More secondary help on way for Dogs?

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Georgia landed some secondary help over the weekend. Another high-profile player could be on the way.

Cornerback Cody Riggs of national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale told Gridironstuds.com that the Bulldogs are leading on his list of schools to consider. Rivals ranks him No. 3 in the nation at his position; Scout ranks him No. 7.

Click on the link and you can check out what Chad Wilson of Gridironstuds has to say about Riggs and what Riggs had to say about why a school like Miami had no chance with him.

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Dawg Lover

July 13th, 2009
11:31 am

Bring it on Cody. This is really great news, if he commits and is eligable, etc. A lot can happen between now and Feb., but it doesn’t change that I’d love to have such a highly touted recruit in our secondary. Really says a lot to me that we continue to recruit such highly talented young men. Mark Richt and company are very well respected and it shows. Now let’s go get that SEC and NC title!!! Go Dawgs

true fan

July 13th, 2009
12:41 pm

If we get Riggs, then Luc could be on the way as well.

BarkingBulldawg

July 13th, 2009
12:41 pm

Agreed. Recruiting is blowing up. We are gonna be a program to be reckoned with for some time….

1eyedJack

July 13th, 2009
12:47 pm

By my count as of right now we only have 1 scholarship left to give.

Whopper Dawg

July 13th, 2009
12:52 pm

One Eyed Jack, how so? We are at 14 verbals.

1eyedJack

July 13th, 2009
1:06 pm

My bad ZERO scholarships to give. We currently have 83 on scholarship according to the breakdown on Scout.com. It looks correct. 13 of those are Seniors of which is included Kris Durham who will take a medical redshirt, so 12 graduating seniors. 83-12=71 + 14 recruits = 85 (shcolarship limit).

Pago Flyer

July 13th, 2009
1:09 pm

So another Top Ten recruiting class…so…nothing happens..again!

The Answer

July 13th, 2009
1:12 pm

Do not get caught up (or worry about) scholarship numbers. Leading up to signing day, this is a “moving” number. Best guess is that UGA signs 18 to 20 in Feb 2010.

Joe Smaha

July 13th, 2009
1:13 pm

We could have at least 1 or 2 players leave for the NFL draft plus there are at least 2 players who may graduate in December of 2009 or spring of 2010 who are not going to hang around for their last year of eligibility, so that could mean an additional 4 spots that might be available for the 2010 class.

matt

July 13th, 2009
1:13 pm

rashad jones will go pro, probably one other player who has a breakout year will go pro too (maybe rennie?)

then there will be attrition of a few…leaving 5-6 more spots i bet

Poss BBQ

July 13th, 2009
1:16 pm

P Flyer… something has been happening or you would not waste your time bashing UGA on a blog.

Mr_Dawg

July 13th, 2009
1:31 pm

Relax….

You know that 1-4 underclassmen will leave early next year. You also know that 1-4 scholarship players will matriuclate from the program for some reason. And you also know that 1-4 of these committs will not qualify academically. Something tells me that the coaches are fully aware of the situation.

1eyedJack

July 13th, 2009
1:49 pm

I agree with all the comments above. I’m just saying that from here on out you have to be careful with offers. Nothing is a given. It’s not a given that any players will turn pro or that any underclassmen will leave early, probable, but not a given. We don’t want to be like Saban and sign 20 and only have 14 to give.

JackO

July 13th, 2009
2:01 pm

Open both eyes Jack…I think Coach Saban knows what he is doing over there in Alabama.

charlotte_dawg

July 13th, 2009
2:04 pm

We need some DT’s. I’d think CMR wants another WR, CB, LB, DT, and Brown. 5 more.

Wayx Dawg

July 13th, 2009
2:19 pm

One correction here, Luc doesn’t attend St Thomas Aquinas, Lemarcus Joyner does. Luc goes to Treasure Coast where we already have a commitment from Deon Rogers.

H.S. Coach

July 13th, 2009
2:20 pm

1eyedJack, some will come in early and count towards next year, plus there is always attrition at every school. So UGA should be safe to get a few more if they can.

Ben

July 13th, 2009
2:43 pm

With attrition, UGA is expected to sign 18-20 next year.

Ali Akbar Allah

July 13th, 2009
2:47 pm

Maybe they can get some DB’s who can tackle. If not here comes another 45-42 :)

Ali Akbar Allah

July 13th, 2009
2:47 pm

Wow I like smiley :D

shankit

July 13th, 2009
3:18 pm

POSS BBQ – An ol’ Wildcat from Dosta here. Never forget
the extra point miss (your only miss) to give us the state
championship. Not trying to rub it in, but those were the
good ol’ days for high school football. Hope your’e doing well.

GT.....Seriously???WTF

July 13th, 2009
3:29 pm

Ali Akbar Allah, go back to running your mini mart on n. avenue. Freaking terrorist!!!!

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yellow fuzz

July 13th, 2009
3:46 pm

What’s up with all the defensive backs committing to georgia? Oh that’s right. georgia’s defense is built around back peddling!

How else are they going to allow TWO backs to rush for over 100 yards and a high school offense to rush for 408 in one afternoon.

Maybe you guys should schedule Meadow Creek hs next fall!

Or maybe instead of recruiting all these blue chip high school prospects, you should schedule some of their old teams instead That way you can feel good about yourselves and your football program again.

At least until another 45-42 bitch-slap-smack-down.

yellow fuzz's saviour

July 13th, 2009
4:54 pm

Have a little bit of class, win or lose. Have a little class, after all you are ivy league material being a tech student or fan, right?

