UGA’s Mark Richt waiting on 2 — “They’re still in hunt”

Mark Richt is waiting on the final two members of UGA's 2012 class (AJC photo)

Mark Richt is waiting on the final two members of UGA's 2012 class (AJC)

UGA’s Mark Richt is still waiting on two members of his 2012 football recruiting class to report to summer school.

The Bulldogs signed 19 recruits last February, with three enrolling at UGA early. Everybody else reported earlier this month for summer school, except for two – defensive tackle John Atkins and linebacker Leonard Floyd, who are still being reviewed by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

“They’re still in the hunt, and that’s a good thing,” Richt said of Atkins and Floyd. “That’s where we are at.”

“Historically with our [signees], most of them come in early June, and then there’s one or two that come around the second session, which is around July 4,” Richt said. “And then there are some guys that don’t make it until camp starts. That happens every once in a while, too. We’ll just see.

“Some guys go down to the wire, as far as a test score or the Clearinghouse, to say they’re good. Sometimes it takes that long. Most of the time, it doesn’t.”

Neither Floyd or Atkins are expected to contribute heavily as freshmen. Floyd said he is waiting on a grade in core class, while Atkins said he needed one more point on his ACT test. Atkins recently took the ACT again, and expects to get the results back this week.

“If I get the score I need, they [UGA] told me to report on July 9,” Atkins told the AJC this weekend. “If I don’t, then I’m supposed to talk to them about junior colleges … and maybe prep school.”

  • Josh Gregory, the former standout from Chattahoochee High School, has decided to join Ole Miss as a preferred walk-on. The safety signed with South Alabama out of high school.

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Dawg Fan

June 24th, 2012
1:38 am

I hope to see both of these fine young men wearing the Red and Black between the hedges this fall.

kingdaddy

June 24th, 2012
1:56 am

Thanks Michael, you must be burning the midnight oil…

Dawg Cred

June 24th, 2012
2:43 am

William

June 24th, 2012
2:47 am

We need all the recruits we can get. At this rate it will take two to three years to catch up. We need to sign 30 this year. I hope these two will get through the clearing house. I don’t know what takes so long to get things done. They should have been taking the ACT as many times as they could. No excuse not to have tutors and to get a minimum score. My daughter scored high enough on the SAT in the 7th grade to get a football scholarship so it can’t be that hard.

The Conqueror Pup

June 24th, 2012
2:56 am

Awesome that your daughter took the SAT in 7th grade! Very strange, though….Theyll be Dawgs.

mike shula

June 24th, 2012
3:07 am

Sign as many as ya want!!!! Won’t matter! We own the SEC!

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
3:22 am

Mark Richt Signed Scholarships for 2012 to :

1.AJ Harmon SR # 10 OT 5-Star, academic failure Flunked-Out, transfer
2.Dontavius Jackson SR # 23 TB 4-Star, DUI, transfer
3.Carlton Thomas SR TB suspended 3 times 2011 alone, transfer
4.Brent Benedict SO # 10 OT 4-Star, transfer over Strength & Conditioning
5.Nick Williams SR Safety, transfer could’ve redshirt 2011
6.Marcus Dowtin R SR # 7 LB nation 4-Star, transfer could’ve redshirt 2011, charged with second-degree assault in his home state of Maryland in 2010, suspended by coach Mark Richt for the Bulldogs’ bowl game before he transferred
7.Bryce Ros JR # 22 TE
8.Johnathan Owens SR # 39 OT
9.DE Jeremy Longo SR
10.Xavier Tyrone Avery SR RB, signed 2009 UGA instead baseball.
11.Toby Jackson SR # 9 DE 4-Star failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here transfer
12.Makiri Pugh SR Safety CB, transfer Suspended Colorado 11/10/11
13.Montez Robinson SR # 10 DE 4-* beat up girl, kicked off the team after he beat up the girl a student at UGA in good standing. In fact Montez Robinson beat her up or her beat her car up 3 times before Mark Richt kicked him off the team and met with him at the Jail with Mike Bobo, then he transferred but not before after all the other beatings of the poor UGA co-ed Montez Robinson at McWhorter Hall picked the poor little girl up and slammed to repeatedly to the floor
14.Washaun Ealey SR # 15 RB nation 4-Star, suspended 1 game hit and run driving suspended license car owned by Jakar Hamilton, also suspended again later undisclosed not Georgia way, transfer
15.Lonnie Outlaw JR WR failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, transfer
16.Jakar Hamilton SR Safety 4-Star, allowed Ealey drive illegally Jakar’s vehicle, transfer
17.Derek Owens JR CB, Academic Failure, Flunked-Out, suspended bowl transfer
18.Demetre Baker JR # 23 LB 4-Star, kicked off DUI transfer
19.Jalen Fields JR DE 4-Star, failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, transfer
20.Kent Turene FR LB failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, Dream Team # 1
21.Chris Mayes SO DT failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here. Dream Team # 2
22.Chris Little SR # 12 OT 4-Star transfer, ruled ineligible
23.Orson Charles SR DUI TE after he said he wanted to Jump Ship to NFL
24. Derrick Lott, JR DE, fine looking young man, transfer
00.Marc Deas SO DB CANCELLED HIS TRANSFER 3 April 2012
25.Zach Mettenberger JR # 14 QB 4-* sexual battery Guilty, transfer
26.Jordan Lawrence Love JR 12/31/90 # 21 CB 4-* arrested didn’t know middle name or birthday, transfer
27.Sanford Seay RFR SE theft teammate transfer Dream Team # 3
28.Chris Sanders SO DB theft teammate transfer Dream Team # 4
29.Nick Marshall SO CB theft teammate transfer Dream Team # 5
30. John Atkins, DT failed to qualify to be here already, taking ACT again
31.Leonard Floyd, LB must pass a core course before can join team 2012
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Who is next ? Right it is all behind us, which is what you said last year.
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boykin

