Ten@10: Letterman Phillip Daniels disappointed UGA never offered his son

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, the top prospect in Illinois and the son of Georgia football letterman Phillip Daniels, committed to Notre Dame this week without receiving a scholarship offer from his father’s alma mater.

“Yeah, I’m a little disappointed they didn’t offer, but at the same time, it’s life,” Daniels told the website TBD.com. “I realize, too, that Georgia’s never been a receiver school. And my son figured that out. We talked about it a lot. They didn’t offer, and that was kind of sad with me being a 15-year guy [in the NFL], and my son being one of the top receivers in the nation.

“But you know what, I still love Georgia,” said Daniels, a defensive end with the Washington Redskins. “I played there, they gave me my opportunity. My son made his decision. I told him all along it was his decision and whatever he decides, that’s where he’s going. So, no hard feelings. I wish them the best. But, if my son ever plays Georgia, whether it be championship game, or any game during the season, I’m pulling for Notre Dame while he’s there.”

Georgia corresponded with the Daniels but could never get DaVaris to come to campus for an in-person evaluation.

The 6-2, 190-pound athlete is expected to play wide receiver in college but does a little bit of everything at Vernon Hills High (5-0), which has outscored its opponents 240-0 this season. He has 10 catches for 277 yards and four touchdowns, 203 rushing yards and five touchdowns, has thrown a TD pass, returned a punt for a touchdown, has three interceptions and one defensive touchdown.

Daniels had 17 offers and chose the Irish over Miami and Oklahoma.

2. Most of the top prospects in the South are flocking to Alabama this weekend for the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide’s game against No. 7 Florida, including five-star prospects Isaiah Crowell of Carver-Columbus; LB Tony Steward of St. Augustine, Fla.; and DT Tim Jernigan of Lake City, Fla., according to TideSports.com. Georgia will be well represented, too, including RB Quan Bray, DE Xzavier Dickson, OT Xzavier Ward, DE Jordan Jenkins and  DT Dakota Ball. The nation’s top prospect — DE Jadaveon Clowney of Rock Hill, S.C. — is apparently NOT going to be in Tuscaloosa. He has chosen instead to attend the Clemson-Miami game.

3. A lot of elite prospects are visiting LSU, too, including AJC Super 11 DE Ray Drew of Thomasville. Earlier this week Drew told me LSU was actually one of his favorite SEC teams growing up. Other prospects in Baton Rouge on Saturday include Greg Robinson, Marquise Williams, Odell Beckham, La’El Collins, Mickey Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Jeremy Hill, Jarvis Landry and Kenny Hilliard, according to 247sports.com.

4. Dalton OT Watts Dantzler said he will “probably” take an unofficial visit to Auburn, his self-proclaimed No. 2 choice when he committed to Georgia this past summer. Asked how much should be read into that, Dantzler laughed. “I don’t know. I love Georgia and it would have to have some bad things happen for me not to go there.”

5. Meanwhile, some of Georgia’s 2011 commitments are fighting to keep the Bulldogs’ next recruiting class together. UGA has 16 commitments lined to sign scholarships for next season, including quarterback Christian LeMay of Matthews, N.C. “He is talking to recruits daily and reminding them of the impact the class of 2011 will have on this team,” said Stacy LeMay, Christian’s father. “They all appear strong in their commitments  given there are no wholesale coaching changes.”

6. Georgia Tech recently offered 2012 RB Ronald Darby of Oxon Hill, Md., according to Rivals.com. . . . The Yellow Jackets are still in the running for five-star prospects Curtis Grant, a linebacker from Richmond, Va., and Doran Grant, a cornerback from Akron, Ohio. They’re not related.

7. The Wall Street Journal looked into claims that Alabama misuses medical hardships to open up scholarships for better players and found some validity to it.  Two of the 12 players that have accepted medical hardships under coach Nick Saban said they felt they could still play but were encouraged not to by the head coach. Saban says the medical staff makes all decisions on medical hardships without his input.

8. AJC high schools reporter Michael Carvell catches up with Northview 6-foot-10 junior center Kyle Meyer and finds out how he feels about Georgia and Georgia Tech and what schools are showing him the most interest.

9. Donald Heath of the Savannah Morning News examines the many contributions being made by true freshman at Georgia Southern under first-year head coach Jeff Monken. The Eagles have played 11 of their 23 freshman signees so far, including quarterback/slotback Jack McKinnon (Sprayberry HS) and defensive lineman Josh Gebhardt (Landmark Christian). Fullback Robert Brown of Westside-Macon is the team’s leading rusher.

10. THIS & THAT: Monroe Area DE Stephon Tuitt accepted his official invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Wednesday at his school. He is the fourth Georgian to receive the honor in the last week, joining Griffin’s Corey Moore and Eagles Landing Christian Academy’s Avery Walls, Grady’s Damian Swann. East Hall’s Sterling Bailey will be feted by the all-star game’s selection committee on Friday. Thomas County Central’s Drew has also accepted an invite. . . .

Speaking of Tuitt, he was named Lineman of the Week by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. He had 11 tackles and a sack in the Purple Hurricanes’ win over Chestatee. Newton running back Akeem Hunt was named Back of the Week after rushing for 133 yards and returning a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in a 35-32 victory over Newnan. . . . Knoxville RB Devrin Young committed to Tennessee this week. The 5-7, 160-pound athlete has 1,006 yards and 15 TDs already this season. He is the Vols’ 15th commitment. . . . Kentucky received a commitment from OL Shaq Love of Harriman, Tenn. Love chose the Wildcats over Vanderbilt, Duke, Memphis, Kansas and Middle Tennessee State.

129 comments Add your comment

USMCDAWG

September 30th, 2010
10:01 am

10:00 Sharp making me proud!!!

