Posted: 6:06 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

UGA’s Big Board for 2014 (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

UGA’s CLASS OF 2014 SIGNEES

  1. Hunter Atkinson, TE, 6-6, 250, West Hall: The Cincinnati commit got a last-minute call from Mark Richt and flipped to UGA. Atkinson had grayshirt offers from Alabama, Auburn and UCF.
  2. Kendall Baker, OL-DL, 6-5, 270, Marist: Versatile two-way standout could start out on offense in college
  3. Jeb Blazevich, TE, 6-5, 230, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian: Was one of bigger overall surprises at Under Armour All-America game. Has to develop blocking skills to be every-down TE
  4. Keyon Brown, DE-OLB, 6-3, 240, Wauchula (Fla.) Hardee County: Not much known about Florida pass-rusher who picked UGA over FSU and Miami
  5. Lorenzo Carter, DE, 6-5, 240, Norcross: UGA reeled in the big fish, landing the state’s No.1 overall prospect for the first time since 2011 (Josh Harvey-Clemons)
  6. Nick Chubb, RB, 5-11, 216, Cedartown: One of the most prolific running backs in GHSA history
  7. Detric Dukes, ILB, 6-0, 230, Tucker: Priority after Georgia missed on other targets, flipping from Louisville
  8. Jake Edwards, OG, 6-4, 280, Heard County: Committed within 10 minutes of being offered at Mark Richt camp
  9. Shattle Fenteng, CB, 6-2, 200, Hutchinson (Kan.) JC: Former Grayson High School standout has NFL-prototype size. Decided to not to visit Nkemdiches at Ole Miss
  10. Lamont Gaillard, DT, 6-3, 310, Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest: This was probably the biggest scare on signing day. Gaillard’s coach said he signed with UGA over Miami at 9 a.m but UGA didn’t announce it until 10:35 a.m.
  11. Gilbert Johnson, WR, 6-2, 190, Homestead (Fla.) Senior: Speedster scared UGA after he told Rivals.com on Sunday night that he would sign with Bulldogs, South Florida or Louisville .. and then went MIA. UGA can relax after he was one of team’s first signees.
  12. Rico Johnson, WR, 5-11, 178, Georgia Prep Sports Academy: Signed with Georgia last year but did not qualify academically. Raw but fast
  13. Shaquille Jones, safety, 6-2, 175, Merritt Island, Fla. (committed to Louisville): As expected, Jones flipped from Louisville to UGA on Monday. He originally pledged to South Alabama.
  14. Isaiah McKenzie, WR, 5-8, 175, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage: He got a last-minute offer from UGA and picked the Bulldogs because of his best buddy and high school teammate, 5-star Sony Michel (signed with UGA).
  15. Sony Michel, RB, 5-11, 195, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage: Led team to state title and named Florida Gatorade Player of Year
  16. Jacob Park, QB, 6-3, 205, Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford: UGA’s only early enrollee struggled in pair of all-star games after monster senior year
  17. Malkom Parrish, CB, 5-9, 186, Brooks County: Turned down opportunity to play QB at Georgia Tech
  18. Dominick Sanders, S-CB, 5-11, 185, Tucker: If not best player in DeKalb County, then tops on a high school team with 10+ D1 prospects. Older brother is former UGA DB Chris Sanders
  19. Dyshon Sims, OT, 6-4, 270, Lowndes: Raw and undeveloped but has high ceiling of potential at tackle
  20. Shakenneth Williams, WR, 6-1, 190, Rutland: “More upside than any receiver” in state, per one recruiting analyst.
  21. Isaiah Wynn, OG, 6-2, 270, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood: Took a “secret” official visit to Penn State on Jan. 24 but stuck with UGA.

