Georgia gets commit No. 3 from N. Clayton’s Amarlo Herrera

UPDATED 4:19 P.M. . . .

Georgia added it’s third commitment of the 2011 recruiting class Monday afternoon.

Amarlo Herrera, a linebacker at North Clayton High School, accepted the Bulldogs’ scholarship offer while meeting with coach Mark Richt on the UGA campus. He had the day off from school and traveled to Athens with his coach, Rodney Hackney.

“He already knew I was going to do it so it wasn’t much of a surprise,” Herrera said of his 3:30 p.m. visit with Georgia’s head man. “I had made my decision a while ago because I always wanted to go to Georgia. I said if they offered me I was going to go with them. This just made it official.”

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker got that official offer on Jan. 27, just before he attended the Bulldogs’ Junior Day in Athens.

Herrera said one of his main attractions to UGA was defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and his 3-4 defense.

“I like the 3-4,” Herrera said. “We already run it in high school, so it should be an easy transition for me.”

As for whether he would play inside or outside in Grantham’s set, Herrera wasn’t sure. “I’d say outside right now, but [Grantham] says I could play any one of them.”

Had the Bulldogs not offered, Herrera said he would have considered Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Florida or Texas Tech.

Herrera joins safeties Corey Moore of Griffin and Chris Sanders of Tucker in the Bulldogs’ Class of 2011. Herrera said he does not plan to take any other visits and is unconcerned about being able to stick with his commitment until national signing day of next year. . . .

NOTE:

Be sure to check out this exclusive interview AJC preps reporter Michael Carvell had recently with Wilcox County quarterback Nick Marshall. It gets into Marshall’s relationship with Georgia wide receiver signee Lonnie Outlaw and explores other family ties that could also influence Marshall’s college choice.

98 comments Add your comment

christmastreegreg

February 15th, 2010
4:07 pm

hope the commttment holds up over the long haul.

sounds like

February 15th, 2010
4:07 pm

first! welcome to the dawgs!

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Dawgs Bite!

February 15th, 2010
4:11 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you in that red helmet, and seeing it put on a lot of opposing players. Congratulations!

1970 Dawg

February 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

I noticed Scout.com has him rated one star.CMR obviously sees more than
that. I’ll go with CMR’s judgment every time.I really wish there was an early signing period for College football.

JFKDawg

February 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

Probably what that Benedict Arnold Da’Rick Rogers said, too. I hope it holds but have given up all faith that any kid knows the meaning of commitment.

NOTSO FAST

February 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

WITH NO EARLY SIGNING PERIOD, THIS MEANS VERY LITTLE. LONG WAY TO GO TO SIGNING DAY.

Urban Meyer

February 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

Not so fast my friend. Trust me, you will be a Gator by next Feb.

Younger,less experienced Dooley

February 15th, 2010
4:25 pm

Hey Man, who is your best friend…We will be glad to offer him a free ride as well, regardless if he can play dead in a horror movie.

jimmyjacker

February 15th, 2010
4:28 pm

Scout rates most athletes as 1-star until they are evaluated, just FYI

Dap01

February 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

UM: I agree, once you get use to the medication, I am sure that you will be able to convince the young man to change his mind.

shariff floyd

February 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

UM better be only dreaming about me…he’s my man!

bill_in_atl

February 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

Amarlo sounds like a good kid with a good family. And since he’s been offered to play football at UGA, UF, OSU and many others, it’s also clear he is a very talented football player.

I’ll admit to being a UGA fan as I make the above comments, but I’ll go on record as saying there is ZERO chance we will see a Da’Rick Rogers situation with a last minute change. He may change his mind (though it’s highly doubtful) but if he does it will be way before NSD.

South Ga Dawg

February 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

Long way to signing day. Hope he sticks by his word. Glad to have em!!!

