UGA’s Big Board

We’re two months away from signing day, and UGA has most of its work completed for the 2013 recruiting class.

The Bulldogs have 30 commitments, and project to sign between 33-35 in February.

Despite the SEC’s new rules on oversigning and a 25-man limit per class, UGA can sign as many 36 — as long as at least 11 enroll early. They will be “back-counted” toward the UGA’s 2012 class, which finished with a tiny group of only 14 signees (19 initially, but two did not qualify and three others enrolled early and counted toward 2011).

Here’s what UGA’s big board may look like (* denotes early enrollee):

COMMITTED

  • S *Tray Matthews, 6-2, 215, Newnan HS
  • S Paris Bostick, 6-2, 220, Tampa, Fla.
  • S Shaquille Fluker, 6-1, 205, East Mississippi JC
  • S *Quincy Mauger, 6-0, 197, Kell HS
  • S *Kennar Johnson, 6-2, 180, Mississippi Gulf Coast JC
  • CB Shaq Wiggins, 5-9, 160, Sandy Creek HS
  • CB *Brendan Langley, 6-1, 190, Kell HS
  • CB *Reggie Wilkerson, 6-0, Citra, Fla.
  • NT *Chris Mayes, 6-4, 295, Mississippi Gulf Coast JC (Spalding HS)
  • DT *John Atkins, 6-3, 320, Hargrave Military prep (Thomson HS)
  • DT DeAndre “Moose” Johnson, 6-3, 311, Northgate HS
  • DE *Leonard Floyd, 6-5, 215, Hargrave Military prep (Dodge Co. HS)
  • DE *Naim Mustafaa, 6-4, 235, Alpharetta HS
  • LB Johnny O’Neal, 6-1, 230, West Laurens HS
  • ILB *Ryne Rankin, 6-1, 231, Orlando, Fla. (Already has 9 college credits)
  • LB *Reggie Carter, 6-1, 220, South Gwinnett HS
  • LB Tim Kimbrough, 6-1, 225, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • LB Shaun McGee, 6-2, 230, Brookwood HS
  • OL Brandon Kublanow, 6-3, 290, Walton HS
  • OL *Aulden Bynum, 6-5, 250, Valwood HS
  • OG *Josh Cardiello, 6-4, 280, Buford HS
  • WR Rico Johnson, 5-11, 171, Swainsboro HS
  • WR Uriah LeMay, 6-1, 200, Matthews, N.C.
  • WR Reggie Davis, 6-1, 155, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • WR *Jonathon Rumph, 6-5, 215, Holmes JC
  • RB-WR *Tramel Terry, 5-10, 180, Goose Creek, S.C.
  • RB AJ Turman, 5-11, 200, Orlando, Fla.
  • TE Jordan Davis, 6-4, 220, Thomson HS
  • QB *Brice Ramsey, 6-2, 180, Camden County HS
  • ATH *JJ Green, 5-9, 178, Camden County HS

TOP REMAINING TARGETS

  • DT Montravius Adams, 6-3, 300, Dooly County HS (Clemson, Florida and UGA are among leaders)
  • OT Laremy Tunsil, 6-6, 260, Lake City, Fla. (UGA and Alabama are co-leaders)
  • RB Alvin Kamara, 5-10, 190, Norcross HS (Alabama and UGA are co-leaders)
  • DT Toby Johnson, 6-4, 305, Hutchinson JC (Tennessee and UGA are among leaders)
  • LB Reuben Foster, 6-1, 240, Auburn, Ala. (Committed to Auburn and considers assistant Trooper Taylor to be a father figure but still flirting with UGA)
  • OG Tyrone Crowder, 6-2, 310, Rockingham, N.C. (Clemson , North Carolina and UGA are leaders)

SOMEWHERE ON THE RADAR

  • WR Kyrin Priester, 6-1, 180, Brookwood HS (Onetime UGA commit is currently pledged to NC State despite the coaching change, but has kept in contact with Bulldogs)
  • DB Adrian Baker, 6-1, 175, Hollywood, Fla. (FSU commitment was invited to take official visit to UGA, per ESPN)
  • OL Alan Knott, 6-5, 275, Sandy Creek HS (Committed to South Carolina)
  • OL Joshua Outlaw, 6-4, 290, M.L. King HS (Former Florida commitment)
  • RB Tyren Jones, 5-8, 185, Walton HS (Committed to Alabama but may visit UGA)
  • OL DeVondre Seymour, 6-6, 290, North Gwinnett HS
  • DE Davin Bellamy, 6-5, 240, Chamblee HS (Committed to FSU but may visit UGA)
  • DE Robert Nkemdiche, 6-5, 284, Grayson HS (Favoring Ole Miss)
  • DT Jay Woods, 6-3, 275, Jefferson HS (Committed to Vanderbilt)

Note: We’ll take a look at Georgia Tech’s Big Board next

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131 comments Add your comment

Dawg^2

December 4th, 2012
4:21 am

Let’s get as many of those big linemen as we can. That was the difference maker for ‘Bama. Now that recruits can see we can compete with ‘Bama, let’s keep the local talent in state. While I’m on my soapbox, having an actual indoor practice facility and expanding Sanford stadium to 100,000 plus would definitely show recruits a commitment on par with ‘Bama.

