WR Tramel Terry de-commits from UGA

Should UGA be alarmed by losing the commitment of Tramel Terry?

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UGA both gained and lost a commitment at wide receiver over the weekend.

Tramel Terry, who is a candidate to be South Carolina’s No. 1 overall prospect for 2013, de-committed from UGA on Sunday. The day before, M.L. King senior wide receiver Blake Tibbs committed to UGA (click on story link).

Back to Terry: The speedy wide receiver from Goose Creek High School had made the surprising decision to commit early to UGA a couple of months ago at Dawg Night prospect camp.

“Yeah, I pretty much rushed my decision,” Terry told the AJC. “I don’t want to be committed to Georgia unless I’m 100 percent in. I have other schools I’m looking at. Georgia is still on top of my list. I just feel like I wasn’t committed even when I was, so it was time to go ahead and do this.”

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Terry said he has a top three, claiming UGA as the leader, following by South Carolina and Clemson.

Tramel Terry

Tramel Terry

Terry was one of three heralded juniors to commit at July’s Dawg Night prospect camp, along with Camden County quarterback Brice Ramsey and Yulee (Fla.) tailback Derrick Henry. Ramsey visited Florida last weekend but remains committed to UGA. Henry is being hotly pursued by numerous schools, most notably Florida, but has kept his pledge to UGA so far.

“I got caught up in the moment at Dawg Night and rushed my decision,” Terry said. “I didn’t think about it long enough, or study everything enough, before doing that. Now I want to start it all over and make sure I have everything together before I commit.”

There is a tremendous amount of pressure on Terry to stay in-state and play for South Carolina or Clemson. There was a backlash of negative comments on his Facebook page from South Carolina and Clemson fans when he committed to Georgia in July. Also, Terry caused an uproar on college message boards after he made plans to visit Clemson on Saturday but instead showed up at South Carolina’s game.

“I like South Carolina because it’s like home,” Terry said. “Everybody knows who I am there. It’s crazy. The coaches and the players are real nice. It’s a great football program.”

Terry on Clemson: “I feel the same way about Clemson as I do South Carolina. It’s out in the middle of nowhere but everybody treats each other like family there. It’s real cool.”

M.L. King WR Blake Tibbs committed to UGA on Saturday (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

M.L. King WR Blake Tibbs committed to UGA on Saturday (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

Where do things stand with UGA? Terry has yet to talk to UGA’s coaches about his change of plans. He said Bulldogs assistant John Lilly will be attending one of his upcoming games. Terry has attended South Carolina and Clemson games this season and is planning to make his first unofficial visit to UGA this season for the Auburn game.

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144 comments Add your comment

Dream team 2.0

September 25th, 2011
10:14 pm

Dang still a shot though.

GSUAndrew

September 25th, 2011
10:14 pm

I think he’s too short anyway.

WinderDawg

September 25th, 2011
10:16 pm

Recruits in Carolina will be tough to get considering how good Clemson and South Carolina is playing….We need to concentrate on Georgia recruits and nail them down.

WinderDawg

September 25th, 2011
10:17 pm

I agree,,,,I would like 6′3″ not 5′10″….5′10″ is getting us beat

Large Farva

September 25th, 2011
10:26 pm

nothing wrong with him wanting to look around and be sure about his commitment. If UGA is the best place for him, he’ll be back

Goldenrod

September 25th, 2011
10:29 pm

UGag is a sinking ship! Time for recruits to bail and come on down to the Flats!

clint

September 25th, 2011
10:30 pm

Yeah, because no top WRs are ever under 6ft. I mean Greg Jennings is only 5′11 and he only had 2 touchdowns in the Super Bowl last year. This kid can play regardless of how tall he is. This is a big loss for Richt and crew.

