Vonn Bell: UGA makes the cut for All-America safety

UGA made the cut (247sports)

UGA made the cut (247sports)

Vonn Bell, who is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 overall college football prospects by at least one recruiting service, released his seven finalists on Saturday:

  • Tennessee
  • UGA
  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • Vanderbilt
  • Clemson
  • Ohio State

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety from Ridgeland High School will trim his list down to two schools by Sept. 3.

He will likely make his final decision by the end of his senior season at Ridgeland.

“It was just time to clear up the water some … when you’ve got 30-40 offers, you’ve got to narrow it down sometime,” Ridgeland coach Mark Mariakis told the AJC.

“Vonn’s goal is to have it down to two by Labor Day. I don’t think it will be one of those signing day things. I think he’ll catch some ballgames at [his two finalists] and then make a final decision after that.”

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Dawg

June 30th, 2012
5:49 pm

Only need about 40 more to fill the team out.

cdpridg

June 30th, 2012
5:50 pm

The school I want folks to notice is Vanderbilt…recruiting with the big dogs so to speak….recruiting with “Elite” schools.

Destin Dawg

June 30th, 2012
5:59 pm

WE NEED D BACKS FOR SURE ! Go DAWGS !!

tony

June 30th, 2012
6:19 pm

You might get search in athens young man so keep your weapons(if you have any) @home.

nash

June 30th, 2012
6:31 pm

most people see this as a Tenn and Ohio st battle for those that don’t know. My opinion is that he will end up in Ohio if Dooley is fired at the end of the season. If Dooley stays this kid will be wearing orange

chilidawg

June 30th, 2012
6:34 pm

Alvin Kamara, come on down! You’re the next contestant on “Who’s the Next Herschel?”

Dawg stuck in Bammer...

June 30th, 2012
6:34 pm

And the anti-UGA trolls start their gun comments…..now.

1eyedJack

June 30th, 2012
6:37 pm

It should be the dream of every male child born in Georgia who claims himself an athlete to play for the Red and Black.

As I scanned down his list I noticed Georgia Tech was missing.

ryan

June 30th, 2012
6:41 pm

Its good to here some good news if we get him or not there is little more good news Lenard Floyd is a go to attend UGA this fall .

Destin Dawg

June 30th, 2012
6:47 pm

Parade magazine says ” UGA #2 large State university education, plus big time sports ” in a great college town.. Athens, Ga.. Go dawgs !!

Micheal

June 30th, 2012
6:48 pm

1eyedJack, he is actually from Ootlewah, TN. He goes to Ridgeland because his Mom works there. He will probably end up at Tennessee because he has said he has always been a UT fan and he is friends with current Vol Jacques Smith.

1eyedJack

June 30th, 2012
6:49 pm

Is everybody from Georgia from somewhere else?

Albanydog

June 30th, 2012
6:51 pm

STEAMING PILE OF BLANK , WANT YOU & TONY SANDUSKY GO PULL FOR PENN ST. UGA FANS DON,T NEED THAT.

Dawg Haus

June 30th, 2012
6:56 pm

Playing time abounds in Athens, Vonn, We’d love to see you in red and black!

Destin Dawg

June 30th, 2012
6:56 pm

I can’t imagine why anybody would want to go to Tenn. ??

Dawg Haus

June 30th, 2012
6:57 pm

I was ready for some good news, ryan. Great news for Floyd and the Dawgs.

wild one 13

June 30th, 2012
7:02 pm

Take your time and choose wisely, for it will affect the rest of your life. I hope you Roll with the Tide!

Troup Co. Dawg

June 30th, 2012
7:20 pm

By the time you get on campus, you’ll be the next safety, right next to TM locking it down baby! Come on and be a Dawg and leave the gun at home! We trying to build a Dynasty in the best state in the South!

RHall55

June 30th, 2012
7:33 pm

Well at least UGA is making the cut w/ the in-state players; shouldn’t they…….it is so frustrating to see how UGA has lost it’s uninhibited grip on the top in-state players!! At one time, these guys were clamoring to come to UGA!! Lost it several years ago when it was evident the kids did not want to play for Willie Martinez!! CMR hung onto him too long…..as he has with others on the current staff!! A sad story!!