Also a Dawg Fan

July 13th, 2009
5:20 pm

LOL…YALL FUNNY

SmartDawg

July 13th, 2009
5:26 pm

What kind of turd would call a 45-42 a bitch slap. I would call it a freaking miracle. That is why you are still talking about it. Who really gives a crap GA had a bad game and Tech played way above their potential.

SmartDawg

July 13th, 2009
5:28 pm

yellow fuzz must be the streak down your back.

tenn.DAWG

July 13th, 2009
5:58 pm

We sure could use this this guy,most of the kids from that school are not only great players,but great people also.Lets make certain we stay in the hunt.

Big Bee

July 13th, 2009
6:47 pm

SMARTDAWG, how did you get that name, ’cause you are about the dumbest,uncouth, stupidist moron who ever penned a blogg.

yellow fuzz

July 13th, 2009
6:54 pm

Smart Dawg,

The bitch slapping started early in the 3rd quarter (when “ya’ll” were up by 16 points). It ended when the game was over, 19 points and 408 yards rushing later.

Thanks for the memories, bitch!

yellow fuzz

July 13th, 2009
6:57 pm

Smatdawg,

LOL.

“Who really gives a crap”?

YOU DO! And you, me and everyone in AJC land knows it!

follow the money trail

July 13th, 2009
7:01 pm

What does GT, AL and reefer all have in common?
They get smoked in bowls.

bank walker

July 13th, 2009
7:04 pm

I have heard Riggs was leaning our way. This is turning out to be a stellar class!

Big B!tch....i mean Big bee. how come or .....

July 13th, 2009
7:05 pm

should i say. Who i the name of love gave you that (Queer A$$ name MAGGOT ) !!!!! Oh…..I got one for you idiots !!!! 45-42 YAAAYYY !!!!…….Dumb A$$E$ !!!! IT’S GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG & THE HELL WITH YECK . GATA RIGGS !!!

My socks need washing yellow crap....

July 13th, 2009
7:09 pm

ARE U GAME ???? LOVE THEM DAWGS & THE HELL WITH tech !!!!!!!!!!!!

yellow fuzz

July 13th, 2009
7:11 pm

Hey follow the money trail,

We won the “Georgia Bowl” though. 45-42!!

Come on inn to the BULLDOGNATION Mr Riggs !!!

July 13th, 2009
7:15 pm

IT’S GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG !!!! i said …IS GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG !!! i said …IS GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG !!!!! WOOF,WOOF,WOOF !!!!

follow the money trail

July 13th, 2009
7:17 pm

No way GT gets by us this year, though, and deep down inside most tech fans know it and are scared.

I got CHEAP RINGS 4 sale MAGGOT'S ....

July 13th, 2009
7:19 pm

I’ll give you idiots a discount if you like.

tech reminds me of an uncle of my.....

July 13th, 2009
7:25 pm

who would tell you jokes but he ain’t funny !!!! GATA DAWGS !!!!

BG

July 13th, 2009
7:32 pm

Yellow fuzz 1 win in 8 years .HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Tech won the "Georgia Bowl" in Athens 45-42!

July 13th, 2009
7:49 pm

Put that in your red man and chew it!

TampaGator

July 13th, 2009
7:49 pm

What is G-studs.com anyway. Never heard of it before. Oh, I heard on staytuned.com that every top player in the nation has Georgia at the top of his list of schools. St. Thomas, in recent years, has been a welcome ground for Notre Dame coaches and everything I have read on the kid has him favoring ND highly over all the other schools. Wow. How good is St. Thomas’ defense going to be this year. They have two of the best CB in the nation on the same team.

Sanford Drive

July 13th, 2009
7:54 pm

Maybe Tech should schedule a cupcake or two…How about Gardner Webb? Oh…

TampaGator

July 13th, 2009
7:58 pm

Just read the link. Sounds like he is more interested in Georgia than Notre Dame now. Also, you failed to mention all the nice things he said about Florida and that he will not make a decision until the end of the year. Your article made it sound like the kid was ready to commit to the Dawgs. Far from it. In fact, it sounds to me like Florida is still very high on his list, which suprised me becasue of all the top DBs that are already committed to Florida this year. Meyer did say that he wants to get a commitment from one more top corner, and this kid might be just that commitment at the end of the year. So don’t count your chicks just yet Dawg fans.

brick

July 13th, 2009
9:18 pm

Coaches are saying we will sign 21. The 12 sr going, we always lose a couple to the NFL early, a couple are expecting to transfer or give up football all together. To me that means 16-18, but I am sure they know some things going on that I don’t.

Hairofthedawg

July 13th, 2009
9:53 pm

Hey Brick,

I am like you, a math guy, and I look at all the offers and know we might have a half dozen more to committ and sign. But at DE alone we have offered already this many at least. Premeir schools and programs are startig to fill up fast and early. If a HS player really is interested in a particular school they might think about making a decision before all the slots are filled. Yep we would like to have them all but NCAA will not allow bu so many. Just ask Omar Hunter who ended up going to the gators (yep small g, no typo) cause the Dawgs had no more scholarships to offer. My understanding was he really wanted to be a Dawg at heart but waited a tad too long. Looks like a great class so far. Go Dawgs!

Flo-Ri-Duh!

July 13th, 2009
10:21 pm

Dawgs will have about 8 scholarships left with the early departures to the pros and a couple of guys getting kicked off of the team.

Old Dawg

July 13th, 2009
11:48 pm

There are at least 12…for UGA 14 games ahead of us. It’s those quiet Dawgs that will take a bite out of your ass…it’s coming…Get ready for the pain.