Dogs get 17th commitment, 7th from Florida

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION . . .

Nickell Robey, a speedy defensive back from Frostproof, Fla., became Georgia’s 17th commitment for the 2010 signing class on Tuesday.

Robey, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound cornerback, is considered a four-star recruit (out of five stars) by Rivals.com. He chose the Bulldogs over South Florida, according to Frostproof coach Brad Metheny. He also held scholarship offers from Florida, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Tennessee, among others.

Robey is the cousin of Georgia rising sophomore Carlton Thomas, a running back who also starred at Frostproof.

“He didn’t try to sway me or anything like that but it does make me feel more comfortable knowing he’s going to be there,” Robey said of his first cousin from his father’s side. “We always hung out together and did everything together so that’ll be good.

Asked to compare the two, Metheny said: “Nickell is probably a step faster. Carlton is probably a little thicker. They’re both tremendous athletes.”

Robey was electronically times at 4.37 seconds and 4.38 seconds during camps at Florida and Tennessee, respectively, Metheny said. He is the two-time state runner-up in the long jump at more than 24 feet and set the UnderArmor record for the broad jump with a leap of 10 feet, 3 inches, this summer, according to Metheny. Robey had more than 1,800 all-purpose yards as a slot receiver and kick returner last season.

“Unbelievably explosive,” Metheny said.

Robey is the seventh player from the state of Florida to commit to the Bulldogs so far.

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dap01

July 21st, 2009
3:57 pm

JMar

July 21st, 2009
3:59 pm

Top prospects like Luc and Mack Brown aren’t going to have a scholarship offer left if they don’t act quickly.

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Herman Archie

July 21st, 2009
4:13 pm

Guess we gotta raid Florida since the clown at Carver has banned us!

UGA football has no honor.

July 21st, 2009
4:18 pm

Is Nikkell or any other UGA recruit sure their offer from UGA will be honored? All UGA recruits should really question whether UGA will stand by their offers.

Who is uf??

July 21st, 2009
4:19 pm

Florida turds are Irrlevant!!

Who is uf??

July 21st, 2009
4:19 pm

No one really cares about you turds!!

Dawgaholic

July 21st, 2009
4:20 pm

WHAT A FREAKING AWESOME CLASS THIS SEASON!!! COME ON LUC AND BROWN!!

Voice of Reason

July 21st, 2009
4:27 pm

UGA did not rescind the offer to a commit. Once a player commits to UGA, Richt has said many times that they stand by that offer no matter what. This is not the same as the Tech commit who had his scholarship offer rescninded AFTER commiting to Tech last year. UGA is not the school lacking honor.

Dawgtime

July 21st, 2009
4:29 pm

Welcome to the family young man.

UGA DOMINATES

July 21st, 2009
4:29 pm

We are putting together two back to back classes that are going to be real good real fast. I think with the offensive weapons we got last year and the defensive studs we are getting this year we are about to go on a little run…watch and see…I also think some of those bigger name recruits are going to want to hurry up and commit after seeing the type of class that is being put together! Go Dawgs!!!

Voice of Reason

July 21st, 2009
4:29 pm

They satnd by that offer like they did with Aaron Murray after he broke his leg and and even Brandon Burrows before he commited but after he found out he would miss his senior season. When you have as many players wanting to play for your team as UGA seems to have, it is impossible to honor all scholarship offers. Class is filling up.

Pi$$onaDawg

July 21st, 2009
4:34 pm

Remember these are kids playing a game and learning to Play The Game. The coaches Know the GAME and use it in their favor. Best of Luck and Wishes to all the Players trying to play ball for any school.

Reality Check

July 21st, 2009
4:35 pm

Luc is not coming to UGA. I really wish people would quit saying stuff without knowing what the heck you are talking about!

Dawgtime

July 21st, 2009
4:40 pm

Let me help Tampa Gator, He will now say that the Gators never wanted this young man. They never really recruited him. He was a secondary offer. Get ready for the crapolla. GT fans will question his academic standing even though they know nothing about the young man. I did read that UGA had a sewage problem. Why did all those GT fans venture over to Athens? We all know they are full of crap. Yes, they will make a big deal out of the situation in Columbus with the coach. It just reveals that they are obsessed with UGA. Yes, Auburn will jump in and try to sway the Columbus kids. Where were they before?

Hairofthedawg

July 21st, 2009
4:42 pm

Welcome to the Dawg Nation Mr. Robey. Four lucky tickets left, at most. Top schools feeling up fast and early.

jacketbacker

July 21st, 2009
4:46 pm

this is a little dude…..i like our 6′4″ receivers against this guy!

tenn.DAWG

July 21st, 2009
4:46 pm

This really fills a large need for UGA.Now if we can just pick up a RB,another dominate DT and LB we will be in grat shape.

