Posted: 9:31 am Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Star-studded group of recruits show up at UGA 

By Michael Carvell

UGA entertained some of the best prospects in the nation from Georgia this weekend.

It wasn’t an official Junior Day for the Bulldogs, which was a good thing because they were able to spend more quality time with each of the star-studded prospects.

As expected, UGA entered the sweepstakes for the state’s best prospect at wide receiver not named Preston Williams.

Jayson Stanley, a 4-star wide receiver from Creekside High School made an unofficial visit to UGA on Saturday, and came away with an early scholarship offer.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Stanley is a Georgia Tech legacy who has seen his value skyrocket with college scouts after being the best player at the RisingSeniors.com’s junior all-star game.

After holding offers from UNC-Charlotte and Marshall less than two weeks ago, Stanley has blown up on the recruiting radar while adding 10 offers, including Alabama, Auburn. Clemson and UGA. He doesn’t list any favorites.

UGA already had WR commitments from Griffin High School’s Christian Owens (possession guy) and 5-star Terry Godwin of Callaway High School (speedy game-breaker). Said one recruiting analyst, “If Georgia can add Jayson Stanley, they can close the books with one of the best class of wide receivers they’ve recruited in years, and move on to focusing on the next position.”

Williams is the 4-star from Lovejoy High School who is committed to Tennessee but visiting other schools. The 6-5 Williams has freakish talent but Stanley is preferred by some scouts because he is considered a “safer bet” than the high-risk, high-reward Williams.

Chuma Edoga, a 4-star offensive lineman from McEachern High School, made an unofficial visit to UGA on Saturday. You would have to think Edoga and Mill Creek High School’s Kaleb Kim are two of the top OL targets for the Bulldogs this year, and OL and WR are the biggest needs in this class. Edoga and Kim are both in-state kids and both potential 5-star prospects. Edoga had listed Tennessee as his No. 1 with UGA and USC tied for second, but he told Rivals he now has no leaders. Here’s Edoga with UGA offensive line coach Will Friend:

On Friday, Central Gwinnett High School “athlete” Adonis Thomas visited UGA on his birthday. Thomas got an offer on Feb. 16 from new UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who had offered Thomas on Dec. 11 when he was still coaching at Florida State. It was the second time in a week that Thomas toured UGA.

Macon County High School 4-star linebacker Roquan Smith visited Alabama this weekend, but tweeted out this about Mark Richt on Friday:

The nation’s No. 7 overall prospect, defensive end CeCe Jefferson of Glen St. Mary, Fla., visited UGA over the weekend. Florida is considered the heavy frontrunner (actually the unanimous frontrunner with 100% of the votes on 247’s Crystal Ball predictions), but you always like it when a 5-star visits your campus. His coach told UGASports.com’s Jake Rowe that “wherever Jeremy Pruitt is will always be in it. Cece loves Jeremy …”

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117 comments
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Trent Thompson's coach is a barner and trying hard to sway the kid to the cow palace. You can bet he will reap something if he can pull that off. Jeremy will force Richt to get off his duff and get right in the middle of the sleazy recruiting process. You can't play the game unless you bend the rules a little.

Roll Tide

Dawg350
Dawg350

We have the women and now we fixing to win championships! All glory to UGA baby! Ruff Ruff!

hfc95
hfc95

Will Friend really needs to get Edoga and Kim and sell to them the possibility of both of them having a very good shot at starting at both tackle positions next year. The fact that they could both play as a tandem together for 3 or 4 years and sure up that line before going to the NFL would be a very appealing pitch. I think UGA is the only school that could get both of them otherwise they will go separate ways.


If Friend can convince both of the that they will prosper and be the anchors on an o-line that gets to pass and run block and be able to be seen and standout nationally then UGA's class will be top 5 class. We need both of these guys not just one of them, there is room for both to come in and play and they will be heralded by UGA fans and SEC fans alike.

Dawg350
Dawg350

We will play great defense this season....Pruitt can do it!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Keen Daddy:

Brainiac


Are you temporarily or permanently demobilized??


If you could meet me halfway(Statesboro) I could bring you little Cough Syrup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA will shock the nation....,,I don't know why y'all are hating on friend we recruited some studs...Kendall Baker,,,,,Dyshon sims... Isaiah Wynn and Jake Edwards!

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA will destroy SC Clemson Florida and tech! As a matter of fact we gonna beat everybody on schedule! Go UGA! Pruitt is the best DC we will ever have!

dawgs01
dawgs01

dont know if  Stanley or Williams are high on uga but i do know a receiver coach who has worked with both of them at different camps already this camp season.  he told me that he likes Stanley as a receiver much more than Williams and alot of it has to do with work ethic.  he said Williams thinks he has already arrived.  I have heard this from several parents and coaches familar with the lovejoy football team.  they all say this.  lovejoy should have won a state title here in the past few yrs and they could still win one with all the talent they have now but the problem is that the players run the team not the coaches.  a great postition coach can make both of these prospects great though just depends on whose hands they end up in.  i hope they make great decisions about their future.

dawgs01
dawgs01

I hope UGA can keep Owens out of Griffin.  If i am correct i think he was our first or second commit in this class which is scary bc those are the ones that typically leave but Griffin High has a huge UGA following with Nic and Chris Clemons, Corey Moore playing there.  Colbert loves UGA too.  What worries me about losing Owens is Griffin High competes in all the 7on7's in the southeast and last yr their state title run started in the spring with winning the 7on7 at uga and then winning about everyone they competed in so alot of coaches will be seeing that talent on dislpay.  If you did not watch that Griffin Offense last yr try and watch this yr while they got all these great receivers coming back and a back up qb with ton of experience getting a chance to sling it.  It amazes how far high school football has come.  this team passes to set up the run.  Lost their starting running back in the playoffs to injury and still won the state title.   five yrs ago that would have killed a team but these high flying offenses are fun to watch.  high school football in this state is worth watching and experiencing.  chances are you are watching a future all sec or all acc out there on the field when you go to a game in the atlanta area.

