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Louisiana WR commits to UGA over Texas A&M

  • 8:10 pm Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

How often does UGA get a player out of the state of Louisiana?

Michael Chigbu, a 4-star wide receiver from New Orleans, committed to UGA over Texas A&M on Thursday night.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder made his first visit to UGA before last Friday’s Dawg Night prospect camp. He didn’t have an LSU offer but claims them from more than 15 colleges, including Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame and UCLA.

Chigbu is commit No. 17 for UGA’s recruiting class.

“Basically, Chigbu is a really good all-around receiver,” 247sports.com’s Jake Rowe said. “He can stretch the field. He makes tough catches. I think one of the things [More]

Could UGA and Georgia Tech both add commitments today?

  • 1:35 pm Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Could UGA and Georgia Tech both add commitments today?

Michael Chigbu, a 4-star wide receiver from New Orleans, will announce between UGA and Texas A&M at 8 p.m. Thursday.

According to the 247sports.com Crystal Ball predictions, UGA (58%) is slightly favored over Texas A&M (38%) for the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who is rated as the state of Louisiana’s No. 10 overall prospect.

Georgia Tech could also get a couple of commitments today: Brad and Scott Morgan, twin offensive linemen from Etowah High School, are considering accepting offers from the Yellow Jackets, according to JacketsOnline.com’s Kelly Quinlan.

The twins got offered personally by Georgia Tech’s [More]

Austin King: NC State QB commit gets looks from Notre Dame and Virginia Tech

  • 10:05 am Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UPDATE: It’s automatic these days for other schools to recruit the top committed prospects all the way until signing day, but news that Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are trying to talk with King upset still upset some N.C. State fans on Thursday. King addressed the situation with the AJC, “Although schools have contacted me, I have not told them I’m free to them. I’m fully committed to N.C. State.”

Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are still taking a look at Alpharetta High School quarterback Austin King.

The 6-foot-4 King committed to N.C. State last month over South Florida, Harvard and West [More]

UGA-bound lineman reflects on committing to Bulldogs

  • 8:02 am Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Before a couple of 5-stars committed at Dawg Night, UGA’s biggest recruiting news of the summer was the fast and furious courtship of Sage Hardin.

The 3-star offensive lineman from Marist high school earned an offer from UGA at summer camp, and committed to the Bulldogs a few weeks ago. He was also considering offers from UVA, Tennessee and Georgia Tech, among others.

Hardin’s father played college football at Georgia Tech and UVA.

Sage Hardin reflected on his UGA commitment in the below video:

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UGA target will stay at junior college rather than play in SEC this season

  • 1:36 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

The biggest surprise visitor at UGA’s Dawg Night was Justin Evans, a junior college safety who is committed to Texas A&M.

It has been a wild and wacky week for Evans, who is rated as the nation’s No. 1 safety prospect out of the junior college ranks.

And it all started when the 6-foot, 185-pounder showed up seemingly out of the blue last Friday night at UGA.

Evans, who is a rising sophomore attends Mississippi Gulf Coast junior, told GigEm247’s Taylor Hamm that he was visiting his girlfriend in Atlanta and made a last-minute decision to drive over to UGA.

Evans committed to [More]

State’s No. 1 prospect talks about why he likes UGA and Georgia Tech

  • 1:02 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Wheeler High School’s Jaylen Brown is the state’s highest-ranked college basketball prospect since Derrick Favors was the nation’s No. 1 recruit in 2009.

The 6-foot-7 Brown is rated as the No. 4 overall prospect in the country for 2015, and he will likely move up after a stellar summer with his AAU team, Game Elite.

I had a chance to closely watch Brown at the UAA Finals this past weekend, and what can I say? He looked as good as advertised.

UGA’s Mark Fox and Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory watched Brown’s every move as soon as he entered the building.

They weren’t the only ones. [More]

Mike Horton deciding soon between Florida, Alabama, UGA, Tennessee and Auburn

  • 12:04 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

One of the state’s top offensive linemen said he will make his college decision within the next few weeks.

Mike Horton, a 4-star from Lakeside-DeKalb High School, said his finalists are Alabama, UGA, Florida, Tennessee and Auburn.

Will Horton follow in the footsteps of one of his best friends (former Lakeside linebacker Adonis Thomas)? Thomas will pick between Alabama and Florida on Aug. 1.

What about UGA? What does Horton like about them?

The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder talks about all of his finalists in the below video:

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Alabama legacy transfers to North Cobb High School

  • 12:01 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

A top sleeper prospect for 2015 to watch this season is Jordan McCray.

He’s a 6-foot-5, 170-pound wide receiver who recently transferred from Walton High School to North Cobb for his senior season. McCray missed almost all of his junior year with a torn ACL.

McCray hails from a famous football family: His father, Curtis Brown, was a top wide receiver on Alabama’s 1992 national championship team. His uncle is former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Charlie Brown.

McCray doesn’t have any early offers because most scouts are waiting until they can evaluate his recovery from the knee injury. He’d like to get looks from [More]

Will nephew of UGA legend sign with Bulldogs?

  • 12:01 am Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Will the nephew of a UGA football legend sign with the Bulldogs?

Charlie Woerner is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wide receiver from Rabun County High School. And he’s ranked as the state’s No. 8 overall prospect for 2016.

His uncle is Scott Woerner, the All-America defensive back who clinched UGA’s national championship in 1980 with an interception against Notre Dame in the game’s final minutes.

Charlie already has five early offers, including UGA, Clemson, Tennessee, Duke and UNC. He also has serious interest from Alabama and FSU, among others.

Charlie’s coach at Rabun County is Lee Shaw, who is the father of former South Carolina [More]

Alabama’s Nick Saban comments on scholarship for injured Tucker football star

  • 6:38 pm Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Michael Carvell

One of the feel-good stories from this past year’s signing day was finalized on Monday.

Alabama officially got clearance from the NCAA to award a non-football scholarship to Elisha Shaw, the former Tucker High School standout who suffered a career-ending neck injury at the beginning of his senior season.

Before the injury, Shaw was rated as one of the state’s top 10 overall college football prospects for 2014. He had around 20 scholarship offers, and listed Alabama, UGA and Ole Miss as his leaders.

Shaw won’t count as a regular football scholarship, or against Alabama’s 85-man roster limit.

“We’ve always done this kind [More]