7576DAWG

December 4th, 2012
4:26 am

Dawg^2
I will second everything you said, totally agree.

The man in blue

December 4th, 2012
4:28 am

What about Ja’qay Williams? Are they giving up on him all together because he supposedly picked Texas A&M over UGA?

Mountain Dawg

December 4th, 2012
4:31 am

Spot on, Dawg^2.

Skint

December 4th, 2012
5:13 am

Looks like the same old story. A lot of athletic players everywhere except on the OL. After a decade or so, you would have thought our coaches would have this figured out. Without Tunsil, this OL class is not very good, considering the talent in state.

Nick Saban: Supercoach

December 4th, 2012
5:16 am

Athens, GA: Where Football Careers & Literacy Go to Die

Tuscaloosa, AL IS College Football.

Row Tide!

run the damn ball

December 4th, 2012
5:50 am

We do we not recruit offensive linemen? Really? Why is our head football coach so stubborn? A refusal to change, or admit something is not working. Why is a defense with 9 potential NFL players giving up 350 yards rushing? Do you know how many yards rushing we gave up this year??? How about in the last 3 games? Against teams that couldn’t really throw the ball. I gave up after the SC meltdown and refused to drink the kool aid. It’s a damn shame that Todd Gurley won’t get better blocking.

Bubba

December 4th, 2012
6:34 am

“Row Tide”? And you say Athens, GA is where Literacy goes to die? Thanks for the laugh!!!!

Holy Guacamole

December 4th, 2012
6:51 am

I find that the main reason that I wanted UGA to win is to shut up the insufferable Bama fans for at least a year. Gee this gets old. Nothing new – just keep on thumping your chests as if you personally had something to do with the football team’s success.

Bama hasn’t always been great and will return to medocrity soon enough. I hope that I won’t act as they do when that happens.

tony

December 4th, 2012
7:04 am

If the top remaining recruits feel that they can help the dawgs get over the hump after watching the sec championship, there’s a good chance they will commit to uga. Whatever decision they make, I wish them well.

BobDawg

December 4th, 2012
7:07 am

HOLY… Fans are fans and it doesn’t matter what they say… I wanted UGA to win to shut OUR own trolls up about the program direction, coaches, etc… Plus the Pub that ND and Bama will get in the next 5-6 weeks buildup from the 4 letter network will be huge…

GT = 11 time loser to Mark Richt

December 4th, 2012
7:22 am

If any of you would bother to look at the roster, we have almost enough offensive lineman to go 3 deep. They are targeting the right number. The overall group is young and will get better. We were very thin at DB and need a couple more WR and defensive lineman. They are addressing the needs but they need to get after the 2014 group right now.

chilidawg

December 4th, 2012
7:28 am

Supercoach: thanks for taking four hours out of your busy schedule to peck that out on your keyboard for us.

tony

December 4th, 2012
7:52 am

Why would anyone thump their chest at GT? They don’t have the talent to compete against the dawgs. Pick on someone your own size. This is what I want to see happen:

Gamecocks = 11 times losers to Mark Richt

Gators = 11 times losers to Mark Richt

Tides = 11 times losers to Mark Richt

Tigers = 11 times losers to Mark Richt

BIGDAWG38

December 4th, 2012
8:10 am

Why so many DB’S???? O-LINE COACH!!!!! Come on, Dawgs!!!

mgdawg

December 4th, 2012
8:12 am

5 safety commits and only 3 oline. That really needs to be flipped around.

Atticus

December 4th, 2012
8:14 am

GET THE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN!

RedandBlackDAWG

December 4th, 2012
8:15 am

I think a lot of you are ignoring the fact that usually OL, don’t come in and play right away. It takes at least a year to get used to the speed of the college game, and bulk up muscle wise to be ready to play at that level. Theus was able to do it, but he suffered some tough times, finally getting it together and still has a lot more to learn.
UGA has recruited as well as they can at OL, and with the continuing coaching of coach friend, they are getting stronger at that position.
Some of you act as if you could recruit so much better than the guys that get paid the big bucks do, but I can assure you, you can’t. The kid makes the decision to play where he does, not the coach, and UGA offers every chance in the world for the kid to succeed at the college level.
I surely hope we get a few more, but I don’t think next year will be an immediate problem on OL. DL might be the bigger concern for UGA.

