Live from Athens: UGA hooks Harvey-Clemons – or does it?

Bulldog Nation -- at least a portion of it -- gathers in anticipation. (Photo by M. Bradley)

Bulldog Nation -- at least a portion of it -- gathers in anticipation. (Photo by M. Bradley)

Athens — Here we are at Butts-Mehre, sometimes known as Dawg Mahal, and you can cut the tension with a … well, you know. It’s Signing Day, and the biggest undecided name in Georgia’s sights is about to pledge his troth. (Or, to use a more contemporary image, don some school’s baseball cap.)

And Josh Harvey-Clemons, the linebacker from Lowndes, picked …

Georgia.

For the record, Harvey-Clemons did not do the now-tiresome hat trick. Instead he allowed his younger sister to take off one sweatshirt to reveal a red Georgia shirt underneath. Style points!

And that, you’d have to think, would ease the doubt some Bulldog fans had over this class not being ranked as highly — at least not by Rivals and Scout — as last season’s. Harvey-Clemons gives Georgia the No. 1 player (at least in somebody’s ratings) in four different states.

UPDATE: As of 3:07 p.m., Georgia hasn’t received Harvey-Clemons’ signed letter of intent. Which means he isn’t officially a Bulldog yet. Asked about the holdup, recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner said an hour ago: “Sometimes you have to wait.”

By Mark Bradley

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Rickster

February 1st, 2012
9:27 am

Rickster

February 1st, 2012
9:28 am

YES!!! Wooo hooo!!

Go Dawgs!

Rickster

February 1st, 2012
9:30 am

Being first puts a smiley face on Signing Day for me! :-D

Indian Dawg

February 1st, 2012
9:34 am

Second and LET’S GO DAWGSSSSSSS!!!!

Herschel Talker

February 1st, 2012
9:34 am

MB:

This guy is a stud. We need him badly. But I’m getting tired of the selfish antics by all these guys. Meaningless “commitments” and tons of runarounds. What do you think about what a circus this has become?

HT

tgueboy

February 1st, 2012
9:35 am

the ring team is shaping up

jarvis

February 1st, 2012
9:35 am

Good news!

In other news while he has signed, he will be exploring transfer options beginning this Summer that will include several schools that he will be eliminating one at a time, and then periodically adding them back.

MaconBulldog

February 1st, 2012
9:35 am

Welcome to Athens young man…..now Lets see if we can get Avery Young on the team

Taco Meat

February 1st, 2012
9:35 am

Go DAWGS! Up next, Avery Young!

boots

February 1st, 2012
9:35 am

First of many nice surprises today. Go Dawgs!

RedandBlack

February 1st, 2012
9:36 am

As always, it is a great day to be a Georgia Bulldog!! Go Dogs!!!

scrappy

February 1st, 2012
9:39 am

Welcome aboard, Josh! It should be a great ride!

Evansdawg

February 1st, 2012
9:39 am

WOW!!!!! One thing I can say for our coaches… they can recruit!!!

Rimfire

February 1st, 2012
9:39 am

Welcome all new Dawgs!

stankypooh

February 1st, 2012
9:39 am

Enter your comments here

I love my hair MARK E

February 1st, 2012
9:40 am

Dawgs2012

February 1st, 2012
9:41 am

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Bradley

February 1st, 2012
9:41 am

Kudos to Rickster.

BIGDAWG38

February 1st, 2012
9:41 am

Hey Bradley, any unexpected O-Line signings that we may pick up? Any tough ol’ Big Boys left on the board or some JUCO guys??? Let us know?

Mark Bradley

February 1st, 2012
9:42 am

And I’ve decided I like Josh Harvey-Clemons already because, on live TV, he told ESPN to wait.

Nobody tells ESPN to wait.

Jimmy Crack

February 1st, 2012
9:42 am

Great news, now it is on to grabbing Avery.

Contractor

February 1st, 2012
9:42 am

Harvey-Clemons is huge for the Dawgs, and I can’t wait to watch the kid play. Alongside Theus, he was our biggest signee in my eyes, with the North Carolina duo next. Great job Dawgs!!! Let’s go get JaQuay and Avery Young now…

stankypooh

February 1st, 2012
9:43 am

great pickup guys. Lets get that top ten rankings for our recruiting class.

Welcome JHC!