RHall55

June 30th, 2012
7:42 pm

So Leonard Floyd qualified??? Update on John Atkins???

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

June 30th, 2012
8:03 pm

You really need some new stuff sport……..the events of late don’t help your sales pitch..

Parade magazine says ” UGA #2 large State university education, plus big time sports ” in a great college town.. Athens, Ga.. Go dawgs !!

LakeDawg

June 30th, 2012
8:16 pm

Yawn. Call me when he commits.

dawgster

June 30th, 2012
8:17 pm

Jonh Atkins made the ACT score, but the Clearinghouse has to make final approval…right now his chances could go either way…and we know how long they take, so the chances are good that he goes the JUCO route….

Dewnsav

June 30th, 2012
8:22 pm

Wet Willie, you need a new schtick yourself…why can’t you enjoy your ride with Bama on top…constant UGA bashing make you feel better ??

Ridgeland Dawg

June 30th, 2012
8:22 pm

My son goes to Ridgeland and I know that Vonn said he could play real early at Tenn but does not expect them to challenge for a national title. The Dawgs will make his final two according to the kids from his school. My son is not a freind of Vonns but I have spoke to several kids that have talked to him. Dawgnation would love to see you in our Secondary laying the wood like some of our past Dawgs.

Sheeple Dawg

June 30th, 2012
8:58 pm

Parade magazine needs all the help it can get for more readers.

Yabba Dabba Dabo

June 30th, 2012
9:01 pm

Clempson will nab another one from Richt and Garner in their own backyard.

Game Changer

June 30th, 2012
9:07 pm

Congratulations to Franklin and Vandy.

Franklin kicks the distraction off the team from the UGA game yet our two bad seeds are praised and the def coordinator makes himself out to be an idiot on T.V. The UGA kool aid gang loves this as if it is some medal of honor, just more embarrasing moments from the past several years of UGA football. No LEADERSHIP OR ACCOUNTABILITY

Dawg48

June 30th, 2012
9:17 pm

Tennessee, tOSU battle.

Coach

June 30th, 2012
9:40 pm

Scholarships available now for NSD–what 31? By NSD will DAWGS be up to 32? 33? 34? 35? Higher

Dawg Whisperer

June 30th, 2012
9:42 pm

Game Changer… accountability is to the AD and school prez. If you don’t like it that is your problem. When you become the AD or UGA President, you get to make that call. Comprende?

Dawg-Gawn

June 30th, 2012
9:47 pm

Most likely culprit, whose finger prints will show up on the 9mm gun planted under Crow’s front drivers seat.

[ ] Keith Marshall

[ ] Steve Spurrier

[ ] Harvey Updyke

[ ] Nick Saban *smart enough not to do it himself, but made Kirby do it

[____] Vote Now

I know, bad joke. I am still depressed… just trying to find a way to laugh!

Praying real hard that Isaiah will get an attorney and beat these charges… Hunker Down Dawg, use this opportunity to prove to everyone you can be a leader!

Sorry, off topic!

Kevin

June 30th, 2012
9:47 pm

@ Game Changer….. You are such a tool. No Klan meeting tonight???

Rick James

June 30th, 2012
9:54 pm

@Dawg stuck in Bammer…

And the anti-UGA trolls start their gun comments…..now
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It’s just Tech fans..What else can they talk about? They sure cant talk about winning in Athens in November.

Moobs Johnson

June 30th, 2012
10:01 pm

Richt needs to check to see that he has a permit to carry a weapon.

Bitter spoiled recruit

June 30th, 2012
10:02 pm

All schools that recruit from poor schools are going to get great ball players

and there going to get major attitude problems, race card issues, thuggish behaviour–ect

So either a program control the local cops or lose games look stupid

Coach richt lives in a bubble————–control the cops and control the thuggs

but keep everything —-IN-HOUSE

Nashtown

June 30th, 2012
10:08 pm

Nice catch there Game Changer.

