When it rains, it pours.
Some UGA fans were beginning to panic about football recruiting after the Bulldogs went six weeks without a football commitment.
Things changed a bit over the weekend.
Georgia coach Mark Richt added four commitments to his 2012 recruiting class, including perhaps the No. 1 overall prospect in Georgia with Jenkins County High School defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. He was part of a “package deal” with teammate James DeLoach, who projects to play linebacker or defensive end for the Bulldogs (click on story link).
The day before, Richt both offered and secured a commitment from Cartersville punter Colin Barber within minutes — and before he went to camps at Clemson, Florida State, Auburn and Alabama (click on story link).
Richt hasn’t dubbed it “Dream Team II” yet but some of the recruits are calling it that — taking the moniker that Richt used for last year’s class.
Georgia nearly doubled its commitments over the span of three days, and has 10 for 2012. What’s most impressive is that 9 of 10 are homegrown products from the state of Georgia.
UGA handed out at least a half-dozen offers to rising juniors and seniors at Mark Richt Camp. The biggest surprise to show up at camp was Monroe Area DE Kenderius Whitehead, who has offers from 2o other colleges. Most prospects with 20 offers do not audition at summer camps for additional offers. Kenderius did, got compared to NFL Pro Bowler DeMarcus Ware by UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, and landed the UGA offer. Whitehead also likes Georgia Tech (click on story link).
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? firstname.lastname@example.org
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