Two of Auburn’s top football recruits to visit UGA this weekend (UPDATED)

Recruiting never stops for anything, not even holidays.

For Thanksgiving weekend, there is plenty of action going on between recruits and colleges:

Mark Richt has two high-prized Auburn recruits scheduled to visit this weekend (AJC)

Mark Richt has two high-prized Auburn recruits scheduled to visit this weekend (AJC)

  • UGA is expecting Reuben Foster to make an unofficial visit for Saturday’s Georgia Tech game, which Foster confirmed to the AJC. The 4-star linebacker from LaGrange is committed to Auburn but still flirting with UGA. For the Bulldogs, it will be important that Foster does indeed appear at Saturday’s game, with his own team at Auburn (Ala.) High School in a playoff game on late Friday night.
  • Another Auburn commitment, WR Ja’Quay Williams is scheduled to take an official visit to UGA this weekend. Williams signed with Auburn over the Bulldogs after a fierce battle last year, but did not satisfy NCAA requirements and is spending this fall at prep school. Williams was the state’s No. 1 prospect at WR last year and is considered better than any of the state’s crop of wide receivers this year. The former Sandy Creek High School standout took an official visit last weekend to Texas A&M, although UGA is considered more of a favorite.
  • More Auburn news: TE AJ Jackson, who is committed to Auburn, got an official scholarship offer from Florida State this week and will take an unofficial visit with the Seminoles this weekend. The Lovejoy High School standout is traveling down there with his good friend, DE Davin Bellamy, the Chamblee High School DE who is committed to FSU. Tucker High School WR Juwaan Williams will also make an unofficial to FSU this weekend.
  • UGA LB commit Reggie Carter of South Gwinnett High School left open the possibility of taking official visits to other schools. But it doesn’t appear that will happen. Carter will enroll at UGA in January.
  • Who commits on Thanksgiving? Tyler Vaughn, the DT from Union Grove High School. He picked Akron on Thursday.
  • Georgia Tech kicker commit Harrison Butker of Westminster high school will only take one official visit — to the Yellow Jackets. However, he still hasn’t figured out the date because he has to work it around his basketball schedule.
  • OL Will Jones, the son of former UGA safety Will Jones, may take an official visit to Harvard next month. The Richmond Academy high school product also will take an official visit to Yale in January.
  • RB Wayne Gallman, who called himself the “Grayson Uno” on Tiwtter after two of his high school teammates (Robert Nkemdiche and David Kamara) de-committed from Clemson, will take an unofficial visit with the Tigers this weekend. He’s a solid commit to Clemson and will take his official visit in January.
  • Isaac Rochell, the DE from ELCA who is committed to Notre Dame, will take his official visit with the Irish in January. Rochell, who was recruited heavily by UGA, said “I would love to see Notre Dame and Georgia in the national championship game.”
  • Mays High School WR DeAngelo Yancey is still committed to Kentucky despite the firing of Joker Phillips. Yancey said “I’m keeping my options open” until he meets with the new Kentucky staff. He may visit Wake Forest and Washington State.
  • Here’s a name of watch: ML King High School safety Jeremy Tyler recently picked up offers from Arkansas and West Virginia. He is trying to set up a trip to West Virginia.
  • Vanderbilt lost a couple of recruits before last year’s signing day. Will it happen again this year? Purdue, Ole Miss, Wake Forest and Georgia Southern are working hard on Jonesboro High School DB Taurean Ferguson, who says he is “100-percent committed” to the Commodores.
  • Zane Fields, a LB from Lovejoy High School, felt like he had an opportunity for a Tennessee offer before Derek Dooley got fired. Now Fields is waiting on the new staff for further information.
  • Our Lady of Mercy DB-WR Rashard Fant is committed to Indiana and will take his official visit there on Dec. 18.
  • Pepperell High School OL Andy Dodd is committed to LSU and will take his official visit there on Dec. 14.
  • Keshun Hill, a WR from Northside-Warner Robins High School, has an offer from Georgia Southern and is in serious talks with Missouri.
  • RB Keyante Green, the RB from ELCA who is committed to Purdue, will take his official visit with the Boilermakers this weekend.
  • Travellous Cheek, the DB from Archer High School who is committed to Cal, said that a few other colleges have contacted him about taking an official visit. Cheek is discussing it with his parents. As of right now, his only official visit is planned for Cal.
  • Milton High School OL Eason Fromayan is committed to TCU and will take an official visit there on Dec. 15.
  • Khari Alexander, the DT from Stephenson High School who is committed to Southern Miss, is hearing from Georgia State and Appalachian State. But Alexander says he’s “still loving” Southern Miss.
  • LaGrange High School WR Darius Smith is in the process of setting up an official visit to Southern Miss.
  • Hillgrove High School TE Evan Engram is committed to Ole Miss and will take an official visit there on Jan. 25.
  • McEachern High School OL Jujuan Delaney is committed to Maryland and will take an official visit there on Dec. 14.
  • Kwame Peek, the DB from Rockmart High School, has an offer from Middle Tennessee State.
  • DeAndre Wise, the OL from Alpharetta High School, has set up official visits to Texas Southern for Jan. 14, Alabama A&M on Jan. 21, and Alabama State on Jan. 28.

