Will UGA’s Mark Richt add to “Dream Team”??

Will UGA coach Mark Richt add to his “Dream Team”?

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Tucker High linebacker James Vaughters, who is among Atlanta’s top college prospects, will announce his college decision this week between UGA, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Stanford and Ohio State. Vaughters will reveal the grand prize winner at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to his father.

Over the past few months, Richt and his staff have tried to sell Georgia’s top high school prospects on the idea of the “Dream Team” – that if the Bulldogs can sign the state’s best, then they will compete for SEC or BCS championships every year. UGA has 11 commitments for its 2011 recruiting class, with only one — QB Christian LeMay of Matthews, N.C. — being from outside of the state’s borders.  The homegrown products pledged to sign with the Bulldogs are led by East Hall DE Sterling Bailey and the “state’s fastest man” —  Mitchell County WR Justin Scott-Wesley.

Earlier this week, Wilcox County two-sport standout Nick Marshall narrowly committed to UGA over Georgia Tech, while also considering football scholarships from Florida State and Alabama. The 6-foot- 3 Marshall will play defensive back for the Bulldogs, and also walk on the UGA’s basketball team at shooting guard. Marshall was also recruited by major colleges in basketball. (Click here for Marshall)

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Vaughters, who has a 4.o GPA, is down to five finalists after beginning with 35 scholarship offers. This past year as a junior, Vaughters was hindered with a wrist injury at the start of his junior season.  He finished with 57 total tackles, including two for losses. Two years ago as a sophomore, Vaughters was one one of the top players on Tucker’s state championship squad.

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What’s in Georgia Tech’s favor? Vaughters likes the academic reputation of the ACC school, along with its proximity to home. He also developed a good relationship with new defensive coordinator Al Groh.

What’s in Georgia’s favor? Vaughters has made frequent trips to Athens to chat with coaches about athletics and academics. The Bulldogs already have a commitment from his Tucker teammate, safety Chris Sanders.

RELATED: Former AJC Super 11 member Jarvis Jones has narrowed down to UGA and FSU after he decided to transfer from Southern Cal. (Click here)

116 comments Add your comment

duckey

June 12th, 2010
8:28 pm

well take them all

Pope UGA XXIII

June 12th, 2010
8:43 pm

‘Spect we will get Jarvis jones, but don’t be surprised if
Vaughters commits to OSU

skeered

June 12th, 2010
8:45 pm

Vaughters is going to OSU or Stanford

BullyMack

June 12th, 2010
8:45 pm

Everything I’ve heard and read is either Stanford and the Suckeyes. Not sure the Dawgs were ever in the hunt but I guess we’ve all learned you never know with an 18 yr. old kid. Shame though, seems like a good kid with a ton of talent. Can’t blame him if he wants to go to Stanford but the kids should know if they stay home and do well they will forever be beloved in-state wherever they go and never lack for a job opportunity after their career is over. I only wish he would hold off and get a better feel for Grantham’s D as the season plays out before he makes his decision. Regardless, good luck kid with your decision.

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

June 12th, 2010
8:45 pm

If CMR gets him, he’s a darn good dawg!

If he doesn’t, then UGA didn’t want him!

