INSIDER: Remember Joe Horn? And UGA back in contention for ex-commit

Remember Joe Horn? The former NFL wide receiver who played for the Atlanta Falcons has a son at Peachtree Ridge High School who is being recruited by D1 schools. The younger Horn, who also plays wide receiver, says he may be on the brink of committing to UCLA … BUT he’d like to get looks from UGA and LSU. How do the father and son, Joe Horn Jr., compare? Check out the video below …


EX-UGA COMMIT THINKING ABOUT PLEDGING TO BULLDOGS FOR SECOND TIME

UGA has had three de-commits in its 2013 football recruiting class, which is one of nation’s largest with 28 commitments.

WR Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., de-committed from UGA but pledged to the Bulldogs for a second time. Derrick Henry, the 5-star RB from Yulee, Fla., backed off his yearlong commitment to UGA in June, and said Tuesday on Twitter that he will announce on Sept. 27 between Alabama, Tennessee and UGA.

Will Kyrin Priester commit to UGA for a second time? (247sports.com)

Will Kyrin Priester commit to UGA for a second time? (247sports.com)

Then there’s Kyrin Priester, the speedy WR from Brookwood High School who committed to UGA only a few months after transferring from the Orlando area in April but opened his recruiting back up over the summer.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder was a surprise visitor at UGA’s season-opener last weekend because of his Brookwood teammate, linebacker Shaun McGee, who is committed to the Bulldogs.

“Shaun told me that the Georgia coaches had been asking about me,” Priester told the AJC. “I got tickets to the game and everything, and I liked it when I went up there.”

Priester liked his conversation with UGA wide receivers coach Tony Ball so much that the Bulldogs are now among his leaders, along with South Carolina and NC State.  “They told me there was a place for me if that’s where I want to be. Coach Ball said they still need another wide receiver, and if I got serious about Georgia and put them back on the table, I will have a scholarship there.”

Is Priester serious about UGA? “Yes. I like it at Georgia, and it’s close to home. I’m just looking at everybody right now.”

Priester said he will likely take a few official visits, including a trip to UGA, before making his final decision. He backed off his original commitment because “I just felt like I did it too early, and I just wanted to open things back up, to tell you the truth. I didn’t want to rush the decision.”

One last note: UGA may be on the brink of another de-commit. Trenton Brown, a JC offensive lineman from Georgia Military, is still listed as a UGA commit but named Florida as his leader on Tuesday after returning from an official visit with the Gators, according to 247sports.com’s Luke Stampini. Brown told the website. “I feel like they are being more upfront with me than Georgia, because Georgia didn’t say anything to me about playing guard when I went on my unofficial visit in early June.”

The 6-8, 350-pounder has taken official visits to Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Florida. He plans recruiting trips to Arizona on Oct. 25 and UGA on Nov. 25.

A STORY OF INSPIRATION: Louisville coach Charlie Strong was so inspired by a story on defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin of Atlanta’s Maynard Jackson High School that he tweeted a link to it. The ESPN profile noted Mauldin’s adverse background, including both parents being in jail while he was raised in foster homes. Mauldin committed to South Carolina but was not allowed to sign with the Gamecocks because they had too many commitments and he had not qualified yet. He ended up qualifying late and signed with Louisville. It has been a learning experience for the coaches. Said Cardinals assistant Clint Hurtt, “It was difficult for him to take coaching, difficult to take constructive criticism until he believed that person had his best interests in mind. He had put his trust in so many people and was always let down. He’s been through a lot of things that adults my age have never gone through.” You can read the story by clicking here.