Just a warning

September 30th, 2010
10:11 am

If Richt still takes Christian LeMay after all his problems the past 3 years, he is either stupid, desperate or both.

hmmm

September 30th, 2010
10:11 am

UGA asked more than once for Daniels to come to Athens, who is to fault they never came? But yet Daniels ‘has no hard feelings’, yeah, it sure sounds like it.

HP Dawg

September 30th, 2010
10:12 am

All Davaris had to do was make a simple trip to Athens. He never did. His family has spent more time arguing on message boards than seriously considering UGA. They just ought to give it a rest.

USMCDAWG

September 30th, 2010
10:14 am

LeMay broke a rule not the law there is a difference.

UGA Dawgs

September 30th, 2010
10:18 am

Dawg Man

September 30th, 2010
10:18 am

As soon as all our players get out of jail, we’ll run all the teams off the field.

sunny purdue

September 30th, 2010
10:19 am

He should be thankful. What kid would want to spend 4 years at a second tier program wondering which position coach is the next to be fired?

Lower level

September 30th, 2010
10:24 am

Are you kidding me! Davaris stat are avg. Zay howard had those # in the Duluth game alone check out the kidd from collins hill.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 30th, 2010
10:25 am

UGA should have offered Daniels a scholarship.. If he is a 4 star and Miami, Notre Dame offered he obviously has talent and UGA is short on numbers at the WR position. Richt screwed up this time. Dawg Man – you suck.

GStateBen

September 30th, 2010
10:26 am

And Georgia State has played 25 total RS Freshman or True Freshman this year. Think those guys will be really good in the next 2-3 years? I do!

steven060907

September 30th, 2010
10:26 am

Jermauria Rasco must be pretty fast. He is going to be in Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa on the same day.

steven060907

September 30th, 2010
10:30 am

The whole Daniels thing is a joke…tired of hearing about it. If he really wanted him to come UGA he would have got him down here. UGA may have been turned off by him b/c he goes to a small private school and plays against inferior competition-See Marlon Brown.

joe

September 30th, 2010
10:32 am

“If Richt still takes Christian LeMay after all his problems the past 3 years, he is either stupid, desperate or both.”

All his problems? He only had one problem dumb@ass.

Lowndes25

September 30th, 2010
10:32 am

USMCDAWG, you are exactly right about Lemay.

HP Dawg, you are spot-on as well with your post about DaVaris Daniels. I would like to ask AJ Green about Phillip Daniels comments that UGA has never been a receiver school…I think he and MoMass (to name a few) would disagree with that statement.

Chip Towers

September 30th, 2010
10:38 am

Good catch, steven060907! I didn’t notice that. Going to take him out ’til I figure where he’ll actually be.

Rodney Dangerfield

September 30th, 2010
10:45 am

So anything happening on the Tech front?

Rodney Dangerfield

September 30th, 2010
10:46 am

Lord knows Tech needs some talented outside linebackers and DT’s.

Matthews Dawg

September 30th, 2010
10:46 am

“Just a warning”….LeMay is a good kid who made a bad decision. He is a very talented player and will push Murray for the starting job! It looks to me that if we don’t keep CMR, we will lose a ton of these recruits. I believe we keep CMR, he deserves the right to get us going the right direction. Get after CU and get us going in the right direction. Go Dawgs

tide roll

September 30th, 2010
10:52 am

Heck Philip, they didn’t offer Cam Newton either! Also, has their been a Rodney Garner sighting!? Rocker is kicking his butt! Have you seen Jeff Whitaker from Warner Robins or the two studs out of Banneker. Throw in Cam “Bam” Newton and Auburn owes UGA at least a Christmas card. And The amazing thing is Georgia has a history with each of the high schools these players attended , especially Westlake,( Newton’s old high school} with Sean Jones and Kiante Tripp. The way uga treats some of these kids {especially Tripp} once they’re up there may be a factor. I almost forgot another Westlake alum – Chance Warmack, who starts at offensive guard next to another georgia product Big James Carpenter.out of Augusta. Look for the tide to land another athletic offensive tackle from Moultrie – Big Xzavier Ward ,and for Rocker to beat Garner again for big Gabe Wright out of Columbus. Richt fiddles (or hits the Lake house) while Rome, I mean Athens burns. It’s got to be tough being a Dawg.

Northleaf

September 30th, 2010
10:58 am

Dawg Man, who’s in jail? No one to my knowledge and such posting don’t make sense.

Tanktown

September 30th, 2010
11:08 am

“Georgia has never been a WR school”. That’s laughable. Hines Ward is a borderline HOF, AJ Green will be Top-5 pick, Reggie Brown was a 1st rounder. Bryce Hunter, Andre Hastings played in NFL for a long time. Terrence Edwards was SEC all-time receiving yards leader.

MoDawg

September 30th, 2010
11:08 am

tide roll, the toughest part about being a Dawg is reading the garbage you and others like you who are obsessed with UGA write on these message boards.

Arkansas gave you a good scare, huh?!?? Most of you dolts figured that would be a route by ‘bama prior to the game. You may have won, but Mallett sure as heck served it up on a silver platter.

Northleaf

September 30th, 2010
11:12 am

USMCDAWG, you are right on and most people don’t know the difference. The kid did what most every male on this board would have done if given the opportunity. He didn’t break the law, he’s coming to UGA, CMR will remain at UGA, the recruits that WANT to be a DAWG will come. We WILL be good…..next year and GO DAWGS!

Northleaf

September 30th, 2010
11:16 am

just a warning, you just trying to see yourself post are do you really have something worth while to say.

naganole

September 30th, 2010
11:21 am

Just found out O’Leary is all but a Nole. Best info I’ve been privy to this week. EJ Manuel will have a ton of weapons around him in 2011…

gomdawg

September 30th, 2010
11:21 am

all i can say is if they dont come we didn’t need them, tired of kissing this players butts and when they get here play half/azz ball. PLAYERS 2,3 STARS THAT DONT MATTER , WE WANT PLAYER WITH THE HEART TO PLAY BALL. COME TO GEORGIA TO PLAY GEORGIA FOOTBALL. If they turn on us now , then to HELL with them.