James

September 25th, 2011
10:32 pm

No,we should not be alarmed about loosing Terry.I just saw wide reciever Blake Tibbs of M.L.King who committed to Georgia and he excites me more.A real game changer.I’m sure the people in Carolina are telling Terry tha CMR is on the hotseat and may not be around next year.Go Dawgs

mark

September 25th, 2011
10:34 pm

goldenrod – go polish your sliderule

RRTDawgs

September 25th, 2011
10:34 pm

I am glad we got Tibbs i kind of had felling Terry was not solid Tech don’t count on Terry coming he going to SC or Clemson nice try .

Dr. Phil

September 25th, 2011
10:35 pm

I would not put too much trust in what a 16-year-old says. Colleges should stay away from recruits until after their 12th grade football season.

Goldenrod

September 25th, 2011
10:36 pm

Jackets gonna curb stomp the leghumpers this year. Coach Paul Johnson is THE new sheriff in town!

News | MrSEC.com

September 25th, 2011
10:37 pm

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RRTDawgs

September 25th, 2011
10:40 pm

Goldenrod try playing in the SEC ACC is a joke would not be 4-0 in our house especially against the west .

Fighting Chicken

September 25th, 2011
10:41 pm

Maybe, Just maybe Terry realized that Richt is on the “hotseat” for a reason.

Why commit to a team that has gone 10-3, 8-5, 6-7 and started this season 0-2!
Hey – Big win over Coastal – and what an uninspiring empty victory over Ole Miss.
UGA is in the would have should have business.

Gamecocks are winning – but so is Florida – we will have our hands full with the Gators. Unfortunately, I think this team is for real.

How will UGA fans feel if the Gators absolutely pummel UGA again this year?
Well, based on what I have seen – the new staff at Florida has their team approaching elite level – while UGA is stumbling and coming away with an empty feeling win against Ole Miss.

Dream team 2.0

September 25th, 2011
10:42 pm

Hey golden, yeah and we are going to make Florida beg for mercy. Wait maybe we both should hold off on the big time talk till after we win one.

Dawghater

September 26th, 2011
12:11 am

UGA fans are hilarious. A kid commits and everyone’s talking about his vast talent. A kid decommits and all of a sudden the kid is too short and not talented enought to play at UGA. Funny, S. Carolina is happy to have him!

Athens Dawg

September 26th, 2011
12:37 am

I don’t care if he comes here or not. If he doesn’t wanna be here then don’t come!

The Ghost of Wally Butts

September 26th, 2011
12:40 am

Seven Possible Reasons Behind His “De-Committing”….

1. He doesn’t plan on wearing power ranger costumes

2. He doesn’t plan on wearing orange jump suits at the Clarke Co Detention Facility

3. He doesn’t want the time consuming long hair and braiding that it requires

4. He doesn’t want to beat his chest and flash gang signs after inconsequential plays

5. He wants to play against Division I opponents and not high school teams from Coastal Carolina or teams that are manhandled by Vandy (i.e. Ole Miss)

6. He’s too sane

7. He’s too mature

BONUS REASON – 8. He sees no need to tweet insults to opposing coaches.

Luke

September 26th, 2011
12:45 am

C’mon guys. Let’s stay on topic.

As a Tech fan, I actually praise the kid. Not because Georgia is doing hot, but that he pulled back his decision before he went looking at other schools. We’ve had a bunch of kids who wanted to look around and be committed. Commitment is one thing, but you want to be 100 percent sure that its the place for you.

Hopefully it turns out well for the Dawgs and he re-commits, but you gotta give the kid props for doing the right thing.

And to those saying that he’s too short, lets talk about another short receiver who recently did very well.

5′9″, 185 lbs. 16 recs, 217 yards, 2 TDs. 1 rush, 19 yards.

Not going to say this kid will be the next Wes Welker, but the kid is a talent no matter how short he is. Definitely won’t get you “beat”. Just means he will be the best slot receiver you would have in a while. A more Kris Durham-esque player.

5150 UOAD

September 26th, 2011
12:58 am

He was too young and uninformed to be making such a big decision.

Maybe allow these kids to sign the papers but it will not be official until the Feb. of the year he will attend the college. IF THEY KNOW THEY KNOW, but if they change their mind before the Feb, date then it is OK to change.

