Will all 19 of UGA’s football signees meet NCAA entrance requirements?



There’s some good news about UGA’s 2012 football recruiting class.

Mark Richt told the AJC that all 19 members are on track to qualify academically and be able to report for football practice this summer.

“Yes, everybody is in the race … everybody is still alive, so that’s a good thing,” Richt said.

Last February, UGA assembled a class of 19 signees, with three enrolling early in college – QB Faton Bauta, RB Keith Marshall and junior college OL Mark Beard.

The remaining 16 are scheduled to report later this summer. For each recruit to be admitted to UGA, they have to meet college entrance requirements, with a qualifying GPA and SAT/ACT score, among other things.

This year, it is more critical than normal that UGA has all of its signees qualify because the Bulldogs signed a small-than-normal class with 19, and they’ve had around 10 players affected by transfers, dismissals and partial suspensions since the end of last season.

Last summer, UGA had 24 of 26 signees from its 2011 class make it to campus. What happened to the other two? LB Kent Turene enrolled in a prep school and was scheduled to sign again with UGA in February. However, Turene was not able to make it through the NCAA Clearinghouse and decided to enroll elsewhere as a partial qualifier.

Meanwhile, DT Chris Mayes enrolled at Gulf Coast (Miss.) junior college and has committed to UGA for 2013.

After Mayes reported to junior college last summer, Richt admitted that he knew that was the likely scenario all along.

When was asked if there was 2012 signee in the same situation as Mayes, with UGA’s coaches knowing well in advance that a specific recruit won’t qualify, Richt said “No … We’re expecting everybody to report.”

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120 comments Add your comment

Paul in NH

May 1st, 2012
12:20 am

I don’t doubt that CMR expects everybody to report and is on a path to qualify, but how does he get the information on SAT results and HS GPA?

BigDawg

May 1st, 2012
12:35 am

I can’t believe the Falcons didn’t try and sign Drew Butler! Signed some no name from Clemson. UGH!

Pups

May 1st, 2012
12:56 am

@Paul – Richt gets that information from the HS coaches/the player themselves during recruiting.

There’s no way they all qualify. UGA isn’t exactly known for going after Rhodes Scholars.

William

May 1st, 2012
1:42 am

It is extremely important that the Dogs get all of them qualified. Signing only 19 is ridiculous. What is going on? We should be turning away recruits not having a small class. It will take two years or more to catch up. We need linemen now. Go out and get some. Recruiting is a priority. Get it done.

William

May 1st, 2012
1:48 am

It is vitally important that we sign all 19 players. Why do we only have 19 recruits? We should be turning away players not getting by with a class of only 19. What is going on? We need linemen now. Go out and get some. Recruiting should be a top priority. Make it one, now.

William

May 1st, 2012
1:54 am

It will take two to three years to make up for this low numbered class. Next year we need to sign 31 and have six enroll early to count against this class of 19. Some serious work needs to be put in.

Jailyard Dwag.......

May 1st, 2012
5:04 am

We don’t have to play any top twenty teams this year, do we ? How are we going to win a NC if we have to play top twenty teams ? That ruins every thing…..

Nate the Great

May 1st, 2012
5:04 am

@pups: So do we need athletes or Rhodes scholars as recruits?

Paddy

May 1st, 2012
5:08 am

Pups……If college coaches went after Rhodes Scholars to recruit, they would already be out of eligibility!

The Realist

May 1st, 2012
6:51 am

simply put……NO!!!!!!!! …..and look at the kids that they are recruiting for 2013; same situation. UGA is known for picking up some less than intelligent kids over the years (known several players since they were pre-teens….lazy about school work back then and all the way thru high school). If all 19 of these guys make it, CMR should could consider himself lucky.

Jerry

May 1st, 2012
7:00 am

How about detailing where non-drafted UGA players signed?

Hold on!!!!

May 1st, 2012
7:53 am

@ William- We actually did turn away some recruits last year. As we all wondered last year why we only signed 19 recruits, it became apparent in this years recruiting cycle. The state of Ga is loaded with top talent this year, and really was not that deep last year. With us only signing 19 in 2011, we are now able to sign 30-33 recruits in 2012. The 2012 talent depth is DEEP in Ga this year. I believe CMR knew that going into signing day and that is why we only signed 19. It was a smart strategy by CMR, and yall will see why he did it, after we sign top talent in 2012. We already have 15 commits for this year and a 3rd ranked class. Given its only May 1st, we might be looking at a top 3 class this year. Our coaches know what they are doing, we just need to trust in them a lil more.