OnTheMoney

September 30th, 2010
11:22 am

Bama got away last week on the road but this week at home the GATORS will get their sweettttt revenge….

*** GATORS 28 *** Bama 20 ***
*** Dawgs 35 *** Colorado 14 ***
*** Clemson 24 *** Miami 21 ***

robodawg

September 30th, 2010
11:24 am

“Never been a receiver school.” Yeah, right. Was he offended that Georgia would want to evaluate him before making an offer? You can’t just blindly offer b/c Notre Dame did and some recruiting service gave so many stars!

He may turn out to be a great college player — hope he does. But if he was serious about UGA, I think he would’ve made a visit. Sounds like he just wanted the offer to post on his bulletin board.

bill

September 30th, 2010
11:29 am

Yeah, we didn’t have room for Daniels with all of the other “great” underachieving recruits that Garner is bringing to Athens…

robodawg

September 30th, 2010
11:31 am

I have yet to hear a Tide fan say anything about how Saban maxes out his scholarships (like the medical hardships). A little shady, no?

ryan

September 30th, 2010
11:36 am

Daniels sounds like another TO/ Da Thug character UGA we don’t need to through that again .

OnTheMoney

September 30th, 2010
11:37 am

Saban says “Rules, I play within the rules. just like that old song,
Bend me, shape me, any way you want me. I pride myself on being able to work the rules to MY benefit. Morals are for LOSERS!”

Jim Bob

September 30th, 2010
11:39 am

“I realize, too, that Georgia’s never been a receiver school. And my son figured that out.” hahahahaha

mcdaviddawg

September 30th, 2010
11:46 am

Just amazing the many mis-steps by the Georgia recruiting. Could it be because is just too much trouble for our head coach? Looks like the work ethic problem again shows it head in recruiting that we see in every game from the coaching.

The General Feeling

September 30th, 2010
11:47 am

Bammar fans expect their coach to bend rules to the breaking point. A few years of probation is business as usual and necessary to bring status and validation to the poor and ignorant fanbase.

SOUTHGADAWG88

September 30th, 2010
11:48 am

They should have offered the kid without him having to come to a camp.We signed Bryce Roos.We haven’t done much in WR recruiting since AJ and he wanted to be a DAWG as a soph.

RxDawg

September 30th, 2010
11:49 am

“So, no hard feelings. I wish them the best.”

Geesh, by reading some of those comments I’d say that there is some hard feelings. Sour grapes anyone? UGA isn’t a receiver school? Yeh, whatever. We all know the story. Your boy was invited to come down and be evaluated, he declined, the end. Why is UGA even being discussed? UGA didn’t offer and DaVaris is attending another school. Good grief talk about mountains out of mole hills…

dawghater

September 30th, 2010
11:55 am

The kids right, UGA isn’t a receivers school and the receiver they have can’t read the rules fo the NCAA. Nice move UGA! And I love the article about McGarity pulling all the real non conference games from future schedules. Enjoy play Ga State, Idaho State, New Mexico State. Big matchups coming in the future. Maybe somehow you can figure out how to schedule all your games at home too!

BigTimeTECHFan

September 30th, 2010
11:57 am

Smart of UGA not to offer till after their own evaluation.
He would not or could not go when UGA invited him so it not like it’s UGA’s fault.
That the way it should be done.
Stupid to offer a kid just because Rivals ranks him high.

RxDawg

September 30th, 2010
12:04 pm

“Sounds like he just wanted the offer to post on his bulletin board.”

I agree 100% robodawg. It does sound like there was never any intention on actually going to UGA. They just wanted the offer like some kind of achievement or award to show off. Not exactly the type of people we are looking for to become Dawgs.

ryan

September 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

Do any you people remember Hines Ward 3 time Super Champ MVP Pro Bowler does he ring a bell .

cattledawg

September 30th, 2010
12:07 pm

Hey tech, any word on how happy giff Smith is in Buffalo? I wish the dawgs would fire garner an hire him. He is a good recruiter.

SOUTHGADAWG88

September 30th, 2010
12:07 pm

We practically begged for three WR’s last year and only signed Benett.At least 5 top notch prospects INSTATE turned us down.I’m not sure what the issue is ..but something is not working in our approach to recruiting wideouts.

Pat

September 30th, 2010
12:11 pm

Maybe if his son didn’t suck we would have offered him.

SOUTH GA DAWG

September 30th, 2010
12:11 pm

NEVER BEEN A RECEIVER SCHOOL??????? WHAT A MORON!

McDawg

September 30th, 2010
12:21 pm

UGA wants to evaluate in person before making an offer-case closed-didn’t sound like the kids was interested-great pickup for ND

BigDawg

September 30th, 2010
12:31 pm

Fire Richt now. He will certainly not get through next season even if the new AD lacks the ability the pull the trigger. He is simply a subpar coach that recruits character problem players. LeMay is simply the next problem in line.

SickandTired

September 30th, 2010
12:34 pm

Georgia: The Wisconsin of the SEC
Georgia deserves better.

Mark Richt a great recruiter? He’s either a lousy recruiter or a lousy coach. Either way, it’s not what Georgia deserves.

hornblowermg

September 30th, 2010
12:39 pm

most people don’t realize that a lot of recruits are pursued according to how they fit in with various satchel accommodations, and their abilities for keeping their mouths shut.

Spenser

September 30th, 2010
12:47 pm

He is correct about the receivers. UGA has had a ton of good rekrootin classes, but their receivers are RARELY successful at the next level. Hines Ward is the exception. It’s too early to tell about MoMass. Reggie Brown? Someone even brought up Terrance Edwards???

