Georgia offers, signs WR Lonnie Outlaw in same day

Georgia’s recruitment and signing of wide receiver Lonnie Outlaw lasted about an hour or so.

Lonnie Outlaw, third from left, with Wilcox County players Tyrrell Miller, Antonio James and Tommy Fuller, hoist the Class A championship trophy in December. (AJC photo)

Lonnie Outlaw, third from left, with Wilcox County players Tyrrell Miller, Antonio James and Tommy Fuller, hoist the Class A championship trophy in December. (AJC photo)

Outlaw, a 6-foot-6, 201-pound athlete who gets just a two-star rating from Scout.com, signed with the Bulldogs Wednesday morning. His decision came barely an hour after getting a scholarship offer, according to Wilcox County coach Mark Ledford.

But Outlaw, he said, is going to be a steal for the Bulldogs.

“He’s a player and I think he has great potential,” Ledford said. “He’s probably 6-7, he catches the ball with his hands and his route-running has improved tremendously. He showed in the state championship game there at the [Georgia] Dome what kind of player he is.”

Outlaw caught 41 passes for 829 yards and 6 TDs for Wilcox County, which won the Class A state championship. He had 10 TDs as a junior.

The problem, Ledford said, is Outlaw is not going to qualify for freshman admission.

“It’s not that he’s a poor student,” Ledford said. “He’s going to be short on credits. He just hasn’t been taking college prep courses until now. That’s why he’s not on more people’s lists.”

Outlaw will attend Georgia Military College in Milledgeville the next two years.

Ledford said the Bulldogs’ offer for Outlaw did not come until Wednesday morning. He said Georgia coach Mark Richt and his staff came down to Rochelle to watch Outlaw’s quarterback teammate — junior Nick Marshall – in a basketball game.

“It just so happened Lonnie had one of his best games,” Ledford said. “I think he scored 29 or 32 points or something like that. They could tell what kind of athlete he is.”

When Georgia came forth with the late offer Wednesday, Ledford had to call Outlaw’s parents and summon them to the school to discuss the situation and, if willing, get them to sign a letter-of-intent.

“Thirty mnutes later it was done,” Ledford said.

159 comments Add your comment

dawg

February 3rd, 2010
1:39 pm

the last player we offered after seeing him play basketball turned out pretty good…Thomas Davis

knoxdawg

February 3rd, 2010
1:40 pm

Got the size. Could be a big plus once he makes it to Athens.

toph

February 3rd, 2010
1:43 pm

is that official, that we missed with Christian Green?

WE RUiN THIS STATE

February 3rd, 2010
1:44 pm

I would say that is a direct result of missing on Da’Rick and Christian Green…

Really?

February 3rd, 2010
1:46 pm

Here are a couple quotes about this Lonnie Outlaw kid:

Quote in an article from a coach who had coached against Fred Gibson:

“Lonnie Outlaw makes Fred Gibson look like a little girl. We triple covered him and he still caught everything”.

Quote from the N/S All Star Game…

Lonnie Outlaw- A 6′6″ WR from Wilcox Co is a beast from WR position. I have not seen anybody that can cover him one on one yet. Today he gave the North CB’s problems with his size and speed.

This kid might be a huge sleeper!

Go Dawgs!

Dutch Dawg

February 3rd, 2010
1:47 pm

Since he is going to GA Military, will it count as a part of the 2010 class?

john

February 3rd, 2010
1:47 pm

No, he will not count toward this class and yes, we lost green

HOUNDSTOOTH HOMO

February 3rd, 2010
1:50 pm

YOU UGA FANS ARE SO JEALOUS OF MY 3,987 NC SINCE 1951 AND MY PRETTY COACH WITH STAR-POWERED HAIR!!!!!!!

Really?

February 3rd, 2010
1:50 pm

Please post the link that says we lost Green

ugaaccountant

February 3rd, 2010
1:50 pm

Seing as how he’s going to JUCO, this has nothing to do with Rogers or Green. It’s more like an early start to the 2011 or 2012 class.

don't be a hater

February 3rd, 2010
1:50 pm

GA is third tier team in SEC, and GA fans are running around blaming everyone except the person who is responsible. CMR is past his prime, and the truth is even in his prime he wasn’t good enough.

YoungDawg

February 3rd, 2010
1:52 pm

Does this bind him to UGA when he leaves GMC?

DesertDawg!

