By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent Benedict and Derek Owens represent Georgia recruiting victories in Florida. Judging from the Orlando Sentinel’s top 100 Sunshine State players, the Bulldogs seem to be in contention for a few more blue-chippers from down south.
Benedict, a 6-foot-4, 278-pound offensive tackle is ranked fourth on the Sentinel’s list. Owens, a 6-foot, 185-pound defensive back/athlete, is No. 11.
The Dogs also have made offers to the Sentinel’s No. 1, offensive lineman Brandon Linder (6-5, 290) from Fort Lauderdale, No. 3 pick linebacker Jeff Luc from Port St. Lucie, slender defensive end Lyndon Trail (6-7, 215) from Miami, who ranks No. 7, and defensive back Cody RIggs of Fort Lauderdale, who ranks 10th. A couple of those would be considered a coup.
Including early commitments Marc Deas, B.J. Butler and a more recent one in Demetre Baker, the Dogs have pledges from five players on the Sentinel list.