GT Sambo

September 30th, 2010
12:51 pm

Giff Smith will be back in college ball at some point. I think he just wants NFL on his resume. Seems to be the trendy thing to do.

naganole

September 30th, 2010
12:57 pm

We’re about to get a commit from one of the top rated 2012 OLBs. Seminole coaches doing work on the trail… Already for 2012 we Have Dalvon Stuckey and PJ Williams. As good as this 2011 class is looking (and yes it’s very early), the 2012 class might be even better…

Ted Striker

September 30th, 2010
1:02 pm

If DaVaris wouldn’t come for evaluation — and he was asked to — then I don’t see what he has to complain about.

Dawg 1

September 30th, 2010
1:05 pm

Meanwhile, some of Georgia’s 2011 commitments are fighting to keep the Bulldogs’ next recruiting class together. UGA has 16 commitments lined to sign scholarships for next season, including quarterback Christian LeMay of Matthews, N.C. “He is talking to recruits daily and reminding them of the impact the class of 2011 will have on this team,” said Stacy LeMay, Christian’s father. “They all appear strong in their commitments given there are no wholesale coaching changes

gtforever

September 30th, 2010
1:20 pm

UGA football is a JOKE!

collegeballfan

September 30th, 2010
1:26 pm

Just a warning September 30th, 2010 10:11 am
“If Richt still takes Christian LeMay after all his problems the past 3 years, he is either stupid, desperate or both.”

I would not use language this strong, but I agree with the sentiment.

Richt, by his own admission, has a real problem with conduct. Taking a player out of high school that has a problem so severe that he is suspended from school is not sending the correct message to the team or other recruits.

I am disappointed Richt did not pull his scholarship offer.

@UGADawg4life

September 30th, 2010
1:28 pm

What is it about this kid UGA doesn’t like? 6′2″ at 190lbs, with 12 years of watching the best of the best in the NFL train and perform. Not to mention a dad that played for UGA that we exploit each week by posting his picture and stats on the Big Screen for other potential recruits to see. This blows my mind..in the words of Celie from the Color Purple, “Until you do right by me, everything you touch will crumble.”

ryan

September 30th, 2010
1:40 pm

CMR stays i think because of this recruiting class no matter what the record is Bobo is going to be demoted or fired .

KD

September 30th, 2010
1:44 pm

Referring to #7 on your list, looks like Saban is doing a little cheating, like I know he always has. I will be sooooo glad when the NCAA puts the hammer down on him and puts Bama on probation for about 5 years

al.com

September 30th, 2010
1:47 pm

Talk over in Alabama is the NCAA will take a real hard look at bama and their MEDICAL HARDSHIP PROGRAM.

Douglas

September 30th, 2010
1:47 pm

When does basketball season start? At least our basketball team has a head coach who earns his salary. Cannot say the same about Richt and his coaches — they need to take a pay cut.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

September 30th, 2010
1:58 pm

“Most of the top prospects in the South are flocking to Alabama this weekend for the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide’s game against No. 7 Florida, including five-star prospects Isaiah Crowell of Carver-Columbus; LB Tony Steward of St. Augustine, Fla.; and DT Tim Jernigan of Lake City, Fla., according to TideSports.com. Georgia will be well represented, too, including RB Quan Bray, DE Xzavier Dickson, OT Xzavier Ward, DE Jordan Jenkins and DT Dakota Ball. The nation’s top prospect — DE Jadaveon Clowney of Rock Hill, S.C. — is apparently NOT going to be in Tuscaloosa. He has chosen instead to attend the Clemson-Miami game”.

“A lot of elite prospects are visiting LSU, too, including AJC Super 11 DE Ray Drew of Thomasville. Earlier this week Drew told me LSU was actually one of his favorite SEC teams growing up. Other prospects in Baton Rouge on Saturday include Greg Robinson, Marquise Williams, Odell Beckham, La’El Collins, Mickey Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Jeremy Hill, Jarvis Landry and Kenny Hilliard, according to 247sports.com”.

How does it feel to not only be a second class university as well as football team? And don’t worry dogs. Even if the guys mentioned above did sign with georgia, they would be like all the other 5 star studs that faield to live up to all the hype. Better get satisfied with 2-3 star guys because that’s all your going to get for the next few years. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

JB

September 30th, 2010
2:07 pm

Daniels is a non story…or a case of hurt feelings………….Between Savannah and Illinois,There are Probably 300 Div 1 WR prospects. Now, if he was a 4 or 5 star living in Georgia and we didn’t offer, that’s a horse of a different color.

JB

September 30th, 2010
2:12 pm

hahaha or whatever………………Do some math Tech Boy. Bama COULD sign 150 if there were no limits, but they can’t….look at their site on Rivals and look at the Commits for next year.
Most spots are filled…What’s making Bama so good right now other than Saban, 20 five star player will show up this weekend. They have room for 4 or 5………. The rest go elsewhere.
Yes, they sign pretty much who they want to. And if Tech ever won a conference championship. they could sign who they……………………..whoops, sorry.

JB

September 30th, 2010
2:19 pm

Not surprised Saban WEEDING out players to open room for better ones. When he tells a kid that they shouldn’t go to Georgia because they won’t win, our coach’s ought to remind them of Saban ‘culling” players. Downside of back to back top classes, you get a lot of bottom lips poked out on the team.

GT Sambo

September 30th, 2010
2:24 pm

Don’t you worry about Tech JB, we aren’t expecting to sign all the five star guys that UGA, UF, and Bama are going to sign. That’s why I like Paul Johnson, he run a different offensive scheme and isn’t recruiting the same types of players at QB, RB and OL as those other schools, which is a good thing for Tech. Hopefully we can attract some of the top mobile, athletic running quarterbacks, smaller, quicker RB for our A-back position, larger, stronger RB for our B-Back position, and smaller quicker OL for our line. MAybe they won’t be 5-star guys, but hopefully they can be very productive in our system and can lead GT to be a perennial top 25 team.