Robert Nkemdiche is beloved by teammates for getting looks for them by colleges (AJC)

Robert Nkemdiche (AJC)

NKEMDICHE UPDATE: Robert Nkemdiche, Georgia’s first-ever prospect to be ranked No. 1 in the nation, will be presented his jersey for the Under Armour All-America high school all-star game at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at Grayson High School. The other Georgia players selected for the Jan. 4 game which will be televised by ESPN are Milton DE Carl Lawson (committed to Auburn), Dooly County DT Montravius Adams (undecided), Sandy Creek DB Shaq Wiggins (UGA), Norcross RB Alvin Kamara (undecided), Ridgeland DB Vonn Bell (undecided), Camden County QB Brice Ramsey (UGA), Central Gwinnett LB Trey Johnson (Auburn), and Mill Creek DL Kelsey Griffin (undecided).

TO VISIT OR NOT TO VISIT: UGA LB commit Reggie Carter, who registered 19 tackles for South Gwinnett last Friday in his first full game of high school football in two years after recovering from a serious knee injury, is unsure if he will visit other schools than the Bulldogs. “I don’t know. It depends. Right now, I’m solid to Georgia.” What would it depend on? “I’m 100 percent to Georgia. If I visit another school, it will be because my parents or somebody in my family may want to see that school, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and I’ve got to take advantage of it.”

UGA RB target Alvin Kamara (AJC)

UGA RB target Alvin Kamara (AJC)

THE ALVIN KAMARA SHOW: Thursday’s WSB-TV/Me-TV 2.2 high school game between Norcross and Parkview features a boatload of college prospects Norcross is led by Alvin Kamara, who is mentioned as the state’s No. 1 prospect at RB (along with Walton’s Tyren Jones). Kamara has UGA and Alabama as his leaders. Norcross DB Shon Akins is committed to Cal, while DE Jahmal Jones (6-3, 220) has offers from Colorado State, Southern Miss and Marshall. Norcross also has two of the state’s top juniors in DE Lorenzo Carter (offers from Georgia Tech, Miami, Penn State, Tennessee, Arkansas and Vanderbilt, etc.) and RB Myles Autry (Georgia Tech, UGA, Tennessee, Florida State, Penn State, Miami, etc.). Meanwhile, Parkview is led by RB Chris Carson (offers from Miami, Indiana, South Florida, Colorado State, etc.), LB Kyle Williams (offers from Indiana, Troy, Colorado State and Air Force), DB Shaq Vereen (offers from Air Force, VMI and Northern Colorado), and WR Keanu Mole (offers from Georgia State and Tennessee State). Parkview junior DB Bryce Lewis (6-1, 175) was recently offered by Vanderbilt.

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Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

September 5th, 2012
11:03 am

Georgia Fan

September 5th, 2012
11:31 am

Eric Zeier was the number #1 recruit in the nation too.

Who Cares

September 5th, 2012
11:31 am

OK whatever. So much pressure is put on these kids to commit it is silly. I say just let them sign once their junior year ends and be done with it. Give them a few weeks to back out if they feel the need to but after that then tough luck.

Now let’s turn our attention to the Mizzou Tigers. I think we will see a much different Dawg team this weekend. If not we could be in trouble especially since we are in their place and it will probably rocking since this is their first SEC home game. In either case I am psyched and can’t wait.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGA91

September 5th, 2012
11:41 am

Thought Woodward Academy’s Gerald Browner was overall #1 in 81 or 82?!

Dawglasville

September 5th, 2012
11:51 am

I can’t get excited about any of these kids until they are on the field with a G on their heads.

Gurrley = Herschel

September 5th, 2012
12:10 pm

I hope the aTm
beats up on ole sourpuss Muschamp this weekend.. he is a disgrace to the SABAN coaching tree

poopdawg

September 5th, 2012
12:23 pm

GO WESTERN KENTUCKY !

ole ball coach

September 5th, 2012
12:29 pm

Antonio Render, class of 1981, Columbia HS in Decatur was the #1 recruit in the nation as a DB. I personally know as I played against him as a JR & SR. 6′3″ 195 ran a legit 4.3. He started at UGA as a true freshman and got injured (I believe it was a neck injury) and had to give up football at some point. Their HS team ended up with like 3-4 players that played in the NFL. Most talent on one team that I have ever seen!

