‘Dawg Night’ nets Georgia 5-star OT John Theus, 4 other commitments

Dawg Night ended up being a big night for the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs’ annual elite prospect camp netted five commitments on Friday, including a pledge from five-star-rated offensive tackle John Theus of Jacksonville for the Class of 2012.

Theus (6-6, 292) was a huge pickup for the Bulldogs. He’s rated top among the top three tackles in the nation by both Scout and Rivals. His brother Nathan Theus is a freshman long snapper who will be starting his UGA career this fall. Theus chose the Bulldogs over Florida and Texas. He becomes the 11th committed member of the Class of 2012.

The AJC confirmed three other commitments for Class of 2013 prospects: Quarterback Brice Ramsey of Camden County (6-3, 197); running back Derrick Henry (6-3, 225) of Yulee, Fla.; and athlete Tramel Terry (5-11, 173) of Goose Creek, S.C.

Rusty Mansell, who covers recruiting for 247Sports.com and Dawgs247.com, reported that Stanley Williams, a 2014 running back from Appalachee High in Bethelem, also committed to the Bulldogs.

Ramsey’s commitment is particularly important since Georgia is not going to sign a quarterback in the Class of 2012. Ramsey is generally considered the state’s top signalcaller in his class.

“I certainly felt like Brice was leaning that way for a long time,” Camden County coach Jeff Herron said. “He has been to Georgia camp several times. He really has a lot of respect for Coach Richt and Coach Bobo has a built a great relationship with them. I felt he was leaning toward Georgia, even though he was getting pressed when he went to Florida this summer, along with Florida State and Clemson. I felt like has always talked about Georgia differently.

“He called me tonight and said, ‘Look, Coach, I want to go ahead make it official.’ I said, ‘I certainly don’t have a problem with that Brice. Congratulations.’”

AJC recruiting reporter Michael Carvell will have more later on all these recruiting developments.

259 comments Add your comment

RomeDawg

July 15th, 2011
11:22 pm

HELL YEAH!!! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!!

daddydog

July 15th, 2011
11:27 pm

Theus huge! Come on other linemen get onboard! Great start to 2013!

Remarkable

July 15th, 2011
11:28 pm

Yea! I hope CMR stays in Athens for years to come. He can bring us great players. Look at who he’s bringing in. These are good kids AND good athletes. Go get a few more OL prospects and some defensive help.

Jwall

July 15th, 2011
11:28 pm

Is Richt asleep at the wheel, or are the people that come on here idiots?

Lord Voldemort

July 15th, 2011
11:29 pm

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Midwestdawg

July 15th, 2011
11:29 pm

Second…. great great news…we will finally get there if we keep recruiting like this…that is to the sec champ game.

Remarkable

July 15th, 2011
11:31 pm

Looks like we are set at QB and RB for some time to come. John Theus, I just got back from Jacksonville. Looking forward to seeing you play in your home town.

nash

July 15th, 2011
11:32 pm

What is amazing is the dawgs pulled a guy for the 2014 class he must be special to have an offer at this point let along to go ahead and, commit on the spot. Most people that follow recruiting have never heard of the young man to begin with. Look for Foster to be next for the 13 class according to an interview the commits for that class have already started working on him

Ron Weisley

July 15th, 2011
11:32 pm

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Aztec

July 15th, 2011
11:32 pm

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CDAWG

July 15th, 2011
11:34 pm

We will nabbed another good running back out of ELCA Keyantee Green for 2013. The kid runs through walls.

icedawg

July 15th, 2011
11:36 pm

I hope these guys stay the course, get to Athens, get a great education and have fun playing ‘tween the hedges.

Aztec

July 15th, 2011
11:37 pm

Wow let me be the 1st too congradulate the dawgs on another national championship

bgdawg

July 15th, 2011
11:37 pm

sombody’s bout to get banned…

Travis

July 15th, 2011
11:38 pm

“The kid runs through walls”

Doubt it.

bgdawg

July 15th, 2011
11:39 pm

is theus overated because he’s white??

Remarkable

July 15th, 2011
11:39 pm

Michael Carville said, 3. It will be a good “Dawg Night” if … ?