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44 comments Add your comment

Mountain Dawg

November 23rd, 2012
5:37 am

Mountain Dawg and UGA
Always #1

Nerds!

November 23rd, 2012
6:21 am

Notice how no one is mentioning tech?

Nerds!

November 23rd, 2012
6:24 am

Enter your comments here

SEC

November 23rd, 2012
7:01 am

Foster and Williams are smart to start visiting other schools. Auburn is looking at it’s fifth probation after the NCAA gets done investigating. Auburn assistant coaches are already banned from recruiting off campus. The only way Auburn can compete with Alabama and Georgia is break the rules and they’ve gone on probation regularly since the late 1950’s. USC has been on probation and has fallen hard. How much harder will Auburn fall on probation when they’re already losing to Vandy and Arkansas.

Bitter spoiled recruit

November 23rd, 2012
7:10 am

Foster and Williams both know the –GIG– iup a he–BRN–

like ts jumping off the sinking ship

——–TROPPER AND HIS SIDE KICK—–LOOPER are going down in flames

—-The four letter word———-NCAA

————The —PROPHET IS BROKERING THE DEAL

——-The offer from UGA includes —BOOKS—FOOD, ROOM and BOARD

—————HARD WORK REQUIRED————–take it or dont come

dap01

November 23rd, 2012
7:21 am

After years of cheating and paying for players (Scam Newton), Auburn is suffering from some serious karma. They are losing and they still are about to be put on probation, which means more years of misery.

Karma ia a b_ _ _ _ .

cpj

November 23rd, 2012
7:24 am

Nerds!

November 23rd, 2012
6:21 am

Notice how no one is mentioning tech?
________________________________

I will, Wreck tech!!!

Neutral

November 23rd, 2012
8:17 am

Sure wish Williams and Foster would announce after the Tech game they were a package deal (by way of Auburn)and commit to the DAWGS. What a great recruiting class……especially if we pick up a few of the big guys on the OL and DL. Go DAWGS!!!

Cdpridg

November 23rd, 2012
8:22 am

Come to Athens..play for championships

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
8:29 am

UGA still needs 2 top Olinemen. Waiting until the end of the year is risky. Bit us in the butt last year. I want to trust our coaches, but if we started the year with a solid Oline this year, we may have been undefeated. As it is, we seem ok, but still not an elite Oline. I love our kids and they have fought hard this year. I’ll leave it to the coaches, seeing as I have no choice, but I do wish they could “lock-up” the premire in-state kids a little earlier. I am very happy with the way the rest of the recruiting is going so far…Beat Tech…

Vampire Bill

November 23rd, 2012
8:54 am

I think a lot of dawg fans feel that way king? Not enough recruiting of linemen on both sides of the ball.

Bitter spoiled recruit

November 23rd, 2012
9:01 am

Spot crying about”O” line—–they will come onboard in JAN.

———–just like 2010 ream team members that commited in mid to

—– late JAN. OF that year.

–Its going to be a top 3 CLASS.