June 24th, 2012
3:32 am

brookings

June 24th, 2012
3:36 am

I’m a Tech fan and wondering what Thomas Brown is trying to write…Kids leave get in trouble etc. Any fault of our coaches?

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
3:39 am

What I write is that Mark Richt, who finds after 2005 only Vandie and Missy State have fewer wins over teams who made it into the AP Poll Top 10 than he, signed 109 to scholarships to play 2012 and of the 109 he signed to scholarships to play 2012, he has only 71 still on the roster today.

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
3:40 am

bitter “spoiled recruit” June 23rd, 2012 6:23 am

THOMAS BROWN NEXT YEAR WE DO LOSE ALL SENIOR DEFENCE—TRUE—JUST RELOAD
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Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
3:42 am

I see a lots of suspended – kicked off the Team – failed to qualify – drugs – sexual battery……

The dwags have NO LEADERSHIP.

For Saban, it’s mandatory for the Leaders to be Leaders!! It means something to Play for Alabama.
It means nothing to Play for Ga. NOTHING.

boykin

June 24th, 2012
3:45 am

Richt’s team went to the SEC Championship.. HAHA.. Did Coach Richt have anything to do with Washauns laziness?Zach’s Rothlesburgerness? or others problems? NO. Go to bed before Isiah gets on this list!

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
3:48 am

Mark Richt went to the SEC Championship ? Are you talking about the 10-42 game ? Mark Richt ended up the # 5 team in The SEC in every single solitary poll. And, now for 2012, Mark Richt finds himself the # 6 SEC team in Won / Lost Record after 2005. Right Mark Richt is the best coach in The SEC.

dawgs01

June 24th, 2012
3:50 am

Thomas brown you post this thing about the kids we lost all the time but your facts are not always right some of those guys wanted to leave. The kids that did not qualify did not flunk out. You cant flunk out of something that does not exist. For example on a few of these you say so and so flunked out before he got here what did he flunk out of exactly it was not Georgia and it was not high school. The young man just failed to qualify and if you go check out some of the Georgia high schools you will understand real quickly how something like that can happen. Getting cleared can sometimes be a pain in the butt with the NCAA.

Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
3:54 am

Saban is better than Richt.
Miles is better, unfortunately.
Spurrier!!……..yea right, no contest!! Richt can’t even beat Him at SC.

He’s lucky Urban, Fat Fulmer, Benedict Petrino & even the Nutt Cracker are no longer coaching in the SEC.

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
3:55 am

In Mark Richt’s statement today, he lists when the players show up he signed to scholarships to play here for him. Did he allow in that statement any of these ?

1. Toby Jackson SR # 9 DE 4-Star failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here transfer
2. Lonnie Outlaw JR WR failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, transfer
3. Jalen Fields JR DE 4-Star, failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, transfer
4. Xavier Tyrone Avery SR RB, signed 2009 UGA instead baseball
5. Kent Turene FR LB failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here, Dream Team # 1
6. Chris Mayes SO DT failed qualify, Flunked-Out before he even got here. Dream Team # 2
7. John Atkins, DT failed to qualify to be here already, taking ACT again
8. Leonard Floyd, LB must pass a core course before can join team 2012

Mark Richt signed 8 recruits to scholarships to be here on campus today 24 June 2012 to play 2012 who are none of the 8 here.

boykin

June 24th, 2012
3:56 am

As usual you don’t read the posts you just respond with your mouth splatter..further showing the bloggers your ineptitude! Why so interested in #’s?

boykin

June 24th, 2012
3:59 am

You could be writing about Ball St. ,TCU,, Notre Dame, or Alabama St. with your hilarious “didnt make it in school smather”!

boykin

June 24th, 2012
4:01 am

At least you acknowledge DREAM TEAM ! Stop hating Spurrier Bopy!

Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
4:02 am

TB — If you get your wish & ga fires Richt….who do you relace him with???
I ask WnE to answer this about GT & he hides.

Bobo's 6th child

June 24th, 2012
4:06 am

Bobo's 6th child

June 24th, 2012
4:11 am

If not my Dad gotta go w Vince’s son or Cutcliffe

Bobo's 6th child

June 24th, 2012
4:12 am

boykin

June 24th, 2012
4:13 am

Why talk of firing Coach Richt?

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:13 am

If the 8 recruits Mark Richt signed to scholarships to play 2012 were, instead, here, he would have not 71 of his 109 signed scholarship recruits to play 2012, but 79. The NCAA mandate is 85-man limit. Mark Richt last season when we had all that attrition – remember last year telling me it was a one year purge – Good Riddance you said to all the Attrition last year – gave out scholarships amid great fanfare to walk-ons, and 4 of those were multi-year scholarships whose scholarships continue 2012. 71 remaining signed scholarship recruits today plus the 4 walk-ons not playing offense or defense, is 75 toward the 85-man limit. Truth is Mark Richt only added 2012 a grand total of 14 players who join the team 2012 as counting toward the 2012 recruiting class. 14. He again has 71 remaining of the 109 he signed to scholarships to play 2012, and he added 14 to get to this great and wondrous total of 71 only remaining, when he should have signed 28. As a poster said above, he should have signed MORE 2012 so that it would not take him YEARS to catch up. He has self-imposed an NCAA Probation on UGA of 14 LOST SCHOLARSHIP RECRUITS for 2012.

4 walk-ons everyone knows who they are. 71 remaining of 109 signed scholarship recruits Mark Richt signed to play 2012. And, his 2012 class added 14 to get to the 71, when he should have added 28 to count toward 2012. Mark Richt 4 months ago shorted this football program of 14 more he should have signed. If he adds TEN (10) early enrollees, they cannot play 2012, all 10. That would give him not 71 signed scholarship recruits to play 2012, but then 81 to play 2013 plus the 4 walk-ons equals 85 – only he loses his entire defense after 2012 according to Brainiac agreeing with me. Mark Richt is so behind the 8-ball, it is incredible. And, he is signing therefore 3.11 average recruit rank commitments so-far to-date for 2013 to replace what he has always had of 3.65 average recruit rank, because there are 38 attrition of the 109 he signed to play 2012 who are just gone. Oh let’s discuss this 1, and say how is that Mark Richt’s fault ? What ? You mean the other 37 are his fault ? Oh, let’s discuss these 7 who did not qualify and bandy about the terms that they didn’t flunk out of high school and did not flunk out of college, but most certainly did FLUNK getting qualified. That still leaves 31 not even discussing those. Instead of trying to defend Mark Richt who in 11 years has played 16 games against teams who actually made it into the AP Poll Top 10 and won only 3 of the games, try to walk in here calmly for once and admit : we do a poor job of roster management including players and his coaching staff and a worse job than all but 2 of The SEC teams after 2005 at beating the top teams.

What’s the point – when we have an entire Defense who after this season are gone – while we play one team all regular season 12 games who made any top 25 poll ?

Duh.

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:18 am

Who said FIRE MARK RICHT ?

Go ahead ?

Show me where anyone said that ?

You just make up crud

Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
4:24 am

You just make up crud
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You’re the one writing the Blame Richt Manifesto.
I don’t give a sh!t if y’all give the guy a life-time contract.

boykin

June 24th, 2012
4:24 am

Wow, man! So fervent in your disgust. So many recruiting blunders though took his team to the SEC Championship! Don’t worry bout the D..Grantham is al over that #5 D! Relax. all is good in Athens!