UGA TARGETS HEADED ELSEWHERE

  • Tavon Ross, S, 6-1, 200, Bleckley County (signed with Missouri): The Missouri commit took an official visit to UGA but decided to stick with the Tigers. I was surprised, considering Ross was from Georgia and didn’t have a deep relationship with Missouri’s coaches.
  • Bryson Allen-Williams, LB, 6-1, 215, Cedar Grove (signed with South Carolina): Too little, too late for UGA. But a nice effort by the Bulldogs. After two weeks of heavy flirtations with UGA, Allen-Williams tweeted that he would sign with South Carolina and he did.
  • Andrew Williams, DE, 6-4, 247, ECLA (Signed with Auburn): He signed with Auburn over Clemson and Auburn. He joked with Auburn’s Gus Malzahn when he called with the news, saying “I’m sorry to inform you … That I will be attending your school,” according to 247sports.com.
  • Wesley Green, CB, 5-11, 170, M.L. King (Signed with South Carolina): The 4-star never took his official visit to UGA on the last weekend, and signed with South Carolina, probably his only official visit and probably his only option.
  • TJ Harrell, safety, 6-1, 210, Tampa (Signed with Michigan State): Took last-minute visit to UGA two weeks ago and signed with Michigan State over Louisville.
  • Kendarius Webster, DB, 5-10, 170, Stockbridge (Signed with Ole Miss): Despite overtures from UGA’s Jeremy Pruitt, he signed with Ole Miss.

UGA’s DE-COMMITS FROM 2014 CLASS

  • Nick Glass, LB-S, 6-1, 212, Peachtree Ridge (undecided): Didn’t finish out senior season with team; maybe headed to JUCO. Once upon a time (as a sophomore), Glass was one of state’s most-heavily-recruited 2014 prospects, boasting 20+ offers.
  • Demarre Kitt, WR, 6-1, 195, Sandy Creek (signed with Clemson): Enrolled early with Tigers.
  • Dontavius Russell, DT, 6-3, 275, Carrollton (signed with Auburn): Ex-UGA RC Rodney Garner had help with Auburn family connections.
  • Krenwick Sanders, WR, 6-2, 195, Wayne County (signed with Wisconsin): Florida Gators made a late but unsuccessful charge Sanders. Had a big senior season.
  • Stanley Williams, RB, 5-9, 190, George Walton Academy (signed with Kentucky): After twists and turns with UGA, he ended up at Kentucky. Williams was UGA’s first commit for 2014, pledging to the Bulldogs after his freshman year of high school.
  • Kendall Gant, S, 6-2, 180, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson (signed with Marshall): Gant flipped from UGA to Marshall the day before signing day for academic reasons. He had yet to meet NCAA academic requirements and opted to go to Marshall as a partial qualifier rather than to risk going to junior college or prep school.

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94 comments
Hines Ward MVP
Hines Ward MVP

Herrera is decent but he's only out there bc he's a senior... I like Floyd and Wilson but amarlo could've made it easy on is by just declaring for the draft after his junior year... I just want to see the best kids get a chance to play instead of playing time based on seniority

Hines Ward MVP
Hines Ward MVP

We are starting to get good depth on defense but I wonder what's going to happen with Brendan Langley? Shaq wiggins showed me that he can make the plays to help us win. D swann definitely shouldn't see the field this year if any CB can step up and make plays. Damian swann started off last year by not wrapping up Sammy Watkins and just let him score.

I was excited about LB Reggie carter being a big time LB for us but he hardly got to see the field .

Hines Ward MVP
Hines Ward MVP

Tramel terry should've stayed on OFFENSE... That kid is going to make plays a d he's always a scoring threat.

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

Red and Black DAWG Ignores Troll's Comments


UGA had a pretty impressive haul and seems to have addressed their needs for the future pretty well.  2 top flight RB's and a high motor guy in Carter at DE, make this class special. The OL of the future got a bunch of help, as well as the receiving crew for sure. Three new CB's tells me, we could see some changes come the fall, unless last years starters show up big and improved from last year. 

UGA, had a total class of 20 guys, but they fill their needs very well I think. I am really looking forward to seeing how Coach Pruitt assembles his defense this year and I think we will see a lot of improvement in pass protection for sure. He has a lot of good athletes both just signed and already on the team to work with.

GrandpaJohn
GrandpaJohn

DAWGS will still have running backs get injured more than other teams until its O Line is able to do more than protect the QB.

GrandpaJohn
GrandpaJohn

It seems Jacob PArk counts against last year's scholarship quota for UGA, because he enrolled earlyu. Thus, Georgia only signed 20 players oLOI today. COuld UGA still sign 2 more JUCO or under the radar players for the 2014 recruiting class?

HotDawg
HotDawg

Oh well, andrew williams chose differently.

bummer.