——Thanks to the Coaching staff—management team—PLAYERS

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
9:10 am

Vamp
I’m trying not to complain. Just want to be better prepared. Coach Friend has come a long way with these wonderful kids he has now, but UGA can and must do better to consider themselves an elite contender. I’m old-school. I love Bama. Not the fans, but the philosophy of ball control and overwhelming Defense and Special Teams. Aaron Murray is great and its nice to be able to score like a Maserati going from 0-60, but I want an NC at UGA and I don’t know if we have the right formula. Maybe we do. My girlfriend tells me I’m wrong all the time, lol. I just think we need to “rack-em & stack-em” on both sides of the line. Skill players are great, but so are THE BIG UGLIES…

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
9:17 am

Bitter
If you think we were well prepared on the Oline the last couple of years, then you aren’t as smart as I thought you were. We’re lucky Murray was a tough SOG and never got knocked out like some of the other sissy qbs in this league. Conner Shaw would have been in the ICU behind our Oline at the beginning of the year. Does 35-7 mean anything to you? It does to me…

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
9:27 am

Bitter
BTW, you talk about crying, do I need to pull some of your post from the SC LOSS??? Let’s hope not. You’re a DGD and I don’t want to go there unless I feel the need to remind you. I’m a vet too, and I won’t back down either. You make sense when you want to. I watch you like a Red-Tailed Hawk…

claytondawg

November 23rd, 2012
9:29 am

Time for more OFEENSIVE LINEMEN; this “wait and see” attitude from our coaches makes me feel a little uneasy at the moment. Hopefully, this uneasiness will change in a few weeks. From a program standpoint, the ‘Dogs should be recruiting these guys now!!!!

claytondawg

November 23rd, 2012
9:30 am

Offensive. I can’t spell, can I? See how worried I am?

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
9:52 am

Give me Tunsil & Crowder for 2013 ,and start working on 2014 now, not next Nov., Dec…

Red Five

November 23rd, 2012
9:55 am

Over by halftime! go you dirty dawgs! Wreck TECH!

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
10:06 am

And Adams & Johnson…

Speck Trout

November 23rd, 2012
10:11 am

All the way to the dome! after we wreck TECH!

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 23rd, 2012
10:18 am

JaQuay wasn’t the #1 prospect in Georgia last year – far from it.

Dawg-Gawn

November 23rd, 2012
10:25 am

Williams # 1 at WR

Tunsil = Silent Commit = patience = UGA coaches got this… OK?

“Nothing but Dawg Time”

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

Blackoutanyone?

November 23rd, 2012
1:11 pm

Tunsil wants to play with close friends D. Walker and D. Henry. Both are committed to BAMA. Do the math.

Will Dawg

November 23rd, 2012
1:31 pm

I agree that UGA needs to do a better job at recruiting the offensive line. Yet we have had some talent there. Look at our offensive line in Murrays freshman year. Gordy Glenn, Ben Jones, and Clint Boling are all starting in the NFL right now. Glenn, and Jones were there last year too. We have had some talent. Maybe not quite as much talent as everywhere else on the team but we have had some talented players there.

It sounds like we are in great shape for Tunsil. I dont know about Crowder though. Kublanow, and Cardiello look to be pretty good guard/center prospects too. I would of liked to of seen a slightly larger offensive line class in 2013 though.

Think about it though. UGA could land the best OT, and DT in the entire nation in 2013 with Tunsil and Adams. Also the best Juco DT in Johnson. The SEC’s dominace starts on the offensive and defensive lines. That would be HUGE.

Destin Dawg

November 23rd, 2012
1:43 pm

Can’t imagine why any prospect would consider Auburn…. given Chizik’s record and NCAA recruiting violations in plain view… Go dawgs Beat Tech !!

Brick

November 23rd, 2012
3:14 pm

Blackout, Bama has been exposed, no pass rush to speak of, big old slow LB who can’t cover and a secondary that has been had by the last 2 qbs they faced. Don’t screw up and let Allbarn get the SEC win. I know ESPN will try, but they will have a hard time putting Bama in the Championship 2 years in a row if they don’t win their division. As for Tunsil playing with his friends, Mama wants him at UGA, if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy, so don’t count on that one. IF Bama can get by Allbarn, UGA beats them in the Dome and plays for BCS championship, if not we will beat whoever makes it from the west.