harold

June 12th, 2010
8:50 pm

HERE ARE THE REAL FACTS CONCERNING THIS DREAM TEAM TALK. RICHT TALKS ABOUT IT WHILE SABAN AND ALABAMA AND MEYER AND FLORIDA LIVE IT IN REALITY. THEIR ACTION DOES THE TALKING. THEY HAVE LIVED THE DREAM.
FACT: RICHT IS 20-12 IN THE SEC THE LAST FOUR YEARS!
FACT:RICHT HAS A 69% WINNING PERCENTAGE IN THE SEC!
FACT:RICHT HAS NOT BEEN TO THE SEC TITLE GAME FOR FIVE YEARS!
FACT:GEORGIA WAS 8-4 LAST YEAR AND WENT TO THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL!
FACT:FOUR COACHES “REJECTED” THE OFFER TO BE THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR!
FACT: GEORGIA’S OWN KIRBY SMART REJECTED THE OFFER TO RETURN TO GEORGIA!
FACT:GEORGIA HAS NOT WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 30 YEARS NOW!
FACT:GRANTHAM WAS FIRED FROM THE CLEVELAND BROWNS JOB!FIRED!
FACT:FLORIDA OWNS GEORGIA AND URBAN MEYER OWNS RICHT!
FACT:TENNESSEE KILLED GEORGIA LAST YEAR AND PUT A HALF A HUNDRED ON US A COUPLE YEARS AGO!
FACT:GEORGIA FOOTBALL IS AVERAGE COMPARED TO ALABAMA AND FLORIDA!
FACT:RICHT IS AN AVERAGE COACH COMAPRED TO SABAN AND URBAN MEYER!
FACT: WAKE UP FROM THAT DREAM AND GET BACK TO THE REAL WORLD!
FACT:GEORGIA NEEDS LESS TALK. MORE WALK!

destin dawg

June 12th, 2010
8:59 pm

harold…… Alabama & Florida are great teams with great coaches.. you know all the facts & stats with HATE !!!!! who is your team.???? where did you go to college ??? What are you doiing home alone AGAIN on Sat. night… all the Hate .. No Date !!!!!!

BullyMack

June 12th, 2010
9:00 pm

harold-CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?! Nice copy/paste big boy. Man, you are a really smart guy and I’m sure everyone at your local Waffle House agrees you demand respect when you walk through the door. You get a gold star there bud. ANY STOCK TIPS FOR ME??!!!! WHERE CAN I GET GOOD STEAKS ON SALE??? Sheesh dude, you yell like that in your ladies face when you’re in the sack….”HOW IT IS FOR YOU, HUH??? GOOD??!!!”

Michael Carvell

June 12th, 2010
9:02 pm

James Vaughters, CONGRATS on the SUPER ACADEMICS and athletics. You’re an excellent role model for the rest of the state. Good luck on your decision.

Greg

June 12th, 2010
9:06 pm

Harold, thanks for taking a break from the gay porn to grace us with your presence.

May the force be with you….

harold

June 12th, 2010
9:08 pm

JUST THE FACTS GUYS!

destin dawg

June 12th, 2010
9:10 pm

Harold got us all mad….and off subject… James is a great kid !! good luck with your future in college sports & a good education !!!

BullyMack

June 12th, 2010
9:14 pm

harold-little bulletin here, the article is about James Vaughters..not you and your BS. Have some class and congratulate the kid or bring something to the table besides some idiotic tirade. I don’t care who your team is, you’re making them all look dumb and would bank they all would agree. GET A LIFE. IS THAT GOOD FOR YOU, YOU LIKE THAT HONEY??!! OH YEAH! THAT’S THE BUSINESS!

CONFEDERATE DAWG

June 12th, 2010
9:17 pm

HAROLD ONLY PERSON WE NEED LESS TALK FROM IS YOU

Urban Meyer

June 12th, 2010
9:21 pm

Hope my players are as tough as I am! Saban told me not to worry because he is leaving Alabama for Michigan next year!

The hatin' seems to be on Harold

June 12th, 2010
9:24 pm

Instead of making STUPID CLASSLESS, gay comments, dispute his facts………….
Pick one…….
Typical, he’s dateless on Saturday night and what are you, lol

BIRDDAWGONE

June 12th, 2010
9:27 pm

harold, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY!!!! Let me guess, You are still drinking coffee at 9:08 and earlier today you YELLED at the neighbors’ little girl, causing her to cry.

82Dawg

June 12th, 2010
9:28 pm

Diamond Dog’s Parole Officer ..who cares what you think….go see if you can find a UF article, about someone falling asleep at the red light

CONFEDERATE DAWG

June 12th, 2010
9:28 pm

FACT GAYTORS USE DEAD GIRLS CREDIT CARDS

82Dawg

June 12th, 2010
9:29 pm

harold …you are an idiot

1980 Dawg

June 12th, 2010
9:39 pm

Harold, you are just another ignorant Alabama fan.

