WR Tramel Terry to sign with UGA or Clemson

UGA’s biggest fears may be coming true with Tramel Terry, the celebrated WR who has already de-committed and pledged to the Bulldogs twice.

Terry will decide whether he’s going to sign scholarship papers with either UGA or Clemson at 10 a.m. Friday at Goose Creek (S.C.) High School, his coach told Palmetto Sports’ Phil Kornblut.

Goose Creek coach Chuck Reedy “said Terry appears to be split between the two schools at this point,” according to the website. Reedy is a former Clemson assistant.

It’s just the latest in a series of twists and turns with Terry’s wild recruiting ride.

There will likely be a ton of more drama next week.

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UGA coach Mark Richt will make an in-home visit with Terry on Wednesday night, according to Palmetto Sports.

And guess who gets the last face-to-face meeting? Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will sit down with Terry on Thursday night.

After Terry committed to UGA for a second time last March, it appeared that the drama was over. However, last month, Terry decided to go ahead and take an official visit to Clemson. He played it down before the trip, making it out as if he was mostly doing it just because he will only go through the recruiting process once in his life.

However, Terry apparently ended up liking Clemson much more than he thought he would. So much so that Terry has declined requests for media interviews since his Clemson trip.

Mark Richt will have an in-home visit with Tramel Terry on Wednesday (AJC/Brant Sanderlin)

Mark Richt will have an in-home visit with Tramel Terry on Wednesday (AJC/Brant Sanderlin)

Most of Terry’s recent recruiting updates have been provided by himself on Twitter. He said that UGA assistant John Lilly visited his school on Friday, the day before the SEC Championship game.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Terry is an early high school graduate and will enroll at a four-year college in January.

ANOTHER UGA COMMIT? One of UGA’s top remaining targets, former Sandy Creek High School WR Ja’Quay Williams, is taking an official visit to South Carolina this weekend and told the AJC he will make his college decision on Sunday. UGA is rumored to be the frontrunner for Williams, who is attending prep school and plans to enroll at a four-year college in January. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder originally signed with Auburn over UGA last year but fell short of NCAA entrance requirements. Williams, who de-committed from Auburn last Sunday, has also taken official visits to UGA and Texas A&M over the last few weeks. He was the state’s No. 1 prospect at WR last year and is considered better than senior coming out this year.

NKEMDICHE LIKES UGA: Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche told reporters after the Mississippi State game that his baby brother would commit “in two weeks” – and did not specifically name Ole Miss (but that’s what many are assuming he meant). When asked about the statement this week, Robert Nkemdiche told CBS Sports, “Nothing is going on with that. He was just happy … just no comment on that.” Robert also said he is considering Ole Miss, LSU and Clemson and “I like Georgia – they’re still in it.”

UPDATE: On Sunday night, Tramel Terry confirmed that he is sticking with UGA.





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Dawgs PC

December 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

I never thought I would say this but Tramel’s drama makes Nkemdiche look boring.

I’m not sure we need Terry and all of his drama in Athens


December 1st, 2012
2:40 pm

Tramel’s a good kid, but this drama is over the top.


December 1st, 2012
2:43 pm

Let the little drama queen go to Clemson. See ya next Sept.


December 1st, 2012
3:08 pm

Sign with Clemson,and have a nice career in the ACC. Not big enough for big boy football anyhow!


December 1st, 2012
3:10 pm

It is obvious that this kid has a follower personality, not a leader. Get a good enough salesman around a follower and you can talk him into anything. Richt is the type of coach who will not pressure you to come to Georgia where Swinney is going to give you his best hustler speech.
If Terry has that much trouble picking between Georgia , SEC power team and Clemson who will be in the top 4 every year in the ACC but would be in the bottom tier in the SEC , then maybe the SEC is too competitive for him. My point is if someone said to me, I am going to give you a new car, you can chose between an Honda Accord and a Porsche, which do you want? Wouldn’t the answer be a no brainier. If Terry needs to think about how much better being on a top team in the SEC is compared to a top team in the ACC , then he doesn’t need to go to Georgia.

Randall "Pink" Floyd

December 1st, 2012
3:20 pm

You guys act like you know him. He’s a very intelligent, respectful kid who is weighing the pressures of staying in-state vs. attending the place that has obviously captured his heart. Give him a break. UGA would be fortunate to get him. Phenomenal athlete.


December 1st, 2012
3:20 pm

Trammel, on behalf of this Dawg fan go ahead and sign with Clemson. Thee ACC is a great conference…..for basketball. Don’t need your flip flopping. We are fine at WR.