Gen Neyland

February 15th, 2010
4:46 pm

Show the kid an early glimpse of the high life and glitter on a big time D-1 stage, and he fell head over heels. This is the kind of kid that may grow up a bit and look around like many do, unless he truly wants to be a Bulldog. If that’s the case, good luck to him and wish him nothing but the best…

JD

February 15th, 2010
4:58 pm

we need to offer AJ Johnson of Gainesville. They run a 3-4 and he is a beast.

Desert Dawg

February 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

Rivals speaks very highly of Mr. Herrera, so I have to believe he will be more than a 1 star recruit. Welcome to Bulldawg Nation. I look forward to seeing you in red and black. Now if we can get some recruits on the offensive side of the ball. Have my fingers crossed for Isaiah Crowell, but we’ll see. CMB needs to step up his recruiting game. Counting down to spring practice and September.

Patrick's CMR Shrine

February 15th, 2010
5:02 pm

JFKDawg:

I guess you will not support M. Brown, the receiver who backed out fo his commitment from UT to go to UGA, right?

Da'Rick da Vol.

February 15th, 2010
5:07 pm

We will see. That boy’s never been on Rocky Top and Rocky Top will win him over before the year is out. Like it did me. I am a five star. I like Rocky Top.

Get your facts straight!

February 15th, 2010
5:08 pm

Patrick’s CMR Shrine – I assume you are talking about Marlon Brown. He was never committed to UT but nice try. He never gave a verbal to UT. Get your facts straight!

Jack Handy

February 15th, 2010
5:08 pm

Patrick’s CMR Shrine,
Quit plagiazing my Deep Thoughts. They have copyrights.

BIG BEE

February 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

Seems to me that I saw on one of these blogs that UGA didn’t offer scholarships early. Something must be changing. But then again, check back and you see that UGA has offered several guys VERY early.

Southside

February 15th, 2010
5:18 pm

Trust me folks this kid’s maybe a five (5) star recruit by the time football scouts do there evaluations. Saw him play live against Griffin and he had about 20 tackles.

Bulldawg

February 15th, 2010
5:22 pm

At this point, I don’t know why we even call them commitments. Token promises might be a better term. After all that transpired this recruiting year, I’ll get excited when I see his name on the dotted line next February.

bank walker

February 15th, 2010
5:25 pm

Yes, we are locking down the borders again. I wonder why dooley won’t lock down those tennersissee borders…oh yeah they play the tennersissee brand football up there. Go Dawgs!!Glad to have you Armalo

JoeSan

February 15th, 2010
5:50 pm

I don’t give much credibility to a 16-17 year old (See D. Rogers, et all). There are too many incentives out there that, if offered to them, can change their brittle mind this quick. So, I will count them when they deliver their LOI signed.

Courtney

February 15th, 2010
5:53 pm

He will be a gator by then? Urban Meyer will probably be dead by then. When your doctors talk; you should listen.

George P. Burdell

February 15th, 2010
5:56 pm

You can bet he’ll be more than a one star just because he has already committed to UGA.

RJM Dawg

February 15th, 2010
5:57 pm

To Patrick’s CMR Shrine, Marlon never committed to UT. He picked UGA on National Signing Day and that was the only time he committed to anyone during his recruitment.

bill_in_atl

February 15th, 2010
6:03 pm

Some of y’all act like the commitments mean nothing this time of year, but in reality it means on average that there is about an 80-85% chance a guy will go where he is committed. In this case considering everything I’ve seen and heard about him I’d bet it’s over 95%. He’s going to be a great player and his commitment is a big deal.

Oh…and for the people who think UGA fans are upset that Rogers went to UT, it’s not the case and you know it. It’s HOW he (and the Nance family) behaved and how the whole thing happened. Your comparisons to Marlon are lies…and you know it when you post it…and so does everyone else who reads these blogs. Where’s the hating from UGA on Jawuan James? How about Mack Brown?

Frank

February 15th, 2010
6:15 pm

1970 Dawg – 1 star? What about offers from UGA, Fla., GT, Maryland, Ole Miss, Miss State, NC State, tOSU, Okie State, and Texas Tech. Does that calm your fears? Any kid offered by all of those schools ain’t chopped liver.