Gopher86
Gopher86

Without a doubt Ala, and UGA have the best and deepest backfields in the country! The SEC was flawed this year with AU having  the luckiest  breaks in the world, and UGA having  the worst of luck with injuries. SC looses Shaw(Big Lose), FLA has no QB, and UT is a full season away from developing there talent and looses a great OL, who didn't have a QB behind them. UGA is a lock for preseason favorite, and if healthy will dominate the East. Look for UGA vs LSU in the 2014 SECCG. Sorry Bama fans, but speed kills, and LSU will be fast and deep! 

dawgs01
dawgs01

number two OLB Evans just picked bama and they got Christian Miller who is the number one OLB and I am telling you Miller is something special.  UGA had chances with both of the and I think if Pruitt had been here all along that we get one of these guys.  So this Yr bama got the number one and two OLB and last yr Foster number one ILB and the got a ILB this yr who is number 7. Gotta love the work that staff puts in to land these type of players.  I great defenses and yall just rebuild.

dawgs01
dawgs01

Yesterday, I expressed disappointment in our luck in our own state then I went back and looked at how we did in other states and realized we got a great group.  we might do better than last yr if we get carter that would make 3 out of the top 6 from ga.  when you look at the kids we got from the surrounding states and insert them in our top 20 then we actually did great.  I would still like to lock down our state and get 50% of the top 10.  Two schools that lock down their borders are Bama and Auburn.  Alabama has about 13 top 300 players and right now all but one is going to bama or auburn with one going to Tennessee and one undecided but is picking one of the in state schools.   UGA and TECH should be able to do that.  I figure the top 20 from florida were better than our top 20 or at least interchangeable.  the top 15 from NC are all in the top 300 too and about the same for SC and if you look at the past few mr SC they impressive AJ Green, Lattimore,and Clowney..  the state of ga has 31 espn 300 athletes which is extremely impressive.  of course we are right there with texas and florida and I think we play better football than California.

          So with all that said we might get 3 out of 6 from our state.  the number 1 player from florida being Sony.  the 3 and 7 player from NC being Galliard and Jeb.  the 3rd player from SC being Park.  so when you look at that we actually did good in the top 20 considering those states top 10 are comparable to ours with Florida's top 10 being more impressive.  that would make 7 top 10 players.

          THis new defensive staff will help us get the best defensive players from the southeast and that is really what the southern state are known for spitting out great d linemen and edge rushers and linebackers.  I was never saying we had a bad class.  I was just hoping after last yr we could lock down the borders better.  Grantham was not a great recruiter neither was Wilson who missed on a number of top d line targets.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Good morning all......

GO DAWGS!

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

Isaiah McKenzie, WR, 5-8, 175, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage: He might be the biggest story for UGA on signing day. McKenzie got a last-minute offer from UGA and picked the Bulldogs because of his best buddy and high school teammate, 5-star Sony Michel (signed with UGA).

96JB
96JB

dawgs01. Agree. It's the difference between a BCS bowl and the outback bowl. We need top rated players to over come coaching. The Cream is leaving.Richt does pretty well in Florida for some reason. The Muschamp factor probably. That may end when Gators correct THAT big mistake.

dawgs01
dawgs01

to repeat my second paragraph as of right now we 2 out of the top 20 from our own state if things go well we will get 4 out of 20.  Clemson has 5 of our top 20 auburn has 4 of the top 20 and SC has 3 from our top 20.  this is two yrs in a row where this staff has flopped recruited their own state.  hopefully with the new staff additions this will improve.  last yr we got one kid from the top 15

dawgs01
dawgs01

we really need gilbert johnson to come and if he is smart he will not bc it is uga but bc of the roster.  After this season i have no clue who will be lining up at receiver and i dont think the coaching staff does either.  we will lose Bennett, Conly, Scott-Wesley, Mitchell, RUmph and two other receivers that play a small role on top of that Jay Rome and both Running Backs well we know Gurley probably Marshall depends on how his knee responds.  That is all our receiving threats.  we got a great tight end in this class and two potentially great rb but you never know how they will be receiving.  College qb's put more heat on the ball and rb's who caught in high school may not be able to do it in college with tight coverage and receiving a fast ball.  We have not been getting our main receiving targets in recruiting the past few yrs.  Blake Tibbs, tramel terry, who has been moved to defense, reggie davis are the only 3 guys i can think of that i was looking forward to seeing.  This will definitely be our last yr to do something great for a couple of yrs bc we will be replacing the entire offense after this season.  We will be losing what i think has been our greatest receiving corps since the 2000s.  Now gibson and reggie brown was a good group but they begin their career with a lot of drops they really came into their own as they aged.  This group has been spectacular with clutch catches and i like their ht.  Tibbs, Terry, and Davis are all under 6 ft.  The fact that davis came in as a true freshmen and got some reps was great but it also makes me wonder how well Tibbs is doing bc he should have been out performing Davis in his 2 yr with the team.  In high school Tibbs was a monster no one can forget the game where he had a couple kick returns and long touchdown catches to beat his rival one of the best high school games i have ever seen in Atlanta.  i think he returned a kick in the closing seconds to win the game.  The roster is wide open for receivers after this season thats why missing out on Kitt and Malone this yr makes me scratch my head.  Hopefully next recruiting cycle we should be going after the top receivers in the Country with this wide open receiving roster.  I have really enjoyed what Bennett, Conley, Scott Wesley, Marlon Brown, King, Mitchell have been able to do the past few yrs and i know some of those guys moved on last yr.  If we would have had guys like this on the roster with AJ Green it would have been crazy.  This is the best sure handed roster we have had.  In the mid 2000 we use to have so many dropped passes.  How good has this group played against Florida too Bennett those 4th down catches and Mitchell with that run after the catch.  Sorry for the long post but i am concerned for this team after this season.  