dawgs01
dawgs01

From the recruits i know and communicate with in the atlanta area and the high school coaches in that area they are seeing something our of the UGA recruiting department that they have not seen in many yrs.  They are seeing more effort and intensity and more pride in what they are doing.  i have heard this from so many athletes and people it is unreal.  one guy was Arden Key the defensive end/olb who is a verbal to South Carolina he said UGA with Jeremy Pruitt was like a whole new program after him they have switched up everything and they are really making him think.  Arden is such a great fit for an edge rusher had a minor setback but will be back healthy here soon.

dawgs01
dawgs01

Jeremy Pruitt has brought new life and enthusiasm into the UGA coaching staff.  This will be our best class since Coach Ritch has been at UGA.  Which is great but makes you think what could have been.  what if we would have had a defense behind murray and stafford and moreno?    What if what if what if? And if a frog had wings he would not bump his butt when he landed.  I am ready for Football.

Princess_Leia
Princess_Leia

Very impressive. One of these morons can't even spell Richt's name correctly.


Looks like another bunch of Special Admits for the remedial studies program.

electric1234
electric1234

Oh No, I a whole bunch of uneducated "Billy Bob's" on the scene! a whole lotta of Deerhead hunting and mounting classes and cow tipping going on in Athens!

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Never a shortage of talent a UGA.  Best RB in the nation.  The roster can match up with any other college football team in the country.  And not many teams can boast that.

Last year's losses to Clemson, Mizzu, Vandy and Nebraska baffling to me--- especially Clemson---they weren't that good, and Georgia had all their players.

Mason's and the defensive play will obviously define the 2014 season.

I would not count Georgia out of a NC this year, or any in the near future.  Pruitt may be the missing link.

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA is gonna rule da world! You best believe that! Todd gurley is the best back in the nation baby!

Runtheball
Runtheball

We have to perform better on the o line!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA will win 13 games next season! Book it!

keendaddy
keendaddy

Richt really needs to get on the OLine Train!

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

great players visiting...keep 'em coming...go dogs

NCDawg
NCDawg

Chuma Edoga sounds like he had a great time.There is a long way to go until next February and I don't count any kid in the bag until they are signed.  But it's always encouraging seeing a recruit looking like he really likes your O-line coach... especially when he is a major focus of your recruiting efforts.  Still it's way early.  

Win and they will come.

Dawg350
Dawg350

We have the best looking women and uniforms!!! We have the best college town in the whole nation! Go dawgs!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 Your in the SEC, you play great defenses just about every week.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Snuggle puss....how are doing fellow?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 Heck, I was shocked this year. Right after the Vandy game. DOOOOHHHH!

DawgByte
DawgByte

@Dawg350  This kind of talk baffles me. I understand rose colored glasses, but get real pal.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 You mean he has already taken Erk's place, Good Grief.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@dawgs01 I agree about the high school football games, pretty cheap ticket for some great entertainment.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@dawgs01


Anything that has 4 legs and can't walk should bump his butt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NCDawg
NCDawg

@Princess_Leia uhhhh look again Pwinceth.  That was a typo and it was corrected.  Try again.  And again, who the hell are you to say anything about these kids?  You are a nobody with extreme delusions of intellectual superiority.  By posting your snobbish BS, you have forfeited any claim to any kind of superiority.


Congratulations.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Birmingham__Jacket


If I am not mistaken wasn't J H-C(aka Smokey) suspended for the Climpsun game???


Also horseplay with Malcomb Mitchell trying to celebrate a Gurley T D cost us heavily in the Climpson game and the rest of the season without M M.

electric1234
electric1234

@Dawg350 UGA is going to rule the toilet bowl and that is only thing UGA will rule.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Run da ball

We will do just fine this year running the ball!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Runtheball Thats the biggest understatement since Noah said looks like rain.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 350, did you have a mountain dew with your snack tonight?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 350, did you have a mountain dew with your snack tonight?

Dawg350
Dawg350

Keen

Yeah Richt does but we are going hard after kaleb Kim and Chuma Edoga!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 If you had a beauty contest the 4th runner up would win.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

What is the going price of a dozen of eggs in Athens? Not sure what size they buy to throw at the QB's house.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@Dawg350  I think Ole Miss beats UGa & Athens on some of those points but Athens can be nice too.

dawgs01
dawgs01

@gtcaryd @dawgs01 yes it is.  with all this in state talent both uga and tech should always have ranked teams.  I want the uga/tech rivalry to be like UF and FSU used to be or like the bama and auburn game.  it should mean something nationally.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Card

No I love the dawgs and if you have a problem with that then you can go suck an egg!

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

 @wet...you funny willy...what's the going price of tree poison in T-Town ?? go dogs

Dawg350
Dawg350

Poad

Well I think you're stupid....so what's your point??

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @NCDawg@Princess_Leia


I say that she is the reason her children and grandchildren are U G L Y !!!!


Don't believe me??  Check the dictionary and beside the word U G L Y  you will see a picture of "Miss Snob of 1948"  (aka  Princess_Leia)!!!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Card

Go drink a tall glass of vomit!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@Dewn....hard to get folks to have a little fun around here with 350mutt barking all the time.

keendaddy
keendaddy

Dewnsav, give him credit, it's a lot easier to throw eggs, than it is to kill something that's managed to live a few hundred years!