December 1st, 2012
3:25 pm

Who care?? go where you want to go…. DRAMA DRAMA not needed now, SEC championship is the hot news now


December 1st, 2012
3:29 pm

My God, there are some idiots in this fan base. Good thing for us every team has them.


December 1st, 2012
3:41 pm

Good luck Tramel , and congratulations on your scholarship .


December 1st, 2012
3:44 pm

Heck with Tramel, let’s go after some beef for the line.


December 1st, 2012
3:57 pm

Leave the kid alone and act like adults.


December 1st, 2012
5:26 pm

hahahahaha. I can tell you from the Nkemdiche drama that I feel for you dawgs. The kid is making, probably, the biggest decision of his young life. That’s difficult for anyone, to figure out what is the best fit for the rest of your life. T.T. come on to Clemson. The fact of the matter is that these guys are going to boot Richt in the matter of a few months for something – he is always on the hot seat. We put kids in the NFL, that is all that most kids care about, anyway. One way or another, next year, we will see who is laughing.


December 1st, 2012
5:28 pm


Rick James

December 1st, 2012
6:09 pm

I’d rather have Ja’Quay Williams..


December 1st, 2012
6:11 pm

Feel the electricity coming out of Atlanta today and compare it to the clown show that FSU and Tech will put on tonight. Any kid with an SEC offer who chooses to play ball in the ACC deserves to spend the rest of his life regretting it.


December 1st, 2012
8:18 pm

Tramel Terry=Durrell Robinson…sign with Clemson.

Jimmy "Jam" Garvin

December 1st, 2012
8:29 pm

Tramel sign with Clemson, we’ve gotten rid of the drama queens here at Georgia.


December 1st, 2012
8:38 pm



December 1st, 2012
8:42 pm

I am a bigger UGA fan than anyone, and don’t give a crap about TT. Sign with Clemaon uf you want to, and screw off.


December 1st, 2012
8:45 pm

These kids act like they are the only thing going on in the world…committing and de-committing. I’m to the point with it that if they commit and then talk about other schools in the running then I’d say “not only should they be in the running, but you’d better start running towards them fast because your no longer needed”…we need kids that want to be at UGA for the right reasons. Either get on the train or get off!!!

Hiding behind a conference LOGO

December 1st, 2012
9:09 pm

Texas A&M beat Bama with exactly ZERO SEC recruits, but somehow they are now in the mighty SEC and they got bigger and faster. It’s a TV Hype machine, all built for money and ratings. I was in the real Death Valley when Clemson beat UGA with Herschel, the best running back EVER in College Football and I was there when we beat Texas A&M. You guys are scared to death because you see Clemson climbing back into the national spotlight. I don’t blame you, be afraid of what we are building, that three letter LOGO isn’t going to help you next year and when we beat you all up and down the field, you will start the fire Richt garbage because just like the Vince Dooley days, you guys are poor sports, win or lose. Get used to losing to your ACC neighbors, it’s about to become SOP….Standard Operating Procedure! TT is a Tiger, get over it.


December 1st, 2012
10:11 pm

Terry…..Go to Clemson. we Don’t need your soap opera crap in Athens. Have fun playing in the ACC……..you might as well sign up to play flag football.


December 1st, 2012
10:16 pm

We have WRs. Rather have this spot for a lineman


December 1st, 2012
10:42 pm

If he’s having a press confence, that means he is flipping. Kid don’t have press confence to comit to a school they are already committed too. Give me Williams,and Rumph and we will be fine.

Just Saying

December 1st, 2012
11:11 pm

He may want to think twice about Clempson. Word in coaching circles is OC Chad Morris will leave for a HC job, could be NC State, if so he takes at least two Assts. He’s looking to get out of Clempson as soon as possible.

Terry is an outstanding talent and obviously a fine student seeing as how he is graduating early. Which brings up academics. The University of Georgia is more highly regarded than Clemson by various rating services.


December 1st, 2012
11:20 pm

Drop this Terry bozo & go get some big O & D linemen!!!

Flo - Ri - Duh

December 1st, 2012
11:35 pm

Terry has enough sense to know you turkeys out there speaking against him are likely Tech or Clemson fans We want you Trammel and practically the entire Dawg offense will be back next year minus two starting WRs


December 1st, 2012
11:59 pm

there needs to be some kind of moderation here. These comments are a total joke. they are obviously mostly rivals fans posing as uga fans trying to make us look bad to recruits. does any actual UGA fan actually think all of these totally irrational comments are from uga fans???? really???

it has been reported elsewhere that tramel will announce he is staying with uga. there is nothing to worry about here. just recruiting sites needing to sell suscriptions, anda jc needing to sell advertising spots.


