Josh Cardiello: UGA lands second OL for 2013 class

UGA OL commit Josh Cardiello of Buford HS (AJC)

UGA OL commit Josh Cardiello of Buford HS (AJC)

After secretly committing to UGA several weeks ago, one of the state’s top interior linemen made it official on Saturday.

Josh Cardiello, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Buford High School, committed to UGA over Florida State on Saturday. He also had football scholarship offers from Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina and North Carolina.

“I told Georgia a while back that I was coming there,” Cardiello told the AJC. “I just wanted to get my whole family over there [to Georgia] to do it. It’s official now: I’m a Georgia Bulldog.”

Cardiello took an unofficial visit to Georgia on Saturday with his family, including his parents and grandparents. He met with UGA’s Mark Richt and let him know he was ready to go public.

“I told Coach Richt ‘Let’s do this, let’s make it official,’” Cardiello said. “He was pumped up and excited, as were all of the other Georgia coaches.”

Why UGA over FSU? “I just had that feeling about Georgia that it was the place I needed to be.”

Cardiello, who will likely play center and maybe some at offensive guard in college, is commitment No. 16 for UGA for its 2013 recruiting class. He is the second commitment at offensive line, which is a position of need for the Bulldogs.

UGA commits for 2013

  1. RB Derrick Henry, 6-3, 241, Yulee, Fla.
  2. QB Brice Ramsey, 6-3, 190, Camden County HS
  3. S Tray Matthews, 6-2, 205, Newnan HS
  4. DB Shaq Wiggins, 5-10, 160, Sandy Creek HS
  5. DB Steven Nelson, 6-0, 185, College of Sequoias JC (Northside-WR HS)
  6. DT Chris Mayes, 6-4, 295, Mississippi Gulf Coast JC (Spalding HS)
  7. DT DeAndre “Moose” Johnson, 6-3, 311, Northgate HS
  8. WR Tramel Terry, 6-0, 185, Goose Creek (S.C.)
  9. LB Johnny O’Neal, 6-1, 230, West Laurens HS
  10. WR Kyrin Priester, 6-2, 185, Brookwood HS
  11. OL Aulden Bynum, 6-5, 250, Valwood HS
  12. LB Ryne Rankin, 6-1, 231, Orlando, Fla.
  13. LB, Reggie Carter, 6-1, 220, South Gwinnett HS
  14. ATH JJ Green, 5-9, 178, Camden County HS
  15. DB Reggie Wilkerson, 6-0, Citron, Fla.
  16. OL Josh Cardiello, 6-4, 280, Buford HS

259 comments Add your comment

GtDawg

May 19th, 2012
5:14 pm

Tx Dawg Fan

May 19th, 2012
5:15 pm

Great news! Welcome Josh!

Tampa Gayturd

May 19th, 2012
5:16 pm

GtDawg

May 19th, 2012
5:17 pm

Yeah Babe…Looks like the Florida Schools are coming up dry recruiting the State of Georgia for Top Tier Talent recently.

ryan

May 19th, 2012
5:18 pm

Boom big commit with Cardiello bring in Tunsil next Go Dawgs !

Randall "Pink" Floyd

May 19th, 2012
5:28 pm

Great get. Add Kublanow, Vonashek, Tunsil and maybe 1 more then put a bow on a sick OL class.

Benadawg

May 19th, 2012
5:29 pm

James

May 19th, 2012
5:30 pm

What a change from last year where we had to scramble a bit to get 19 signees (great signing class nonetheless). This year with already 16 with 9 months till NSD. Welcome aboard, Josh.

Go Dawgs

TennesseeDawg

May 19th, 2012
5:34 pm

This was reported on the Leather Helmet Blog 4 hours ago. MC just awakening from his slumber.

Tampa Gator

May 19th, 2012
5:39 pm

@Pink…..

Don’t believe Tunsil is headed to Athens. The kid grew up a big Gator fan. If he heads out of state, probably Oklahoma.

@GtDawg…..

Might want to check again……

Cardillio……3 star OL from the state of Georgia……headed to Georgia.