James

September 30th, 2010
2:36 pm

Alabama and Florida will be better than Georgia for awhile cause Georgia football has fallen off big time.

Delbert D.

September 30th, 2010
2:37 pm

Nothing to worry about, Phillip. Mr. McGarity has ensured that Georgia will never have to face Notre Dame.

SEC fan

September 30th, 2010
2:40 pm

Having said it before, I agree with the sentiment that Richt should take a pass on LeMay, and it has nothing to do with his “indiscretion”.

One of Richt’s biggest problems is the self-entitled attitude exhibited by his players. LeMay’s father, the right reverend, made a circus out of his son’s recruitment – which the AJC served as foil. This kid has entitled attitude written all over him.

From Leeburn to Adams to Evans to numerous players, he’ll fit right in with the culture in Athens. This is the real problem. When Richt tlaks this week about working harder and not making any big changes, it shows he hasn’t a clue. That’s right, he grew up at the feet of Bobby – I just hope it’s only a misdemeanor – Bowden.

OnTheMoney

September 30th, 2010
2:43 pm

What? That’s a mistake….Notre Dame is considered a good cupcake to play. Easy to beat and have a solid fan base and draw well. That fans is a great cupcake….Hell,that said, the Dawgs are headed in that direction as well!

HAHAHAHAHAHA

September 30th, 2010
2:47 pm

BJ or JB or whatever,

Hate to tell you dude, Tech won THEIR conference chamionship last year. And you might want to reread my post 2 or 3 times. And I am a huge AL fan. AND I like their fan base. AH!

Delbert D.

September 30th, 2010
2:50 pm

Hines Ward was a unique player at Georgia, playing wide receiver, tailback and quarterback (his position in HS). All-SEC in ‘97, and a 3rd-round pick by the Steelers. One of those rare guys who is even better in the pros.

mdr

September 30th, 2010
3:02 pm

If he was good enough for Miami, OU, and the Domers, he should have been good enough for UGA as well. Yet another miss for the coach formerly known as “The Bagman” of the SEC.

JB

September 30th, 2010
3:04 pm

I thought your post looked more “Bama” than Tech……..just say’n………But between Stallings and Shula, the train wreck in Bama was fun to watch. I really enjoyed the “fear the thumb” Auburn beat downs years……….LOL

ReddJonn68

September 30th, 2010
3:11 pm

OK what is wrong with this picture ? Daniels stated that Georgia is not a WR school, yet we are recruiting top QBs, so who are they throwing to ? Now this week everyone is hoping for A.J. to save the day, this is a problem. It’s good to recruit in state, but when you land out of state nationally ranked talent it is even better. Wake up Richt this would have been one of the easiest recruiting trips in a long time, all you had to do was offer !!!

ReddJonn68

September 30th, 2010
3:16 pm

As for Davaris being a non story he is a 4-star recruit !!!

MikeP

September 30th, 2010
3:17 pm

The above comment by the AJC failed to mention that over the past three years, while the entire rest of the SEC has granted 13 medical scholarships, $aban has had 12 at Bammer. Something is rotten in Tuskaloser.

Mr Moops

September 30th, 2010
3:18 pm

This young man could still get an offer just as soon as Richt
gets fired on Monday following yet another terrible loss.

turkey caller

September 30th, 2010
3:23 pm

FloRiDuh……. c block is calling.

DAWGMAN

September 30th, 2010
3:32 pm

I am tired of Coach Richt doing the Maharishi Baba Ganouch to these football players. If he were Muslim, Hindu, Shinto, or other and trying to save their souls on our dime and the players time, there would be an uproar and a ‘decided to go in a different direction’ event. Propagating one’s religion is as dangerous on a football team as anything I can think of.
It’s still about the W-L. It’s not even October. It’s too early to have to wait until next year.

BiGock

September 30th, 2010
3:34 pm

WHAT IS MORE SAD?
- A UGA ALUM ADMITTING THAT HIS SCHOOL DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO DEVELOP 4/5-STAR WRS
- UGA HAS MORE 4/5 STAR PLAYERS THAN MOST OF THE SEC BUT IS IN THE BOTTOM OF SEC EAST

RECRUITS – I KNOW UGA HAS A DECENT TRADITION BUT I WOULD BET MY RED PANTIES THAT UGA WILL NOT WIN MORE THAN 6 GAMES. **KEEP IN MIND THAT UGA GETS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN GEORGIA YEAR AFTER YEAR**

Ted

September 30th, 2010
4:02 pm

LOL – Daniels makes a truthful comment and look at the little doggies run around with their noses bent out of shape.

In last 15 years (wanted to make sure I went back far enough to include the beloved Hines Ward), UGA has had three (3) WR drafted in the 1st three rounds of the draft. None in the 1st round itself (two 2nd and one 3rd). 35 different schools have had at least one 1st round WR in that time-frame (12 schools have had 2+ topped by Ohio St. with six.

14 schools have had more than three WR drafted in 1st three rounds. In fact, UGA is tied with illustrious WR factories such as Indiana (also two 2nd and one 3rd) and Utah (one 1st and two 3rd) in total WR drafted in that time-frame. Even GT (two 1st and one 3rd) could be said to be better at getting WR drafted.

Only UGA fans could look at one (1) quality NFL WR in the last 15 years and declare themselves as being a receiver school – I guess just as winning 1 MNC 30 years ago makes them some college football super power. Thirty-five (35!) schools can produce a 1st round WR and UGA cannot – yet UGA is a receiver school. Puh-lease.

That said, ND is in exactly the same boat (two 2nd and one 3rd in last 15 years), so they are no better. But at least an ND degree means something.

ryan

September 30th, 2010
4:20 pm

Daniels should have gone to the U because that WR U Michale Irvine, Andre Johnson and some others ND is not WR U .