“It will be a good Dawg Night if they make a big push for elite linebackers (Jenkins, Whitehead, 2013 LB Reuben Foster of Troup County) , John Theus continues to connect with new UGA OL coach Will Friend, and they make a solid impression on the 2013 trio of Camden County QB Brice Ramsey, Yulee (Fla.) RB Derrick Henry, and Goose Creek (S.C.) WR/DB Tramel Terry. The three have become close friends, and will push for top prospect status in their respective states.”

Guess it was a good night!

AltamahaDawg

July 15th, 2011
11:41 pm

Then by all means people, continue to say Florida wanted Theus. Louder now.

Frank Lane

July 15th, 2011
11:41 pm

What spectacular news.

potterdawg

July 15th, 2011
11:43 pm

harry potter dies at the end of the new movie….GO DAWGS!

Tide Roll

July 15th, 2011
11:44 pm

Gators prefer Jessaman Dunker, J.D. Humphries, and Avery Young to Theus. Each is better athletically. Muchamp gets it.

Spike 80DF

July 15th, 2011
11:44 pm

now Richt just needs to win this year to make sure he’s around to keep these recruits once their signing days come.

Spike 80DF

July 15th, 2011
11:45 pm

yea Tide Roll, Theus is white so he must suck right? I’ve read your crap before….

SouthGaBrave

July 15th, 2011
11:45 pm

Chip (or AJC board monitor),

Thanks for giving ol’ Tide Roll aka Tide Troll, the boot! Tonight is a night for all Dawg fans to be excited. No need to even have to scroll past his biased, blatant hatred tonight!

Go Dawgs!

7576DAWG

July 15th, 2011
11:48 pm

Great job coaches now lets get some of those new Freshmen ready to help this year.

Marv

July 15th, 2011
11:48 pm

Before you get too fired up remember Ray Goff was a great recruiter but a terrible coach.

Randall "Pink" Floyd

July 15th, 2011
11:50 pm

Tide Roll you couldn’t be more misinformed. Not news, though.

SouthGaBrave

July 15th, 2011
11:50 pm

Spike 80DF,

Don’t even waste your time with that fool. He lets his (obvious) agenda get in the way of reality. I’ll trust the opinions of every scout for Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and oh yeah, my own two eyes. Theus is a stud and, besides Keith Marshall, was the priority for this class for Richt and UGA. Dunker, Young, and Humphries are great, and UGA could take them if they could get them, but you can’t get them all. UGA really wants Young, but that is something to worry about another day. Today was great.

Tide Roll,

3 of the 5 players UGA got commitments from tonight were your “type” of players. Shouldn’t you be happy about that?

You're my boy Blue!

July 15th, 2011
11:50 pm

So this year’s class is dream team II, what nice gimmick name did Richt come up for the ‘13 class?

AltamahaDawg

July 15th, 2011
11:53 pm

I think he’s calling it “Next Year’s Class”

Freedawg

July 15th, 2011
11:53 pm

Stick with Richt! He is a good coach, good man, good leader!
And parents trust and are proud to send their kids to him, and I am proud he is our coach.

Bring Back Wally Butts

July 15th, 2011
11:53 pm

Great job by the coaching/recruiting staff tonight! Good haul. Need some more OL and RB in 2012 class but I am sure that Richt and Bobo will get them before signing day. Lots of time left.

Now let’s turn our attention to getting the current crop ready for the season.

AltamahaDawg

July 15th, 2011
11:55 pm

OR, “the class full of the guys I’ll be coaching in September of 2013 “.

nash

July 16th, 2011
12:06 am

Ha was Geno at dawg night this year I heard he was offered at last years camp. I heard that the FREAK put on a show also really wish that young man would commit

aladawg

July 16th, 2011
12:14 am

I was born in Georgia and now live in Alabama (for tax purposes only). So I am very qualified to rate the people of Alabama. Just listen to Paul Finebaum and you will laugh your asses off because of the stupid nitwits that call in. So by living amoung them I can honestly say that the People in Alabama are stupid nitwit backwards people and they need to get the hell off this blog.

Savannah Dawg

July 16th, 2011
12:19 am

Hopefully Theus is on the phone with Marshal tonight telling him to come to Athens! Considering Marshal has said publicly that he stays in regualr contact with Theus hoping one day he’ll be blocking for him, one can only assume the importance of getting this huge verbal commitment.

In Richt I trust!

Columbus

July 16th, 2011
12:25 am

Geat job UGA. Welcome to UGA guys.