Truedawg

July 21st, 2009
4:50 pm

I just read that T.J. Stripling is getting in the car with his Coach Buck Godfrey and they are heading to Athens at 7 a.m. to talk with coach richt…….looks like we will have 18!! GATA

Really?

July 21st, 2009
4:59 pm

jacketbacker- it wouldn’t matter if your wideouts were 6′8, you guys only throw the ball like 4 times a game.

Truedawg

July 21st, 2009
5:01 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHH!!!!!!!!

DesertDawg!

July 21st, 2009
5:03 pm

Stripling says he is meeting with CMR in the morning and will be making his announcement after the meeting. Looks like he will be our 5th top 50 recruit according to rivals top 100. Awesome Stuff!

Paddy

July 21st, 2009
5:12 pm

very,very impressive. The defensive coaches at UGA have got their recruiting act together this season. If a kid wants to jump on the bandwagon, now is the time. He can say he is joining one of CMR finest classes. ALL ABOARD.

Paddy

July 21st, 2009
5:13 pm

Luc is next, Iam told.

FL DAWG

July 21st, 2009
5:18 pm

Frostproof is the Heart of Gator Country, heck Ben Hill Griffin (the guy the Swamp is named after)lives there. Frostproof has put out a number of talented players to the SEC, Travis Henry (Tenn), Carlton Thomas (UGA) and now Robey. Those are the ones I know about…pretty impressive for tiny little Frostproof. Good luck Mr. Robey and welcome to the Dawg Nation.

David

July 21st, 2009
5:20 pm

Luc isn’t going to commit till late in his SR season, and he has even said so. He was visiting Southern Miss recently and is about to visit LSU.

JMar

July 21st, 2009
5:24 pm

If Stripling is committing, it’s probably for the best that Crawford at Carver changed his mind about committing over the weekend. That’ll already be 5 DEs in the class.

DAWGPOUND

July 21st, 2009
5:26 pm

man if we get tj stripling, mack brown and maybe another big recruit, we are set.

Aj

July 21st, 2009
6:04 pm

If stripling is going to commit, you have to think that one of the other DE prospects will be asked to play at takle instead. I can’t see us having 6 DE in one class. I think only two DE are seniors this year and you have a couple young guys coming up. I like the way this class is coming together, Just hope that they are all there on Signing Day in Feb.

He Hate Me

July 21st, 2009
6:17 pm

Hey Alabama, Ga.Tech, Florida do ya hear it? Thats the Bulldog recruiting train coming down the track and picking up studs (16 commits and counting) for the future and they are going to run you over…..be afraid…be very afraid….keep telling everyone that your the best….Only time will tell but…. I’m putting my money on CMR and the Dawgs!…..ITS GREAT TO BE A DAWG!

TigerMIke

July 21st, 2009
6:35 pm

Hey AJC, Robey is the 17th committment for UGA, 7 from FL, not 8. The other 9 are GA and 1 from SC.

Robey is a nice pick up for UGA.

Geaux Tigers!

SamoanDawg

July 21st, 2009
7:00 pm

Mack Brown would be a great addition. I love his break away speed. Richt already reserved #33 for him. Mack and Ken Malcolm will make a good combo.

I think Jeff Luc is a long shot. I would love to see him in black/red. He’s a man among boys. Will physically thru ppl.

SamoanDawg

July 21st, 2009
7:01 pm

Will physically run thru ppl.

BS Patrol

July 21st, 2009
7:03 pm

At this size I hope he is as fast as they say so he’ll be able to get out of the way and not get killed!

TampaGator

July 21st, 2009
7:10 pm

Dawgtime…you are something else. You can now read my mind. You are so special. No, the Gators were recruiting this guy and had him in camp just recently. He was impressive, very quick with good cover skills. But he had a lot of strong Georgia ties and everyone expected this announcement. No surprise. The Gators already have two cornerback commitments rated higher than him in Victor Hampton and Jaylan Watkins, two very good athletes who are bigger than this kid and just as athletic. The Gators, who are deep at cornerback already, want to sign one more CB this year. I am sure they will and I am sure he will be an impact corner in the future, and good enough to cover your WRs. But thanks for thinking of me Dawgtime…any time.

Sandyspringsjacket

July 21st, 2009
7:12 pm

As long as UGAG is in Athens, the sewer will always overflow.

UGAG 25th consecutive top 5 recruiting class, overrated, undercoached. yeah i hear the UGAG recruiting train, same one every year that makes a lot of noise and never arrives in the station. Not much to show for all the great recruiting. Most can not get into school, the rest get arrested when they arrive.