Jason

September 30th, 2010
4:22 pm

Lemay just got busted for having his meat sucked, not armed robbery, DUI or stalking…get real.

Jason

September 30th, 2010
4:24 pm

GTforever, if UGA football is a joke, what is GT football…a nightmare?

DDPO

September 30th, 2010
4:34 pm

Well Jason, this is what a national sportswriter just commented on earlier today:

Quote from Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated:

In all my travels, I’m not sure I’ve ever come across a fan base whose self-perception is so far from reality. Georgia fashions itself a national power in the vein of Ohio State, USC, et. al., based primarily off one glorious three-year run 30 years ago with Herschel Walker (and some kick-butt years in the 1940s).

So tell us Jason, is this not an accurate statement?

Reality

September 30th, 2010
4:36 pm

We all know that the UGA coaching staff is awful at evaluating and developing talent. It’s no surprise they were completely oblivious on this one as well.

murray county mystic

September 30th, 2010
5:08 pm

thanks to Stuart Mandel @ SI for telling it like it is…what a bunch of loons…

@DDPO

September 30th, 2010
5:13 pm

So Mandel is the truth and the gospel? Richt (Georgia) has averaged 10 wins a year over the last 9. No other program in the nation besides Southern Cal & UF have sustained that consistancy. This has been our best run in our storied history. #11 all time NCAA Div 1 wins. I guess he is such a great writer he just forgot this “decade” of info.

CDAWG

September 30th, 2010
5:23 pm

I don’t agree that UGA should have offered Daniels if the kid couldn’t even make one trip here. After all look how much a 4 year scholarship is worth at UGA, it’s not cheap to go there, I know.
We probably will lose some top recruits to Bama until we right the ship.

wesleywhatwhat

September 30th, 2010
5:33 pm

i’m not a uga fan but the kid whining that uga never offered a scholarship to him when the family never bothered to visit the campus is pointless. who cares?

go play somewhere else. i mean, he lives in illinois and probably wanted to play close to home anyway, even if notre dame kinda s*cks. so why is the dad complaining?

Wallman52

September 30th, 2010
6:41 pm

That Alabama A Logo is nothing but a stolen Atlanta Braves A Logo with a Mullet on the back of it.

Chad

September 30th, 2010
7:23 pm

It is funny that you all are talking about Lemay like he did something you all wouldn’t do. Considering some of the comments it seems as though you all WERE virgins until you got married. How many guys on here would pass it up. Stop thinking about things as an old man and put yourselves in the shoes of a 17 year old KID. I’m sure there are stories I could tell you about some of your daughters that I “got to know” while I was at UGA.

girl know better than you

September 30th, 2010
8:15 pm

still say Tuitt will renege o Notre Shame

bitter Dogs-fan

September 30th, 2010
9:04 pm

whats funny is hearing all this smack from bamma fans who as i remember were going through coach’s faster than da’trick rogers kicking security gaurds in the face (hob nail boot) after a nite sucking down sudds in a bar. bammer fans have a very short memory, just lissen to f-bomb on satlite radio and you would think that they have already won another national championship. this may be the only time in history i truely root for the GAYTARDS!!!!!

bitter Dogs-fan

September 30th, 2010
9:10 pm

for all u young pups take time and visit U-tube and type in auburn and georgia football, enjoy these 2 teams killing each other. tradition is all about understanding the past, P.S. help the younger generation by going ole school on there as—, teach them about smash mouth football (not to be confussed with da’slick and nancy pants having fun with each other)

Oxygen

September 30th, 2010
9:32 pm

@girl know better than you “still say Tuitt will renege o Notre Shame”

How you figure? I think academics was a huge deal with him and mama love Notre Dame. At this point what mama says it goes. So keep dreaming in those premature wet dreams you have that Tuitt decommits..

bardawg

September 30th, 2010
11:44 pm

Because of the legacy of Daniels, the recuiters( Garner or Richt) should have shown the young man a little courtesey and given him some consideration. Who knows, maybe we would have had a little depth at reciever in the clss of 2011.Lord knows we need it with A. J. turning pro.

TheTaxJacket

October 1st, 2010
12:16 am

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

Full House

October 1st, 2010
12:28 am

Richt recruits alot of 4 and 5 “star” rated players that have very questionable character. That is why he and uga are floundering and why they have so many arrest and distractions, not to mention the embarrassment the former AD caused and made uga a laughing stock as a university, if you can call it that. Saban stretches the rules with the medical situations and recruits alot of the same kids as Richt. The difference is the kids don’t mess with Saban and he controls his house. Richt is soft like his team and he does not control these kids with his slap on the wrist discipline, and therefore does not control his house. Richt needs to recruit better character kids instaed of the thugs and gangsta dancers and sorry attitudes he now recruits. Until he does he will always be at best the 4th or 5th best team in the SEC.

Foster

October 1st, 2010
1:11 am

UGA
Uncoordinated Gorilla Apes.

nicktator

October 1st, 2010
3:00 am

loving all of this ‘bammer’ hate. we ‘bammers’ are enjoying our 13th national championship and are well on our way to 14 while jawja is reeling from their 3rd loss to crappy teams. you jawja fans just consider yourselves lucky that you don’t have to play the ‘bammers’ this year… we ripped your manhood out of your ‘blackout’ jerseys last year and you haven’t recovered from that yet. Roll Tide.

AFDawg

October 1st, 2010
6:30 am

Big deal nicktator — Princeton has 28 national football championships.

Gator Bob

October 1st, 2010
7:28 am

Look for Florida to win this weekend in a “mild” upset.

UGA will NOT land Drew or Crowell – these kids are Bama bound.

UGA slide continues – I expect UGA should win at Colorado – but a loss in Boulder will put Richt on an even shorter leash for 2011 season.

