State’s No. 1 DB flips from South Carolina to UGA

UGA commits Brendan Langley (left) and Quincy Mauger of Kell High School (AJC)

UGA commits Brendan Langley (left) and Quincy Mauger of Kell High School (AJC)

Longtime UGA football recruit Tray Matthews predicted a commitment for the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

He was right.

Brendan Langley, a highly-regarded cornerback from Kell High School, told the AJC he committed to UGA on Tuesday after backing off his pledge to South Carolina earlier in the day.

“There’s no place like home,” Langley said in a text message.

Langley is a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder who has the height that UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham covets at the corner position. Langley is a consensus 4-star and considered by some to be the state’s No. 1 prospect at cornerback.

UGA now has 28 commitments for its 2013 class, including six that will play either cornerback or safety – two positions of need because the Bulldogs will suffer heavy losses at both after this season due to graduation.

Langley has had a hot-cold recruiting relationship with UGA, which was the first school to offer him a football scholarship. At one point, he had UGA and Alabama as his co-leaders then abruptly knocked the Bulldogs down to No. 4 for a “miscommunication” he would not elaborate on. That was shortly before he committed to South Carolina last summer.

Grantham has never given up on Langley, who attended last week’s game between the Bulldogs and Georgia Southern. Another big factor in UGA’s favor was that his Kell teammate, Quincy Mauger, is also committed to the Bulldogs.

Matthews, who accurately predicted an impending UGA commitment Twitter on Tuesday night, also projects to play safety at UGA.

Langley has also said that he plans to try out for UGA’s basketball team, although he only played nine games at Kell last season as a junior before quitting due to an ankle injury. Langley said he wants to play point guard for the Bulldogs after playing forward in high school.

Langley’s flip to UGA, which has been rumored to be in the process for weeks, may have impacted the decision of JC DB Steven Nelson, who de-committed from UGA last week. Nelson said he hadn’t heard much from UGA since committing to Bulldogs last February.

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151 comments Add your comment

Ryan

November 20th, 2012
1:04 pm

Go Dawgs! 1st?

Tickle Monster

November 20th, 2012
1:09 pm

38-0

November 20th, 2012
1:13 pm

They will continue the legacy of beating the NERDS!!!

Jason

November 20th, 2012
1:13 pm

Awe spurrier you mad?

38-0

November 20th, 2012
1:14 pm

GATA! Where the trolls at?

UGA grad Class of 1800

November 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

The rich get richer. How many commits does Tech have? Like 2? lol. Go Dawgs! Reel em in boys! will this guy play corner or safety?

Bernie Matt

November 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

Southside Dawg

November 20th, 2012
1:21 pm

Congrats, Brendan! Go Dawgs!!

BadDawg

November 20th, 2012
1:23 pm

Congrats. Coach em up!

kingdaddy

November 20th, 2012
1:23 pm

Looks like an awesome corner to me. Could put some weight on and be the next “big saftey”…

ryan

November 20th, 2012
1:26 pm

Great news Tray Mathews is the man he called it Langley awesome GO DAWGS !

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
1:26 pm

#1 DB in the State commits and is enrolling next month. Where are all the morons that claim Richt has lost control of recruiting in the state? I would much rather have this kid than the JUCO kid that decomitted last week. This guy is 6′1″ rangey and fast. Grantham likes these big rangey corners.

This class is loaded. When we add M Adams, L Tunsil, A Kamara, J Rumph and Toby Johnson it will be complete. Who knows maybe, just maybe we can sneak a R Foster in there.

Go Dawgs!!!

Joey

November 20th, 2012
1:28 pm

Atta boy!

Welcome.

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
1:29 pm

Kingdaddy,

Why would we move him to safety? We have several safeties already committed including his buddy Q Mauger. At 6′1″ 188lbs he’s the prototypical big corner that Grantham and Lakatos are looking for. They like there corners to be at least 6 feet tall so they can match up 1 on 1 with big physical receivers. Grantham’s scheme calls for a lot of blitzing and leaving corners 1 on 1.