                         unless we got a future superstar that playing in high school or some redshirt freshmen on the roster we are gonna have a couple of rebuilding seasons after this one.  i hate those.  Bad recruiting and not getting your in state guys get you in those predictaments.  I know we have had top 15 classes and you cant sign everyone but when you live in Georgia and Florida, Alabama, SC surround you there is no excuse not to have top 7 classes.  We should always have at least 6 out of 10 from our own state.  last yr was 2 out of 15 which was one of the best yrs for this state with top end talent this yr hopefully we get 3 out of 6.  AS of right now we 2 out of the top 20 kids from our own freaking state.  if we get carter and williams then that makes 4 out of 20.   you have got to be kidding me.  clemson has 5 out of 20 from the state of GA.  Auburn has 4 out of 20 from our state, and SC has 3 our of 20 from our state. these got away Watson #1 dual threat qb in country, Mcmillian #1 middle linebacker in Country, Russel top 5 DT in country  we had him, Kitt top 10 receiver in country we had, Allen Williams 10 OLB in country, Bessant 9 CB in country those are a few that we could have really used.  Hopefully with the new defensive coaches we can have better recruiting classes bc in this state the best players are usually on defense.

TideDawg
TideDawg

BigCrimson75....I can appreciate your loyalty to Bama, but nobody on this blog really cares that much about who signs where, or how your recruiting class ranks. What matters is what you accomplish on the football field. Five stars, four stars, 3 stars, no stars doesn't matter. Bama proves it on the field and I hope the Dawgs can do it in 2014. I'd like to see a rematch of Ga./Ala. in the SEC CG.


The Dawgs need another "Junkyard" type of defense and I believe Pruitt can deliver. "Mean and Clean", "Agile mobile and hostile" whatever terminology fits, Georgia's defense has kept them out of top 5 rankings for too long.

TideDawg
TideDawg

This wouldn't be much of a blog if it censored who could post on it. I do wonder why fans of other universities bother to spend their time on this blog but it doesn't bother me....I don't have to read what they post.


Me? I have dual blogging rights since I am an avid Dawg and Bama fan.:o)) I also post on the GT blog occasionally.....because I like to antagonize the Tech fans about PJ.

TimeStop
TimeStop

@BigCrimson75.  I'm sure Alabama fans would appreciate your comments if they were posted on an actual Alabama blog, not UGA. Are you bored counting your fingers and toes (all 12 of them)? Try doing an Internet search with the letters A-L-A-B-A-M-A.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Marlon Humphrey to Bama.

Boom!!!

Top 2 Corners in the Country(Humphrey & Brown) coming to Bama.

We coulda used them last year.

Adding another 5 star recruit sews up another #1 recruiting class at the Capstone.

Matt Elam announces tomorrow.

If Elam lands at Bama, this Class on paper would rival the classes of '08, '09 & '11.

Roll Tide :)

Dawg350
Dawg350

If we can sign...