Unodawg

May 1st, 2012
8:09 am

@ William, there was a reason to sign a smaller class in 2012. That’s because 2013 will be huge in talent and UGA could sign up to 33 or so.

Strate Truf

May 1st, 2012
8:10 am

How many will end up arrested?

Whiskey Breath

May 1st, 2012
8:11 am

Of course they will make the team. People will take the test for them.
Have you guys ever heard of Crowell? Yea, real big secret Ga, the kid
probably can’t read. You think the world”s best Christian cares?
I can assure you, a lot of you guys could not make a good grade on the SAT’s.
Don’t be so damn naive dogs.

Hold on is right on

May 1st, 2012
8:15 am

Expect to get some more big name recruits this month. Great news for UGA fans, not so good for UGA opponents.

@Pups- don’t follow recruiting much do you? No big name school is signing Rhodes Scholars. Check out Duke’s basketball recruits even, and you will find they are WAY below the average Dukie’s SAT and GPA scores.

Rath

May 1st, 2012
8:19 am

Wait….does this mean a state holiday? Parade? Resolution from the General Assembly?

Il Professore

May 1st, 2012
8:39 am

I’m sure all these brainiacs will be able to pass their remedial studies classes.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

May 1st, 2012
8:39 am

You guys top Auburn with denial and that is saying a lot! I see you’re paying old Hines to get out and try and sell the stay in Georgiee line! UGA is pitiful. Dream team,Ring Team,Beat your girlfriend team,I will drink to that team,The missing man team, and now…The stay in Georgiee team. How about a Beat Someone That Has Beat Somebody Team! 1980. Try talking once you have done something and talking doesn’t count.

Monotonous Languor

May 1st, 2012
8:42 am

Will Richt give these goons a tour of the jail, so they’ll be familiar with arrest procedures? Maybe let them each pick out their favorite cell.

Unodawg

May 1st, 2012
8:48 am

@ William, oh, and already 8 or 9 are early enrollees.

DDDF'S

May 1st, 2012
8:49 am

Better question. Which one will be sitting in jail in a few years for nearly beating a man to death? Once a dawg, always a dawg. The entire city of athens needs to be dipped for fleas.

GTBob

May 1st, 2012
8:53 am

My fellow jacket fans have no life. We’re going to see if we can fill up the entire blog before a single Georgia fan can post. Damn, we’re good!

dawgfan

May 1st, 2012
8:57 am

Wow. So much hateful venom spewed at these young men. Settle down Techies. They haven’t even had the chance to humiliate your joke football program yet.

Geez.

Game Changer

May 1st, 2012
9:01 am

Glad to know the culture that we have been taken to by Richt’s leadership over the past 6 years continues. I guess this article by MC is pointing out that UGA fans need to expect more of the same.

You can take the so called preacher man out of Florida State football, but you cannot take the Florida State football out of the preacher man. Expect more from thUGA U.

The fact that we are allowing a player who physically assaulted a female to remain on the team speaks volumes of how low Richt and the football program have dropped. Adams or McGarity, how about a man physically assaulting your daughter, guess the “P” word describes both of you perfectly.

Game Changer

May 1st, 2012
9:03 am

More of the same in 2012

DDDF'S

May 1st, 2012
9:09 am

dawgfan talking about hateful venom. That’s rich!!!!

dawgfan

May 1st, 2012
9:09 am

“More of the same in 2012″

Agreed. 11th victory in 12 year over the Joke By Coke and nothing but hateful lies about our football players from Tech fans in return.

Some things just never change.

dawgfan

May 1st, 2012
9:11 am

“dawgfan talking about hateful venom. That’s rich!!!!”

I don’t make up lies about Georgia Tech football players and trash their character. I won’t stoop to the level of Tech fans. My one and only target is Tech fans. They are the biggest joke in all of college football, maybe even all of sports.

Thanks.

DDDF'S

May 1st, 2012
9:16 am

Look to the mirror for the biggest joke in college football dawgfan. Do you ever engage in any sort of discussion regarding UGA football, or are you exclusively all anti tech all of the time? You always seem to show up on these blogs with one agenda, to s**t on tech. Nothing more. Pretty sad.

DawginLex

May 1st, 2012
9:27 am

Mark Richt told the AJC that all 19 members are on track to qualify academically and be able to report for football practice this summer.

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that should have been the title of the article but you had to put your anti-UGA spin on it didn’t you to attract the TROLL/FLIES to a pile of crap?