1eyedJack

June 12th, 2010
10:11 pm

Harold….was that you that got stabbed in the face at the Waffle House tonight?

82Dawg

June 12th, 2010
10:15 pm

1eyedJack ..we were not that lucky

Joe P

June 12th, 2010
10:18 pm

1eyedJack

June 12th, 2010
10:28 pm

Harold, I wish you still worked for me so I could ask you to resign.

TheNumber34

June 12th, 2010
10:29 pm

The only reason so called ‘Harold’ posts is so that he can get under your skin. Be the bigger man and ignore it.

On topic, Vaughters is one any program would love to have, and I hope he will stay in state, chose Georgia and let the home folks continue to watch and root for him.

harold

June 12th, 2010
10:32 pm

ANOTHER FACT ON WHY VAUGHTERS SHOULD LOOK AT ALL THE FACTS ABOVE AND WILL.
THE FACTS ABOVE ARE NOT LIES THEY ARE ALL FACTS. GEORGIA FOOTBALL IS AVERAGE.GEORGIA DREAMS OF FOOTBALL SUCCESS WHILE ALABAMA AND FLORIDA LIVE IT.
FACT: STANFORD, OHIO STATE, AND GEORGIA TECH ARE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AND ALL ARE GREAT COLLEGE VENUES! ALL THREE OF THESE SCHOOLS ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL GOING ON IN FOOTBALL BASED ON THEIR RECORDS:THEY ARE HEADING “TRUE NORTH” WHILE THE GEORGIA FOOTBALL PROGRAM IS HEADING SOUTH.

ANOTHER FACT: RICHT LOST THE NUMBER ONE PLAYER IN THE STATE LAST YEAR TO TENNESSEE—-ROGERS! HE LOST THE NUMBER TWO PLAYER IN THE STATE TO USC. HE LOST THE NUMBER FIVE PLAYER IN THE STATE TO AUBURN. HE LOST THE NUMBER SIX PLAYER IN THE STATE TO TENNESSEE. HE LOST THE NUMBER 8 PLAYER IN THE STATE TO MIAMI. HE LOST THE NUMBER NINE PLAYER IN THE STATE TO NOTRE DAME. HE LOST THE NUMBER 11 PLAYER IN THE STATE TO TENNESSEE YET AGAIN. HE LOST THE NUMBER 12 PLAYER IN THE STATE TO FLORIDA.
FACT: GEORGIA NEEDS LESS TALK( DREAM TEAM) AND MORE WALK!

1eyedJack

June 12th, 2010
10:39 pm

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Brainiac(Dawg for life)

June 12th, 2010
10:40 pm

82Dawg: Now you have done it calling Harold an idiot. You should apologize to idiots everywhere.

D.Ellis

June 12th, 2010
10:43 pm

Vaughters to Ohio State or Stanford…..I say Buckeyes.

Sorry fellow DAWG fans but this is one that we couldn’t scoop up……would have been great to have but at least he goes out of conference

bruce mac

June 12th, 2010
10:47 pm

Harold, we are talking about the 2011 recruiting class not anything else man. Your facts have nothing to do with how this class at UGA will turn out. Sorry you were kicked off team my boy.

ga tech sux

June 12th, 2010
10:47 pm

FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks
FACT: GA Tech Sucks

CONFEDERATE DAWG

June 12th, 2010
10:49 pm

FACT HAROLD AND ROLL TIDE HAVE BEEN DATING SINCE 96

harold

June 12th, 2010
10:56 pm

FACT: MARK RICHT IS A NICE MAN.HE IS A NICE MAN COACHING A FOOTBALL TEAM THAT IS AVERAGE COMPARED TO ALABAMA AND FLORIDA. READ THE FACTS ABOVE AND YOU CAN STILL SEE: GEORGIA NEEDS LESS TALK AND MORE WALK!

jasont13

June 12th, 2010
11:00 pm

Harold, lets see. You are the biggest band wagon known to man. I have one question. Where did you play college football? Better yet which college you currently coach at?