I know that will fly with Coach Johnson. LOL

P_The_Ricker

September 26th, 2011
1:24 am

fighting chicken,

what games have you been watching? neither sc nor uf look like world beaters. true, they are 4-0, but they may be 2 of the most unimpressive 4-0 teams in the country. there’s a much better chance that both teams are 4-4 after the next 4 games for each, than 8-0.

sc schedule:
east carolina- 1-2
uga- 2-2
navy- 2-1
vandy- 2-1

They got lit up by east carolina. UGA out-played them. Navy stumbled at the end of the game. Vandy had no answer for the SC defense, but Garcia did his best to give the game away.

uf schedule
fl atlantic- 0-3
uab- 0-3
tenn- 2-1
ky- 2-2

Either Fl Atlantic or UAB is the worst team in Div 1. UT lost their best player on the opening play on offense. KY is brutally bad, in fact they may go defeated in the SEC this year.

Neither SC or UF is anything special, but then again, no one from the east looks too imposing.

5150 UOAD

September 26th, 2011
1:37 am

P_The
whatever helps you sleep at night thinking UGA is the best 2-2 team in the country and should be top 15 for sure.

RedandBlackDawg

September 26th, 2011
5:21 am

Typical young kid. They get caught up in the moment and don’t think things out. It is to bge expected with young folks and I am sure he is thinking about the other commitments UGA already has at that position and weighing his chances. I think he will probably not be going to UGA. UGA has a couple of WR’s coming next year and a couple of good freshmen now on the team, so it is a loss UGA can afford. We have a 6′5″ JUCO named Outlaw I think coming next year, so I think UGA will be solid at the WR position. He probably would have rode the pine for at least a couple of years anyway.
Good luck to him wherever he lands.

john

September 26th, 2011
5:31 am

When its all said and done…he will sign with UGAg. After all, money talks. I’m sure the bag-man will pay (no pun intended) a visit by NSD.

Tater Tot

September 26th, 2011
5:36 am

No great loss. Too many fish in the sea

Baloneyismyfirstname!

September 26th, 2011
5:57 am

Hi just a kid and it is just a game. Life goes on….

Wes Welker

September 26th, 2011
6:05 am

just hung 215+ yds on a decent Bills NFL defense. if he’s 6 ft, I’m 10 ft tall!

Paddy

September 26th, 2011
6:19 am

The Social Media (facebook) put pressure on him? Buy him a “nite-lite”. Don’t believe we have to worry about the Marines stealing him away.

KB

September 26th, 2011
6:28 am

Fighting Chicken, Which season in the past 6 did South Carolina not lose 5-6 games?

Dawgerbrown

September 26th, 2011
6:36 am

UGA used to be able to go in and “cherry-pick” talent from South Carolina. But two things are making that more difficult to do. Obviously, SC is a program that has improved, but Social Media now puts so much pressure on these kids today. As soon as they make any kind of decision fans know about it. Then being the FANatics they are make the kid’s lives a living hell if they don’t like the player’s decision. Many of these kids consider much more than just football when they decide where to play. Narrow-minded, pea-brained fans need to grow up, shut up, and support the kids as much as they do their schools. All fans, even DAWGS.

TampaGator

September 26th, 2011
6:55 am

P_the_Ricker……..

I guess if LSU had played Florida’s schedule, they wouldn’t be anything special either, right? And since Georgia and Kentucky are 2-2, then they must be equal, right? I guess, if Florida upsets Bama this Saturday, then Bama must not be very good since they lost to Florida (who hasn’t played a difficult schedule), right? Dude, schedules have nothing to do with how good a team is…..ie…Boise State. Talent and coaching does. And Florida is very talented. So is Georgia. The difference right now has been coaching….as it has been in recent years.

McDawg

September 26th, 2011
7:10 am

JB

September 26th, 2011
7:22 am

Any kid living in South Carolina has to be and will be caught up in the excitement of what’s going on at Clemson and South Carolina. It’s great to be a fan of both those schools today.