Big Crimson 75

May 1st, 2012
9:28 am

Will all 19 meet NCAA entry requirements??????

How bout will all 19 make it through life without a criminal conviction??

DawginLex

May 1st, 2012
9:30 am

same could be said for the recruits at every SEC school including alabama

Destin Dawg

May 1st, 2012
9:42 am

Go Dawgs !!!! Great season coming up… can’t wait !!

"The Georgia Way"

May 1st, 2012
9:44 am

Maybe pre enrollment anger management and community service would cut down on girlfriend beatings. Some instruction in brownie identification would be helpful too.

bucket

May 1st, 2012
9:48 am

Wow! I see the fans with “UGA Obession Disorder” are out in full force this morning! I am proud to say that this is my 41st year of never having visited a rival’s blog page to trash the opponent. I guess I should be thankful that I have a life when others don’t.

bucket

May 1st, 2012
9:50 am

Excuse me, this was the college recruiting blog, but all the usual suspects can be found on the Towers and King blogs also.

909

May 1st, 2012
9:54 am

UGA…recruiting illiterate high school “graduates” ?!?!

Nothing new here. Move along, sheeple.

JB

May 1st, 2012
10:04 am

The heat on Richt in 2013 will be hotter than last year. We lose 10 starters on defense this year and the schedule gets real hard and dicey in 2013. We will be very young and not deep at all on defense….. And you all know by watching Tech that a lot of offense and a very bad defense does not bode well.

DDDF'S

May 1st, 2012
10:06 am

Serious question for any serious UGA fan that may still be here. What happened to Orson Charles? Wasn’t he supposed to be a second round pick at the least? Why the fourth round pick? I mentioned in passing last week to several UGA alums and fans in my office that he seemed like he would be a good addition to the Falcons, with Gonzalez retiring after the coming year. To a man, they all acted like this was the most outrageous suggestion ever. Several even went so far as to speak as though he had no shot a an NFL career. Always seemed impressive to me the limited times I saw him play. What gives?

JB

May 1st, 2012
10:07 am

I hate we pick up Bama in 13. This would be the year to play them. They have like 12-13 new starters and we will have a defense to hang with anyone.

JB

May 1st, 2012
10:09 am

Charles got a DUI a few weeks before the draft… And that hurt him. With some NFL coaching and development, somebody got a steal. The man can run a route and catch

GTBob

May 1st, 2012
10:16 am

It’s pretty amazing that whether or not they qualify is even a concern.

FL Jacket

May 1st, 2012
10:16 am

“that should have been the title of the article but you had to put your anti-UGA spin on it”

DawginLex…

I like you but oh my goodness…ANTI-UGA SPIN? Are you kidding…in the AJC?

DDDF'S

May 1st, 2012
10:31 am

Thanks JB. Did not know that. Still seems like his skills would have overridden any concerns. Unless his skills are not as advertised. What’s his size? Is he undersized for the pro game?

dawgfan

May 1st, 2012
10:37 am

“It’s pretty amazing that whether or not they qualify is even a concern.”

Who said it was a concern? This is a total non-story. Of 26 signees last year only 2 did not qualify. This year all 19 are set to qualify. There is no concern. The only concern is that Tech fans are stupid enough to fall for the AJC’s troll-baiting garbage like this. You morons are clueless.

Thanks.

GTBob

May 1st, 2012
10:38 am

Thanks JB. Did not know that. Still seems like his skills would have overridden any concerns.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/charles-has-tough-time-1373627.html

He refused to run the 40 at the combine and then had a bad pro day. Combine that with a DUI and you end up being the 6th TE drafted.

GTBob

May 1st, 2012
10:41 am

This is a total non-story. Of 26 signees last year only 2 did not qualify.

If 2 did not qualify last year then it seems that this is a story. There should never be any chance of player not qualifying. If you can stay awake for more then 15 minutes a day then you can meet the NCAA admissions requirements.

DDDF'S

May 1st, 2012
10:50 am

Thanks Bob, the math is starting to work now. Hopefully he can get things together and have a successful career. I see dawgfan has returned and still not contributing anything to the discussion, just slinging s**t.

MoDawg

May 1st, 2012
10:52 am

I like how DDDF’S asks dawgfan if he ever engages in any meaningful discussion or if it’s “anti-tech all the time”, and his very first comment on this thread was –

“Better question. Which one will be sitting in jail in a few years for nearly beating a man to death? Once a dawg, always a dawg. The entire city of athens needs to be dipped for fleas.”

Now THAT’S rich!!