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:24 am

2012 we have an easy schedule of 1 team all 12 regular seasons’ games who made any top 25 poll. No other SEC team faces such an easy schedule. And, we do it 14 self-imposed NCAA Probation signed scholarship recruits short of the 85-man limit. Now today Mark Richt discusses 2 of the 14, and leaves out the 8 total whom he signed to scholarships to play 2012 who have not ANY OF THEM EVER SHOWN UP by 24 June 2012 with the rest of the team. This for a coach whom the RICHT APOLOGISTS of this blog say is the # 1 Coach IN THE ENTIRE SEC when he has 3 wins out of 16 games vs teams who made it into the AP Poll Top 10, and who after 2005 in such games finds only Missy State and Vandie worse than he; and we lose the whole entire defense after this season.

dawgs01

June 24th, 2012
4:26 am

Thomas Brown some of the guys you put on your favorite list to post left or did not come to UGA for different reasons than what you listed. What sucks about that is that some people on here believe the crazy things that you post.
I can tell you this for sure Chris Mayes a prospect with a tremendous upside will be coming to UGA in the 2013 recruiting class. I know the young man and i know he will be here. He is a great looking prospect too. 6′5″ 320lbs started playing football his sophomore year in high school was a basketball player to start with which tells you he is an athletic big man that can plug that middle up and he is still learning how to play once it clicks with this kid its gonna be great. He is a kid that will get better each practice and game. Another plus on him is that he is from griffin but he went to spalding high. Griffin has produced more nfl players than any other school in the state of Georgia not to many people know that fact. We also had the number one baseball pick a few yrs ago tim beckam drafted by tampa bay. That still blows my mind. you got to be good to be the number one pick in mlb bc that is a world wide draft.
Another kid is Toby Jackson another griffin boy who graduated the yr before moor and dickson was a stud at griffin. He had all kinds of problems with his transcripts but he will be playing for Central Florida this yr and will be a future pro for sure but the reason he chose central florida is bc they offered his younger brother scoop jackson an undersized linebacker with speed to burn that will probably just be a special teams guy. That is why toby did not stay with uga after juco plus we backed off him and it was between oklohoma and alabama and central florida. Toby looked after his younger brother and got him a scholarship at a division one school nothing wrong with that.
You also got orson charles on there which is a joke. He was a junior and wanted to get paid cant really blame him. Some of those other guys wanted playing time so they left and i cant really blame them for that but you never list that either.
Some of these guys broke team rules on multiple occasions so they got to go.
Simple fact is this you can go look at any recruiting class at any college and you will see a ton of loss talent. That is why you never know what you are getting with these kids which is why you cant get to caught up on stars. I was looking at some classes the other day and the tennessee class that lane kiffin hauled which was one of the best classes tennessee had in some time. all the experts were going crazy over that class with bryce brown being the prize piece. a five star running back who has since quit playing football. I never understood what all the buzz was for that kid. Yea he looked great on his high school film but did everyone fail to notice he was doing that in kansas. i would love to know if he ever even played against another div one prospect in high school. i know he never played against any sec defenders in kansas. i got off subject but anyway that lane kiffen class at tennessee has two guys left on it heading into this yr and they are not even starters. So quit posting that post about georgia’s lost prospects or at least get your facts straight

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:26 am

BLAME RICHT ?

Go ahead ?

Show me where I said Blame Mark Richt for this ?

ray perkins

June 24th, 2012
4:26 am

crimson 75 we have our own problems..Lacy replacing trent is a laugh

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:27 am

SEC Championship Game ?

10-42

That the game you want to talk about now ?

We ended up # 5 of SEC teams 2012 in every poll

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:28 am

________________________
1. .8000 at 64-16 LSU*
2. .7777 at 63-18 Florida*
3. .7246 at 50-19 Alabama*
4. .7051 at 55-23 Auburn*
5. .7000 at 56-24 Missouri*
6. .6835 at 54-25 Georgia* # 6 of just 2012 SEC teams W/L after 2005
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Apologize for this RICHT-APOLOGISTS

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:29 am

Mark Richt is a good man, and I like him.

He isn’t the best coach in The SEC.

He makes huge big glaring errors.

Just call it like it is.

He is the 6th best coach in The SEC after 2005.

boykin

June 24th, 2012
4:33 am

Who said he’s the best coach in the SEC? What teams were better than my Dawgs in 2011?

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:34 am

Chris Mayes was signed by Mark Richt February 2011. He isn’t going to be playing for us this season, is he ? I was told all these 8 who did not qualify of which he is only 1 of the 8 and only then 1 of the 38 Mark Richt signed to scholarships to play 2012 who will NOT, would ALL 8 be here. 24 June 2012, I don’t see him. You say he’s coming. That would be wonderful. Should I hold a scholarship OPEN for him all 2012 and play with one hand behind my back when I am 3 wins out of 16 games vs teams who made it into the AP Poll Top 10 ? Or, should I HOLD OPEN 14 scholarships for 14 of the 38 whom I signed to scholarships to PLAY 2012

Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
4:34 am

perkins — Lacy will handle his business.
Yeldon will be the best frosh in the SEC.
Fowler is solid as a #3 option.
Dee Hart is ready to show what He’s all about.
RB is no issue for Bama.

