Brice Ramsey, UGA’s QB of the future, is 2-0 … Who is JJ Green??

2013 UGA QB recruit Brice Ramsey of Camden County

2013 UGA QB recruit Brice Ramsey of Camden County HS

UGA’s QB of the future has led his team to a pair of wins in the first two starts of his high school career.

Brice Ramsey, the junior quarterback at Camden County High School who has committed to UGA, completed 3 of 6 passes for 18 yards in a 23-14 win over Ohio’s Glenville in Monday’s nationally televised game on ESPNU.

“Brice did a great job, managed the game really well and did what we asked him to do,” Camden County coach Jeff Herron told the AJC. “We went into that game with the idea of not putting too much pressure on him, and we didn’t want to get him in bad situations. We were going to let the defense and special teams take care of things, and that’s what happened.

“Certainly, as the season wears on, Brice is going to be a bigger part of our offense. But Monday wasn’t the day. We would’ve had a hard time pass-blocking those guys.”

In Camden County’s 66-0 win over Savannah High School in the season-opener, Ramsey completed 7 of 10 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in only the first half.

Even though Ramsey had yet to start a game for the Georgia powerhouse before this season, he already was being recruited by many big-time colleges after his performances at summer camps (read more background here).

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Ramsey committed to UGA over Florida, FSU and Clemson at July’s “Dawg Night” prospect camp.

Note: Look for Camden County to open up its Wing-T offense as the season goes along. However, not too much, as Camden County is one of the state’s top football programs, winning two out of the last three state championships in Georgia’s classifications. Herron has said all along (as much as we want to see him let Ramsey throw every down) that Ramsey will ultimately be judged by the team’s success under his leadership. He’s off to good start.

WHO IS JJ GREEN?

That’s the question that many college recruiters had for Camden County’s coach after watching Monday’s game. Herron said his phone was blown up with text messages from scouts asking “Who is No. 5?”

JJ Green is a 5-foot-8, 175-pound junior who plays tailback and defensive back for Camden County. Two years ago, Green was the first player to ever start as a freshman under the longtime coach. Herron compares him to a legendary Georgia player from Lowndes.

“I don’t want to say that JJ Green is like Greg Reid, but I see a lot of similarities between the two at this stage of his career,” Herron told the AJC. Reid is a former AJC player of the year who is a star DB at Florida State.

Green, who has already qualified academically, doesn’t have any offers yet. “He won’t be under the recruiting radar much longer,” Herron said. “He’s just one of those kids who has always been different. He’s something special.”

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86 comments Add your comment

Hollywould

September 7th, 2011
2:13 pm

Watched the game. Never gave the qb a chance. He did throw a 25 yard bullet incomplete but looked good throwing. Green kid looked good. he layed out a rb one time on a swing pass. War Eagle

bitter chip T. fan

September 7th, 2011
2:20 pm

first—-hahahahahaha————–go boise st—————just kidding—been a tough week

Buford Dawg

September 7th, 2011
2:21 pm

Camden plays in the worst region in Georgia. They will win by 50 points or more the rest of the regular season. Gwinnett has JV teams that would finish #2 in this sorry region. We’ll only find out how good Brice Ramsey really is in the playoffs.

JB

September 7th, 2011
2:26 pm

I’m thinking all bets on commits are off until the future of Richt settles down or is determined.
Georgia has 13 commits and the first wind out if Richt is out will be to all these players being called by other schools. It’s not the end of the world. Coach’s get fired every year. Sometimes a change brings new names on the list. I would love for Mark and the Dawgs to run the table, but i just don’t see it after Saturday. He’ll win a few in the middle of this schedule, but I would have to say that Carolina,Miss st,Auburn, fla, even Tech look iffy.5-6 losses does him in.

Camden Insider

September 7th, 2011
2:30 pm

Brice is close to his mother. She wants him to stay closer to home and play for Florida State. GO NOLES!

BigDawg

September 7th, 2011
2:31 pm

UGA Joke

September 7th, 2011
2:38 pm

Brice come play tight end for Mark Richt. He recruited Cam Newton #1 NFL draft choice and Heisman Trophy winner as a … …. TIGHT END! BAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

Hire Buck Belue

September 7th, 2011
2:38 pm

Buck Belue seems to be able to break teams down quickly and has great ideas and loves UGA. Let’s recruit him for Head coach or Offensive Coordinator!

Destin Dawg

September 7th, 2011
2:41 pm

Parade magazine says ” UGA #2 large State University education.. plus big time sports ” in a great college town Athens, Ga… Go dawgs !!!

Coach Grantham overheard

September 7th, 2011
2:43 pm

I don’t recruit midgets at DB. You gotta be 6′1″ or 6′2″

rduck

September 7th, 2011
2:45 pm

watched some of this game. the Green kid was the best player on the field for Camden. the QB never was really asked to do much other than hand off and punt. could punt pretty decent though…

BullDawg Rick

September 7th, 2011
2:46 pm

Win Saturday & simmer the peeps!!!

