Will UGA add commitment No. 27 today?

DT Jay Woods (AJC)

DT Jay Woods (AJC)

Could UGA add another recruit today?

The Bulldogs are on a bit of a hot streak this week, adding a pair of safeties to the 2013 recruiting class which already has 26 commitments.

Will defensive tackle Jay Woods of Jackson High School be No. 27?

The 6-foot-3, 282-pounder will pick between UGA, Vanderbilt and Kentucky around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

He’s ranked as a 3-star by 247sports.

With Woods being from Georgia, there have been a lot of people around his hometown encouraging him to pick the Bulldogs.

“Yes sir, being from Georgia, and people seeing Georgia on my list, a lot of people around here want to see me go to Georgia,” Woods said. “I just tell them I’m talking it over with my family. I think I have a good feeling on where I want to go, but I’m not sure yet. I will let the world know on Thursday. I don’t feel pressure to go to Georgia. I feel like I will pick the school that is best for me … wherever I can say is another home for me.”

Here’s Woods on the three finalists:

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UGA? “Basically what sets Georgia apart from everybody else is that it’s my home state school. I’ve been following them since I was a little kid, and you always dream about playing for Georgia and everything. That gives them an edge. And I’m in love with the defensive scheme that Todd Grantham came up with.”

Vanderbilt? “Coach [James Franklin] is a one of a kind. I’ve been to a lot of colleges, and I’ve never seen a coaching staff like theirs. They are high-energy type of people. With Coach Franklin, he’s family oriented. He treats his players as if they were his sons. I feel like they got something special going on there. I got a good feeling about Vanderbilt.”

Kentucky? “It’s a lot of the same things I like about Vanderbilt. I like the coaches.”

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165 comments Add your comment

ATL Nole

August 16th, 2012
10:12 am

Hopefully he picks UGA.

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed (not banned)

August 16th, 2012
10:19 am

Lord Saban was not interested in this young man.

sleeze

August 16th, 2012
10:31 am

UGA actualy accepts anything other than 4 and 5 stars??

kingster

August 16th, 2012
10:32 am

Hummmmmm. I wonder what happen to GT, to much education (unless he choose Vandy), honestly I think GT got the best kept secret in Atkins, his team mate, time will tell, right!!

GeoffDawg

August 16th, 2012
10:36 am

Yes, “to” much education is the problem.

Rick James

August 16th, 2012
10:41 am

@kingster

Hummmmmm. I wonder what happen to GT, to much education (unless he choose Vandy), honestly I think GT got the best kept secret in Atkins, his team mate, time will tell, right!!
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When ever a player decides not to choose Tech it’s fans always make the academic excuse.Maybe he just does not want to play there.Kentucky is not a football power but its in the mix..And its “too” not “to”

Flo - Ri - Duh

August 16th, 2012
10:42 am

To much on the depth chart at UGA – likely to go to Vandy where he will get more playing time.

Spanky

August 16th, 2012
10:50 am

Flo – Ri – Duh, not really…by the time he plays college ball, part of the line in front of him will be in the pros..probably….HOPEFULLY! LOL!!

Spike 80DF

August 16th, 2012
10:53 am

yea kingster, keep telling yourself that. best kept secret, ha. what do college coaches know.

1eyedJack

August 16th, 2012
10:53 am

If he wants to be a Dawg, that’s great, but we’ve got bigger fish to fry along the defensive line.

Jackson Dawg

August 16th, 2012
10:54 am

He has a 4.0 in school; I doubt ‘to much’ education is the problem with Tech. More likely the lack of education outside of engineering majors. Oh and the subpar football performance.

Big Crimson 75

August 16th, 2012
10:58 am

This is a good get for Richt.
The State has 3 top-notch DTs & the number 1 guy, Montavious Adams is going to either the Barn or Clemson.
UGA needed to land at least 1 of the 3.

Big Crimson 75

August 16th, 2012
11:01 am

The top 3 DTs being Adams, Kelsey Griffin & Jay Woods.

Jacket Man

August 16th, 2012
11:02 am

Funny, virtually every other service has him listing GA Tech, Clemson, and Missouri on the list as well, although I highly doubt they are seriously being considered (they have EACH been mentioned as recently as last night by Jay). Vandy is my persosonal guess unless UGA pulls a rabbit out of a hat on this one which is always possible.

UGA Insider

August 16th, 2012
11:03 am

CMR probably needs to sign 40 in this class. UGA has many juniors who will be leaving for the NFL in January. We have talent everywhere.

Jacket Man

August 16th, 2012
11:04 am

personal…jeez, what’s with this typewriter?

bucket

August 16th, 2012
11:05 am

Woods appears to be a solid young man who has excelled inside and outside the classroom. He actually seems to fit the “student/athlete” label! I would welcome him to the UGA family and look forward to seeing him help replace the starters that will be gone after this year.

Destin Dawg

August 16th, 2012
11:08 am

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

Dawg48

August 16th, 2012
11:08 am

75, UGA is also after 5* JUCO Tobby Jackson.

OC_Dawg

August 16th, 2012
11:10 am

I want Toby Johnson! If we miss out on Adams then getting Johnson would help some with the sting.

Independent voter

August 16th, 2012
11:12 am

Kids that stay in State, close to support groups, friends and family, tend to do better in school and life after sports.. just sayin’

Sven Ottke

August 16th, 2012
11:14 am

Destin, isn’t that quote like 3 or more years old?