Holy Guacamole

September 5th, 2012
12:44 pm

Looks like a Clemson orange streak in Robert K’s hair. Or, could that be Tenn orange or AU orange. Hard to tell.

Nate the Great

September 5th, 2012
12:45 pm

I agree with who cares when it comes to the amount of pressure placed on these young men from everyone to pick their favorite college. I don’t think I would have handled it any better even now, and I am a UGA grad with a successful accounting business!! I will be amazed if Gurley can stay grounded with this kind of attention given to him…but then again this is why they choose the SEC, the spotlight and love from the fans.

The Mizzou game will be close if Georgia even has a hope to win. If anyone gets blown out it will be UGA based on the way they played last week. They can’t come out flat or else it will be a long game for everyone wearing red & black. If we aren’t ready to rip someone’s head off after the comments Richardson made, then I will personally ask CMR what we were doing to prepare for them. I am hoping that the first half of last week was a sign of preparing for this week, but I am fairly concerned that our “vaunted” defense was doing exactly what everyone was telling them, “You’re great. No one can stop you.” etc.. I am just glad we didn’t end up like Michigan playing App. State!!

harold

September 5th, 2012
1:38 pm

Dooley appears to be the surprise coach in the SEC this year. Things are heading “NORTH” on Rocky Top.

GeoffDawg

September 5th, 2012
1:45 pm

Good call Georgia Fan. Although I wonder if Zeier was really the overall #1 recruit or just the #1 QB? I don’t think things were tracked as thoroughly or obsessively in 1991 as they are today.

GeoffDawg

September 5th, 2012
1:47 pm

Also, would hate to lose Brown but I’m surprised by his comments that the coaches weren’t honest with him. That runs 180 degrees counter to what we know regarding how this staff deals with recruiting.

GeoffDawg

September 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

Surprised that Herschel wasn’t considered the #1 guy back in the day. Probably had a lot of recruiters whiff on him due to his out of the way locale.

22 SEC Titles

September 5th, 2012
1:55 pm

Kamara wantsto go to Bama so bad he can taste it, but not sure if CNS has a slot.

22 SEC Titles

September 5th, 2012
1:55 pm

Kamara wantsto go to Bama so bad he can taste it, but not sure if CNS has a slot.

Gurrley = Herschel

September 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

another day..another Nkemidocuhe story… YAWN

sogadog

September 5th, 2012
1:58 pm

Please explain to me how Trenton Brown has committed to Georgia and has Florida as his “leader”. You gotta love recruiting.

Figures.

September 5th, 2012
2:50 pm

How can you tell Jim Mora is lying?

His mouth is moving.

JB

September 5th, 2012
3:44 pm

Out of our 28, we will probably have a few more De commit. Better keep recruiting. Lot’s of time till signing day.

DownInAlbany

September 5th, 2012
3:52 pm

Unless Brown has changed his attitude (and, I TRULY hope he has) Georgia will lose nothing. He played at the local private (GISA) school here and should have totally dominated the opposition. He was lazy in the weight room (my 5′6″, 140 lb. son lifted more weight than him) and the class room (which ultimately got him kicked out). He was not academically eligible for the second semester (basketball), refusing to even turn in homework. Dawg nation…don’t sweat this one.

mark

September 5th, 2012
3:52 pm

Stan Bounds from Valdosta #1, 1971?

Crimson Crush

September 5th, 2012
4:30 pm

@ 22 SEC Titles

I am not going to put words in the young mans mouth(Kamara) . I do hope he is as serious as it has sometimes been said . The Tide staff not having a slot for for him ? I would say they do . Kamara (like Henry ) is more than just a running back only type player. That helps him stay in the mix a little longer than someone destined for only one spot … at least long enough for his previously stated time frame to announce his own decision .

