Maryland WR commit AJ Liddell transfers schools, on UGA’s recruiting radar

Speedy WR AJ Liddell of Westlake HS

Speedy WR AJ Liddell of Westlake HS

Wide receiver AJ Liddell, who is committed to Maryland, is on UGA’s recruiting radar.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder said he talked with UGA recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner after the Bulldogs recently lost a commitment at wide receiver, with Flowery Branch’s CJ Curry flipping from UGA to Oklahoma State.

“I was surprised to hear from Georgia; I thought they were done recruiting at wide receiver,” Liddell told the AJC. “Coach Garner said he likes the way I play wide receiver. He said I have the size and speed they are looking for, and that they like how I catch difficult balls. They didn’t offer me a scholarship or anything. He pretty much just wanted to let me know that they are paying attention to me.”

What if UGA offered? “I don’t know, I’m committed to Maryland. Georgia is a good school, I’d listen to what they had to say.”

Other schools are still actively recruiting Liddell, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds and has a 3.0 GPA. He recently got written scholarship offers from Vanderbilt and UConn, among others. Liddell said he talks to Maryland every other week, and plans to attend a Terrapins game next month.

Liddell started his senior season at Chapel Hill High School, but said he transferred to Westlake last week after his family moved. Liddell said Westlake officials told him that he can begin practicing with the team on Tuesday and that he will be eligible to play later this week.

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21 comments Add your comment


September 14th, 2011
8:13 am

Glad to see he’s open to listening to UGA for a position-of-need. .. Go Dawgs!

APS coach

September 14th, 2011
8:35 am

I’m not surprised to hear about the Dawgs looking at AJ. He’s legit. If he had played as a junior for a High school with a higher profile, he’d have 20 offers. He’s a big kid who can run, and is already qualified. Good luck to Maryland with keeping him.

ATLDawg, ya dig?

September 14th, 2011
9:58 am

Why is Georgia so late to the party on so many of these kids?


September 14th, 2011
10:17 am

hmmmm, wonder if anyone came off our board…


September 14th, 2011
10:24 am

He looks legit in this video! Seems like a great football player. I hope UGA decides to offer him.

ATL Sports Fan

September 14th, 2011
11:11 am

WOW, I can see why the state of Georgia education system is terrible. It’s reading comprehension people!!

cadawg- CJ Curry de-committed a few weeks ago
ATLDawg, ya dig?- UGA was full at the WR position therefore there was not an avaliable scholarship avaliable until CJ Curry de-committed.

Do The Math

September 14th, 2011
11:45 am

Georgia Tech is 2-0!


September 14th, 2011
12:43 pm

“Georgia Tech is 2-0!” Congratulations. When does ya’ll’s season start?


September 14th, 2011
2:24 pm

Do The Math, I believe UGA and Tech have the same amount of wins this year against FBS schools.


September 14th, 2011
2:38 pm

Is he eligible to play after transferring in the middle of the season ?

Wally My Butts

September 14th, 2011
2:39 pm

The kid reminds me of another WR about that size. Good hands, elusive, high draft pick.

Recruiting |

September 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

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Destin Dawg

September 14th, 2011
4:47 pm

Parade magzine says “” UGA #2 Large State University education… plus Big Time sports “” in a great college town… Athens, Ga….. we’ve got a couple great passing Q.B’s coming along … Go Dawgs !!


September 14th, 2011
10:04 pm

Georgia needs to stop waiting to the last minute to offer good kids scholarships. I’m a UGA fan but we need to get out front so that these kids feel the LOVE so they will stay in state. to many kids say that UGA and gt wait to long to make an offer which turns them off.

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Marine Jacket

September 15th, 2011
2:34 pm

Destin dash. You post that comment what 10 Times a week. If you are going by a ranking from parade magazine (from what ten years ago) to validate the educational value of UGA your school is in trouble.

Why don’t you Google this years just released rankings from the USA Today that parents, students and every U.S. academic mind use. I saw were thereof state schools rank and I don’t think you want to quote it

Go Jackets

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Marine Jacket

September 15th, 2011
4:19 pm

Destin dash = Destin dawg

marine jacket = A$$HOLE !!!

September 16th, 2011
4:02 am

Congrats on your first 2 wins….wanna cookie? maybe because you haven’t “WON” many games thru out the yrs, it’s fitting that you’re throwing rocks at my dawgs !! It’s ok…. we might be down but not out. Btw ….. WE WILL ALWAYS RUN THIS STATE !!!! ….Even on our “Down Yrs” GO DAWGS !!!!

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September 20th, 2011
4:43 pm

This kid stays in trouble too much! Say no UGA!