Outlaw……..4 star OL from the state of Georgia……headed to Florida.

kingdaddy

May 19th, 2012
5:43 pm

T.D.
he’s fishing on a River-bank with a cood-beer and a string tied to his toe.lol…

GtDawg

May 19th, 2012
5:47 pm

@Tampa Gator…..
There you go looking at stars again, Look at the offers, LOOK AT THE OFFERS. There must be some big time talent hidden somethere in those “3 stars”.

See Rock City

May 19th, 2012
5:48 pm

In other B related news:

Alabama received its second commitment of the week this weekend with Pensacola (Fla.) Washington defensive tackle Darius Paige pledging to the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder selected the Tide over offers from Kentucky, Connecticut, FIU, and Louisville.

GtDawg

May 19th, 2012
5:55 pm

Here is something for you star gazers. Brice Ramsey, UGA Commit, Rivals #16 Pro style qb #249 overall, just got an Army All-American invite over I can say a dozen qb’s rated higher…..go figure.

Delbert D.

May 19th, 2012
5:55 pm

Couple of years to develop, and Cardiello ought to be a good one.

Gorilla Biscuit

May 19th, 2012
6:01 pm

“In other B related news:

Alabama received its second commitment of the week this weekend with Pensacola (Fla.) Washington defensive tackle Darius Paige pledging to the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder selected the Tide over offers from Kentucky, Connecticut, FIU, and Louisville.”

Greyshirt candidate.

lee

May 19th, 2012
6:01 pm

yes Tampa Gator….Outlaw is a good pick up for you guys. Dawgs never really had a chance with him. He wanted to play with his good friend Mack Brown.

kingdaddy

May 19th, 2012
6:03 pm

See R.C.
NOBODY CARES!!!

ryan

May 19th, 2012
6:08 pm

Tampa Gator just been hearing UGA has good shot at Tunsil a lot has to do with Garcia that will play with Tunsil’s decision he has been taking about UGA a lot he may be Gator fan but there are reasons for him to choose UGA also playing time Outlaw and Garcia will help UGA in Tunsil’s decision .

Gorilla Biscuit

May 19th, 2012
6:09 pm

I’d trade Outlaw for Tunsil. That kid is a real silverback. Likes the grubs at UGA too, I hear.

Randall "Pink" Floyd

May 19th, 2012
6:11 pm

I don’t g.a.s. about stars. I want the kids our staff covet the most. They’ve been on Cardiello, Kublanow, and Tunsil from the jump.

GtDawg

May 19th, 2012
6:15 pm

@Tampa Gator
Not that it matters to me because I look at the Players credentials not stars, But Rivals give Outlaw 3 stars.

ryan

May 19th, 2012
6:15 pm

I heard Tunsil is a beast John Theus and Tunsil together that’s an O-line my friend and we may add Kublanow to oh boy Henry and Theus have been recruiting him to come to UGA .

ryan

May 19th, 2012
6:19 pm

One of the reasons Buford wins is because of there O-line they had Vadal last year Josh and Vadal were there one of reasons they won state championship .

Dawg48

May 19th, 2012
6:20 pm

Am I to late for all the name calling yet?

Dawg48

May 19th, 2012
6:24 pm

Tampa Gator
May 19th, 2012
5:39 pm

@Pink…..

Don’t believe Tunsil is headed to Athens.
___________________________________

Is this info from the same guy that told you JHC was going to Fla?
I hope it is! :)

Beast from the East

May 19th, 2012
6:27 pm

Congrats, Dawgs.

TennesseeDawg

May 19th, 2012
6:31 pm

Hey Tampa Gator, “3 star” Cardiello had an offer from Florida as well.

ryan

May 19th, 2012
6:36 pm

Don’t forget Seymour dawgs lead for him i think this could end up being the best O-line class to come to UGA in long time .

GtDawg

May 19th, 2012
6:38 pm

Tunsil may be headed to Athens, In this vid it looks like he is leaning towards UGA. He is giving UGA some props.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtIBkEu1Ago

RedandBlackDAWG

May 19th, 2012
6:39 pm

Just curious how one can secretly commit to a school, two weeks prior to a formal announcement and since it was already known by certain journalist, it can be considered a secret.
-Next up for UGA will be Larry Tunsil, although it will be a secret I guess again. After his mom and he visit UGA on June 16th, he will be sold completely on UGA.