February 3rd, 2010
1:53 pm

Green still hasn’t signed and he is torn between FSU and UGA as of earlier today. My bet is he signs with FSU but it is looking better for UGA today then it did yesterday.

Erin

February 3rd, 2010
1:54 pm

John: How can you know we lost Christian Green when his announcement was bumped to 3:30pm? You got an inside track the rest of us don’t? No confirmations or news on the Christian Green front- even a google search doesn’t turn up any rumors. If you have confirmation, post it. Otherwise, keep it to yourself.

Gratefuldawghead

February 3rd, 2010
1:56 pm

Saw him play against Clinch. Outlaw and his QB won the game themselfs!

r2d2

February 3rd, 2010
1:56 pm

6′ 6” 200 lbs, averaged over 17 yards a catch.

Russ

February 3rd, 2010
1:57 pm

We are still in the running for Green. He is announcing at 3:30

Knuckle Sandwich

February 3rd, 2010
1:58 pm

and here come the “outlaw” jokes from the Techies….

WonderDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:01 pm

HOMO, you forgot the 12,646 SEC Titles …

You should follow your own handle

February 3rd, 2010
2:01 pm

Don’t be a hater…what a moron…really?….people like you make me proud to be a Bulldawg fan…keep’em coming mo….

Good catch

February 3rd, 2010
2:01 pm

I saw outlaw play ealier this year and he rimnds me of AJ, but more physical, alot more physical.

TXDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:02 pm

Unless Christian Green has a change of heart since yesterday, he is going to FSU. I’ll post the link as soon as I can find it, but personally I didn’t think it worth tracking since it stated he decided on FSU.

Firefighting Dawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:03 pm

Question: (1) When a recruit has to attend a junior college or military college is it for academic issues? (2) Do they automatically have to stay at the jc level for two years? (3) Thus leaving them eligible for only 2 years when compleated with jc?

RoyalDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:03 pm

Firefighter-
1)Yes, normally that’s the case
2)No.. and admissions standards for transfers are little more lax than for Freshmen..

Dale

February 3rd, 2010
2:03 pm

I couldn’t resist and took a look at the Knoxville online newspaper to what the Vol crowd was saying about Rogers. Man, I don’t think they’ve been this excited since Lane Kiffen signed Nu’Keese Richardson.

chipperdawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:04 pm

Can’t find any recruiting service saying that Christian Green has signed a letter with FSU. Has any one got an update? Do the Dawgs still have any shot at this kid?!

Skylar

February 3rd, 2010
2:04 pm

What kinda jokes can they make about one of the coolest Dawg names ever?!? I mean now we have Outlaw and Rambo on the field, i dont think it gets much better!!!! Go Dawgs!!

Rduck

February 3rd, 2010
2:04 pm

he only got an offer because his friend Josey Wales committed there also…

Russ

February 3rd, 2010
2:05 pm

chipperdawg: word is C.Green’s press conference is at 3:30 PM. Dawgs have a shot at him

MT

February 3rd, 2010
2:08 pm

from bernie’s blog (http://berniesdawgblawg.blogspot.com/):

Newberg on 680theFan says we’re still in it for Christian Green. He’ll choose between us and FSU at 3:30.

Junior Samples

February 3rd, 2010
2:08 pm

Yes, he scored two long touchdowns against Clinch, including the game winner. BTW, the quarterback’s name is Nick Marshall – you’ll be hearing it a lot.

Knuckle Sandwich's Mother

February 3rd, 2010
2:08 pm

Please excuse my son, he’s such a nerd.

TXDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:09 pm

Chipperdawg, you’re right……he may actually be reconsidering since yesterday. Unless he just needed time to go out and buy some ballcaps for announcement.

CMR4Life

February 3rd, 2010
2:11 pm

Anyone see the recruiting article on ESPN.com about how 90 something 5 star recruits had come into the SEC between 2002-2006. Barely more than 10 of them were on NFL rosters. There were 300 some odd 3 star recruits and over 60 of them were in the NFL. Now I know the recruiting services were younger back then but I am a firm believer that its a whole new ball game when you get to college and a good coach can get the most out of his players. Coach Richt is that man and although some people see Georgia as a program on the down slide, I think this year was the beginning of a new style at Georgia. Bottom line is that it doesnt matter to read all this chatter. That is all it is. We will see who the real Bulldogs are this coming fall. Talk/hype is cheap and if there is anyone in this world who knows that it would be Coach Richt. Look for this class to be one of the better groups to ever come through UGA.