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:41 am

What teams were better than MY Dawgs 2011 ?

There were 27 teams with 10-win seasons

We beat none of the 27.

There were 36 teams with 9-win seasons

We beat none of the 36

There were 25 teams ranked in any poll for 2011

We beat none of the 25

There were 5 teams in The SEC with winning records

We beat none of the 5

There were 48 teams who had 8-wins

We beat 2 of the 48.

What teams were better than us 2011 ?

*1. Alabama*
*2. Louisiana State*
3. Oklahoma State
4. Oregon
*5. Arkansas*
6. Southern Cal
7. Stanford
8. Boise State
*9. South Carolina*
10. Wisconsin
11. Michigan State
12. Michigan
13. Baylor
14. TCU
15. Kansas State
16. Oklahoma
17. West Virginia
18. Houston

BWH Dawg

June 24th, 2012
4:44 am

Big Crimson,
Dee Hart pulled a knife on some players last year. He has already shown what he is all about. At UGA, Dee Hart would have been shown the door. At Bama, Hart is allowed to remain on the team until Hitler (Saban) no longer needs him. UGA is much tougher on discipline while Bama sweeps it all under the rug to win at all cost. Enough said.

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
4:46 am

EXCUSES for why 38 signed scholarship recruits Mark Richt signed to play here 2012 will NOT

dawgs01

June 24th, 2012
4:51 am

Chris mayes will be with the 2013 class which is what i said.

Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
4:56 am

Yes, the countless arrests by Clark Co’s Finest proves the “tough” discipline occurring @ uga.

Big Crimson 75

June 24th, 2012
4:57 am

Brown — you are one bi-polar dwag.

BWH Dawg

June 24th, 2012
5:12 am

Big Crimson,

What it proves is that UGA athletics does not have the local police in its back pocket. Please address the Dee hart knife incident and the fact that he should have been kicked off the team. This would have been the case at UGA. You Bama fans love to brag that you don’t have discipline issues. “Bama recruits leaders” – Bull Sh-t

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
5:16 am

Who said Mark Richt is the best coach in The SEC ?

You jest, of course ?

Every single day, there are posters who run in here and proclaim that Mark Richt is the best coach in The SEC.

dawgs01

June 24th, 2012
5:17 am

you do realize that some of these kids just wont make it four yrs in fact there are very few graduating classes that have all the original recruits with it. some kids get homesick, some chase a girl somewhere else, alot realize that the campus police have big time ego problems, some realize that they dont have the passion anymore to play college football bc 530 weight lifting and conditioning sucks then you got classes then you got film study then you got a 3 hr practice eat dinner go straight to study hall for at least a hr then at 9 or 10 you chill out or you are entertaining a few women but it is a long day for a young man who still has not learn to look at the grand scheme of things and see the big picture they are to caught up in the fact that their day is exhausting, some realize they could get more playing time elsewhere, some get abandoned by their head coach or position coach and now the scheme does not fit their skills. Please tell me some of this makes sense that you realize it is virtually impossible to keep a recruiting class together for 4-5yrs oh yea and some realize their jr year that it is time to take their talents to the league and hit the lottery.

Poopdawg

June 24th, 2012
5:24 am

Dawgs01, Bryce Brown was drafted by Philly in the 7th round . He should have fresh legs lol.

Thomas Brown

June 24th, 2012
5:27 am

They are the very same posters who run in here and proclaim Aaron Murray is the best QB in The SEC.

And, the ones who say Isaiah Crowell will win the Heisman Trophy.

And are the ones who say that Nick Saban over-signs when he has 22 attrition of his 107 he signed to play 2012 to Mark Richt’s 38 of his 109.

And, the ones who say that we will go undefeated 2012.

The very ones who run in here and proclaim we will re-load after losing the entire defense after this season.

The ones who say do your research Mark Richt is the best coach in The SEC.

The ones who say it’s not Mark Richt’s fault he only has 71 remaining he signed to scholarships to play 2012.

The ones who PRE-SEASON EVERY YEAR, run in here and proclaim Mark Richt will get his national championhip, then in game 2 say we will run the table, then in game 3 say wait until next year when Mark Richt gets his national championship.

The very ones who say Les Miles and Nick Saban and Ur ban Me yer and on and on and on have not done better in The SEC than Mark Richt.

Yeah, right.