is no novice to the realities of recruiting. He saw (oversaw?) the battle for M Oher and would know how to rally the money from the high school side of it. Not saying he is involved, just that he would know how to work that end.
When is Alvin Kamara supposed to announce?
3:30 this afternoon.
His recent statements indicate an Alabama lock.
He chose Bama.
A few minutes after noon, and it looks like Dawgs will have at least 32 commits, with 13 already attending school. I doubt there’s many schools that can match or exceed what we’ve done this year. We’ve re-stocked the roster. Seems to be a lot of good student athletes too. Dawg fans have a lot to be very happy about with this recruiting class.
I can understand some level of disappointment about missing a couple 5 star targets. The coaches and players who’ve made absolute a-holes of themselves over the past week leave me somewhat relieved they aren’t coming to Athens. So ask yourself – do we really want a DaRick or Isaiah? Other schools may have got the sizzle, but we definitely got the steak.
Nice perspective, WCD!
I do agree that Nkemdiche, Foster and Tunsil appear to be headaches waiting to happen, but a couple others would have been nice to get. Its nice to get a big number of commits for a change.
Not sure I would have said that about Tunsil, but the other two, yes. I agree with W Cobb Dawg here…overall it’s a great year even without the publicity hounds.
Some recruit announced live on ESPN today that he was going to UCLA University…
Kind of reminds me of the “SEC Conference” that the announcers always talk about. From the Office of Redundancy Office, I guess.
maybe the recruit thought UCLA stood for U C Lots of Asians….
Kamara went to Alabama. It surprises me how bad we did in a 60 mile radius of Athens.
BAMA signed four 4 star running backs.
2 from the state of Georgia
Losing kamara doesn’t bother me too much. He seems pretty small, and CMR’s O has done much better with bigger, stronger RBs who can break tackles inside. Turman seems like a better fit. I held out hope Boo could be convinced to return.
Looking back, the biggest head-scratcher was turning Kelsey Griffin away. I’m assuming it was grades or some other type of off-field trouble. Seems like it was a position of need for us. I’d hate it if he turned out to be another Tuitt, i.e., a kid in our backyard who turns into a monster.
Having said all that, I’m still pleased with this year’s recruiting effort and the overall class. 32 is by far CMR’s biggest class ever.
My understanding, though, is that he has a pretty special skillset. While he can run the ball well, he also could be spread out, moved to the slot, and any number of things. He’s got skills that enable you to get two runningbacks in the same personnel package who have meaningful roles. As much as we spread the ball out–and as creative as CMB has gotten–he would have been a big contributor immediately.
Contrast that w/ Bama. Their base set is two-tight, and they run it a lot. Kamara will not have the same impact there as he would at UGA. They have now 8 scholarship backs, all of whom are young and highly talented. The oldest player will be Fowler, and he will likely take a medical hardship from last season and only be a (R)Jr for eligibility purposes; remember that he was ahead of TJ Yeldon before he blew out his knee. ALL of these guys could be around for 2 more seasons (unless Saban does some trimming of the roster). None of that does a lot for Kamara’s pro-prospects.
How did this happen . . . ? I can only think of one explanation: the allure of 4 championship rings sitting atop Saban’s coffee table.
Why in the hell are 5 star runningacks content to ride the bench at Bama w/ no prospect of seeing the field? We can’t even get Ken Malcome to stick around. I hope AJ Turman is good b/c he is one injury away from getting a lot of carries in a big game next season. Bama lost 2 runningbacks this past season to knee injuries. I just hope Gurshall continues w/ a relatively injury-free career(s).
good stuff. thanks
Crowder to Clemson. Interestingly, he announced on ESPN and was choosing between UGA and Clemson. He said in the interview that UGA had dropped off in their contact with him.
Crowder is a guard and we have an overabundance of those. We could have used a couple of true Tackles but got only one (D.Seymore).
Let’s hope he qualifies.
Y’all conference-centric rubes go on thinking that all these SEC BCS championships somehow help UGA.
Yeah, if Ole Miss wouldn’t have won all of those national titles, we wouldn’t be so bad off…
+1. Tunsil is a real head-scratcher to me. I just can’t get going to a school that has been so historically mediocre when there was a chance to compete for a starting spot on a top-ten team. The only thing I can figure is that these kids get so wined and dined that a more-straight-shooter approach–actually the right one to most of us who are older than 25–just seems like a bore to them. Do they think it’s going to be strip clubs and weed every night?
I wonder if Ole Miss plays USCe this year. we have quotes from Tunsil voicing his fear of Clowney….
That’s the game in which Hugh is going to change Steve’s perspective
“We’ll circle that date,” Freeze said of a scheduled date with South Carolina in 2013, “and look forward to maybe changing his perspective on Ole Miss football.”
If you don’t understand the regional chauvinism displayed in college football, you should quit watching and take up a new sport.
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