To all the HATERS: UGA is in great hands and we will have great recruits whether they commit in April, May or February 2012. UGA is on the way up to a National Championship and it started January 2011. We regrouped and thanks to the man that Mark Richt is, UGA get many more recruits than otherwise would come to UGA. We cant sign EVERY player but we sign ALMOST everyone we REALLY REALLY WANT. So to all you that get all hysterical when UGA doesnt sign some in-state players or dont sign any for a couple weeks while other schools do or are not really interested in some: DONT GET YOUR PANTIES IN A WAD LITTLE GIRLS! Everything is under control. Just not yours and you cant handle that. You do NOt KNOW that is going on. 90% of recruiting is not made public and certainly the recruiting plan of UGA or any other school. You peek in your xmas presents too? It is all going to be OK. So support your coach and school now or do NOT when we win the SEC and play for the national championship OK? Dont jump on the Richt bandwagon when we win 11 or more games. You losers suck.

Columbus

July 16th, 2011
12:32 am

Best QB in class. Top 3 OL in class. 2 RBs one 6-3 225!

Great job coaches with the offensive recruits. I know there is only more great ones to come between now and February! Probably all we want to come here between GT and Tennessee probation and AU’s upcoming post season ban.

2012 SEC champions…If Crowell can make Bobo look good when he calls stupid running plays at the wrong time and if we have receivers to step up. Defense is going to be AWESOME in 2012!

Old Blind Dawg

July 16th, 2011
12:34 am

noonesdawg

July 16th, 2011
12:37 am

I am a UGA grad and this is all great, but until they sign and fax the paper, it does not mean anything on either side. In fact, a few of them are saying “look how attractive I am at the dance”. Until the nutt cutting happens, it really does not matter.

Zoli

July 16th, 2011
12:39 am

Just watched Derrick Henry highlights on You Tube. That guy one big running back. I saw A.J. Green play his senior year in Summerville. This kid looks similiar to him-man amongst boys! I also checked out Ramsey’s too…kid can flick it. Good looking QB! Welcome aboard fellas!. Can’t wait to root you on.

RabidDawgFan

July 16th, 2011
12:40 am

That’s a big ol RB. 6-3, 225. He’s huge. Might wanna move him to LB before it’s said and done.

Theus will start a lot of games in his career considering we are losing Cordy Glenn and Ben Jones to the NFL.

That John Theus get was huge.

proud dawg

July 16th, 2011
12:45 am

a 2014 commit……oka fellows, this has officially become absolutely insane.

if getting a guy to commit before his senior season wasn’t cool enough, or if getting a guy to commit before his junior season wasn’t crazy as it is, the way this badboy has turned out now is….well…..let’s just send the scouts out to the playgrounds–just to have an edge over Bama…but, hey, i guess its working out alright.

D Bag Trolls!

July 16th, 2011
12:49 am

Great News for the best University in the WORLD! These kids want to be great DAWGS! They all see what the future domination is going to be and want onboard.

Great Job CMR!!

Thank you trolls for having the DAWGS ON YOUR BRAIN!!!!!

flagboy?

July 16th, 2011
12:49 am

. . . the RB from Yulee is a major get.

The kid has been a beast in high school since his sophomore year. Try looking up his stats. Way too early to say he’s a lock or will be great in college, but I heard about him last year. Pretty excited about the prospect.

Don’t move him to LB.

Mobile Dawg

July 16th, 2011
12:53 am

Got to be encouraged by the signees. Still got to prove your worth by winning games with them. RaRaRa, keep it in perspective. Until Richt wins again nothing is proved. Love your enthusiasm though, just can’t totally share it.

Altamaha @ 11:55, was that an “in your face” or what?

Big Dawg Cobb

July 16th, 2011
12:54 am

Man Great nite. I was hoping for just one or two.. GO DAWGSSSSSSSSSS

Zoli

July 16th, 2011
12:55 am

I agree flagboy….keep him at running back. Dude looks like a freak….rarely see kids that big move so well. If he doesn’t get to the 250 lb range look for him to move to LB or even a DE down the road. Depends on how he develops.

hamm

July 16th, 2011
12:56 am

That 2014 RB is a beast. I saw him play this year an he can fly, Ran a 4.28 @ Dawg nite as well

Zoli

July 16th, 2011
12:56 am

sorry does get to the 250+ range