Since the Black -Out blow out loss against Alabama – UGA has been blown out twice by TN, twice by Florida – split against KY (and dang lucky that KY did not beat UGA in 2008 – same for Auburn that year) and has trying to hold on – but steadily sliding.

Look for UGA to finish 5-7 or 4-8 this year.
Wins:
ID STATE

50/50:
Vandy
Colorado
Tennessee

Losses:
Kentucky
Florida
Auburn
GT

Paddy

October 1st, 2010
8:07 am

Daniels never accepted the invite to visit Athens. His lack of interest is in direct relationship to UGA lack of interest. Move on people nothing to learn here.

UGAJD

October 1st, 2010
8:53 am

Granted, some of the comments made by Phillip Daniels just don’t make sense and reek of sour grapes, but for UGA not to even offer the kid is inexcusable. Very poor judgement on the part of CMR and RG. Likewise, the complaints that the Daniels kid never visited are a little difficult to understand. The kid had 15+ offers. Why would he waste his time visiting a school that didn’t offer him a scholarship?

dawgster

October 1st, 2010
9:18 am

UGAJD…the georgia coaches had asked the Daniels kid to come to many of their camps so they could see his skills in person..I don’t think that is unreasonable when you plan to offer someone a scholarship…I don’t know the reasons on either side, but wouldn’t you think that if the young man was truly interested in the dawgs that he would have come to a camp…What is so hard to understand about that…People come on here all the time and bash this coaching staff and say things such as we don’t evaluate talent or we busted on this guy or that…and although you can surely see a young man on film, to truly evaluate them and get to know them is usually done at these camps…I really believe from what i have been told that had he really had interest in the dawgs he would have been at least one camp as the dawg coaches had asked..Instead of blaming the dawg coaches, why not question why he did not want to come to a camp where the coaches could really evaluate him…Should we offer every kid sight unseen just because their dad playerd for the school…it sounds good and shows respect, but i don’t think you can put a recruiting class together in that manner…I hope the young man does well and perhaps we will regret that we didn’t offer, but i truly believe if he wanted to be a dawg, he would have let his talent be evaluated in person…

seabass

October 1st, 2010
9:40 am

UGA could offered Daniel without him coming to campus. His father played here and he had been evaluated and offered by several other schools. We should of offered if he was only a two star.

dap01

October 1st, 2010
9:48 am

Perhaps LeMay could sign with Alabama. Then he could hope that Saban actually honored his committment when oversigns his class again.

bulldogmaniac

October 1st, 2010
9:54 am

ATTENTION EVERYONE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1. Lemay Is a GOOD KID! Get off his back!
2. Richt deserves to and must stay or half of our commits will go elsewhere.
3. We are starting a first year starter at QB and our O line has played sub par! scheme and dont have the right players to fit the scheme perfectly. We are having a down year!! It sucks but it is OK! We will be OK as long as we dont make foolish decisions like getting rid of CMR!

GT Sambo

October 1st, 2010
11:26 am

I have to agree with the Lemay assessment, as a neutral outside observer who pay attention to various recruiting websites and blogs. He seems like a pretty good kid who made one mistake. By all accounts, he did nothing illegal, just broke school policy. Some have said that his father made his recruiting a circus. Really?!?! If his family was so publicity hungry then why did they commit early to UGA and why is he planning on enrolling in January? They would’ve dragged it out and continued to milk the press, which they easily could’ve done for the next 4 or 5 months. Looks to me like this kid is clearly committed to doing everything he can to make it to the NFL.

Vick=Dog killing thug

October 1st, 2010
11:28 am

Is the dawgs game televised this weekend? I cant find it on the schedule.

BDAWG

October 1st, 2010
11:32 am

UGA dropped the ball on Daniels. With the lack of production from the WR position, we will need all the help we can get after AJ and Durham leaves. Not impressed so far with the WR class coming in, only Conley looks legit. I am very disappointed in Marlon Brown, but it could be the lack of coaching like the rest of the offense. Garner and Richt should be ashamed they did not recruit this Daniels kid. I have not been impressed with Garners recruiting for the last 3 years especially at the RB and the WR position and this year he is not doing a great job of coaching up the DL, our strength and conditioning coach needs an upgrade. Look at the OL, DL, LB, and the RBs at Alabama, Nebraska and even look at the players at Stanford. Something is wrong with this program and we need to upgrade it quickly.

UGAJD

October 1st, 2010
11:52 am

@ dawgster – I understand what you are saying, but it’s not unusual to offer a kid a scholarship who has not camped with UGA. Also, camping opportunities are limited, and the kid lives a long way from Georgia. You may be right in that the kid was never highly interested in attending UGA, but given his non-recruitment by UGA, we’ll never really know. This wasn’t a situation where the kid was “sight unseen.” Given the fact that Daniels is one of the more highly regarded receivers in the nation, and given the fact that his father played for UGA and played well, I believe offering the kid a scholarship would have been the right thing to do. Having this difference of opinion with the coaching staff doesn’t constitute “bashing”.

Les Miles Clock Management Team

October 1st, 2010
12:06 pm

Normally I’d say that UGA simply can’t offer every prospect, but I think it’s fair to question UGA’s talent evaluation over the past few years- it is an inexact science that not everyone is good at and maybe UGA isn’t.