December 2nd, 2012
12:35 am

Dawgs surely could have used a play maker like Tramel Terry to stretch the field today!


December 2nd, 2012
12:37 am

And doesn’t T.T. already have his roommate (Brice Ramsey) lined up for January in Athens?

Sad Richards

December 2nd, 2012
2:00 am

Richt and his recruiting clowns lose top recruits all the time as often as losing big games as we witnessed in the SECCG. Time for changes in Athens…..


December 2nd, 2012
6:52 am

Sad Richards

December 2nd, 2012
2:00 am

Your name is extremely fitting. You have no idea what you are talking about, and most likely are a tech. fan. Perhaps there is a blog out there dealing, with idiots that make statements without supporting any factual evidence.
As for Terry and NKE. they are both going to take the best offer in their minds and go with it. They have to live with it, and UGA can live with as well. You hate to see the coaches stuck trying to put a team of recruits together, when some of these guys, have trouble sticking by decisions and appear about as fickle as a girl waiting for a prom. invite, but that is college recruiting so live with it.
UGA may have lost the game in the SECCG, but I would bet, some of these recruits, still sitting on the fence, were impressed with the team, and I feel a few of them will be persuaded now, to want to be a part of the team. If they chose another team, good luck to them, but UGA and any other team losing out on them will move on. No one kid, recruited is going to make or break a recruiting class or a team, unless you are a team like Tech. where there are so many glaring needs and can not draw in the top talent, due to a lot of circumstances.

Cats hav Fleas 2

December 2nd, 2012
7:24 am

This is why I have no problem with over-signing.


December 2nd, 2012
8:11 am

sounds like this kid has his head up his behind….go play in the chump league


December 2nd, 2012
8:21 am

Cats hav Fleas 2…….UGA does not oversign, if that is what you mean. We have 30 commits now and should get about 3 or 4 more. We will have a big class and be at our 85 limit CMR is not going to play that oversigning game. He is to much of a stand-up guy

Ghost of Sinkwich

December 2nd, 2012
8:25 am

Remember Darrick; stay committed or move on,

Georgia Sports Report

December 2nd, 2012
10:57 am

Terry, commit or go away. You’re not that important. Quit being a drama queen. You’re an 18 year kid that runs fast and can catch a football. You’re a dime a dozen.


December 2nd, 2012
12:27 pm

We need linemen.


December 2nd, 2012
12:46 pm

Let the drama queen go to Clemson so his HS Coach can get his job back with Clemson. Richt should not even show up Wednesday…blow him off like he has done to the bulldogs!


December 2nd, 2012
1:47 pm

If we get JaQuay Williams by by Terry i am getting tired of it my self we don’t no drama queens we need guys that want to be dawgs period .


December 2nd, 2012
3:47 pm

I would be surprised if he signs with Clemson — I live in Summerville and if Chad (their OC) gets an offer — and he probably will — Terry may not know who the new OC will be. Dabo can recruit but he cannot coach.


December 2nd, 2012
4:15 pm

Let him go to Clemson. Two offers are one too many for a punk kid. Tried of all this drama with recruits.


December 2nd, 2012
4:22 pm

Someone give this drama queen a tampon. He must be on his period again.


December 2nd, 2012
4:28 pm

The tickets for the ACC championship was $3.50. The SEC’s cheapest seats was $350. If he is considering going to play in a 3rd rate conference, let him go. We need winners not someone following a dollar.


December 2nd, 2012
4:39 pm

Trammel is listed @ 6′, that’s a stretch, I was at UGA with my son on a recruiting trip and he walked past us and is no way 6″, I wouldn’t waste time on this kid, he is just playing with UGA.


December 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm

The staff wants JaQuay and Tramel, not one or the other. You boobs who think you know UGA recruiting crack me up.

Tom in Atl

December 2nd, 2012
6:36 pm

Hiding behind a Confernece Logo – South Carolina went into “DEATH” Valley – and beat you – with their backup QB and Backup RB’s – FSU is mauled by Florida in their own stadium, then FSU struggles to put away GT – who UGA beat like a rented mule the week before. Clemson and FSU both have good teams and good atheletes – but please – they aren’t anywhere near the top of the SEC.


December 2nd, 2012
7:48 pm

Kid sucks
Let him go
He’s vag must be hurting


December 2nd, 2012
8:17 pm

Can you write an article on Sandy Creeks coach? Why is it that every year players either are commited to UGA or they are favorites and at the last minute they say no. EVERY TIME. This is extremely odd to me.