Crimson Crush

September 5th, 2012
4:33 pm

“I feel like they are being more upfront with me than Georgia, because Georgia didn’t say anything to me about playing guard when I went on my unofficial visit in early June.”

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Some staffs have an easier time recruiting straight up than others ….

DownInAlbany

September 5th, 2012
4:47 pm

Crimson Crush: What did he think he was being recruited for? Running back? D-back? Prima donnas some times have a hard time BEING recruited! You can have him.

Eddy Merckx

September 5th, 2012
5:10 pm

@downinalbany Trenton Brown played and Graduated from Westover. Did he transfer to Westover? Which private school Deerfield or Sherwood? However, I agree that he is not a loss to UGA.

kingdaddy

September 5th, 2012
5:31 pm

UGA just needs to win their games. The recruits will come. Don’t worry about the decommits…

Krystals Patron

September 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

“I woke up and a typical Alabama Fan was sodomizing me”

“I poisunded them thar trees Finebaum”
================================================

Some fan bases are so ignorant and inbred, that they will commit horrendous acts of violence and vandalism, win or lose.

dmr

September 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

Georgia has got to load up this class with OL! Build in the trenches. This lack of depth each and every year for the last 3 – 5 years has become distressing. You have solid position players on offense. The running backs (specifically Gurley and Marshall look to be for real), we have the wide receivers, and a quarterback of the future. WE NEED TO LOAD UP ON THE OL! Out of a class that could top as many as 30 – 35 kids, Georgia needs to build in the trenches.

Rusty

September 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Nate the Great=Winner

“I have a successful accounting business”, “I will personally ask CMR”

How do you spell D-Bag? N-A-T-E

Crimson Crush

September 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

@Krystals Patron

Eat More Prozac

Live in Fear

Saban Will Be Gone

In Ten More Years ;-)

Crimson Crush

September 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

@DownInAlbany

I mixed my earlier post so I might not have been clear on which recruit I was referencing . I was using Trenton Brown’s quote in the article above to take a dig at the Dawg staff . I know of nothing that Kamara has said in that regard if that was who you were talking about . As far as I know it is just a straight up effort from both sides on Kamara and he has nothing bad to say about either staff .

Nothing "special" about their brains, that's for sure

September 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

And as usual with Richt recruits, 93% of them will be “Special Admits,” meaning they can barely read or write.

Tdawg

September 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

First of all I am going to have to call Brown a liar. Come on punk. Don’t give us that BS that the UGA coaches was less than honest with you. Come on. you a grown man. Fess up. You took your lying arse to Florida and bought the ” I will guarantee you a starting job on the OL if you will commit to FLA” and you bought it hook line and sinker. Come on fess up. You are the one who lied to UGA coaches when you committed to UGA. You are now just trying to cover your lying arse so that you can back out of your commit.

DownInAlbany

September 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

EddyMerkx: Brown transferred to Deerfield from Albany High and then to Westover when things didn’t work out at DWS. If I remember the story correctly, he sat out the first couple of games at Westover while eligibility issues were straightened out. Because Albany High is a magnet school, he was supposed to go back there when he went back into the public system. Like I said before, I truly hope he’s gotten his act together. He was a big disappointment in more ways than one. He was given a golden opportunity at a quality education (Dougherty County schools are deplorable, but, that’s a story for another day) and a chance to play at one of the best GISA programs (I know some will find that humorous). It was like, “PRACTICE? YOU WANT ME TO PRACTICE?” He couldn’t (or at least wouldn’t) even bench his on weight. His routine grew old with teammates and coaching staff really quick.

Beast from the East

September 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Tdawg,
No one at UF promised him anything other than an opportunity to start at either guard or tackle IF he earns it. I think UGA told him they would play him at tackle, but he’s not sold on that with Theus already on campus and y’all being in the lead for Tunsil. Obviously, I haven’t spoken to the young man, but I’m just relaying what I read from another recruiting writer down in Florida.