UGA grad Class of 1800

November 20th, 2012
1:30 pm

The good news is that most of our recruits are early-enrollments so they can get acclimated to the college life and get a jump start on being prepared to play right away!

Cdpridg

November 20th, 2012
1:30 pm

Nice…represent your state Brendan! If you want to play for championships…go to Athens….the rest…well they sit at home and watch…

Tech Actuary

November 20th, 2012
1:32 pm

It’s amazing how quickly the conversation steers back to Tech and the “Nerds” (very creative by the way). If we’re so insignificant, then why do you waste your time and energy talking about us?

For you Tech fans, I have a recreational activity for you: Copy all of the comments from a UGA blog, dump them into word, and then run spell check. After a few seconds smoke will begin to pour out of your computer.

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
1:34 pm

By my count that is 5 of the top 10 players in the stae committed to UGA with M Adams, A Kamara still to come. That will be 7 of ten… but we’ve lost control of recruiting in this state according to many dummies on this blog.

We also now have the top 2 CB’s committed in Shaq Wiggins and Langley. We have 4 CB’s and $ Safteys committied in this class. Much neede help in the secondary.

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
1:37 pm

Tech Actuary,

Oh you’re so brilliant with your spelling aren’t you. Typical nerd. 2 questions:

1. If you and your tech buddies are so smart why do you need a spell check anyway?

2. If it bothers you so much that we’re calling you nerds, why do you read the posts on an article about a UGA recruit committing? Maybe you should stick to the tech stuff dbag.

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
1:38 pm

“It’s amazing how quickly the conversation steers back to Tech and the “Nerds” (very creative by the way). If we’re so insignificant, then why do you waste your time and energy talking about us?”

Uhhh… Maybe because it’s Tech week. You think that might have something to do with it nerd?

Tide Roll

November 20th, 2012
1:41 pm

I’m working on an angle about how racist this is, but I’m having a hard time. Sort of “writer’s block”. But not to worry, I’ll come up with something.

DIT

November 20th, 2012
1:42 pm

@DawgFaithful – 1:37pm – Great Post!……..Notice the Silence!

Buzz

November 20th, 2012
1:44 pm

Fitting that the activity mentioned in the previous post by Tech Actuary is considered recreational by him and his following. Run grammar check while your at it and you will really get the giggles. It is sad that Tech graduates and fans cannot talk football. I actually miss the days when your program was more competitive.

ryan

November 20th, 2012
1:46 pm

We will see who has the last laugh Tech you have never faced a defense like ours Jarvis Jones is coming be warned .

ryan

November 20th, 2012
1:48 pm

Tide Roll alert: the troll is coming .

slydog

November 20th, 2012
1:49 pm

@DawgFaithful

Stop being so dishonest. Richt did lose control of recruiting in this state.
#1. Winning and the potential of going to the BCS title game, combined with plenty of open spots on the depth chart helps, ALOT!!!
#2. Alabam, LSU, Auburn, and Florida have kicked our rear ends on the field and in recruiting, including this state, during the past 5-6 years. Those programs came, saw, and got mosst of the players they coveted in this state. Again, beating Florida twice in a row and WINNING helps, again, ALOT!!!
#3. It was our coach, not anyone else’s, who said two years ago, “I need to take some time off and study more football…” And now I must give CMR credit where credit is due: He has taken time to fix most, not all, that was broken, both on and off the field.
#4. It was never the quantity of the recruits from this state that was missing, but the quality. There is absolutely no way a program like Georgia should have entered this season with both the #1 and #2 overall recruits in the nation, who reside in this state, to be committed to other schools and they didn’t even make their top 3. It’s 4 months later and the weather has changed and so has the season and the future prospects of this program under CMR, at least for now. REAL TALK!!!

WnE

November 20th, 2012
1:50 pm

Once upon a time we (GT) got great players out of Kell HS (Dwyer), once upon a time Cobb co. was considered GT turf for Recruiting purposes……………..

Then we hired Coach Moral Victory and the rest is history.

With his Recruits over the last 3 seasons we have 7 losses, 5 losses, and 5 more losses this season with the potential for at least 2 more losses.

