There’s good news and bad news for UGA about Tramel Terry, the 4-star wide receiver who has already committed to the Bulldogs twice.
The good news is that Terry will make an unofficial visit to UGA this weekend for the Ole Miss game. The bad news for the Bulldogs is that Terry will make a return trip the following weekend to Clemson, according to Palmetto Sports.
There has been rampant speculation that Terry is considering switching to Clemson — and publicly committing for a third time – after he took an official visit with the Tigers a few weeks ago. It has become such a sensitive topic that Terry has mostly avoided the topic of recruiting with reporters. However, he did throw out these comments this week to the website, which have to make UGA fans wonder:
“I’m not talking about (recruiting) right now … I’m the one who has to make the decision and live with it for the next four years. I don’t want any added pressure on me by talking about it now.”
UGA’s best hope of holding onto to Terry is his close friendship with Brice Ramsey, the QB from Camden County High School who is also committed to the Bulldogs.
A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS: One of UGA’s top remaining targets for 2013 is Laremy Tunsil, a 5-star OL from Lake City, Fla. He has Alabama and UGA as his co-leaders. Some UGA supporters have concerns about Tunsil’s close friendship with Derrick Henry, the 5-star RB from Yulee, Fla., who was pledged to UGA for a year and eventually switched to Alabama. Henry has been very outspoken, including on Twitter, with his all-out effort to recruit Tunsil to join him at Alabama. However, Tunsil told 247sports.com’s Rusty Mansell this week that he has a few friends at UGA, too. “I guess you could say that Derrick is going to play a big role in my decision,” Tunsil said. “But you know I got friends at Georgia, too. You know (Todd) Gurley, (Keith) Marshall, and (John) Theus, too, and they want me with them up there.” Tunsil said Florida and Florida State are still in the mix, too.
MORE ON HERSCHEL’S NEPHEW: One of the state’s top 2014 prospects is Milan Richard, a 6-foot-2, 223-pound tight end from Savannah’s Calvary Day high school. He’s the nephew of UGA legend Herschel Walker, and both of his parents ran track for the Bulldogs. Have the athletic genes passed on to Richard? “Yes, he’s an impressive-looking kid who is able to run very well,” Calvary Day coach Mark Stroud said. “When a kid that size can the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds at the combine, you’ve got to find a place for him at the next level. His parents have done a good job training him, and you can definitely tell some of that gene pool is showing up now.” Richard has nine early offers, including both UGA and Georgia Tech.
UPDATE ON EX-UGA COMMIT: Whatever happened to Lonnie Outlaw? He was part of the “package deal” from Wilcox County High School to UGA with QB-DB Nick Marshall. Outlaw signed with UGA out of high school but the Bulldogs knew he wasn’t going to be a qualifier and placed him at Georgia Military junior college. Outlaw remained committed to UGA for more than a year but could never meet the transfer requirements after two seasons at GMC. He ended up signing with Miles College, a Div. II school in Alabama, and is doing well. “Lonnie was a little down about not making it to UGA at the time, but he’s kind of a happy-go-lucky kid and I think he’s enjoying the opportunity he has now at Miles,” Wilcox County coach Mark Ledford said.
THIS AND THAT: Former Peachtree Ridge High School standout Bradley Roby has been named as one of the 15 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award for college football’s best defensive back. Roby is a sophomore cornerback at Ohio State and leads the nation with 16 pass breakups, along with two interceptions … Recruiting starts earlier and earlier each year, so I guess it’s never too early to begin learning names of elite prospects. Remember the name of Trey Blount, an eighth-grader at Lovinggood Middle School. He’s from Powder Springs and was recently selected to play in the 2013 Eastbay Youth All-America Bowl on Jan. 5. “This fluid receiver reminds me of a young Calvin Johnson,” said Eric Richards, National Scouting Director for Football University (FBU). “Trey is one of the more fluid route runners in the country” … Another eighth-grader who plays basketball recently was offered by Alabama. Nichel Tampa, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 point guard for 2017 by at least one recruiting service, attends Bible Baptist Christian School in Hampton and will play on the varsity this season. Tampa is famous for getting two scholarship offers the summer before she began the seventh grade from South Carolina and South Florida.
SERIES ON ROBERT NKEMDICHE AND FAMILY
WE’RE LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS AWAY FROM SIGNING DAY
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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