February 1st, 2012
9:43 am

Can’t wait to see you smash mouth GT, UT, UF, AU, and, when the time comes, Alabammer or LSLusers!

You go DAWG!

JRW7

February 1st, 2012
9:44 am

Welcome to UGA, JHC!!!!!

JB

February 1st, 2012
9:44 am

Great….. Excuse me why I research all the Florida,FSU,AU and Bama folks who wrote….” Book it, Done deal etc”….LOL

UGA Insider

February 1st, 2012
9:44 am

BIGDAWG

Brandon Greene a Bama committ is all DAWG. Will happen later today. UGA is about to have a monster day.

R P

February 1st, 2012
9:44 am

Was at the signing, He had a Georgia Hat and MIami hat on the table, Some of his family members had to find a Florida and FS hat in the crowd and put them on the table. We new at that point it was going to be GA!!!

2012 Preseason Fulmer Cup Champs

February 1st, 2012
9:45 am

Hey UGAG fans, your beloved Jaquay just signed with Auburn.

Mark Bradley

February 1st, 2012
9:45 am

As you know, I’ve been wrong a time or two on predictions. But I can’t imagine trying to predict what a 17-year-old is apt to do. (Having once been 17 myself, albeit a long time ago.)

Joey

February 1st, 2012
9:46 am

ESPN has him the nation’s #1 LB.

Great job, UGA.

Rickster

February 1st, 2012
9:48 am

And kudos make the smiley face even bigger! :-D

Joey

February 1st, 2012
9:48 am

2012 Preseason Fulmer Cup Champs

February 1st, 2012
9:48 am

“Let’s go get JaQuay and Avery Young now…”

HAHAHAAH

Wide receiver JaQuay Williams signs with Auburn

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/02/wide_receiver_jaquay_williams.html

HOW BOUT

February 1st, 2012
9:48 am

The Truth

February 1st, 2012
9:49 am

Sunny days are comin’ for the dawgs!! Go dawgs!!!!

Cuz

February 1st, 2012
9:50 am

Mark, did they serve you any donuts or Frosted Flakes?

bravos0516

February 1st, 2012
9:50 am

@2012

Dalvin Tomlinson and Will Adams to bama and Auburn. All I have to say.

2012 Preseason Fulmer Cup Champs

February 1st, 2012
9:51 am

Another great recruiting class. Another down season.

UGA = no national championships since 1980.

WOOF WOOF

Mark Bradley

February 1st, 2012
9:52 am

Chick-fil-A biscuits, Cuz. (I had two.)

2012 Preseason Fulmer Cup Champs

February 1st, 2012
9:52 am

“As you know, I’ve been wrong a time or two on predictions.”

Yeah, just about every week.

BG

February 1st, 2012
9:52 am

Huge pick up! Welcome Josh! GO DAWGS!!

Bazooka Joe

February 1st, 2012
9:53 am

Herschel and others…. While I agree that recruiting has gotten totally out of control, I’ll say it again… we shouldnt really blame the kids. We (fans) and the media created this monster and they are just playing along.

True dog

February 1st, 2012
9:53 am

Rule of the day. If you can’t say something nice, take your comments to your own blog. Let these young men enjoy this date instead of reading sarcasm and needless show of ignorance. Go Dawgs

RTR!!!

February 1st, 2012
9:54 am

@ UGA Insider:
You may want to establish some better intelligence channels. Brandon Greene confirmed his commitment to Bama. You guys are kinda sad…

RTR!!!

February 1st, 2012
9:55 am

For a state with such strong immigration laws, the Georgia borders are wide open!

Cuz

February 1st, 2012
9:55 am

Jaquay has delayed his announcement which means……………………

The Truth

February 1st, 2012
9:55 am

To all the signed Georgia Bulldogs. I love u!!!

2012 Preseason Fulmer Cup Champs

February 1st, 2012
9:57 am

“Jaquay has delayed his announcement which means…”

See above.

Charlie Hayes

February 1st, 2012
9:57 am

Hey MB, Could you send a tweet out to all of the in-state GA recruits that jumped the fence for Auburn and Bama? The tweet should read as follows: Promise from the UGA Faithful: On Jan 7, 2013 you in-state recruits that chose an out of state school will be sitting on your couch feeling sick at your stomach. Why? Because you didn’t make the richt choice on Feb 1, 2012. Enjoy watching the Dawgs win the BCS National Championship Game in Miami…..Go Dawgs!