UGA beats out Texas Tech and Ole Miss for 6-foot-5 WR

UGA addressed immediate concerns at wide receiver for next season by landing the commitment of Jonathan Rumph on Wednesday night.

Rumph is 6-foot-5, 210-pounder from Mississippi’s Holmes junior college. He is a native of the Columbia, S.C., area, and he said he picked UGA over Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Florida.

UGA has 29 commitments for 2013 (AP)

UGA has 29 commitments for 2013 (AP)

Rumph is UGA’s second commitment in as many days, and he gives the Bulldogs 29 commitments for the 2013 recruiting class.

“He’s a big red zone target, similar to Marlon Brown,” said Kipp Adams of ESPN’s Dawg Nation.

“He’s going to be a guy that has an advantage over any cornerback because he’s 6-5. He’s going to win the jump ball. When you run a play-action offense, that’s exactly what you want. You want to be able to throw the ball up and have a guy come down with it. And that’s what Jonathan is going to give Georgia.”

Said 247sports national recruiting analyst Rusty Mansell: “He’s a big, tall athletic receiver who can play on the edge. He can be a big weapon in the end zone, for sure. He can also catch the ball well over the middle. He’s going to play on the outside at Georgia, but he can also play on the inside, if needed.”

Rumph is ranked as a 4-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout but wasn’t recruited too heavily out of junior college. He played quarterback at Brookland-Cayce High School, and was considered more talented in basketball than football.

Over the last two seasons, Rumph has been the leading receiver at Holmes. He is very raw and undeveloped, but has all the tools to be a starter at the D1 level.

“As far as his potential to be a big-time receiver, he’s just scratching the surface of what he can become; But he does have the physical tools to do that,” Holmes coach Jeff Koonz told RedRaidersSports.com last month.

Another UGA target at WR, Auburn commit Ja'Quay Williams, will take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend (AJC)

Another UGA target at WR, Auburn commit Ja'Quay Williams, will take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend (AJC)

WR is a position of need for UGA after the Bulldogs missed on several targets and only finished with one last year in ML King’s Blake Tibbs. Next season, UGA will be losing seniors Tevarres King and Marlon Brown to graduation, while Michael Bennett will be recovering from a serious knee injury.

For 2013, Rumph is UGA’s fourth commitment at WR, joining Uriah LeMay, Reggie Davis and Rico Johnson. Both Tramel Terry and JJ Green could play some WR – or play DB or RB. LeMay has also said some things recently on Twitter that has made some wonder about the strength of his commitment to UGA.

UGA still hopes to sign at least one more WR in this class, preferably Ja’Quay Williams, the former Sandy Creek High School standout who is committed to Auburn but taking an official visit to UGA this weekend.

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UGA24-7

November 21st, 2012
8:25 pm

Original Dawg Pound

November 21st, 2012
8:25 pm

No joke!!!

November 21st, 2012
8:26 pm

Awesome pick up dawgnation!!!! Lets get Tunsil, Adams, Ja’quay, Kamara, and steal Foster from Auburn!!! Go Dawgs baby!!

Randall "Pink" Floyd

November 21st, 2012
8:27 pm

Brown’s gone, Rumph’s in. UGA keeps reloading.

dwalk

November 21st, 2012
8:27 pm

Welcome aboard!!!!!

BigMike

November 21st, 2012
8:28 pm

Welcome to Athens Jon. I knew he would come. There is a need for him at his position, and its close to his hometown. I knew that he was coming to Athens when he said his Mother was happy about his college choice.

UF Girl

November 21st, 2012
8:29 pm

Vasi Papulu from Pacific Community College is up next.

SM9

November 21st, 2012
8:34 pm

Dawg Talk

November 21st, 2012
8:35 pm

Welcome to the team! Excellent choice by the way!

Troup Co. Dawg

November 21st, 2012
8:35 pm

Ja’Quay Williams and Reuben Foster come on down !!!!! I’m sure there is a good tattoo artist in Athens that can assist you!

Acworth_Bama

November 21st, 2012
8:37 pm

I sure am glad UGA doesnt over sign like the rest of the SEC schools. Oh, wait a minute.

BjohnDawg

November 21st, 2012
8:37 pm

Great Pickup. need more WRs for next year!

Pj

November 21st, 2012
8:39 pm

6′5″ 210 lbs – me likey

Seriously?

November 21st, 2012
8:39 pm

Awesome news, GATA Jonathan!

ryan

November 21st, 2012
8:42 pm

Lots to be Thankful for welcome Mr. Rumph to UGA rumors of more commits this Saturday 6′5′ that is some big size .

Yeah

November 21st, 2012
8:42 pm

Go Dawgs WELCOME!

Yeah

November 21st, 2012
8:42 pm

Go Dawgs WELCOME!

NCDawg

November 21st, 2012
8:47 pm

Does anybody remember what our limit is this year…aren’t we pretty close on maxing out our recruiting? I know that there is some funky math that is used with early enrollees but I’m thinking we only have like 2 or 3 spots left. I hope I’m wrong…too many good players left.

Hank the Tank

November 21st, 2012
8:52 pm

Acworth_Bama. Your comment is moronic. Learn the rules before you speak. UGA does not and is not oversigning. UGA has many more scholarships this year due to attrition and a small recruiting class size last year. You would think being a Bama fan that you would know exactly how oversigning works.

pop

November 21st, 2012
8:52 pm

welcome to the dawg nation you made the best choice

Dboy Jones

November 21st, 2012
8:52 pm

What did Lemay say on his twitter recently?

Dunker

November 21st, 2012
8:57 pm

Lemay will transfer,and little brother won’t sign. Also rumor that Terry might sign with clemson. That why Rumpe will be big, and we need Williams.