Yes, Franklin is a disciplinarian and willing to put the team first. He kicked off their starting center, an instigator for some roughing penalties in the UGA game. Keep in mind, after he became the starting center, VU offense averaged over 31 points per game. Yet, he was not following team rules and guidelines and Franklin kicked him off. He is frankly a good kid but made some bad decisions. But Franklin makes everyone accountable no matter who it is.

Yet, the UGA players in that game that really exhibited class less behavior have been praised and nothing done to them. Yes, the UGA kool aid gang loves this whole behavior like it is some medal of honor.

The SEC will see this year and next couple of years Vandy become an outstanding program. Franklin is doing it the right way and is a great recruiter. AND makes his players accountable.

call me Sasha

June 30th, 2012
10:22 pm

what is in the water in Athens? (Another University of Georgia academic was arrested this week after authorities used postings on the Backpagecom classifieds website in a prostitution sting, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.) Key word: ANOTHER!!! Professors gone wild! What a fine institution of higher learning. Just when you think they couldn’t possibly make themselves look any worse, UGA kicks it up another notch. You losers are amazing!..PS: DestinDawg, nobody cares what you or Parade Magazine thinks. Mr. Bell, your future is in Nashville, not in freaktown Athens.

kingdaddy

June 30th, 2012
11:09 pm

Thomas you worry too much…fix a warm glass of milk and relax…

Dawg-Gawn

June 30th, 2012
11:23 pm

Thomas Brown are those your prints on the nine iron under Crow’s seat?

Another likely suspect!

Oh, Oh, Oh

June 30th, 2012
11:25 pm

Does this fellow have a police record yet? If so, pursue him; if not, pass…he won’t fit in.

kingdaddy

June 30th, 2012
11:26 pm

11:15
whom ever wrote that blog must care about their school.
Thomas, one of your problems is you never give compliments, only critisism. We’re nothing alike. I LOVE UGA AT ALL TIMES! —-YOU BASH UGA AT ALL TIMES.
try switching to de-caf…

kingdaddy

June 30th, 2012
11:41 pm

Thomas, maybe you should switch to 2%, lol..

kingdaddy

July 1st, 2012
12:07 am

Thomas
sounds like some of the different personalities in your head are trying to escape. Get help dude

ALABAMA FOOTBALL

July 1st, 2012
12:23 am

ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!

kingdaddy

July 1st, 2012
12:37 am

Now thomasorwhoeveryouare,
reread your last post, then hang your head in shame at what you just said about UGA. I can understand you’re wanting to talk with me, you need to talk to someone. You’re wrong again though just like you usually are about me. I’m not drinking tonight. I have my son and grand-daughter down from TN. We just got back from the beach. Try to calm down and everything will be better when the voices in your head stop shouting. Go to church in the morning, or just take some time away from the blogs. Keep your head up though, its not too late to find help…

aubietiger

July 1st, 2012
1:28 am

Puppies need not worry about Bell. Ga will not be in the final 2. From everything I have heard it is Tennessee’s to lose. If he decides to go outside of the SEC it will be Ohio State….but highly unlikely.

Troup Co. Dawg

July 1st, 2012
2:06 am

Someone please drive for RF in Athens tonight…we don’t need any more headlines!!! You know the cops are on the beat…so keep yo arse off the street!!! Gone be a Damn good Dawg!

William

July 1st, 2012
3:11 am

It would be nice if he came to Georgia, but he has to go where he thinks is best for him. I think Georgia is the better choice but I am a die hard fan and graduate. I can’t think of a better place to go than Athens. It’s a lot better than Knoxville. I hope he makes a well thought out decision.

01HAWK

July 1st, 2012
7:23 am

Destin Dawg

June 30th, 2012
6:47 pm

Parade magazine says ” UGA #2 large State university education, plus big time sports ” in a great college town.. Athens, Ga.. Go dawgs !!

Hey Destin Dawg……………………………………..They forgot the # 1 school where the following happen:

1. Hash browns in your shorts caught on camera
2. Marijuana brownies
3. Red panties
4. Professors in DRAG
5. Football players that come to school with no criminal record and leave with a criminal record