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How much of a contender will Miami be to UGA and the other finalists for Josh Harvey-Clemons?

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound linebacker from Lowndes High School will announce his highly-anticipated decision at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday on national TV. Harvey-Clemons is the state’s No. 1-ranked prospect, according to ESPN.

What about Miami? For the record, they are co-leaders with UGA, Florida and FSU. But the Hurricanes may have some catching up to do if you listen to Woodrow Clemons, the grandfather and legal guardian of the 5-star prospect.

Clemons has ranked the recruiting trips to UGA, Florida and FSU as an “8” on a scale of 1-10. What about this weekend’s visit to Miami? “Overall, I’d probably give them a 7, well a 6 or a 7.”

“We enjoyed our trip down there. But I guess at this point, pretty much all of them are about the same. There wasn’t anything about Miami that was any different than the other schools, other than the academics. The scholastic level down there is better than the rest of them. But with the football program, they seem like they are on a different level than Florida, Georgia and Florida State. They compare a little different down there.”

We asked Clemons for a “hint” on which school that Josh may pick: “Tuesday night, we’ll sit down and talk about it – me, my wife and Josh. There’s no other contact or calls with the colleges that we’ll have. The questions have been answered. We have to talk, and then Josh has just got to utter the words out of his mouth on Wednesday morning.”

AJC Super 11 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons of Lowndes High School (AJC)

AJC Super 11 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons of Lowndes High School (AJC)

Memo to Mark Richt, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp and Al Golden: Harvey-Clemons can’t take your phone calls over the next couple of days.

That’s because Josh lost his phone at the Fat Tuesday’s restaurant during his official visit to Miami, according to his grandfather. “We lost it there, and went back to get it later that night and the place was closed,” Clemons said. ‘The Miami coaches said they would help get the phone back to us.”

The AJC Super 11 selection and his family are ready for recruiting to be over. “Josh has enjoyed the visits and meeting everybody, but he’s ready to get it over,” Clemons said. “We’re all excited that Wednesday is coming up so we can go ahead and close this chapter and move on to other things.”

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Taco Meat

January 30th, 2012
4:13 pm

All Georgia…

jaxdawg

January 30th, 2012
4:18 pm

UGA or UF the other two are not as close as being let on.

nh gamecock

January 30th, 2012
4:21 pm

Fsu like the other guys from his area.

I can’t stand his grandpa why is he doing all the talkibf.

What’s new with ga tech? Ga state?

harold

January 30th, 2012
4:23 pm

HE WILL WIND UP AT EITHER FLORIDA–FSU—OR MIAMI. UGA IS OUT OF THE PICTURE.

Mountain Dawg

January 30th, 2012
4:23 pm

He’s a Dawg!

Big Dawg

January 30th, 2012
4:25 pm

UGA!!!! Go Dawgs!!! Am I third?

bucket

January 30th, 2012
4:25 pm

JHC would be a big get for UGA. There are still 7 or 8 guys out there that if the Dawgs can reel them in it will be a special signing class.

nh gamecock

January 30th, 2012
4:26 pm

if he don’t pick UGA watch the bashing he is going to get lol.

Mutts

Frank Wren

January 30th, 2012
4:26 pm

How is a 6 or 7 a tie with a 8?

bucket

January 30th, 2012
4:27 pm

Hater harold – dream on! UGA may or may not get JHC, but UGA is still a VERY strong contender. Too bad Athens is so far away from Valdosta or it wouldn’t even be a contest.

ATLANTA GA , USA

January 30th, 2012
4:27 pm

Good Luck on that.If i were you, i will stay instate

5150 UOAD

January 30th, 2012
4:28 pm

the U is about to get slammed by the NCAA!

Big Dawg

January 30th, 2012
4:28 pm

Ogletree-Clemons would be the best duo in College Football. We need more depth at Linebacker.

UO5150

January 30th, 2012
4:30 pm

Harold – You little ANGRY MAN!

jvillebil

January 30th, 2012
4:30 pm

Frank, that’s closes enough for horseshoes and handgrenades. So if he wants it to be tie, then it’s a tie. LOL I mean we have to be politically correct, we can’t hurt any feelings.