Speck Trout

December 4th, 2012
8:17 am

Where is techs big board?

Johhy football

December 4th, 2012
8:20 am

Remember when the UGa VS TECh use to be intense down to the wire type of game……
now it’s just a matter of how long before tech gives up and their fans start talking about they are smarter and football doesn’t matter.

dap01

December 4th, 2012
8:22 am

The man with blue b____s: You are the only one that has brought up Williams. What does that say about you? Stick to the topic or go back to your nerdy blogs.

Dawg1

December 4th, 2012
8:37 am

Adams
Tunsil
Foster

Those are the three Big Ones – All indications are that Adams and Tunsil look pretty good. Foster could be the suprise. If you get these three – you shore up losses on the defensive front, while continuing to build on the offensive line.

The Alabama Game hopefully taught everyone the importance of a strong offensive line. Florida is building the Alabama Model. Big talented linemen and big backs to support. That what Dooley was trying to do at UT. The offensive line he built was pretty impressive.

Everyone looks at the skill positions – we always do pretty well with that. The line is going to make us or break us in the upcoming years.

JB

December 4th, 2012
8:37 am

Better hold on to our underwear. As soon as AU and Tenn get a coach, every commit we have will be contacted by them, offered and loved on. Better count on 2-4 flips.

JB

December 4th, 2012
8:41 am

Dawgs have 9 DB’s committed and 3 OL line. After Saturday night, what’s wrong with this picture. Now, I realize the line we have is returning and will be pretty good next year, but we need a steady pipeline. I would rather see 6 Db’s and 6 OL commits.

JB

December 4th, 2012
8:44 am

What’s scary about that Bama team is how young there are. They will miss McCarran when he leaves though. QB’s are hit and miss.

BamaGeorge

December 4th, 2012
8:54 am

McCarron and running backs will be back next year. We will lose 2-3 offensive linemen . Defense will be better. Should be another strong year. Roll Tide.

JB

December 4th, 2012
8:58 am

No doubt BamaGeorge. Bama is loaded…….nice to read in the Bama paper this morning that DB Lester of Bama said he felt like he had been hit by a bus Sunday morning. He said Georgia was the most physical team he’d ever played against.

BKbroila

December 4th, 2012
9:01 am

The problem wasn’t our OLine Saturday…Everyone of that group will be playing together for at least another year, some 2-3 years…cohesion is the key….they’ll be fine…Murray is short, but he has to maneuver in the pocket to find clean throwing lanes…all those batted balls this season killed us…The Defense was not the problem….there is a reason they got plowed over in the second half…Just like last year’s SEC CG and the Bowl…They were absolutely exhausted….not out of shape, but Saban Ran, Ran, Ran, Ran and ran some more…they had the ball 38min to our 22…Get real…Gurley was bowling over their defenders…there is no reason in hell Murray should have thrown 33 passes in that game…every incomplete pass, we lose 35 seconds of ball control…We were outcoached…when we went up 11 points, we should have controlled the ball better. When we did throw, we should have run some high percentage stuff, some designed rollouts, bootlegs…Murray is a tough son of a gun, I’ll give him that much all day…He’s not made of peanut brittle…he can get out of the pocket some for crying out loud…he’s taken enough shots in his career for me to say he’s got a ton of guts, and enough legs to make plays without getting killed! Go Dawgs, Beat Nebraska…

Dawg Fud

December 4th, 2012
9:10 am

BIGDAWG38,

Because the bigger DB’s (see Saftey position) fit well at the OLB position in Grantham’s scheme.

Alec Ogletree is an example.

G-Dawg

December 4th, 2012
9:13 am

All we need was a one long drive in the fourth qtr to kill the clock…but another 3 and out…along with some questionable play calling. But i saw 110% by every player on the field. Great game!!

Dawg Fud

December 4th, 2012
9:13 am

BIGDAWG38,

The bigger players at safety can be developed into ILB or OLB in Grantham’s scheme. See Alec Ogletree.

Rally Caps

December 4th, 2012
9:16 am

Tunsil was rooting for Georgia during the SEC championship

Dawg Fud

December 4th, 2012
9:19 am

Don’t understand why we never made Bama protected the edge, ie toss sweep.

Are you telling me on 3rd and 1 that Marshall cannot get you one yard running to the sideline. The guy was state track champion of NC. That is among world class speed by some accounts.

I just don’t understand our logic (or lack thereof) sometimes. We can put ourselves in a better position to be successful (to borrow Saban’s term) in those situations.