Bryson Allen Williams

Lorenzo carter

Wesley green

Andrew Williams

Then UGA is going to be a force in the near future. I don't care what ranking we would have. We would have fulfilled our needs.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

Only 4 O-line commits? We're losing 3 starters from last season up front. It may not affect us this season because we still have Dantzler, Andrews, Houston, Theus and Beard but we need to start recruiting better caliber O-linemen. I think Will Friend has done a great job with the group he's had because our QB's get a lot of time in the pocket and we are better in run blocking than we were under Stacy Searels. Mark Richt needs to start putting more emphasis on the line of scrimmage than skill positions. Next year's recruiting class should be heavy on the O-line.

dawgs01
dawgs01

carter and Andrew Williams are the ones I want.  d line and pass rushers cant have enough of them.  I would love for them to land Bryson but I don't see it happening.  I don't think his mom would let him change and I don't know if the bulldog fanbase is ready for his mother.  she will be all in the news and blogs talking about him.

dawgs01
dawgs01

if we flip Bryson then that coach needs some recognition bc he is all south Carolina.  the Kenyon Brown kid is fast but he does have tight hips which will limit him in college but maybe the sandc coach can fix that.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Ruff dawg

Yeah it would be great if we could get Derrick Kelly. The more OL the better.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

What can put this class over the top is  DE  Carter,OL Kelly,DB's Ross, Green and LB Allen-Williams.As for commitment DE K.Brown he maybe more ready than any D recruit we have, he's in the mold of those former great DEs we use to have here...... Good highlight film and I seen him  in a HS All-star gm, I believe  he had 2&1/2sks....it was not the Army nor ESPN A/A gm.

Gopher86
Gopher86

With the signing of Chubb, and Michel, this will be the most dangerous Backfield in the country w/ Gurley, Marshall, Turman, Douglas, and Greene and that's not counting our FB"s Hicks & Hall, the kid that everybody better watch coming in, is Brown at OLB. with him Kimbrough, Carter, and O'Neal they'll have a beast LB CORE for years!

dawgs01
dawgs01

@Hines Ward MVP he was the second leading tackler in the SEC behind our other inside backer.  Floyd does not play the same position as Herrera.  There were no other inside backers on our team last yr that could fill his shoes.  Watch film when he was not in there.  Grantham also ran a complicated scheme but our running defense was pretty good last yr especially up the middle.  so you think Herrara who was projected to be picked in the fourth or fifth round in the NFL is just taking up space on our defense.  Those younger kids may end up being better but right now they are not better than him and if he has another season like this past season if moves up to the third or early fourth round pick.

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

@GrandpaJohn For sure we need t improve the Ol , but both Gurley and Marshall were hurt, way past the line of scrimmage, so I don't think the OL can be blamed for that.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@dawgs01  

Didn't Evans' dad play at Aubie?

Most thought he was headed to Aubie?

dawgs01
dawgs01

@MichaelCarvell just read your piece on Hunter.  how in the hell does a kid that 6ft6 250 running a 4.6 forty and catching 11td having over 700 yds receiving get under the radar.  he must not have been on the camp circuit.  that is the type of 3 star kid that ends up being an early round draft pick like so many do.  watch this kid end up being great with a chip on his shoulder.  might be our best kid in this class no one has ever heard of him.  I just wonder how they rate these kids.  his measurables and stats are just as impressive as any top 5 tight end.

dawgs01
dawgs01

@MichaelCarvell this kid is a top 300 kid.  that is great.  I did not realize that until I looked him up bc I had never heard of him.  rated a 4 star too.  needed this receiver too.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@dawgs01   

Sometimes the state has a down year at certain positions, like OL for this year's class and  that might lead to you taking less guys from the state.

Your school is loaded at LB so it might be hard to get a McMillian to choose UGA over tOSU.

In other words there are all sort of variables that go into these things, were you mad when UGA chose 2 NC RBs (Gurley & Marshall) over in-state RBs?

NCDawg
NCDawg

@MUSCLECAR - in Georgia's case it's having a guy that was more interested in making his scheme work than actually teaching it.  The poor defense has been the Achilles heel of the past 3 years.  We had plenty enough offense in 2012 and 2013... but the defense did not get it done.  A tad bit more defense and it's Georgia and not Alabama that would have played Notre Dame for the BCS Championship.


There are times when it is bad luck as well.  If you talk to any coach about what it takes to win it all a healthy dose of the ball bouncing your way is always in the equation.  The old saying is "it's better to be lucky than good."  but as many others have said "it's better to be both".

thebucket
thebucket

@dirk1921 The Bama fans will tell you this is a "Recruiting" blog and not a "UGA Sports" blog. That is technically accurate and would hold water if the same smack-talking Richard Shermanesque blowhards weren't all over the "UGA Sports" blog also. I know fans is short for fanatics and they should be proud of the accomplishments of Alabama and Nick Saban. However, it would just be really nice if they could show a little more humility and class.

