July 21, 2012

What does future hold?

The fact that Georgia can take up to 36 prospects in 2013 is well publicized at this point, and with 2012 signees Leonard Floyd and John Atkins having the ability to join the 2013 and take their spots, the Bulldogs are left with 12 spots to fill in the current class.

It is unclear whether or not UGA will fill all 12 of those remaining spots, but with a number of needs left in this class, it appears it would be in their best interest to do so.

Offense

At present, the it appears that the Georgia coaching staff has spots left open on the offensive line, wide receiver, running back, and tight end.

Here is UGASports' July prediction on how the Bulldogs will finish on offense"

• RB Alvin Kamara (Norcross) - Georgia was the first SEC school to offer the speedy back, and the Bulldogs have been in hot pursuit ever since. Alabama and Clemson have and will provide a great deal of competition, but the opportunity at UGA will be too much to turn down for the four star playmaker.

•RB A.J. Turman (Boone; Orlando, Fla.) - Turman just made his first visit to Athens a week ago, but luckily for the Bulldogs, he is just getting started with the recruiting process. Georgia made a big first impression and Georgia linebacker commitment Ryan Rankin (East River; Orlando, Fla.) is working hard on Turman for UGA. Once again, the opportunity will be hard to pass up.

• TE Jordan Davis (Thomson) - Davis was offered by the Bulldogs at the Mark Richt Mini Camp in June, and immediately made an appearance in his top three with South Carolina and Florida. At this point, South Carolina has told Davis that they are full and it will come down to UGA and UF with the Bulldogs holding the geographical edge.

• WR Jonathan Rumph (Holmes Community College; Goodman, Miss.) - Rumph has admitted that UGA stands out for him, and he has an opportunity to join a Georgia's core of receivers that will be depleted after the 2012 season. He knows that, and will fit well into a vertical, play action passing game like UGA"s. Marquez North (Mallard Creek; Charlotte, N.C.) could also fit here after one of his top schools, Clemson, reeled in a commit from a top receiver on Friday, but it is tough to project him as a UGA signee until he visits campus.

• OL Trenton Brown (Georgia Military College) - Brown originally said he would decide in the fall, but he recently told UGASports that he would probably make his decision known in the next couple of weeks. Right now, Georgia has a big lead for the gigantic and athletic lineman.

• OL Laremy Tunsil (Columbia; Lake City, Fla.) - Tunsil has been UGA's top target on the offensive line from the beginning, and he knows it. The five star tackle had a five star visit to Athens last month, and several people close to Tunsil believe UGA has a solid lead at this point. It will all hinge on where he and his mother feel most comfortable and UGA has an excellent shot of being that place.

Offensive Notes

Offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour (North Gwinnet) has been long thought to be a UGA lean, and he still is if the Bulldogs have or make the room to take him. Right now, we predict that they will not.

• According to Ryan Bartow at TigerIllustrated, offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder (Richmond; Rockingham, N.C.) is down to UGA and Clemson. The Bulldogs have a chance here and we believe UGA will take Crowder if he chooses the Bulldogs. Clemson, in our opinion, has the edge at this time.

• Sources close to North say that the Bulldogs are a team that has been a "constant" for him in the last couple of years, so don't count the Bulldogs out unless North says he won't visit. At this point, he still insists that he will visit Athens this fall.

Defense

At present, UGA's staff has met many needs on the defensive side of the ball, and they will look to fill more needs on the defensive line, safety, and with one more cornerback.

Here is how UGASports predicts the Bulldogs will fill the remaining spots on defense:

• DL Kelsey Griffin (Mill Creek) - Griffin has the Bulldogs in front, and it appears that they are way out front. Some thought Griffin would commit a week ago at Dawg Night, but it appears that he will wait. At this point, there is no reason to believe that there is a team out there that will unseat Georgia atop the four star's list.

• DL Toby Johnson (Hutchinson Community College; Hutchinson, Kan.) - The Bulldogs offered Johnson this spring and have been recruiting him extremely hard since. The JUCO stud has the ability to come in and contribute right away, and told UGASports that he already has his official visit set up to Athens. He has also gone on the record as saying he wants to get back to the Peach State.

• DL Jay Woods (Jackson) - Woods has UGA in his top group of schools at this point, and the Bulldogs have made the Peach State standout a priority. There is plenty of opportunity along the defensive front for Woods, and those close to him believe he wants to stay close to home.

• CB Brendan Langley (Kell) - We are going out on a limb here because Langley hasn't spoken highly of the Bulldogs in recent weeks, and it appears there is some apprehension on his part about how he fits into UGA's future plans. With that said, his teammate, Quincy Mauger, is now a part of Georgia's class and Mauger will have some pull in the long run. The Bulldogs have some work to do here, but they have a month to do it.

S Paris Bostick (Plant; Tampa, Fla.) - Bostick named UGA in his top two and let Rivals National Analyst Chris Nee know a week ago that he planned on committing to UGA. The three star safety put postponed his announcement on Tuesday due to family issues, but we still believe Bostick chooses UGA when the time is right.

• S Shaquille Fluker (East Mississippi Community College; Scooba, Miss.) - Fluker told UGASports recently that UGA is his top team and wants to commit before the end of the summer. That spells good news for the Bulldogs as he will be a experienced addition to their 2013 class.

Defensive Notes

• Five star defensive lineman Montravius Adams (Dooly) has let UGASports know that he still has a great deal of interest in UGA, and has the Bulldogs "even with everyone else." With that said, Clemson and Auburn are the teams that are trending right now so until he gets back on campus, we aren't projecting him as a member of the 2013 class.

• A little over a week ago the rumors were flying that Newnan safety Tray Matthews and Sandy Creek cornerback Shaquille Wiggins might flip to Auburn with their good friend Reuben Foster. While that still has a chance of happening, the current information we are receiving leads us to believe that both stick with UGA in the end.

• Georgia Military safety Chris Sanders is another possible addition to this class and he plans to be in Athens this January. At this time, however, it appears that UGA has prospects that they like better so we aren't projecting him as a UGA signee.

* All predictions are subject to change, so stay tuned to UGASports and the Vault for all of the latest recruiting developments.





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