jasont13

June 12th, 2010
11:01 pm

FACT- MARK RICHT IS 3-1 AGAINST ALABAMA.
FACT- ALABAMA PLAYED IN SHREVEPORT A FEW YEARS BACK.
FACT- HAROLD KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT RECRUITING AND FOOTBALL.

jasont13

June 12th, 2010
11:02 pm

Still waiting Harold!!!

jasont13

June 12th, 2010
11:04 pm

Oh one more thing Harold. You mention all these kids who choose not to go to UGA but you say Georgia Tech is on the rise. Didn’t they loose out on these recruits as well?

tdawg8

June 12th, 2010
11:17 pm

Georgia is average compared to Alabama and Florida? Well if harold is going to throw out all his facts, I do believe, and I could be wrong, that Georgia was in the top 5 for the most successful decade the past 10 years. No, not in the SEC in the nation!. The only 2 SEC schools that were ahead of us were LSU and Florida because they had won national titles. Oh and if I’m not mistaken, Georgia has the SAME AMOUNT OF SEC TITLES AS FLORIDA AND LSU THIS DECADE! But again I could be mistaken.

Dawg Fan

June 12th, 2010
11:21 pm

James good luck with your decision.

I hope to see you wearing the Red & Black next year Between the Hedges.

It would be great if you could join the Dream Team and help bring home championships to UGA. I think if you pick the Dawgs other great in-state players will follow you. UGA has an awful lot to offer both academically (plenty of majors to choose Business, Pre-law, Pre-Med, etc. etc) and athletically.

Gooooo Dawgs Sic ‘em Woof Woof Woof.

Georgia Girl

June 12th, 2010
11:38 pm

James I hope to see you playing for the Dawgs in Sanford Stadium next season.

booker T

June 12th, 2010
11:44 pm

Breaking news: There is yet another investigation going on in alabammer. Yes it seems to be true. Recruits, if you are thinking about bammer, think twice, they will sonn end up like SC. They are really that stupid. You don’t want to have to transfer in a year or two when the hammer drops again.

coach

June 13th, 2010
12:00 am

With the young talent on campus in ATHENS now and if all these recruits come through……Georgia will be very very very tough to deal with for the rest of the SEC and the country for next 4-6 years

RED DOG 77

June 13th, 2010
12:32 am

harold…6/12…8:50pm FACT: DON’T SAY “WE” WHEN REFERING TO UGA FACT: HAROLD……………YOU SON, ARE A JACKASS……..AND A NOT SO BRIGHT ONE AT THAT.

Fact

June 13th, 2010
1:00 am

Ranking differ per AJC, ESPN, Scout and Rivals. They often differ by quite a bit as Scott is ranked 7th by rivals and 63 by scout for WR position for example. So FACT ranking is not a perfect science and is subjective!……..TREATED!!…..NERD!!!

Fact

June 13th, 2010
1:04 am

FACT: Anyone who types a page needs to get a life and seek employment. Suggestion: Try dating or work out with your total gym.
Further suggestion: Move out of parents basement.

gary

June 13th, 2010
2:47 am

I already heard on dawg post that vaughters is going to sign with the stanford cardinal on thursday, but we will see lets hope he picks the dawgs.

Amsterdam Sam

June 13th, 2010
2:53 am

Anyone too dim or lazy to use the capitalization key properly should have their keyboard taken away. Bone up on your grammer, Harold, and learn which letters, for which words, are supposed to be capped. Oh, and bone was a mataphor (go look that one up), so don’t freak out – it has nothing to do with a boner. Knowing you are now confused, I will speak plainly – DROP THE CAPS!!!!!!

Amsterdam Sam

June 13th, 2010
2:54 am

Harold’s hat is now on the floor – lol

Meatlake

June 13th, 2010
3:02 am

From one former TFL footballer to another, I hope you pick UGA James. Whoever you end up choosing, best of luck. You sound like a fine young man who will do well wherever you end up.