96JB
96JB

@BigCrimson75 ... All these FIVE stars and yet BAMA still loses it's last two games. Can't play but 11 at a time.

BrownDog
BrownDog

yeah, Big Crimson, just ignore that header on the home page that advertises this as a column about recruiting across the Southeast. Reading comprehension, like cursive, is no longer considered a relevant skill in our think-what-you-want world.

Comprehend this: Roll Tide.

BrownDog
BrownDog

yeah, Big Crimson, just ignore that header on the home page that advertises this as a column about recruiting across the Southeast. Reading comprehension, like cursive, is no longer considered a relevant skill in our think-what-you-want world.

Comprehend this: Roll Tide.

CDAWG7
CDAWG7

@Dawg350  Andrew is not coming to UGA! I do wished he would remember that Garner didn't pay any attention to him while he was at UGA. 

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@dawgs01  Did you see our secondary play last year? We need Wesley Green too. We need all the DB's we can get. We got quite a few committed right now, but we could use a couple more. Remember, Pruitt is not tied to any player that started on our defense last year. The best will play. Whether it's an incoming freshman or whoever. Swann should be benched IMO. He was awful last year and if he doesn't improve under Pruitt, he shouldn't be out there.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

No question UGA has a talented backfield. It's certainly the strength of your team.

Problem for UGA(as I pointed out in the recruiting rankings) the competition in the SEC is too stout. Your strength in that area unfortunately won't mask the deficiencies elsewhere.

Btw, Bama's backfield is every bit as talented, experienced & deep as uga's.

Fact is Yeldon has accomplished much more than Gurley thus far i.e., Championships, more yardage, head-to-head matchup, etc.

Same with Drake vs Marshall.

Henry & Teapenny are superior to Douglas & Green.

Lastly, Scarborough has every-bit the potential of either Sony or Chubb.

Dawg_Em_Out
Dawg_Em_Out

We finally have someone who will make an impact in the return game. And he looks like he could be better than Boykin, which is saying alot!

dawgs01
dawgs01

@MikeBanning I was ranting yesterday when I went back and looked at our class and saw we had a top  5 guy from florida, sc, and two from NC.  that's like adding 4 more guys in that top 20 bc they were in the top five in their state.  I think I was in a bad mood yesterday.

dawgs01
dawgs01

@MikeBanning your right.  it is just frustrating and I know the coaches bust their butt.  the last staff though on defense was not good at recruiting.  the offense has been good at getting players but I hate seeing some of these receivers not signing when the position will be wide open next yr.  when you add in the top players we get from other state it equals out.  just like to see uga and gt keep more players in state.  I know we cant get them all but I feel like uga with this new staff will lock it up next yr and bring in more in the top 20.

TampaD
TampaD

@thebucket @dirk1921  Then we will kindly point out the title of this thread that reads "UGAs Big Board for 2014" ... it's all good though.  Other team's fans will come on here and post and if it gets us that worked up, we need a distraction from this.  What gets me is when they make personal attacks on coaches, players or other posters on here .. that stuff contains no class and shows absolutely zero courage.

thebucket
thebucket

@BrownDog Yeah, also ignore the headline that says, "UGA Big Board 2014". Troll on brother. Is this the part where we are all supposed to bow down and repeat "Hail, Lord Saban"? It's not going to happen. I'm really happy for you that won the Nick Saban sweepstakes and that you were able to get rid of the head coaches that actually attended Alabama so that you could start winning again.

dawgs01
dawgs01

@BigCrimson75 look at the o line the bama running backs have blocking for them compared to what gurley has.  Look yall got great backs but Gurley is better than all of them.  That might be the only position we are better than yall.  Your o line is head and shoulders better than ours especially the one yeldon had his freshmen yr.  yall linebackers and d line and secondary are better too.  you cant honestly think yeldon is better than gurley.  put gurley behind that bama o line and he already has a Heisman.  I love yeldon and he is a great back so I am not trying to be a jerk.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@BigCrimson75 BC, your head has gotten as big as Mt, Cody...God help you when Bama returns to Earth...go dogs

Dawg350
Dawg350

Sorry but not sold on Yeldon,....Henry is better than him.....Yeldon hasn't had more success than gurley has as a runner....it's a team game. I think Bama will take another step backwards as they have no qb with any experience....plus a lot of players are transferring.

thebucket
thebucket

@BrownDog Your response to Big Crimson was aimed @ the comments made by dirk1921. It's a free country and I don't own any of these blogs, but most of you Bama guys don't come on these blogs for information. Instead you guys come here to berate others and brag about your school's accomplishments. You Bama guys should be proud of the accomplishments of the football team and Saban, obviously no one else has won more MNC's recently than Bama, but don't expect the rest of us to clear a path when you walk through the blog.