Don’t ge me wrong, very proud of our guys and the effort.

Gman 84

December 4th, 2012
9:21 am

Regarding OL needing a redshirt year: We still need to be well stocked in O-linemen regardless of what year they come in. Todays recruits are potential starters 2-3 years from now. We need to start building quality and quantity depth if we want to be consistent year in and year out.

KD

December 4th, 2012
9:21 am

Murray is listed at 6′1” and Lemay at 6′2”, I’ve been on the sidelines this year and their is a difference of more than 1” between the two. I don’t know which way, but I have noticed this year with all the over thrown balls that Murray at times seems to throw with a little LIFT to get the passes to the receivers.

BKbroila

December 4th, 2012
9:23 am

Dawg Fud…I think Marshall was hurt….2 carries in the game…they just kept it tight lipped til kickoff and he made a go of it, but wasn’t going to be a factor…Gurley should have carried it 30+

Movin' The Chains, Bulldog-Style

December 4th, 2012
9:27 am

Every new UGA football recruit is guaranteed a set of free matching metal bracelets…

… conveniently link connected by a matching metal chain, courtesy of Clark County Correctional and State University at Athens Police.

Talk about MOVIN’ THE CHAINZ ! That is the only way they can do that in Athens.

Roll, Tide, Roll !!!!!

BKbroila

December 4th, 2012
9:27 am

Gman 84 is right…More O-linemen get injured than any other position…Ankles knees shoulders…we have brought in 4-5 blue chippers in the last 3 years that haven’t taken a damned snap for the most part

Movin' The Chains, Bulldog-Style

December 4th, 2012
9:31 am

Have fun in the McDonald’s Bowl, Bulldogs.

slydog

December 4th, 2012
9:48 am

The difference maker in the SEC championship game was the development of the players along the line of scrimmage. Georgia can sign as many as they want, but if the 2nd and 3rd level are not going to get any snaps, what difference does it make? CTG has to improve that little aspect of his overall successful tenure as DC. He has got to stop managing this defense like a professional team, where only the starters are larger contracts get the most playing time, and develop as much of his defensive unit as possible, even down to the 3rd teamers.

Delbert D.

December 4th, 2012
9:50 am

Theus did okay for not having a redshirt year. He got beaten by the pass rush some, but he will likely be a very good OT.

slydog

December 4th, 2012
9:50 am

Ray Drew, TJ Stripling, etc., bust or not, is not such sorry sap suckers that they can’t get 5-10 snaps in a game. Just sayin!!!!

slydog

December 4th, 2012
9:59 am

I guess Malcome and Samuel were hurt too?…lol

sogadog

December 4th, 2012
10:03 am

Bama proved football is won on the line of scrimmage with their powerful o line. We really need more quality offensive linemen in this class.

I am very proud of the Dawgs effort against Bama. Go Dawgs, stomp the Cornshuckers!!

JayD

December 4th, 2012
10:14 am

First – I really don’t think many of you realize just how deep UGA will be next year on the O-Line. Second – Some of the Safety commits will ultimately be inside backers i.e Olgletree. I think this is a great class – especially if they can get Tunsil and Adams. Kamara would be great, but not many carries to spare next year.

Fan

December 4th, 2012
10:39 am

For those of you talking about “big” Offensive Linemen – Do you realize that pound for pound last year’s starting O-line was the biggest/heaviest in all of football? That includes high school, college, and pro. It’s not always about how big the guys are.

ryan

December 4th, 2012
10:40 am

I agree Tunsil , Adams , Foster , Kamara sound about right i just think Crowder goes to Clemson look for Josh Outlaw to sneak in maybe Toby Johnson is going UGA ’s All Star Gala this weekend .

ryan

December 4th, 2012
10:54 am

We don’t need JaQuay we have Terry , Rumph , and 2014 K. Sanders if we don’t get Kamara UGA will go hard after Sonny Michael and Nick Chubb 2014 RB’s very good ones .

AtlDawg

December 4th, 2012
10:54 am

We are not losing any O-linemen to graduation, except Frix who is the long snapper, and we are more than likely going to bring in 5 in this class. I would go with Tunsil and Seymour. Seymour played very well when he was matched up against Nkemdiche in the playoff game a few weeks ago, he could play OT or OG at UGA. I would be fine with Outlaw, I just like Seymour a little more.

Dawg-Gawn

December 4th, 2012
11:03 am

Tunsil, Crowder and Toby Johnson will be attending the football Gala banquet this weekend. Maybe Adams too! Kamara will visit Alabama.

Word is that Crowder and Tunsil want to play together side by side on the offensive line… Crowder’s guardian has a son that already plays for Clemson… so it will be tight.

“BELIEVE” in the “G”