Yet the BLT segment of the GT fanbase thinks he has turned a corner by beating BC, Dook, a Md. team with a LB playing QB, and a UNC team that always makes GT look better than we really are.

17 losses over the last 3 yrs. with the potential for more, I guess we need to wait until year 10 when he “gets his recruits in the system”!

Destin Dawg

November 20th, 2012
1:51 pm

SEC Champs this year…. shot at Nat’l Champs… top recruiting class… Go Dawgs !! beat Tech !!

GA Sandlapper

November 20th, 2012
1:51 pm

ryan

November 20th, 2012
1:55 pm

I agree WnE who has Tech beaten Maryland , BC , Duke , UNC not exactly teams with winning records the only reason there going to ACC title game is because of Miami probation .

Destin Dawg

November 20th, 2012
1:56 pm

UGA 42 GT 24….. Clempson 24 S.C. 21….. FSU 35 Floriduh 24… Go dawgs !!!!

Randall "Pink" Floyd

November 20th, 2012
1:56 pm

This is the only in-state kid we’ve ever lost to USCjr who I was truly upset over. Now he’s back where he belongs. GATA.

Dumpster fire

November 20th, 2012
1:59 pm

Wow, do any recruits that matter go to tech? remember when we had recruiting battles with tech? Not anymore, Georgia’s finest will be on display this Saturday against tech and it will be the same as last year. over by the half!

UGA grad Class of 1800

November 20th, 2012
2:01 pm

The ONLY reason Tech is in the ACC title game is because Miami self imposed. Tech did not earn their way into the title game like UGA did. UGA had to beat UF, Ole Miss, Aub and not stumble once to get in and we earned it.

Who has Tech beaten? Let’s see…Presbyterian, Virginia, Boston College, Maryland (who had a LB playing QB), North Carolina and Duke. Wow! And somehow they think they’re going to beat UGA who will be the best team they’ve faced by FAR.

BigBayouDAWG

November 20th, 2012
2:01 pm

Tech Actuary – I had to take a spelling profeciency test just to gualify for my major in journalism, so don’t even think you bumbling bees have any advantage where spelling is concerned. You and yours are always coming on our blog and ranting foolishly. I doubt you have many of us who do the same on yours, but I wouldn’t know since I never visit such an irrelevant blog. Envy consumes the one harboring it.

BigBayouDAWG

November 20th, 2012
2:05 pm

Destin Dawg – as much as I like to pull against the gators I hope the cream FSU, for that will enhance our final rankiing where the computer is concerned.

Paddy

November 20th, 2012
2:05 pm

UGA Grad class of 1800……to ans your question about GT recruiting class. They have 14 and are about 2 spots away from their max this year. We now have 28 and could possibly add 3 or 4 more. That may not be spot on with the numbers but should be real close to the actual figures

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
2:09 pm

slydog,

I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from. You’re clearly not following recruiting closely. You’re basing your opinion on 2 recruits when there are hundreds. When you say top 2 recruits I assume you mean Nkemdiche and R Foster. Both had UGA in there top 3. WTF are you talking about? Nkemdiche was never coming here because his mother is still pissed that we didn’t offer his brother 2 years ago. Believe me we tried. Besides many people consider Montravious Adams to be the best recruit in GA and we are in good shape to land him and 6 of the other top 10 players in GA.

How can you say Florida and LSU is out recruiting us? LSU mainly recruits Louisiana and Texas. They don’t come in here as much as Auburn, Bama and SCarolina. Florida does recruit some in south GA just like we recruit North Florida.

Last year we signe the top 2 players in GA (Jordan Jenkins and Harvey-Clemons). We stole them at the last minute from Bama and Florida respectively. Lat year we also got Theus from Florida. He was a top 3 player in there state. We also got the #1 player in NC last year in K Marshall.

The year before that was the “dream team” Malcolm mitchell was the #1 CB in america. Bama was after him hard. We got Crowell #1 RB in GA and USA. Bama was also after him. We also got Ray Drew who was the #1 player in GA.

3 years ago Ogletree was the #1 player in the state and we got him. This year we are getting 6 of 10 and the #1 player in Florida Laremy Tunsil. He has Bama and Us as his favorites. He’s not even considering Florida so I’m not sure where that remark came from. Florida recruits there own state well as they should.