Go Dawgs!

Destin Dawg

September 7th, 2011
2:47 pm

Kids that stay in State… close to support groups… friends and family… generally do better in school and life after football !! Go Dawgs !!

Lakedawg

September 7th, 2011
2:50 pm

Wing T offense does not throw the ball very much. He has made himself known from camps where all the colleges get to see his arm. Dawgs need to offer the Green kid quick or he will be gone. Small but packs a punch on both sides of ball.

DawginLex

September 7th, 2011
2:57 pm

bigryno

Big football expert huh?

did you know his school runs the wing T?

It is a running offense.

Why throw it when you can win running it?

GIVE ME A BREAK

September 7th, 2011
2:59 pm

‘ DREAM TEAM “

GIVE ME A BREAK

September 7th, 2011
3:02 pm

Richt and Bobo can coach him down.

Dawghater

September 7th, 2011
3:03 pm

After Saturday’s game Brice may want to decommit to UGA and commit to Boise. He will win more big games.

DawginLex

September 7th, 2011
3:09 pm

Nah dawghater he should come on to UGA because that staff will be in Athens next year.

Too short?

September 7th, 2011
3:12 pm

@Lakedawg: I agree on Green, but Grantham and Lakatos (DB coach) have let it be known that they will not recruit corners they consider to be “short,” which is shorter than 5′10″, Sorry, but that’s their philosophy, no matter how good the kid is.

Shortsighted? Yes. Another reason Grantham is NOT a good fit as DC at UGA or any college. He’s an “NFL guy.” He’s used to working with players who are already developed, especially physically, mentally and psychologically.

Here’s what I hope (because I like Mark Richt as a person, and I know RB Coach Bryan McClendon personally): UGA finds a way to run the table scoring 40 a game but giving up 30, so Richt gets to keep his job but has a reason to let Grantham go. Bump McClendon up to recruiting coordinator and let Rodney Garner go (he’s gotten lazy, lost his fastball … Bryan’s younger, has more energy and has established great relationships in Georgia and around the South). Then hire Kirby Smart as the new DC with the understanding that he IS the coach in waiting and will be elevated (no matter what) to head coach (Richt retires) in three years (that way you give the “Dream Team” recruiting class of 2011 time to finish their careers under Richt).

But I could be wrong.

bjohnDawg

September 7th, 2011
3:26 pm

Dawgs need to offer Green. The young man can flat out play. Dont care if he is 5′8″ as a junior. He is going to grow, could end up 5
10″ or 5 11′. He is a player.

timbo

September 7th, 2011
3:28 pm

This is just funny. Hype for a high school JUNIOR? Are you kidding me?!?!?! UGA’s roster is full of 5-star players, and what have they done lately? Either the coaches really suck, or someone doesn’t know squat about rating players. Go on kid, throw your future away at UGA.

WDE

September 7th, 2011
3:28 pm

Lord once Tide Roll gets a look at this kids picture and he will have a 100 reasons he will be a bust….welcome to the Bull Dog Nation young man best of luck in the classroom and on the field!

timbo

September 7th, 2011
3:35 pm

How many 5-stars were on the field Saturday from Boise State? How many from UGA? What was the final score? ‘Nuff said. Not a dawg fan at all, but I might add you folks do offer a lot of comedic relief during the fall. Maybe the reason Richt is still around is because there is not a quality football coach in the country that would get within 5 miles of this team of non-achievers. Keep ‘recruiting’ the thugs and watch your team sink into mediocrity.

timbo

September 7th, 2011
3:44 pm

Hey Dawg fans……don’t get discouraged yet. We have a 16 year old QB that has started 2 games in his varsity career that has verbally committed to UGA! Combine him with the thousand or so other 5-star players, and they may as well inscribe UGA on that crystal football, and give us that national championship that we deserve.

I wonder how many of the players still have their 2008 pre-season national championship ring?

RedPantsDawg

September 7th, 2011
3:47 pm

Please recruit an offensive line that can block for him!

And no matter who the coach is the Dawgs always need top instate talent. Coaching problems are a lot easier to handle than talent problems.

1eyedJack

September 7th, 2011
3:52 pm

Good one timbo. Does GT still have it’s 2009 ACC championship trophy?

timbo

September 7th, 2011
3:57 pm

Don’t know ‘1eyedJack’….ask them. I am not obsessed with GT like some on this blog are.

DawginLex

September 7th, 2011
4:04 pm

timbo

Alabama was next in line to offer

Richt would have been crucified if he had let him go out of state

1eyedJack

September 7th, 2011
4:07 pm

Sorry timbo, since you were posting stupid and immature stuff I figured you were from there.

