It’s time for one of the best annual recruiting gatherings of the year, it’s Dawg Day (or night, as it was called in past years).
Georgia has a ton of recruits, some who are committed to UGA some to other schools, slated to attend the camp today. Some of the latter will be pitched hard by the Georgia recruiting staff to see if the Dawgs can’t get a few commits to flip their way.
Florida State offensive line commitment Cole Minshew of Douglas, Ga (Coffee Co HS). will be in attendance. Minshew, a 6-foot-4, 305 pound offensive guard is a 3-star player and rated as the number 25 OG in the nation according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He’s one of the players that Mark Richt and his staff would love to turn Georgia’s way. Minshew is an admitted lifelong Dawg fan, but has been a solid commit to FSU since February.
Another big name that the Dawgs would loves to flip is Alabama commit Jonathan Ledbetter, a defensive lineman out of Tucker, GA. (Tucker HS). Ledbetter’s stock has been rising all summer with his performances in various camps, and he’s now listed as a 4-star prospect and the number five DT in the 247Sports composites. On a positive note for the Dawgs, he’s close friends with current UGA commits Chauncey Rivers and Natrez Patrick. With a visit on Dawg Day and perhaps some nudging from his friend, Georgia could land a big fish.
Staying with local talent who committed outside the Georgia borders, 5-star offensive tackle Chuma Edoga out of Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern HS) will be on hand for Dawg Day. Edoga is considered a solid verbal commit to USC, but this is his second straight visit to Dawg Day (he put on a show to remember in 2013), so perhaps the Georgia recruiting staff can sway him this year.
One of the uncommitted player that Georgia would love to get the verbal nod from is linebacker Roquan Smith, who has remained a strong lean towards the Bulldogs, but has yet to give any indication of when he’ll make his commitment. 247Sports gives Smith, a 4-star prospect and the number five OLB in the nation, an 89% chance of committing to Georgia.
If past Dawg Nights are any indication, Georgia should be able to claim at least a few more additions to the Class of 2015.
Our friends at Bulldawg Illustrated have published a complete list of the attendees here.