Posted: 6:06 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
By Michael Carvell
UGA’s CLASS OF 2014 SIGNEES
- 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.
- Kendall Baker, OL-DL, 6-5, 270, Marist: Versatile two-way standout could start out on offense in college
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- Nick Chubb, RB, 5-11, 216, Cedartown: One of the most prolific running backs in GHSA history
- Detric Dukes, ILB, 6-0, 230, Tucker: Priority after Georgia missed on other targets, flipping from Louisville
- Jake Edwards, OG, 6-4, 280, Heard County: Committed within 10 minutes of being offered at Mark Richt camp
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Rico Johnson, WR, 5-11, 178, Georgia Prep Sports Academy: Signed with Georgia last year but did not qualify academically. Raw but fast
- 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.
- 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).
- Sony Michel, RB, 5-11, 195, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage: Led team to state title and named Florida Gatorade Player of Year
- 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
- Malkom Parrish, CB, 5-9, 186, Brooks County: Turned down opportunity to play QB at Georgia Tech
- 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
- Dyshon Sims, OT, 6-4, 270, Lowndes: Raw and undeveloped but has high ceiling of potential at tackle
- Shakenneth Williams, WR, 6-1, 190, Rutland: “More upside than any receiver” in state, per one recruiting analyst.
- 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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