THWGT

The Ole Ball Coach

February 15th, 2010
6:25 pm

Well Amarlo I am glad your a Dawg, in other news I will be shocked if Rogers every graduates High School.

dekalbdawg

February 15th, 2010
6:32 pm

I prefer Recruits like this! He wants to go to UGA because he likes the school, not so much who is the coach!! UT can have players like D. Rogers! they are just hired guns who do not care about the program only themselves! Guys like A. Herrera will play hard all the time!

beach dawg

February 15th, 2010
6:33 pm

can we get some updates on Dawgs bball recruits? these kids should be taking note that we got a real deal coach

BDAWG

February 15th, 2010
6:41 pm

JD I agree, UGA needs to offer A J Johnson. He’s a big time LB and the kid is wondering why he hasn’t been offered by UGA. I don’t know if his early commitment to UT and him not considering UGA had anything to do with it. That’s in the past and he is a beast at the LB position, UGA should probably offer since we will need a lot of LBs for the 3-4 scheme. We have 3 verbals and need a whole lot more, so let’s get after these LBs and DTs.

BDAWG

February 15th, 2010
6:46 pm

Guys, lets forget about Da’Rick and move on to what’s really important. He did what he did and he has to live with it. He will find out that he will not be able to live off of the Nance’s money as soon as he and Nash have a falling out. Too many top WRs out there for 2011, UGA will be fine at WR. Let’s concentrate on James Vaughters, big time LB from Tucker.

VolMan

February 15th, 2010
6:47 pm

Now just hold up there, Herrera. We have a new coach and just like the one before, we’ll turn a blind eye just in case you decide to do a little armed robbery up here in Rocky Flop. We will leave the light on for you!

CatsFly

February 15th, 2010
6:50 pm

Tom Dienhart noted UNC and GaTech as possible dark horses to win NCAA. Said UGa couldn’t upend Florida.

VolMan

February 15th, 2010
6:51 pm

CatsFly, KMA. Dork.

Bama

February 15th, 2010
7:06 pm

Must didnt have the grades to go anywhere else

Go Dawgs

February 15th, 2010
7:07 pm

Glad to have you, you’ll love it—no classes, no studying, just playing football

B-BRO

February 15th, 2010
7:11 pm

LMAO @ ……QUOTE; Must didnt have the grades to go anywhere else

OR MAYBE THE TALENT, ROTFL……..

Dawg man

February 15th, 2010
7:11 pm

You’re joining the dawgs man–we’re going to be National Champs for the next 4 years with all the super qb recruits and our new d.c.—heard teams are already trembling having to play us, and even heard 3 teams are going to forfeit rather than be run off the field

CatsFly

February 15th, 2010
7:14 pm

Vol(little big)Man (6:51) : what’s your problem with someone passing on what a respected sports analyst had to say? Did he, or the messenger in this case, kiss your girlfriend or something?

Bama talks good...

February 15th, 2010
7:28 pm

Must missed English once or twice yourself bubba.

KJ

February 15th, 2010
7:32 pm

“Tom Dienhart noted UNC and GaTech as possible dark horses to win NCAA.”

LOL, that horse is so dark, he bleeds smoke.

JESUP

February 15th, 2010
7:32 pm

I will pay attention to recruiting Feb. 4 2011 ..

D. Dooley

February 15th, 2010
8:31 pm

I’m going to flip all three of these guys IF they have good senior years…

1970 Dawg

February 15th, 2010
8:45 pm

Dooley, You’d better be worrying about that NCAA investigation
Kiffin left you with and finding playing for the 5 or 6 QB’s
you now have on scholarship… and getting “David Ricky” qualified
and being an obnoxious Vol fan.

Vol Fan

February 15th, 2010
8:59 pm

Dooley want attempt to take average players away from CMR. He will recruit better players because he intends to compete with Alabama and Flordia. Thats the only way he will keep his job at Tennessee.