5150 UOAD

January 30th, 2012
4:31 pm

GrandPa is Big PIMP’N and loving it! I wouldn’t want this kid. There might be issues with his grandPa in the future if the kid doesn’t get enough playing time early. He will leave for the NFL as soon as he can.

bucket

January 30th, 2012
4:31 pm

@ 5150 – that is something that has puzzled me about this recruiting season. I understand the mystigue of the U, but how did they convince over 30 young people and their parents/coaches/guardians that they are not going to get in trouble with the NCAA over past transgressions?

Valdosta Insider

January 30th, 2012
4:33 pm

JHC will be a Gator.

Canes Watch

January 30th, 2012
4:33 pm

Would love to see him playing down here… but certainly doesn’t sound like it from what his Grandfather is saying. Certainly whatever school he chooses will have a good one.

Fraggle

January 30th, 2012
4:34 pm

Florida and Miami are no longer national players.

Florida State will be pre-season top 10. around #9. Bad coaches, good school in a bad conference. But a few Lowndes players end up there, it’s close georgraphically to Valdosta.

If this guy passes up working with NLF techniques from Todd Grantham, he’s not as bright as I thought. Look at what the last two OLB’s have done under Grantham, Justin Houston/Jarvis Jones.

Georgia is pre-season #6 (Phil Steele’s pre seaosn top 10).

This is really dissapointing news.

@janderson305

January 30th, 2012
4:34 pm

Most likely to the dawgs but dont count AL Golden out ever and miami education better then all of the others.GOO CANES!

Destin Dawg

January 30th, 2012
4:35 pm

Josh, come to UGA and get coached up by Todd Grantham… Junkyard Dawgs are Back !!!!!! we need 4 LB’s.. early playing time !!

jvillebil

January 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

What is so special about a Miami education?

ryan

January 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

I agree i think he will be a dawg i don’t think driving distance will be a big factor in decision there have been a lot rumors but when all said and done it will UGA in the end .

UO5150

January 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

Please don’t bring up PRE-SEASON polls. The other points were good. I hate pre-season polls. Heck Tech could in the top 5 pre-season poll, it does not mean they will end up there.
Don’t put stock in that crap. UGA O-line and Murray will be UGA’s dilema to get to the next level next year. Defensively, they will be stout!

dannyboycane13

January 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

If you believe that the CANES are out of it then you DON’T have a clue…… Not one IOTA!

I’m the person that got Tracy Howard to visit Miami because of my RELENTLESS TWEETING. I’m now going to start heavily TWEETING Clemon’s grandfather. He’s now a CANE LOCK!

The CANES will play for THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP next year. They really will.

Herschel Talker

January 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

Is anyone else tired of all these damn prima donnas?

Dawg Bounty Hunter

January 30th, 2012
4:37 pm

Josh, be an In State hero.. UGA going up hill.. Go Dawgs !!

Really?

January 30th, 2012
4:37 pm

For the guy who asked what was new with ga tech? commits and coaches fleeing, cpj shown to be a lieing hypocrite …..again. program in turmoil. fans are all over on the Georgia blogs. In other words it’s business as usual.

Fraggle

January 30th, 2012
4:37 pm

FSU only has 26 guys playing in the NFL.

UGA has 40.

Not even close.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/college/_/letter/f

@ 5150

January 30th, 2012
4:37 pm

Miami is not going to get slammed… yes they will be receiving some sanctions… but certainly not slammed… get your head out of the sand… the NS allegations were mostly fabricated and can’t be confirmed. NS is a gifted liar as he was able to bilk hundreds of millions of dollars out of a lot of very smart people. Don’t you think that he would be able to trick some writers at yahoo?

UO5150

January 30th, 2012
4:38 pm

Put the stick down there Danny Boy!

CHOP BLOCK U

January 30th, 2012
4:43 pm

Golly gee…..what on EARTH could Miami have done or shown him to make them move up so fast???

Maybe he really bonded with the teammates over board games and diet Cokes? Maybe he really liked the movie theaters and mall down there????

7576DAWG

January 30th, 2012
4:43 pm

5150 UOAD
Along with Miami , South Carolina will find out their fate in the middle of February but I think most of the benefit’s at South Carolina was received by player’s other than football player’s. The total benefit’s to around six of the football player’s only amounted to a few thousand dollar’s.