UGA grad Class of 1800

November 21st, 2012
9:04 pm

Georgia’s offense is going to be FUN to watch next year. My goodness. Gurley and Marshall are back, Murray likely will be back, the entire O-line will be back, etc.

UGA grad Class of 1800

November 21st, 2012
9:06 pm

I will agree however that we are signing too many skill guys. Where are the big boys? We need some linemen in here! Signing receivers, backs, corners, and safeties are nice but if we don’t sign some big boys in the trenches, it won’t matter.

Massive Dawg

November 21st, 2012
9:06 pm

UF Girl- is Vasi Papulu still in the mix? I thought he had USC and UCLA in his sights??? If I remember correctly, he only has two more years of eligibility. Also, any news on his younger Brother “The Rainmaker?”. Maybe with the mess at USC it will give Georgia the upper hand in landing these guys.

Bob Saccammanno

November 21st, 2012
9:08 pm

I got a peg-leg…… at the end of my stump-ah….. Shake your Rumph aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

OOOOOOHHHHHHH Go Dawgs Welcome aboard Mr Rumph -AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Steaming Pile

November 21st, 2012
9:09 pm

SHAKE YOUR RUMPH!

TIDE ROLL

November 21st, 2012
9:09 pm

Big Deal. You guys had AJ Green and lost to Colorado. You guys had Matt Stafford AND Knowshon Mareno and trailed us 31-0 at half. LSU outscored you 35-0 in the 2nd half alone last year. It’s your offensive line of scrimmage. It always was and always will be with Richt. Losing in-state talent like Chance Warmack, James Carpenter, Rokevious Watkins, Brandon Green, and Vadal Alexander, and failing to give Mike Thornton a look at offensive guard is inexcusable. And this year the Richt/Booboo braintrust are at their absolute worst! Shamire Devine, Devonte Seymour, Joshua Outlaw, Trenton Brown, Octavious Jackson,Max Garcia,among others. Top this off with what could qualify as criminal negligence by failing to go after Anthony Jennings, the first athletic quarterback you would have since DJ Shockley,(who was at quarterback the last time you won the SEC !), and there you have it. The formula for a 32 year National Title drought.

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:09 pm

Terry, Rumph, and JaQuay Williams that’s would be insane from what i heard Terry is solid he said recently he can’t wait to get to Athens i don’t what’s going on with LeMay have not heard anything on the sites 247 or Scout .

UF Girl

November 21st, 2012
9:11 pm

Wow, to have “The Tombstone” and the “Rainmaker” playing opposite ends would be terrifying.

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:12 pm

Tide Roll shut up if i hear Jennings name one more time and your same boring rants time to vote you off this board UGA is on roll get a life tide roll .

UF Girl

November 21st, 2012
9:15 pm

Turd Roll
Wait till Vasi “The Tombstone” Papulu suits up!

kerryb

November 21st, 2012
9:17 pm

Acworth_Bama
November 21st, 2012
8:37 pm

I sure am glad UGA doesnt over sign like the rest of the SEC schools. Oh, wait a minute.

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It’s not over signing when you’ve got the spots open. It’s over signing when you don’t like Bama does. UGA was down at least 10 scholarships players this year. Several of these players like Rumph are enrolling in January and will count against this year. No what you are talking about before you make a dumb comment.

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:17 pm

Tide roll is like like groundhog day says the same thing over an over what a jerk UGA will get Tunsil, Adams , Kamara , Williams , Foster and he will still say the same thing get a life Turd role .

dawgster

November 21st, 2012
9:18 pm

@Dunker, tramel is going to stay a dawg…no worry there, but not out of the realm of possibility regarding the Lemay’s…however theirfather may have something to say about it…Coach Richt stuck by Christian during his suspension and that didnt go unoticed.

BobDawg

November 21st, 2012
9:23 pm

Yeah, TR and you screwed up by not signing Johnny Football. Now you have a lousy QB that we will expose next week.

Pacific Dawg-South

November 21st, 2012
9:23 pm

I’ve been talking about Tombstone Papulu for 3 years… He’s currently enrolled at Pacific West Coast Community College. He’s a monster. He would be a perfect replacement for Jenkins or Geathers if they decide to go Pro… Instant playing time. My sources tell me Rodney Garner is heading out there ASAP to meet with this Big Samoans family.

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:23 pm

UGA does not suck this year would love to see Jarvis Jones knock the crap out Turd roll .

JB

November 21st, 2012
9:24 pm

As Obama would say…The rich keep git’en richer. Welcome to Athens. Monster class brewing. 5 or 6 spots to fill….and they will all be special…..no ” fillers”…… No UGA or Western Carolina’s decisions in the bunch( Hello Tech)…..see ya on the field.

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:27 pm

Agree 100% dawgster !

I Have a Vagina

November 21st, 2012
9:28 pm

Tide Roll, you should be ashamed of yourself. I cannot believe you.

CL

November 21st, 2012
9:31 pm

Are u serious AJC? You let this fool say stuff like this. WOW.

Big Papa

November 21st, 2012
9:32 pm

Who is this Vasi guy? I’ve never heard of him… Is he a big time recruit???

dawgster

November 21st, 2012
9:37 pm

Come on AJC…what kind of paper are you…

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:40 pm

This is why we go to 247 or other recruiting sites to get away from this junk .

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 21st, 2012
9:41 pm

Depends on how many enter early but 34 -37 range is possible as a total number signing.

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kerryb

November 21st, 2012
9:45 pm

And your idiotic comments removed.

ryan

November 21st, 2012
9:53 pm

Obama was reelected we all need to come together on thanksgiving no need for hate GO DAWGS .

Sampson

November 21st, 2012
9:57 pm

Now we need to get Laremy Tunsil! Linemen!