Langley’s committment has nothing to do with us being in National title contention. His best friend is committed to us and we had that JUCO kid decommitt last week which looks to me like that’s what the coaches actually wanted so that they could get Langley. Way more upside in Langley.

So Iguess there’s 2 ways to look at things… Your way where we are an epic failure in recruiting and all we get is leftovers

And my way where I see us getting our pick of the top players in GA every year often signing the #1 player. It’s impossible to get them all dude. You need to do a little history check before you get on here and run off at your stupid mouth. People like you make me sick.

DIT

November 20th, 2012
2:09 pm

Not only do I want to see the Dawgs win, but we need SC and UF to win. It only helps us out. Plus, they are part of the SEC family.

HardTruth Here

November 20th, 2012
2:13 pm

Tide Roll, Nothing Racist, but the azz whipping those Black and White Kids who wear Black, Red & Silver going to put on the Double wide Ford Pickup Boys.We are a steam train rolling and your in our way to to beat Florida again.Yes Notre Dame will loose( making this again a all SEC Nat’l Title) and The worlds biggest cocktail party will go Prime time in January. If they loose, then Oregon may get beat up bad. This is the year of the DAWG, and people we moving everything outta the way.

DIT

November 20th, 2012
2:16 pm

Wow, wow, wow there HardTruth……… – Let’s just get by tech first.

HardTruth Here

November 20th, 2012
2:17 pm

They all wanna ride when the bus start rolling to winnersville, welcome aboard young man, now come prepared to play, get educated, stay drug and theft free, make know babies, and love the college experience. BECOME A DAMN GOOD DAWG!

HardTruth Here

November 20th, 2012
2:20 pm

DIT, Optimism, and never pessimism. We will blow tech up. I wanna nothing less than the Bling.

Paddy

November 20th, 2012
2:20 pm

BigBayouDAWG……with you on rooting for the Gators to win. If that comes true I will not be able to eat solid foods for 24 hrs prior to their game. It would not stay down. FSU is playing on the edge this year. They could have lost at least 1 more game than they have to this point. UF wins in a close game.

Marcus Dupree

November 20th, 2012
2:22 pm

He must have looked at UGA’s SEC schedule and then decided to switch; pretty much everyone in the SEC knows that Slive loves the dawgs.

Ole Big Dawg

November 20th, 2012
2:22 pm

Welcome to Dawg nation Brendan…lets build on what is hopefully a SEC and National Championship season!!!

Dawg_Mike

November 20th, 2012
2:22 pm

WE run this State

DawgFaithful

November 20th, 2012
2:23 pm

Slydog,

“Alabam, LSU, Auburn, and Florida have kicked our rear ends on the field and in recruiting, including this state, during the past 5-6 years.”

Last 6 years:

Vs. Bama 1-1
Vs. Auburn 5-1
Vs. LSU 1-2
Vs. Fla 3-3

I’m having trouble seeing where any of these teams is Kicking our rear ends all over the field. In fact we have lost to South Carolin 4 of the last 6 years and you didn’t even mention them so clearly you are confused. For what it’s worth though we have finished ahead of South Carolina every year in recruiting in that time period.

Really, where do you people come from. You clearly don’t follow recruiting or much of anything else but you have some how totally convinced yourself of something thaqt is as far from innacurate as you can get. Then you feel the need to get on message boards and share you ignorance with the world. I don’t know where people like you get this information from. Maybe it’s the idots in your family or the ones you work with. Whoever it is … you should stop listeining and do a little reading. Start with Rivals and 247 sports. All recruiting information from this year and the last sevarl years is right there for you inblack and white.

There is nothing worse than an ignorant GA fan that is convinced he knowledgeable about the program. Again… idiots like you amke me sick!

DIT

November 20th, 2012
2:24 pm

Very inaccurate comment there Mr. Dupree. Have you seen UGA’s schedule next year? I did not think so.

JB

November 20th, 2012
2:25 pm

Winning breeds big time players to your program. Tech can only sit by and watch.