GT’s lower ranked class beat dawg butt last year, 45-42, yes you will keep hearing that until this November. CPJ has your number and that train will not arrive at BDS this year either. I know it was 7 in a row, but anyone who watch knows the margin in many of those was sooooo small and the dumbest Dawgs know it. The smallest of difference in most of those games between UGAG 4 stars recruits and GT 2 and 3 stars.

It about coaching, not over rated high school seniors.

Two in row over UGAG and its great recruiting class, count on it! Its not a stretch to predict the Jackets will finally win in basketball at the Cow Palace in Athens too!

UGAsNewOwnerIs...GT

July 21st, 2009
7:12 pm

I’m sure he’ll learn how to rollover and play dead like all good mutts do. Since he runs like a greyhound maybe we will enter him into a greyhound race before we tame him so as not to hurt his confidence too much. Another good pet pooch.

Big Al

July 21st, 2009
7:13 pm

That is a good pick up for the “poochies”. Coach Richt and Staff do a stellar job on the recruiting trail as always. As an alumni of the Capstone we would just as soon meet you at the dome this fall or Florida doesn’t matter one way or another ……..

TampaGator

July 21st, 2009
7:28 pm

Hey, Dawgtime, I thought I would read your mind this time. Good pick up in T.J. Stripling. He once favored Florida but will be a Bulldog. That’s OK because the Gators are expecting good news, hopefully soon, from Ronald Powell from California. Down to USC and the Gators. He is returning to Gainesville for a visit after his recent visit and camp at USC. That sounds like it might be good news for the Gators. He is rated the best DE in the country without question. He camped in Gainesville at the same time this kid did and was by far the best athlete on the field. And he loved Gainesville and his future Gator teammates. Now, the Gators just have to get Owanable Odighizawa out of Portland and the Gators will be set for years at DE. Oh, I am sorry, they already are set for years and loaded with future stars in William Green, Earl Okine, and Kedric Johnson. I do believe the Gators will be just fine no matter what the Dowgs do ’cause Meyer is the man and he isn’t going anywhere.

Really?

July 21st, 2009
7:29 pm

UGAsNewOwnerIs…GT- that could be the dumbest post ever posted on this site. I am embarrassed for you!

Really?

July 21st, 2009
7:33 pm

TampaGator- you are obsessed with trying to prove to everybody how good your team is. We don’t care! Please go post on a site that cares about your team. Your obsession with UGA and their recruits is unbelievable.

Really?

July 21st, 2009
7:34 pm

TampaGator- you are obsessed with trying to prove to everybody how good your team is. We don’t care. Please go post on a site that has to do with your team. Your obsession with UGA and their recruits is unbelievable.

TampaGator

July 21st, 2009
7:42 pm

One last thing Dawgtime. Rivals just came out with their revised top 100 today. Guess what. Your Dawgs have 4 in the top 100 in Rogers (WR), Ogletree (S), Benedict (OL), and Smith (DL). The Gators have 5 in the top 100 in Elam (Ath), Dowling (CB/S/WR), Silberman (OL), Watkins (CB), and Orr (DT). Yeah, you guys are really kicking our butt in the recruiting war. The Gators might just as well quit playing football.

TampaGator

July 21st, 2009
7:46 pm

Hey, Really, butt out. I am having a conversation with my buddy, Dawgtime. And once again, this is NOT a Georgia blogg. DUH. The one you speak of is the Junkyard Blawg and I don’t go there. Why don’t you take your comments and go there and you won’t have to worry so much about me, Mr. Insecure.

TampaGator

July 21st, 2009
7:47 pm

Really?…no, that would be the Junkyard Dawg blog and I don’t go there. Maybe you should.

Really?

July 21st, 2009
8:01 pm

TampaGator- but would you agree that this is an article regarding UGA football and not UF football? That is what I thought! Regardless nobody wants to hear about UF football on here. Oh and if you take a look at Rivals top 100 you will find that UGA has 4 commitments that are ranked in the top 50 and Mr. Stripling will make 5 compared to your gators 1 commitment that is ranked in the top 50. So yes the Dawgs really are kicking your butts in the recruiting war. I thank you!

Dont pull my chain Dawg

July 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

Great now sign that letter of intent kid and no tricks on signing day. Now CMR go out and recruit a new defensive coordinator!

elephant slayer

July 21st, 2009
8:41 pm

Really and Tampa Gator are gay or 8 years old. In either case STFU!

Red and Black Attack

July 21st, 2009
8:46 pm

Welcome aboard! Glad to have ya! We are absolutely loading up once again. Come on Brown and Luc before they run out!! Go Dawgs!!!!!

elephant slayer

July 21st, 2009
9:05 pm

And I would love to have a couple eight year old boys in my room tonight?