BrownDog
BrownDog

@thebucket @BrownDog 


Bucket, not here to troll. Here to read about the kids across the Southeast who our schools and others have interest in. 

'It's a simple game.'  

BrownDog
BrownDog

Dawgs01, big years for both Gurley and Yeldon this year. As good as they are, it seems they still have plenty to prove. With Gurley, it's durability. With Yeldon, it's running harder in traffic and holding onto the ball. Our teams are lucky to have them.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

I think Gurley is a really good CFB player.

I've never said anything to the contrary.

Marshall looks pretty good to me as well.

I'm only pointing out to the dog fans not "in the know"......butt you have company when it comes to talented Backfields.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Dew....I'm on Earth. 2 L's in a row will do that to you.

BrownDog
BrownDog

If Drake can fix this, he will play football for a long time.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I like Coker just to give us a bridge until one of the young QB's proves they can play at a high level. Morris has the arm but not sure about the smarts. Bateman doesn't impress me at all. Cornwell may be a solid player but not in 2014 thus the Coker addition looks solid. Bama almost won the SEC with John Parker and did with G-Mac so we don't need a Joe Willie. Just another good game manager will do.

BrownDog
BrownDog

Willie, transfer QBs are the ultimate crapshoot, and I don't necessarily believe all the panting coming out of Tallahassee over Coker, but we'll see. Who's had the bigger impact so far, Kiffin or Pruitt?

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Willie......I completely agree.

Our Season & Class were made with Coker.

I will take Elam however & Marlon can hit the road as far as I'm concerned. He's got prima-Donna written all over him. Knock yourself out in Tallahassee kid.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

2012

#1 RB SEC TG3 Fr G/14 att/222 yds/1,385 avg/6.24 td/17 att/G-15.86 yds/G98.93

#4 RB SEC TJY Fr G/14 att/175 yds/1,108 avg/6.33 td/12 att/G-12.50 yds/G79.14

2013

#3 RB SEC TJY So G/12 att/207 yds/1235 avg5.97 td/14 att/G17.25 yds/G102.92

#4 RB SEC "TG3 So G/10 att/165 yds/989 avg/5.99 td/10 att/G16.50 yds/G98.90

* TG3 missed 2 1/2 games do to high ankle sprang

** UGA strength of schedule SEC east 4th... SCE 8th

** AL strength of schedule SEC west 7th.... SEC 14th (SEC easiest)

On Jan 27th UGA celebrated their 229th birthday... UGA is 34 years older than the state of Alabama... the land that is now Alabama and Mississippi belonged to the state of Georgia until 1802... 17 years after UGA was founded... The nation's first state-chartered university recently became the world's first to have a star system named after it.... Kepler-37 star system (3 planets) was named UGA-1785 by NASA...

"BELIEVE" in the G

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@BigC...looks like Nick is about to process  OJ Smith due to grades. We took the kid knowing full well he was in need of a major rehab on grades. It appears he hasn't done his part. JMO but I think this class ends with a dud on Nick Saban Day...NSD. Coker coming to Bama is better than any recruit we could have signed.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Drake has the bigger problem with fumbling. It's 50/50 every time that kid totes the pigskin that it's slipping out somewhere. :(

Dawg350
Dawg350

He has a better o- line to run behind than gurley does...plus gurley was injured half the year. Yeldon has had some big fumbles in his young career....some backs are just fumble prone....and Yeldon is one of them.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

350.....If 1200+ yards as a soph with 14 TDs & a 6.3 ypc average after an 1100+ yards as a Frosh with 12 TDs & a 6.0 ypc average isn't productive, You & I are definitely watching a different game.

Henry's potential is limitless. That kid is still just scratching the surface!!

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As for taking steps backwards, I'll remind you the last 2 seasons we went in with no experience at QB('09 & '11) we won the Crystal both times.

As for transferring players, we won't lose 1 player that's contributed anything to our Teams past successes nor anyone considered a possible candidate for our 2-Deep.