On a side note; good luck to Nickell Robey and Da’Rick Rogers. Neither of you made good decisions but I wish you the best.

chipperdawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:12 pm

Thanks Russ and MT for the update.

Dawggie

February 3rd, 2010
2:12 pm

Anyone else remember the last incoming WR at UT with a hyphonated first name?

Nu’Keese Richardson!

SadDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:13 pm

Guys…I’m tired of drinking the Kool-Aid…we’re getting out-recruited by a team that was in turmoil 3 weeks ago…they didn’t even have a coach…I’m tired of making excuses when we lose…trying to figure out why we should have won…now we suck in recruiting…time to face the facts my Dawg friends…we are mediocre

YoungDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:14 pm

Hope we get Christian Green it would make up for losing out on other WR’s.

SadDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:16 pm

BTW, I am a Tech fan!!!!!!!

chipperdawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:16 pm

Yeah, from what I’ve seen, Green is a kid that could maybe start contributing right away. Depends on how fast he can learn and how hard he’s willing to work.

Central Georgia Dawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:20 pm

Did Chip mention all of the people who jumped the TENN ship after Kiffin left. That would prove that he is unbiased. To all TENN fans you got yourself a hired gun (remember NuKeese and his sudden flip from Florida). Don’t think you wanted to start the Dooley (17-20) era like this. You just remember what they say about what goes around. You own the cow, let’s hope it produces milk for you, or just eats up all of your food and leaves you with fertilizer. You already have fertilizer for a roster. No one on that roster intimidates anyone. And your coach is one that couldn’t strike fear in UAB.

Jona

February 3rd, 2010
2:21 pm

SadDawg
you are mediocre. Please give away all your Bulldog apparel to some real Dawg fans and go jump on the nerd bandwagon. They could use you.

SadDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:21 pm

Guys…there a lot of UT fans on here seeing what we are…let’s try to have some class…we all wanted Rogers…there is no denying that…and if we had signed him, we would have loved him. But we lost, and he decided to go to UT. I wish him the best. C’mon. There is no point in pretending that we know the facts around what happened. What is more worrying is the fact that our play on the field is not good and neither is recruiting overall.

SOUTHWEST GA. DAWG

February 3rd, 2010
2:22 pm

they say that CHRISTIAN GREEN is wanting to shock the world and choosing UGA

WE RUiN THIS STATE

February 3rd, 2010
2:22 pm

Who needs receivers?

Dawg 3/20

February 3rd, 2010
2:23 pm

Rivals says :

Georgia will limp to the finish – Ouch! In the last few days, Georgia lost Nickell Robey and Deon Rogers as a commitments, whiffed on defensive tackle Jeffrey Whitaker and linebacker Telvin Smith as targets and will lose five-star Da’Rick Rogers to Tennessee. They will also likely strike out on wide outs Christian Green, Adrian Coxson and Kadron Boone. And if defensive tackle Mike Thornton picks Kentucky over the Bulldogs as some are now predicting, look for a complete meltdown in Athens.

P.S. Florida got Adrian Coxson

yellowjacket88

February 3rd, 2010
2:25 pm

Hey SadDawg– since you’re tired of drinking the kool aid why don’t you come and root for a real program? Georgia Tech last won a major Bowl in 1956. And we have a stellar record against Mark Richt. We’ve beaten him one time in nine games.

FACT

February 3rd, 2010
2:25 pm

Green is all FSU all the time get over it coach up the one we already have.
NO SHOT AT GREEN

Nooga

February 3rd, 2010
2:26 pm

UGA has not been out recruited by UTK in the Da’rick Rogers case. UGA knows Nance is not a good enough QB to deserve a scholarhip, so they didnt offer him one. Instead, they offered Hutson Mason. Then Da’rick got his feelings hurt that UGA would offer another QB from Georgia than Nance, so he decided to take his buddy’s side and go with him to the Viles. UGA got Tennessee’s #1 recruit and 5* WR in Marlon Brown last year and UGA didn’t have to waste a scholarship on a QB that’s not good enough to deserve one to ensure they got him.

TXDawg

February 3rd, 2010
2:27 pm

Actually CHIPPERDAWG, green would more likely redshirt and there is potential for him to be moved to Defense as a safety. He is lacking on his route-running, although he is pretty fluid for his size. Besides, we have capable receivers already in the mix for next year. There’s no need to rush him along.