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Surprise! Son of NFL star will visit UGA this weekend

The son of one of UGA’s most famous football players will take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend.

DeVondre Seymour is a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman from North Gwinnett High School, and the son of NFL All-Pro defensive tackle Richard Seymour of the Oakland Raiders. The younger Seymour is a family relative who was adopted by the older Seymour.

DeVondre Seymour, son of NFL All-Pro and former UGA DT RIchard Seymour (AJC)

DeVondre Seymour, son of NFL All-Pro and former UGA DT Richard Seymour (AJC)

The father and son will likely take the UGA trip together.

“Yes, DeVondre did come see me this morning and say that he is taking his official visit to Georgia this weekend,” North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire said. “Richard is back home from the NFL season, and I think he’s taking DeVondre over there this weekend.”

This will be the first official visit for Seymour, who is also being recruited by Alabama, Florida and Tennessee, among others.

“I was out of town, and I just read that Rodney Garner went to Auburn,” Sphire said. “I’m sure there …

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Revolving door of college scouts for UGA target Montravius Adams

If you think your day is busy, consider the Friday schedule of 5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams of Dooly County High School, a tiny rural community located 140 miles south of Atlanta.

There is an enormous amount of pressure on new UGA defensive line coach Chris Wilson (pictured) to make a first impression on Montravius Adams (UGA SID)

There is an enormous amount of pressure on new UGA defensive line coach Chris Wilson (pictured) to make a first impression on Montravius Adams (UGA SID)

Friday is the first day of the NCAA “contact period,” and Adams will have three sets of coaches visit him at school:

  • 8:30 a.m. Meet with new UGA defensive line coach Chris Wilson, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, and offensive line coach Will Friend. This is a huge meeting for Wilson, who would be Adams’ new position coach for the Bulldogs if he signed there (after Rodney Garner left for Auburn). First impressions are always big: Adams has never met Wilson before.
  • 10 a.m. Meet with Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young, who has already made quite the impression on Adams after he took an official visit with Gators last weekend. …

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Notebook: WWRFD … What Will Reuben Foster Do? (UPDATED)

Arkansas is the most recent scholarship offer for LaGrange High School defensive end Joe Sanders, who has been best friends with 5-star Reuben Foster since the sixth grade.

Sanders committed to former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley and officially remains pledged to the Volunteers; but he is considering other options due to the coaching change.

Sanders will make an official visit this weekend to Washington, accompanied by Reuben Foster and another one of his longtime friends, Troup High School offensive tackle Maurice Swain. All three are are childhood buddies, played together at Troup last season, and are likely being recruited as a “package deal” by Washington.

New Tennessee coach Butch Jones has 3 commits from Georgia. The Volunteers are also in the chase for Carl Lawson and Vonn Bell (UT)

New Tennessee coach Butch Jones has 3 commits from Georgia. The Volunteers are also in the chase for Carl Lawson and Vonn Bell (UT)

“I don’t know about that,” said Sanders, when asked about a package deal. “I just know they (Washington) called, they wanted me to visit, and they’re supposed to offer me.”

Will Sanders and …

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Davin Bellamy: Will longtime FSU commit flip to UGA?

After UGA lost Naim Mustafaa to Oklahoma State earlier this week, the Bulldogs set their sights on Chamblee High School defensive end Davin Bellamy.

And because former UGA recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner left for Auburn, Bellamy is now seriously considering the Bulldogs.

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The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Bellamy, who is committed to Florida State, has set up an official visit to UGA for Jan. 25.

“I’m really feeling Georgia right now,” Bellamy told the AJC on Tuesday night.

When Bellamy seriously considered UGA the last time, he didn’t have the same positive feelings. He soured on the Bulldogs because of a bad experience, as first reported by ESPN DawgNation’s Kipp Adams.

“Coach Garner invited me down one weekend for an unofficial visit to get a feeling for the campus,” Bellamy said. “When we got down there, nobody knew about the meeting, and Coach Garner wasn’t even there. My …

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Ex-UGA recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner meets with 5-star Carl Lawson’s family

  • UPDATE: Lawson has set his first official visit, touring Clemson this weekend.

After Robert Nkemdiche, one of the Georgia prospects that made the biggest impression at the Under Armour All-America week was Milton High School defensive end Carl Lawson.