5150 UOAD

January 30th, 2012
4:43 pm

jvillbil…….the U is private and a small school and it is almost 50-50 ethnically diverse.

ryan

January 30th, 2012
4:44 pm

We heard that before with Ray Drew those Canes fans said he was lock it appears to between UGA and UF i just think in the end he will be a dawg .

Fussball fan

January 30th, 2012
4:46 pm

Fraggle,
First off, what is the NLF? National Lacrose Foundation? Secondly, if he wants to play in the NFL- National Football League, any of the 4 schools he is choosing from will be able to get him there, if HE is good enough and stays out of trouble while there.

BIGDAWG38

January 30th, 2012
4:47 pm

Word on the street in Valdosta is that it is a two horse race between Georgia & FSU! Georgia is the logical choice, but he has two good friends already in Tallahassee(G. Reid, T. Hunter)…Athens is better all the way around, but his friends and proximity to Lowndes Co. might land him in Tally. Come on, Josh!!! You know the right decision!!! Stay in state, win a championship, be a first round draft pick!!! That’s what’s waiting for you in Athens!!! GO DAWGS~~~~!!!!!

Dap01

January 30th, 2012
4:47 pm

JHC: Have you looked on TV when Miami plays, the stadium is half full.
Partying is the only advantage of Miami.

PR

January 30th, 2012
4:48 pm

Oh Harold… there you go again. Talking out loud when you obviously have no clue…

Dosta Dawg

January 30th, 2012
4:49 pm

The kid is all Georgia. My neice cheers with his girlfriend and he’s all Georgia with Florida State being a close contender. That’s that.

Fussball fan

January 30th, 2012
4:51 pm

Miami currently has more (42) than any other college and is ranked #38 academically, while UGA is ranked #62. Miami also had 9 players drafted last year (and had another 6 sign as free agents). Yeah they will be hit with some sanctions, but please do not make it seem like UGA is the only school that this kid is choosing from to get him to the NFL.

dannybirdcane13

January 30th, 2012
4:51 pm

TWEET, TWEET, TWEET.

A little birdie told that he’s a CANE LOCK!

TWEET, TWEET, TWEET.

Really?

January 30th, 2012
4:52 pm

5150 utoad

LOL LOL LOL LOL your program is in turmoil, your commits are leaving in droves, your coach has been exposed as a hypocrite and a liar and all you can do is whine about the U being in trouble?

Refresh my memory. Isn’t there a program in Georgia that is also on probation with the NCAA? You posted earlier that the coach the trade school fired had commited recruiting violations. What happens when programs on probation commit further violations?

jvillebil

January 30th, 2012
4:52 pm

I remember when Miami used to have that swag about them. But a school that has been down as long as them, why would you want to go there if you already live in the south and the climate is great. It would be one thing if you’re from up north and deciding between Penn St.= cold, scandal, new coach, ugly uniforms, ect, ect and Miami = warm weather, good looking girls, possible upswing, colorful uniforms, good looking and did I mention lots of girls and beaches?

Sick Em

January 30th, 2012
4:53 pm

He is Dawg all day long! He is wild… not mild.

GOLDEN BOY

January 30th, 2012
4:56 pm

DBC… please take it down a notch. You my friend are a passionate CANE but please refrain from making outlandish comments about birds talking to you.

ryan

January 30th, 2012
4:56 pm

FSU scares me more than Canes do when it comes to Lowdens players .

Fraggle

January 30th, 2012
4:56 pm

NFL stands for National Football League.

FSU & Florida both don’t put guys into the NFL consistently.

Miami does, but they won 6 games last year. They arn’t a National player, same for Florida.

Leaves Georgia, where you can get to the NFL, and have a good chance of winning it all (pre season #6 by Phil Steele).

Fussball fan

January 30th, 2012
4:57 pm

BTW, he probably will be a Dog or Dawg (however you choose to spell it), but please do not throw mud on other programs or act as if all other schools should bow down to UGA or that if a guy doesn’t play in the SEC that he has no chance to get to the NFL. Is the SEC the best conference in football? Absolutely it is, right now, but other schools develop kid to get to the NFL too. The SEC schtick gets very nauseating.