Frank Lane

October 1st, 2010
12:35 pm

It’s weird that UGA did not offer and weird that Daniels never accepted offer to come down for personal evaluation. Probably better that he went somewhere else.

dawgster

October 1st, 2010
12:37 pm

UGAJD…i also understand your point, but again,and we will never know if he was interested in the dawgs or not, but if he was and felt like this was the place for him he could have and would have forund a way to get to a camp…Our coaching staff asked him to do that and with everything going on with the dawgs this year can you imagine the negative remarks that would be coming down if we offered a scholarship to someone we had not evaluated in person and it didn’t work out what would people say..you know what would be sail..”why did our coaching staff waste a scholarship on a kid that they didn’t evaluate thouroughly…i’m not saying we have never done that, but right now this year in the state of georgia is loaded and read the comments on here and you will find that most everyone says get all the kids in state…close the borders…well we are trying to do that, or course we won’t get everyone, but hopefullly will get some of the best…Seabass, your comment about we should have offered even if he was a 2-star is way off target…You just can’t run a program like that, it makes for a very good story, but you can’t recruit with that kind of thinking…These guys that we recruit must fit into our system, no we don’t always get that right, but you try your best and fill your needs based on your depth and what you will lose at the end of season..Just so you know, the dawgs have some very talented recievers from the state of georgia that are committed at this point…hope we can close the deal on them…We also are looking at a very, very talented receiver that could be coming our way in the 2012 class….What i don’t understand about the Daniels situation is if he had any, and i mean any interest in the dawgs, he would have found a way to get here and talk with the coaches and go thru the evaluation…He chose not to do that and its my opinion that he truly just wanted an offer that would look good on the offer sheet…i may be wrong, but ithats my opinion…I want people in our system who truly want to be dawgs..i will close with this, if my son gets interest from the dawgs, i can promise you we will be at any camp or venue that the coaches want because he wants to be a dawg….Thats the kind of players we need here..the number of stars really does not mean that much, oh its fun to talk about, but when they step on campus and are part of a Div 1 football program, all those stars mean very little…go dawgs

dawgster

October 1st, 2010
12:47 pm

UGAJD…i didn’t say you were bashing the coaches…i apologize if it came out that way, but that comment was to the ones that only know how to do that…yo0 are much more knowledgable with your comments….and again i understand where you are coming from, perhaps an offer should have been made…but there were other receivers that we had committed and still evern with the lost of AJ next year, we should be fine there, and we are looking at several for 2012 class…i read alot of comments about who we should or should not go after, but its really a crapshoot when you did into recruiting, cause you just don’t know how a young man will react once he gets to college…Take Mark Ingram at Bama, he wasn’t that highly ranked compared to other RB’s, but looked what happened, when he got to campus…and the kind of player he has turned out to be…I hope we don’t look back and say how could we have missed on this guy…i think the dawgs coaching staff right now know what they are looking for in a receiver or any player for that matter and as it is their jobs on the line you have to trust their judgement…

egeagle

October 1st, 2010
1:13 pm

This is just another way to generate hits by putting down UGA for whatever it does and giving voice to all the dawghaters out there who seem to lack a blog of their own to post on. Most annoying are the ones who say UGA should pull a kid’s scholly to make a point. All they want is another chance for their school of choice to get him. Like that idiot Tide Roll. If Ga had come after Cam Newton, they’d be accepting a player with questionable character. Exactly why is he not at Florida any more? Instead, they’re racist and stupid for not offering him. And Mandel? SI has always dissed Ga. He’s just as delusional to think he’s some sort of great writer, and why are Ga fans called out for being optimistic and proud of their program? Obviously he’s never travelled too far out of Manhattan in order to assess fanbases. I’d say that half or better of the posters on this blog with “DAWG” in their handles are posers. I’m here in reference to the Heath story about Georgia Southern, but the idiocy seems born out of an obsession to put Ga down and the desire of the AJC to play it for all it’s worth.

OldSchoolFootball

October 1st, 2010
1:51 pm

@Roll Tide your comments made me sick to my stomach!!! Because you were dead on man!! I just knew UGA would have gotten those guys for sure. But Rocker a GA native is cleaning up his home state and also coaching his boys up. He’s making a mediocre coach like Chizk look like Red Grange these days. To compete these days in FBS ball U gotta recruit GA and that’s somethng Georgia just hasn’t done. I still love my dogs anyway…Let’s bring back Dooley and start all over.

THESE NEW FB PLAYERS READ THE BLOGS

October 1st, 2010
5:26 pm

GET’EM TRACY ROCKER TO AUBURN,HE KNOWS UGA IS FULL OF REDNECKS!

THESE NEW FB PLAYERS READ THE BLOGS

October 1st, 2010
5:36 pm

THE REDNECKS DONT LIKE THE BLACK PLAYERS DANCING!

P.S NOW DO YOU SEE WHY THE TOP RECRUITS GO OUTTA STATE AWAY FROM GEORGIA!

treyingeorgia

October 1st, 2010
6:08 pm

Hey THESE NEW FB PLAYERS READ THE BLOGS – you moron…. why do they players need to dance like fools to begin with… why celebrate a play your supposed to make…

I agree Daniels should have been offered period— legacy does mean something… especially when a player has offers from other major players… Richt and the stuff I think are getting to hung up measurables and not good hard nosed football players…

gcs

October 1st, 2010
10:27 pm

Before judging, I recommend you actually read the Wall Street Journal article about Alabama medical hardships.
It is an empty shell of an article with no real research, no hard facts and very few interviews of the primaries.
I am a bit surprised the WSJ published it. It’s more along the line of something TMZ would report.

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DZ

October 1st, 2010
10:29 pm

Mr. Towers,
Why as the College Recruiting columnist are you reporting on the Wall Street Journal article?
Real objective.

Dawg John in Woodstock

October 2nd, 2010
12:53 am

If Watts Dantzler would rather go to the dumpiest redneck mudhole in the SEC rather than Athens, the he’s an inbred idiot and we shouldn’t want him. Let’s start recruiting brains, character, heart, and discipline, along with talent.

Croc Dung Dee

October 3rd, 2010
12:15 pm

Just a Warning, He may have to take him. The way they are winning,he may be the only one there.

Croc Dung Dee

October 3rd, 2010
12:18 pm

Just a warning, He may be the only one around considering all the wins this year.