Lawson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, dominated practices with his pass-rushing skills. In Friday’s game, Lawson finished with one quarterback hurry.
“It was a great week,” Lawson said. “I’m a little mad because I was so close to so many quarterback sacks (in the game). These quarterbacks get that ball out there so fast. The offensive linemen were good, and when I did get free, I would get a hair away from a sack. It was a great experience. I can’t complain.”

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The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder is still officially committed to Auburn but said he will set up official visits later this week to …

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Vonn Bell on Nick Saban: “He’s a DB coach, and he’s going to be coaching me”

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Vonn Bell, the 5-star safety from Ridgeland, nearly committed after the completion of his senior season. One of the main reasons he waited was to give a fair shake to his childhood favorite, Tennessee.

His other two finalists are Ohio State and rumored frontrunner Alabama.

“I waited because I wanted to go visit the campuses again, and give Tennessee a chance because they lost their coach at the end of the year,” Bell said. “I want to give everybody an equal and fair shot.”

How does Bell feel about the Volunteers? “They’re in a slump right now but I think Butch Davis … I mean, Butch Jones, is the guy that will bring them out of that slump.”

Bell had a lot of nice things to say about Urban Meyer and his national championship at Florida. But he may have saved his highest praise for Nick Saban.

“Alabama … it just speaks for itself,” Bell said. They are in the national …

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Montravius Adams: 5-star DT to visit Clemson, Alabama and UGA next

It was a rough week and rough month for Dooly County defensive tackle Montravius Adams.

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The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder injured his ankle on the first day of Under Armour All-America practice and was diagnosed with a stress fracture. Adams, who was in a walking boot for the rest of the week, said it was related to being injured on a “chop block” in the loss to ECI in the Class A state championship game.

After Friday’s Under Armour game in St. Petersburg, Fla., Adams left immediately for an official visit to Florida.

He has also scheduled trips to Clemson, Alabama and Georgia this month.

He is deciding between Auburn, Ole Miss, North Carolina and USC for his fifth and final visit.

Adams had mixed feelings about defensive line coach Rodney Garner being hired away from Georgia. “It didn’t really change things. Well, it affected it a little bit. Me and him were really close. But it …

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Longtime UGA DE commit Naim Mustafaa flips to Oklahoma State

UGA suffered a big blow when Naim Mustafaa switched his commitment from the Bulldogs to Oklahoma State.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end from Alpharetta High School said he let UGA’s coaches know his decision a few days ago, and went public with it on Saturday. He starts college on Monday.

For the second year in a row, one of UGA's football recruits switched to ... Oklahoma State. LB Naim Mustafaa let the Bulldogs know a few days ago (247sports)

For the second year in a row, one of UGA's football recruits switched to … Oklahoma State. LB Naim Mustafaa let the Bulldogs know a few days ago (247sports)

“I kept re-evaluating my decision, and I felt like Oklahoma State was better off for me,” said Mustafaa over the telephone from Oklahoma City’s airport.

“I really like the area in Stillwater, and the team, and the tradition of the Oklahoma State program, and all of that.

“It’s hard not going to Georgia because I’m from Georgia. But I want to go to the NFL one day, so I have got to do what’s best for me.”

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UGA-bound QB Brice Ramsey shakes off three interceptions, ready for college

Brice Ramsey, UGA’s QB of the future, would’ve liked to have had a better performance to end his high school career. Then again, the Camden County product wasn’t going to beat himself too much after Friday’s Under Armour All-America game.

Camden County QB Brice Ramsey is one of 13 UGA commits that will begin college classes on Monday (247sports)

Camden County QB Brice Ramsey is one of 13 UGA commits that will begin college classes on Monday (247sports)

It was, after all, an all-star game, where kids are thrown together for only a few days. In these games, the offenses are always at a disadvantage, and everything is pretty unorganized. Think of it on the same level of a “pickup” basketball game.

Ramsey completed 5 of 16 passes with three interceptions for 64 yards in the White team’s 16-3 loss to the Black.

“It was tough,” Ramsey said. “You come out there and try to get everyone on the same page. And when everyone is not on the same page, it makes for chaos. That was what kind of happened tonight. But it was a good experience and a lot of fun.”

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