Posted: 3:40 pm Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Tavon Ross: Will new UGA target visit Alabama this weekend? (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

  • UPDATED: Tavon Ross has decided on Miami over Alabama for his official visit this weekend, his coach told the AJC.

Bleckley County High School safety Tavon Ross, who got a late offer from UGA and took an official visit with the Bulldogs this past weekend, is still deciding whether to take a recruiting trip to Alabama or Miami on Friday.

Ross got a late offer from Alabama last week, and Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was expected to attend Bleckley County’s basketball game on Tuesday night.

“It’s about the same,” Bleckley County coach Tracy White told the AJC. “The same four are in the mix. He doesn’t know yet where he will visit this weekend. It’s either Miami or Alabama. He doesn’t know yet. He’s talked to Miami and Alabama a lot over the phone the last two days. They are both trying to get him to come there this upcoming weekend. He doesn’t know where he’s going yet.”

3-star DB Tavon Ross (247sports.com)

3-star DB Tavon Ross (247sports.com)

Ross is the state’s hottest prospect, along with Cedar Grove High School linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams. Both have been committed to SEC schools since the summer, with Ross pledged to Missouri and Allen-Williams stating intentions to sign with South Carolina. But it hasn’t fazed other colleges from recruiting the duo.

Ross took an official visit to UGA this past weekend.

“He had a good time, and he enjoyed it,” White said. “He had a good time. He met Coach Pruitt (the new UGA defensive coordinator). He likes Coach Pruitt.

“Like Tavon said on Twitter, it was fun for him to ride in Coach Richt’s truck and go to Coach Richt’s house, as it would be anywhere. He just had a good time. It wasn’t enough to make him switch or change his mind, but you can tell that he’s got a big decision to make.”

UGA assistant Will Friend will be at Bleckley County on Wednesday, and he could be joined by Jeremy Pruitt.

Miami had an in-home visit with Ross on Monday night, and said some things that really caught his attention.

“Tavon is intrigued with Miami, the city and how they are recruiting him,” White said. “They are recruiting him as an offensive player, as a running back. So that’s a whole different spin on it.”

Ross played quarterback and defensive back for Bleckley County. Which position does he prefer in college?

“One day it’s safety, and the next day he might want to play running back — I think he just wants to play college football,” White said. “But he did say that he was intrigued by running back a little bit.”

Ross hasn’t talked to Alabama coach Nick Saban yet. “It’s all Kirby Smart,” White said.

Back to Bryson Allen-Williams: The South Carolina commit will visit Alabama and UGA over the next two weekends.

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10 comments
Infraredguy
Infraredguy

He may be interested in Bama after his visit, there may be a extra Escalade available now that the T Town cops have arrested one of the Tides players for resisting arrest.

RandyHall
RandyHall

Really not impressed by the recruiting accomplished by Will Friend....after all is said and done...can the AJC list the Coaches and the players secured by that Coach...would be interested who is working and not!!! 

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

i would really be suprised if we dont get a flip for ross after he gets a glimps at uga.  athens is WAY better and im sure he would rather play on a bigger stage then hes gonna get at uscjr.

my advise would be to not even visit bama.  the town is awful for one and i hope he remembers that if he gets hurt he will be thrown out like yesterdays garbage by nick satan.  

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

We as Dawgs fans can be a little humble... We keep players in trouble,DRUGS etc....To further add at least when the Canes get in trouble they win Championship or compete. It is true they can't sell out many of their home games for various reasons... But this I know for a fact  playing in Miami can be one of the most intense & intimidating  places to be in.All being said I hope the young man commits to the G!  GoDawgs!!

dawgeatdawg
dawgeatdawg

The---"U"------equals----DRUGS---BOOZE----HOOO''SSSSS---------LOTS OF TROUBLE


---------------------------EQUALS------COLLEGE  FAILURE------------------


Charlestondog
Charlestondog

Why would he go to Miami?  They can't even sell out their home games.


MM2
MM2

@MoistDawg "whats best is that Richt is like coack K, winning and playing by the rules.  now we wil finaly get wht we deserve, championships."  Guess that didn't work out to well for the Dawgs!