JB

September 26th, 2011
7:26 am

This 5150 guy worries me. I’m on here a lot, as is he. I saw him robo blogging on here last night till I went to bed about 10. Key phrase, I went to bed at 10. He’s posting on here at 1:30 in the morning…..and all day. How long do unemployment benefits last? Geez.

name

September 26th, 2011
7:29 am

The business school is named after him and he STILL rejected us? Doooooooooomed!

Barney Rubble

September 26th, 2011
7:35 am

Sounds like Terry is a Cock.

Kramer

September 26th, 2011
7:38 am

Goldenrod

September 25th, 2011
10:36 pm
Jackets gonna curb stomp the leghumpers this year. Coach Paul Johnson is THE new sheriff in town!

Oh my goodness, they beat 3 D2 schools and they are now the ACC champs! Reality will smack them in the face soon enough when they play a real opponent. The goldenrod will become the goldenshower.

5150 UOAD

September 26th, 2011
7:54 am

I will admit this much; UGA’s two wins are more impressive than GT’s four.

Not that that’s saying very much… Georgia lost both games against quality opponents, but at least they played some quality opponents.

Concrete Pete

September 26th, 2011
8:03 am

How could he not like USC with that great tradition… Zero conference titles, Zero major bowl wins. But I guess when you visit campus and all those drunk chicks are yelling “I love the Cocks” that could be hard to turn down.

Dawgman49

September 26th, 2011
8:03 am

I don’t think we lost a thing him de-commiting 5-10 these days is not what WR ‘S size to be. need the 6-1 to 6-6 guys that can run I think that is the new . so good luck in his furture .

Sc

September 26th, 2011
8:07 am

He’s probably looking at CLemsom and SC and seeing how they are a better place to plan than uga. Esp clemson right now.

BG

September 26th, 2011
8:11 am

Michael, Do you ever write a positive story about the University of Georgia?

Uh huh

September 26th, 2011
8:15 am

No big loss. Let him go with Carolina they live by the seat of their pants and without Lattimore they’re 1-3 this year. Garcia and Jeffery are out of eligability this year (not that Garcia is that good) and it’s a possibility Lattimore will go pro after this year but definately after his Junior year. So unless Clowney can run the ball and play receiver, SC’s run of luck ends at the end of this season.

gamecock

September 26th, 2011
8:18 am

I remember when this guy committed and you guys were saying all types of stuff I always felt WE USC would land him.

Destin Dawg

September 26th, 2011
8:18 am

Junior in H.S… only 16 ??? maybe he will grow to 6 ft. ?? just too early too commit …

gamecock

September 26th, 2011
8:20 am

Jeffery has smoother year. Worry about UGA and them SHOOTERS

NoGaGator

September 26th, 2011
8:21 am

@P_The_Ricker -

You are right in that UF hasn’t played a good team yet. Their 4-0 record to-date is what was expected.

However, the way they’re winning is reason for optimism. There were a lot of unknowns coming into this year with a new staff and new system. So far the staff and adjustment to new system has gone better than expected. A lot of people here were calling out Muschamp for never being a head coach and Weis for not meshing together as an assistant. They’ve worked very well together.

What’s most exciting is the attitude that CWM, Weis and the rest of the staff has instilled. They really get after it.

Nobody’s expecting an SEC title this year for UF. Their upcoming schedule is brutal and they’re too young. They’re a better team than last year and next year, they’ll be in the hunt for the title. That’s reason for optimism.

Destin Dawg

September 26th, 2011
8:21 am

Spurrier.. Lattimore and Garcia.. will all be gone in 2013…

Concrete Pete

September 26th, 2011
8:25 am

Sc: Especially Clemson? They play in a terrible conference and can’t even win that. better than UGA? Not even close. South Carolina? No titles, no BCS bowls. Theres your answer.When Lattimore leaves so do their chances