GO DAWGS and GATA

ryan

May 19th, 2012
6:48 pm

That is great news about Tunsil and would be huge news CMR’s master plan coming together it looks like GO DAWGS !

More of the Same

May 19th, 2012
6:49 pm

All of these great recruits with an underachieving coaching staff who loses to the Vandys and the South Carolinas of the football world. Not to mention getting their brains bashed in by the SEC elites and other ranked teams. Ho Hum….whats next?

boots

May 19th, 2012
6:54 pm

More of the same… troll. Yeah, the “South Carolinas” of the world who have been ranked in the top ten the last two seasons. Meanwhile, Tech has two total commits, and Florida is hoping for some two-star athletes.

ryan

May 19th, 2012
6:56 pm

UGA beat Vandy last year came close to beating SC dawgs are much better and has improved .

CHDawg

May 19th, 2012
7:09 pm

IMHO, one of the big things UGA has to sell great OL recruits is opportunity. We don’t have a lot of depth, so there are even people saying a true freshman like Theus has a solid chance at starting. Great school, great position players, great conference and a great chance to start quickly, or at least getting substantial playing time–what is not to like about being a lineman at UGA.

Truth

May 19th, 2012
7:13 pm

Another great pick up for the dawg nation!!!!!! Many more commits to come!!!! Go dawgs and
Welcome Big Josh!!!!

Dawg Haus

May 19th, 2012
7:24 pm

This is great news! Congratulations and welcome, Josh!

DougsMugsCoffeeDOTcom

May 19th, 2012
7:25 pm

With the movement for all the really tall OL’s, I wonder if this is to build the line for future star Brice Ramsey?

Aaron Murray isn’t very tall, so the height seems like a hindrance to him, but isn’t Brice about 6′3″ or 6′4″?

just a thought

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

May 19th, 2012
7:26 pm

Nick Saban doesn’t use recruiting service geeks to select his players sport! If Nick took this kids commit this soon then the assistant coaches that were at his practice the last week or so saw what they wanted. You and Rodney Garner stick to scount and rivals for you recruits for it’s working real well for you on the field. 1980.

There is no such thing as a greyshirt anymore. If you sign then you show in August. You might get a promise of a scholly if you show in Jan instead of August but you will not have a scholly document.

U

May 19th, 2012
7:34 pm

I think you mean if you sign you’ve survived the first round of cuts at Alabama.

kingdaddy

May 19th, 2012
7:35 pm

What lineman wouldn’t want to be famous opening holes for I.C., D.H., N.M., T.G.??? The OL that blocks for these horses will go High in the draft, and that’s no B.S…

nh gamecock

May 19th, 2012
7:36 pm

You guys a trip lets see how many of these kids sign with the school they commit to. Its May and we have a long way to go until NSD.

Tampa Gator Has Spoken

May 19th, 2012
7:40 pm

Ohhh!! Everybody, Tampa Gator has spoken. He is all knowing.

Sounds like the Wizard of Oz to me. Just a short, silly old man behind the curtain. Tampa get lost.

Bjohndawg

May 19th, 2012
7:42 pm

Why has vonashek not committed to Georgia
is he holding out for another offer?

midland dog

May 19th, 2012
7:44 pm

most commits stick with their decision. very few actually flip, and then it is big news.

Rick James

May 19th, 2012
7:48 pm

@More of the Same

All of these great recruits with an underachieving coaching staff who loses to the Vandys and the South Carolinas of the football world. Not to mention getting their brains bashed in by the SEC elites and other ranked teams. Ho Hum….whats next?
—————————————————————-
Really? I cant recall Georgia losing to Vandy recently..They’re not getting their braind bashed in by your team Tech fan..Whats next? The annual beatdown in Athens next season.

kingdaddy

May 19th, 2012
7:48 pm

More of the same
You sound like a Lactation Consultant! LOL, I’ll give you a ring the next time my pup has a litter…

kingdaddy

May 19th, 2012
7:54 pm

Nh gamecrock
So you’re saying you don’t think S.C. will be able to sign any of their recruits ???

Ghost

May 19th, 2012
7:56 pm

@more of the same, Best to keep your mouth shut and let people think your stupid , than open it and prove them right.