November 8, 2012

UGA Mock Class

As the regular season is winding down, Georgia finds itself in a position to play for the SEC Championship for the second season in a row.

While the coaches and players are focused on getting to and being successful in Atlanta, one thing that never stops is recruiting.

It appears that Georgia wants at least one more running back, two more offensive linemen, two wide receivers, two more defensive linemen, and a defensive back.

That puts the number that the Bulldogs hope to sign at somewhere between seven and nine prospects. While we can't really project a couple of the positions because of the fact that some offers are still likely to go out, this is our November prediction of how Georgia finishes.


• RB Alvin Kamara (Norcross) - Georgia and Alabama are still on top here with Georgia having the edge. Some say it is very close while other believes Georgia is the clear leader. Put us in the group with those who believe UGA is the clear leader. Kamara is playing everything close to the vest at the moment, but he knows he is Georgia's top target at the position and the Bulldogs have made it clear to him how many different ways they want to use him in their offense. Alabama is working hard, but Georgia will be tough to beat.

• RB A.J. Turman (Boone; Orlando, Fla.) - Turman told UGASports on Monday that UGA informed him it would only be taking one running back, but something doesn't add up there. According to sources close to the situation, Georgia wants Kamara regardless, and they are also very high on Turman and his physical running style. Call it a gut feeling, but we believe Georgia will take both if they can get them. Things could change going forward, but we see Turman signing with Georgia in February at this time.

• WR Jonathan Rumph (Holmes Community College; Goodman, Miss.) - Rumph had an official visit to UGA last weekend and, based on what we have been told by those who spent time with him on the visit, he was blown away. Sources close to Rumph say Georgia is going to be tough to beat here because of the fact that they have Murray at quarterback and he has aspirations of being a "one and done" guy. Rumph also likes the way UGA throws the ball to a number of different receivers. Mississippi State is the team to look out for here, but, at this point, we would be fairly surprised if Rumph didn't choose UGA.

• OT Laremy Tunsil (Columbia; Lake City, Fla) - Georgia and Alabama are on top right now for Tunsil, but Alabama is making a move. They have really put themselves in a better position in the last couple of months, but sources close to Tunsil say he still loves Georgia. One source told UGASports on Wednesday that every time he speaks with Georgia, which hasn't been often with any team this fall, it is all he talks about. Alabama will host Tunsil for an unofficial visit this weekend, but one of our contacts close to Tunsil says there is a decent chance he will visit UGA for the Georgia Tech game. Official visits will be huge but in home visits will probably be even bigger. The bottom line here is that Tunsil visited both schools this summer, and came away raving about Georgia. We predict that will be the case when the smoke settles.

Offensive Notes:

• Continue to keep an eye on Martin Luther King offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw. If Georgia wants him bad enough, it will have a great shot to land the versatile lineman.

• Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder is as real of as possibility for UGA as he has ever been in this class right now. We still see Clemson as the leader, but Georgia will have a chance to make a serious move here.

• Fork Union (Fork Union, Va.) wide receiver JaQuay Williams is certainly a guy that needs to be kept in mind. If Williams decommits from Auburn, and that is something we are told will happen if they experience staff turnover, then Georgia is a team that would be extremely tough to beat.

• American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) running back Greg Bryant is no longer and option for Georgia. Bryant expressed a lack of interest in going to Georgia according to sources close to him, and Georgia has since backed off.


• DL Toby Johnson (Hutchinson Community College; Hutchinson, Kan.) - Johnson sustained a serious knee injury this past week, and while there has been no confirmation, it appears that it is an ACL injury that will require surgery. Don't expect, however, Georgia to back off. ACL injuries aren't what they once were, and Georgia is in great shape to bring Johnson in in December and oversee his rehabilitation. Georgia is and has been the team to beat here for months.

• DL Montravius Adams (Dooly County) - Adams was in Athens this past weekend and we are told by sources close to the five star defensive tackle that his words to UGASports about his visit are quite understated. Those close to Adams say he, his mother, and his girlfriend loved the trip. As we have told you several times before, Adams is very close with Walton offensive lineman and UGA commitment Brandon Kublanow, and has developed a strong relationship with Georgia defensive linemen John Jenkins and Jonathan Taylor. Clemson, Auburn, Florida, and Alabama are all in this one, but Georgia has made a strong impression on his mother who said that Georgia is probably the best place she has been so far. Almost as important as Adams' mother is his girlfriend who told at least one person they spent time with on the UGA visit that she wants to go to UGA as well.

Defensive Notes

• It is a fact that Georgia wants to add at least one more defensive back in this class. It will likely be a cornerback. Keep an eye on Garden City Community College (Garden City, Kan.) cornerback Riyahd Jones. Jones doesn't have an offer at this time, but the former Carver-Columbus standout did visit Georgia earlier this fall, and is on the Bulldogs radar.

• Kell defensive back Brendan Langley told UGASports on Sunday that Georgia was out of it for him and that he was done. Reports have since surfaced that say Langley has legitimate interest, but we are going to go off what he told us.

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