ARdawg

August 16th, 2012
11:14 am

Good Luck to the kid where ever he chooses to go but, it doesn’t sound like being a Dawg is in his heart. If thats the case he should go elsewhere

Destin Dawg

August 16th, 2012
11:14 am

Jay, come to UGA be part of the Rejuvenated Junkyard Dawgs.. and get coached up by Todd Grantham.. Go Dawgs !!!

TD

August 16th, 2012
11:14 am

Didn’t know Grantham invented the 3-4 scheme. Wow, UGA did good to get the Thomas Edison of defensive football.

The Tide is Trolling and nothing can stop it....

August 16th, 2012
11:22 am

Stop crying TD

realitycheck

August 16th, 2012
11:24 am

Didn’t Ole Miss sign 30 something a few years ago? It’s not like any NC is coming anywhere close to Athens. Those come only in neighboring states. LOL!

Pitbull

August 16th, 2012
11:27 am

Come on to Athens, Jay. It’s great being a Bulldog!

Dawgfan13

August 16th, 2012
11:28 am

Georgia is getting it done with recruiting on defense, but they have not shown that ability to recruit offensive lineman. The D is stacked for years to come, but the offensive line concerns me. I hope that they will be able to find a few more guys in this year’s class that they can build on for years to come. I think Theus is going to be a stud and he is starting as a freshmen spo we will see what happens.

Whiskey Breath

August 16th, 2012
11:33 am

I sense you dogs don’t care for the Crimson Tide. Is it because of all our championships or the embarrasment we have brought you. We didn’t mean to expose you as big talking , can’t back it up
punks. Sorry for any hatred you have for us. Wish the blackout never happened. Can I have one of the black out jersey’s?

BamaRTR

August 16th, 2012
11:35 am

3 stars, deciding between ga and vanderbilt??? get real–ga better upgrade if they expect to play with top teams like Bama and LSU.

BKbroila

August 16th, 2012
11:43 am

Whiskey Bttch…stop bragging about your 1 victory over UGA in your last 4 chances….Mark Richt owns Bama, son….

Big Crimson 75

August 16th, 2012
11:45 am

48 — Do you know where Tobby Jackson signed with coming out of HS?

PR

August 16th, 2012
11:46 am

lol at Whiskey Breath. One win for Bama in the last decade against UGA. How many losses again?

Nick

August 16th, 2012
11:47 am

Hey Rick James, it’s also its, not it’s.
My point, if you’re going to call out someone for a spelling or grammatical error, at least be sure not to do basically the same thing yourself!

But your point was also taken as well. The guy is obviously a moron!

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ATL Sports Fan

August 16th, 2012
11:52 am

From everything I’ve been told, he is not picking UGA. They are holding out for Kelsey Griffin and Toby Johnson.

ARdawg

August 16th, 2012
11:53 am

Whiskey Breath
Nothing to do with the one time you’ve beaten UGA in the last decade. It has more to do with the fact that your mothers and sisters can’t stay away from breeding with the barnyard animals and creating more of you morons

The Man

August 16th, 2012
12:01 pm

For some reason, I thought you could only sign 25 a year. Either they don’t expect all to show up, or they will have to tell a kid they don’t have a scholarship for them…Football can be so dirty, and coaches have these kids thinking they truly have their best interest at heart.

Observer

August 16th, 2012
12:06 pm

Mark richt owns Bama? In who’s mind?

GoBigDog

August 16th, 2012
12:08 pm

Lots of knowledgeable Dawg fans picking this one as Vandy…

Duluth Dawg

August 16th, 2012
12:12 pm

Whiskey- Yes, you may have a blackout jersey only if I can have one of those UL-Monroe jersey’s or a cover for my free textbook or maybe you could recommend a high school that would ‘take care of me academically’ or maybe you could call Mike Price and ask him about a good strip club to visit. Any of those would do.

WDE

August 16th, 2012
12:23 pm

@Duluth Dawg I think your being mean to ol Whiskey…..good job !

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

August 16th, 2012
12:24 pm

Whiskey breath – your are correct sir!

“sore losers”

Respect Lord Saban

kingdaddy

August 16th, 2012
12:25 pm

Whiskey Breath
you’ve brought more embarrassment on your own team than you have UGA, LOL. Maybe you could cut down on the probations and violations just a little, nah, then you couldn’t win all those N.C.s you’re so proud of. You spend a lot of time on the AJC/sports blog bragging. Funny, I don’t remember what you had to brag about on the 27 secondary violations you “admitted”.
UGAs not worried about Bama, don’t know why you’re worried about us…

Just Asking

August 16th, 2012
12:27 pm

Do we really need to be going for a 3* player when there are still 4’s and 5’s out there? Perhaps he will be a 4 star recruit by signing day? I’d love to hear what the coaches have to say about him, but with all the NCAA rules I guess that’s out.

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

August 16th, 2012
12:34 pm

To Whom It May Concern,

ALABAMA: 2 out of the last 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!

Subject closed.

Respect LORD SABAN

kingdaddy

August 16th, 2012
12:36 pm

The Mam
If you didn’t understand it the first One, Thousand times it was explained, I doubt it would do any good to explain it again. You’re better off not knowing. For you ignorance is bliss…

WDE

August 16th, 2012
12:42 pm

@Just Asking good question but keep in mind David Pollack was a 3 star out of HS and he did turn out OK.

Dawg-Gawn

August 16th, 2012
12:43 pm

Jay Woods all Dawg

@Big Crim: Woods is a DE – Adams to the Barn, UGA wants JUCO Toby Johnson DT 6′4″ 305 lbs he will be a December Grad, from Hutchinson C. C. Kansas and be able to enroll at UGA in Jan.

On another note; I was impressed with Bama’s DT Jesse Williams, on his ability to bench 600 lbs