This is the time of year when things get a little crazy on the recruiting front. Players change their minds faster than you can say “Go Dawgs”, and with the stroke of a pen, an entire fanbase can become elated or completely dejected. Mark Richt had a busy weekend of recruiting activity following Atlanta’s winter freeze.
COMMIT REPORTEDLY FLIPS FROM LOUISVILLE TO GEORGIA
Atlanta Journal-Constitution recruiting reporter, Michael Carvell, is reporting that a commit may have flipped from Louisville and newly hired/former Georgia D.C, Todd Grantham.
Shaquille Jones, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound DB from Palm Bay, Fl. (Merritt Island HS), reportedly committed to the Bulldogs after making a visit past weekend. The 2-star DB had really not been one of Georgia’s top targets, but it appears now that he’s the kind of fit that new D.C. Jeremy Pruitt wants in the program.
Steve Jones of the Louisville Courier-Journal has now confirmed that Jones will indeed sign with the Bulldogs
— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) February 3, 2014
This makes the 19th verbal commit to the Bulldogs 2014 class, and will help to continue to move Georgia up the recruiting rankings for this year.
UGA MOVES FROM DARK HORSE TO TOP CONTENDER FOR ANDREW WILLIAMS
Once again moving to the fine work of the AJC’s Michael Carvell, a report has emerged that defensive tackle Andrew Williams, once considered to be a dark horse candidate to pick UGA, has now shown serious interest in committing to the Bulldogs.
Williams, a 4-star prospect out of McDonough, Ga. (Eagles Landing Christian Academy), had been thought to be choosing almost exclusively between Clemson and Auburn, but after a visit from Georgia D.C. Jeremy Pruitt and assistant Tracy Rocker to ELCA.
This would be a huge get for the Bulldogs, and would further solidify what was already shaping up to be a nasty defensive line.
THREE RECRUITS COULD POSSIBLY BE LOST
4-Star safety Kendall Grant apparently paid a “secret” visit to Marshall this past weekend, which was only made non-secretive by Grant leaving the GPS function on his Twitter account active while at the school. According to several reports, Grant stated he is considering flipping to Marshall for “non-football reasons”.
Even more troublesome than the potential flip of Grant, is the rumor that Georgia may lose it’s verbal commitment from defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard, who made a trip to Miami this past weekend. While there was no visit scheduled, things looked a bit dicey when Gaillard stated upon his return that he was going to “talk things over with his family and coaches, and know something by Wednesday.” Mark Richt has made Gaillard one of his priorties.
Gilbert Johnson, the speedy wide receiver out of Homestead, Fl., was thought to be an extremely solid commit to Georgia, however, he told Rivals.com that he will decide between the Bulldogs, South Florida and Louisville on Wednesday.