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
3:58 pm

I love how positive everyone is now. Man it was ugly on here after the SC loss. A lot of good Doggies bailed on us and the trolls came out of every nook n cranny, but after the Florida win, the lights came on and the cockroaches and Palmetto bugs started running for cover. I am glad our fans came back to the blogs. Win this next one and we finish the regular season 11-1 which is spectacular. Then we concentrate on Bama. I am proud of these Doggies. Let’s do it ONE GAME AT A TIME…

WDE

November 23rd, 2012
4:52 pm

kingdaddy correct one game at a time and Wreck Tech to start it all off!! Go Dogs !

WDE

November 23rd, 2012
4:56 pm

@Blackoutanyone? That’s rich a Bama fan telling someone to “do the math” priceless !!

Bitter dawg fan

November 23rd, 2012
6:35 pm

@king—daddy

——True, all good——–the chickens have handed it to this class 3

years runn-in——-hard not to be a little bitter

–The Team has provin that —HARD GAME DAY PLAY EQUALS HARD PRACTICE.

——-Murray evil twinn has gone on VACATION —–

—–I work with three –BUMMER supporters—–They are being quiet

about this game——–They relize this is a game for th age’s

——notra dame will be kick to the curb by the –SEC Champs in JAN.

———PAUL FINBOMB IS A REAL A$$—-dawg hater

———-Tusk–ur—looser—–hahahahahahah

Dawg-Gawn

November 23rd, 2012
7:49 pm

@Blackoutanyone?

Nothing to do with math… all about fact!

Since when, did Nick Saban & Kirby Smart need help with recruiting?

D. Henry, D Walker…. Lol… now that’s funny!

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

kingdaddy

November 23rd, 2012
8:11 pm

Getting ready to hit the Dew Drop. Hope y’all have a safe night and are ready to go in the morning…Jose and I am riding tonight, no drinking and driving here. Thank God I’ve got a good woman who doesn’t ask me to drive her drunk-a$$ around like my 3 rd X, lol…

Special K

November 23rd, 2012
9:05 pm

Bitter spoiled recruit

November 23rd, 2012
9:51 pm

@king——–your 4th———you got bamma blood—-hahahahah

——————-have a great time tommorrow KD —go dawgs

SEC

November 24th, 2012
7:41 am

The top-rated name scheduled to attend the Iron Bowl is Vienna, Georgia defensive tackle Montravius Adams. The five-star defender is rated the nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle prospect by the 247Composite rankings of the four major recruiting services and is planning to attend the game with his mother, though a Friday night playoff game could potentially alter his plans, according to BamaOnline.

Neutral

November 24th, 2012
8:18 am

@SEC
I hope it is cool with Montravious. He is a great guy and also attended a recent UGa game with his Mom. I like that he is a “Mamma’s Boy” because they are usually the most grounded players. Hopefully he will stay home and be loyal to his state team…..especially now that he sees that UGa can play for championships. He is important to Auburn and/or Bama, but he is critical for his home state team and could make a huge difference in UGa’s continued success. I believe he will get a lot of playing time next season if he comes to Georgia…..no redshirt for that stud!!!!

tony

November 24th, 2012
9:38 am

Montravious Adam – the next Mean Joe Greene

Reuben Foster – the next Lawrence Taylor

Laremy Tunsil – the next Art Shell

Dawg-Gawn

November 24th, 2012
9:53 am

Montravius Adams decided not to attend the Iron Bowl… would rather stay home in Vienna.

Adams will also be strapping on the “G” in 2013 along with Tunsil, Foster, Kamara, Williams and Crowder.

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

GDawg

November 24th, 2012
11:07 am

Kamara visiting the Dawgs today.

Duck08

November 24th, 2012
8:52 pm

So when is Mr. Foster committing?

Kevin

November 24th, 2012
11:15 pm

Just watched this video on ESPN with Tray Matthews and Foster. It’s within the article on the Alabama win. Foster sounds like he’s just not ready to deal with the fallout of changing his commitment. Matthews said Foster is the recruit he was talking about on his latest recruiting tweet. Watch and see what you think.
http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=323290333

zbulldawg

November 25th, 2012
6:09 am

LET THE BIG DAWG EAT

danny

November 25th, 2012
12:41 pm

Does anyone know if these guys did come to the game??????