January 27, 2012

Junior Day preview



Offense

Quarterback

Camden County quarterback and Georgia commit Brice Ramsey will not be attending this Georgia Junior Day due to a visit he will be taking with his teammates to Duke. Georgia will still have two 2013 quarterbacks on campus this weekend with Walton's Parker McLeod and St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) signal caller John O'Corn. It is unlikely that Georgia will take another quarterback in this class unless Ramsey decides to go elsewhere, but McLeod and O'Corn are solid prospects with plenty of upside. Both are on UGA's radar and players to keep an eye on should Ramsey start to look around.

Running Back

The two confirmed visitors for UGA Junior Day at running back are Walton's Tyren Jones, who has a UGA offer, and Fred Coppet from St. Thomas Aquinas. Jones was one of the top running backs in the Peach State in his junior season with 2,375 yards rushing and 34 touchdowns. Coppet is a small, speedy running back with excellent hands. He has drawn interest from Oregon, Florida, and Florida State, but has yet to receive an offer.

Wide Receiver

The lone 2013 wide receiver in attendance for the Georgia Junior Day is Tucker's Juwaan Williams. The Tucker standout is small at 5-foot-10, 175-pounds, but he has excellent lateral quickness and a great burst. He was one of the more elusive pass catchers during Rising Seniors week in late December. Williams plays quarterback at Tucker, and is being recruited by Georgia Tech as a quarterback, but will likely end up as a receiver at the next level. He has SEC offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky at this time. Sandy Creek's Demarie Kitt is already one of the top receivers in the state and he is a rising junior. Sandy Creek head coach Chip Walker believes Kitt is a sure fire SEC receiver and he should know. He coached Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions and Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tight End

Thomson's Jordan Davis is the only tight end that will be on the UGA campus this weekend, but he is one to keep an eye on in 2013. UGASports was in attendance when Thomson took on Richmond Academy last fall, and Davis was one of the most impressive players on the field in regards to size and athleticism. Davis is 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, and showed nice strength and quickness for a player his size.

Offensive Line

This Junior Day is filled with offensive players in the trenches. Walton center Brandon Kublanow and Central Gwinnett offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour are the only two attendees with Georgia offers, and they are huge targets for Georgia in 2013. Both are also thought to be UGA leans. Sandy Creek's Allen Knott, St. Thomas Aquinas's Austin Bland, and Richmond Academy's Will Jones will also be on campus, and all three are possible targets should Georgia decide to widen its search for offensive linemen in 2013. All three are very similar in that they have the raw tools to be successful, but they need time to develop.

Defense

Linebacker

West Laurens inside linebacker Johnny O'Neal will be the only linebacker on the UGA campus this weekend, but he is a huge target for 2013. O'Neal has the perfect body to play inside linebacker in Georgia's 3-4 scheme at 6-foot-2 225-pounds. He also has a reputation as a humble leader with a high football IQ.

Defensive Back

Ridgeland safety Vonn Bell is the only defensive back on campus this weekend with a UGA offer, and he is an important target for the Bulldogs. It appears that with signing day less than 5 days away, Georgia won't sign a safety in the 2012 class, so they definitely want Bell to join Newnan's Tray Matthews as a 2013 commitment at the position. Two other names to keep an eye on are Sandy Creek cornerback Shaquille Wiggins and Bleckley County cornerback Derrick Farrow. Both were participants in the Georgia Rising Seniors game in December, and both were impressive. They are very similar prospects in that they are both a tad short and thin at this point, but both have elite quickness and an uncanny ability to react to the football. Coaches all over the southeast are monitoring the growth of both young cornerbacks. St. Pius 2014 safety Nick Glass will also be on campus, and he is a rising star. Glass already has excellent size at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, and developed a reputation as a solid tackler and a ball hawk in his sophomore season.

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