Crimson Crush

September 5th, 2012
7:47 pm

Speaking of Tunsil … the Tide needs a good tackle too :-)

Skint

September 5th, 2012
8:03 pm

Down, my daughter was in the same class as Trent at Deerfield. He played on defense, but didn’t make a huge difference. He had a bad attitude. He was on the basketball team, and warmed up, but was not eligible. He was athletic in BBall. As I have said, I hope a couple of years at GMC has straightened him out. His coach at GMC has spoken very highly of him. I hope we can keep him.

DownInAlbany

September 5th, 2012
8:19 pm

Skint: keep him only if the ‘tude has changed…

Dawgfan13

September 5th, 2012
8:20 pm

I would love to see what a coach like Mike Leach or Steve Spurrier would do with the QB, running backs and recievers that Georgia have!!!!!!!!!!!! I know we would average at least 30 points a game with those offensive minds!

JRW7

September 5th, 2012
8:25 pm

yea, that is funny, TB is commited to UGA, but the gators are in the lead!!’

bjohnDawg

September 5th, 2012
8:27 pm

I only care about this %$*& on signing day….outside of that it is just players going……I want to see the love from x school, but I need to weight my options…..but I need to see where my best friend/lover boy gets a scolly…and will you take my weak a*& friend because if I dont help him get a scolly he wont go BCS school because he is too small or too slow or too stupid.
And so and so wont let me play this position or assure me of that position.

I say….Lets go play missouri and let the coaches worry about recruiting. And if they dont get some linemen signed on both sides of the ballplayer ( but especially on Oline) then we should rip on them again this year like last year.

bjohnDawg

September 5th, 2012
8:29 pm

Oh heck if it makes you feel better rip on my spelling. As I see several errors now.

Ken

September 5th, 2012
10:41 pm

Joe Horn played and holds records for the Saints.

Under The Bleachers

September 5th, 2012
10:51 pm

Remember the Recruit Dillon Lee? You should, his brother plays at UGA…..

Many Many bloggers posted on this blog that he would never play a down at Alabama….well
check the box score under “Interceptions” from last Saturday night against Michigan….his name is listed with “1″.

Thanks for playing.

vanessia

September 5th, 2012
11:05 pm

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Hammerhead

September 5th, 2012
11:15 pm

If Herschel wasn’t the #1 recruit in the country his Sr yr, then I’d like to know who was…

Crimson Crush

September 6th, 2012
1:37 am

That Sea Goddess is the real deal . Back when Mike Shula was the head coach at Alabama my world too had fell apart . I tried a mixed bag of witchdoctors … high priestesses and a shaman or two . None of them really did much .

Then I found Jessica !

She did an exorcism of Bryant Denny Stadium … a complete makeover of Coach Shula’s office … and something … I am not sure what it was … in the football team’s locker and shower area .

Boy was I PLEASED with the results !!!! 3 days after Jessica had finished burning her last incense this short dark stranger showed up . He smelled slightly of sulfur and had cold piercing eyes but BOY COULD HE COACH FOOTBALL . Well … needless to say … ever since that time I am a true believer ! I EVEN GOT LUCKY RECENTLY IN A KRYSTALS IN DALLAS !!!!

Thank you Jessica Sea Goddess !!!!!

Rhall55

September 6th, 2012
9:08 am

My main question….UGA has had trouble recruiting the top black OL recently…Brandon Shell, Antonio Richardson, Avery Young, Jessemen Dunker, Brandon Greene….now they think they are going to get Tunsil….you better take a look @ your OL Coach….Gomer Friend!!! Another potential strike out on the staff….CMR, some of your staff is costing loyal UGA Fans a chance for greatness during the season!!!

Bazooka Joe

September 6th, 2012
9:52 am

Hammerhead (and other asking), back in the days when Herschel was a recruit they didnt have rankings like they do now. He was before recruiting turned into the clown show it is today.
If they had rankings then, obviously he would have been #1 in his class.