TDawg

September 7th, 2011
4:08 pm

Is this a joke? 6 passes in a game???? WOW

Mountain Dawg

September 7th, 2011
4:11 pm

timbo

September 7th, 2011
4:16 pm

You folks are missing the point here. How many 5-star (or greater if you follow Bill King) athletes must UGA get before they finally do something with them? If you believe the hype from national publications and the staff writers at the AJC, UGA is full of these great athletes, but all they produce is a little better than .500 ball. All I heard this past summer was the ‘Dream Team’. If you were to add the members from this ‘Dream Team’ to a roster already full of previous 5-star athletes, you would think that they would at least be able to hold their own Saturday night against Boise State. All I have heard in the past is what a weak conference schedule Boise State plays, but they beat UGA (and ALL those 5-star athletes) all over the field. Kellen Moore was laughing at that defense! Like I said earlier, how many 5 star athletes play for Boise State? Something isn’t working at UGA, and adding more 5-stars sure hasn’t helped much. Just my .02 worth.

DawginLex

September 7th, 2011
4:20 pm

timbo

Richt won’t ever coach this kid

This kid will play for either Petersen, Mullen or smart

timbo

September 7th, 2011
4:20 pm

Yo ‘1eyedJack’, typical response from someone who is drinking the UGA kool-aid.

Trashing of the GT football program to begin in 3….2….1

timbo

September 7th, 2011
4:30 pm

‘DawginLex’, you are assuming that one of those coaches will leave his program that is successful to come to a program in disarray. That is going to be a tough sell. Might want to go with a young coach looking to get his foot in the door.

DawginLex

September 7th, 2011
4:32 pm

Petersen graduates 25 seniors including Moore

If he doesn’t play for the BCS title this year as an undefeated team, he never will

DawginLex

September 7th, 2011
4:34 pm

a fresh start with a young coach who is creative, as long as he can recruit would be fine.

I just think Petersen is going to leave Boise if they don’t get a title shot this year after going undefeated

timbo

September 7th, 2011
4:38 pm

I may be in the minority here, but I don’t believe you have a coaching problem. Some of those players on the field need a good swift kick in the a$$. What’s up with Boykin sending a tweet to the coach of Boise State daring him to kick the ball to him? I would have rung his damn neck if I were there.

To Timbo

September 7th, 2011
4:45 pm

Peterson might be like the Butler basketball coach, and is content where he is, even though he could make much more money elsewhere.

However, there are only a handful of jobs in the college football world more attractive than UGA. To think otherwise is delusional. Smart or Mullen would probably crawl over broken glass to get this job.

Kennesaw gator

September 7th, 2011
4:49 pm

DqwginLex said “I just think Petersen is going to leave Boise if they don’t get a title shot this year after going undefeated”

Yes, but why would he drop down to a middle tier school like UGA? He would be looking for a more prestigious job, not a lessor one.

timbo

September 7th, 2011
4:57 pm

Me thinks the ‘Kennesaw gator’ just stirred the puddin’, big time :-0

MaconKnight

September 7th, 2011
5:08 pm

Hey gaytor after muschump finishes FLO- RIDA will be a middle tier program as well, big win over fau wow isn’t at at highschool…LOL

timbo

September 7th, 2011
5:11 pm

Wasn’t Muschamp the guy that a lot of UGA folks wanted as coach a year or two ago?

tide roll

September 7th, 2011
5:30 pm

Memo to Richt/Bobo – Ramsey’s your tight end, not Cam Newton. You fools are going to lose Jonathan McCrary as a result of this!

davidinloganville

September 7th, 2011
5:44 pm

tide troll suck it

tide roll

September 7th, 2011
5:45 pm

Hey Dawg Fans, Wait till you get a look at Terrance Campbell, 6′3 300 lb. offensive guard, and Rokevious Watkins, 6′5″ 345 lb.offensive tackle for South Carolina. Both Georgia Kids and both starters for the Gamecocks. In fact, last year Watkins was at guard and pushed the Dawgs all over Wiliams-Brice in South Carolina’s beat down of Georgia. Reminds me of Georgians, James Carpenter and Chance Warmack lining up at offensive guard and offensive tackle for Alabama when we beat Texas for the NATIONAL TITLE. On behalf of Alabama and South Carolina, thanks Richt. thanks Bobo. Keep ‘em coming!

LagDawg

September 7th, 2011
5:46 pm

The 2011 class is legit, but the coaching staff is crap. Have Petersen as the HC and you get a different result in a years time. Time for a major change and its nothing against the players. A team is only as good as the person in charge and for the past four years the coaching staff sucks.

NCR

September 7th, 2011
6:08 pm

2013??? LOL. There’s a TON of football to be played between now and then and at LEAST a 75% chance that some kind of coaching change will happen to UGA by then. Seems like this kids dream was to be a Bulldog all his life, regardless of whatever would be his best opportunity. Let’s face it, short of an SEC championship, the current administration will likely be gone by 2013. Even back to back 8-3 seasons in ‘12 and ‘13 won’t save it.

1eyedJack

September 7th, 2011
6:09 pm

turd roll, does every kid from Georgia remind you of James Carpenter and Chance Warmack?

Are you a parrot, per chance, that someone taught to type?