Posted: 12:04 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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

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:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3678892441001

 

49 comments
Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

It would be foolish to pick Bama or Auburn. Bama already has commitments from 4 OG ranked higher and Auburn has 2 in addition to another top 50 OG. Both teams are still recruiting on the OL so there is going to be a logjam at those 2 schools. I haven't look at Florida or TN. Hope he comes to UGa and makes a difference for his home state team.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

Hope he signs with the G, great size seems to have his head on straight.

Uga needs to upgrade their talent base on the OL, in fact over the last 2 to 3 yrs  in recruiting only Beard,Seymour & Pyke  have had the prototype size. As for the highly recruited OL we've sign , they are all undersized.

 My point is ,Size & Toughness on the OL you can impose your will with a great RB. We haven't been able to impose our will consistently.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Tide_Roll do you really think the AJC is going to do a feature article on an Alabama offensive line coach?  Why not Iowa St. special teams coach?  Too funny!!

elerahme6132
elerahme6132

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TampGator1
TampGator1

By the way, did Chip get so feed up with all the anti-Georgia trolls on his blogs that he closed all of them off to everyone? Just wondering.    

TampGator1
TampGator1

Well.....Georgia has one less character problem on their team.  Jenkins dismissed.  Correct move and respect Richt for doing it so quickly.  Sends the right message. 

Red And Black
Red And Black

Tide_Roll I tell you what. let's see at the end of this year how many yards Alabama's running backs have and how many the ones at UGA have. Bet you anything UGA has more. That's how you judge o lineman you idiot. 

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

I could be wrong, but I don't think he's a take at either UGA or Bama at this very moment.

JaySly
JaySly

this star will probably end up at alabama--nick gets all the top superstars he wants.  Play in title games, go to the nfl for millions---easy sell.

TampGator1
TampGator1

August 1....Adonis....where are you going?  Florida?  Bama? I would expect he will join him at either of those schools.  Hope it is Florida for both of them.  Go Gators.

P_The_Ricker
P_The_Ricker

you're crazy to not acknowledge that the o-line has been lacking.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

These idiots continue to think offense is the problem at UGA. It's been defense for years. Nothing wrong with our O-line. Don't know how many times I'll have to say it.

CoffeeHoops
CoffeeHoops

Mike,

Look at what Coach Jones and his staff has got going on at Tennesee. That program is about to go big time! You could be a major part of the championship program that is starting to develop there. Early playing time for you will help put you on your way to the NFL. When you look at all of the possibilities for your early playing experience and early development as a player, it will be a great decision for you to go to Tennessee!

Go VOLS!!!

Vampire_Bill
Vampire_Bill

Not a very positive spin on UGA,  Looks like he's Bama bound

reddawg
reddawg

Purple and Gold to Red and Black, make the Vikings proud Big Mike!

TIDE_ROLL
TIDE_ROLL

Hey Mike,


Why not give Mario Cristobal a look?


He's one of the top rated offensive line coaches in America.


Saban recognized this and went out and got him. UGA's offensive line coach came from arguably the worst Div. 1 football program in America at the time, UAB, The entire staff was fired and rightfully so.


Richt went out and got him because he's friends with Mike Booboo. Thus one of the many differences between Nick Saban and Mark Richt.


The Cristobal hire is reaping tremendous benefits Mike.


Last year Super Mario landed the top rated JUCO offensive lineman in America, the top rated High School offensive tackle in America, and the top rated center in America. This year he's received commitments from the top rated offensive guard in America (Lester Cotton), and the top rated center again!, and Dallas Warmack.


Come be a part of this wreaking crew Mike. We're going to push some teams around! But you've got to be a man Mike.


You go to Georgia, on signing day, Richt gives you ballerina slippers and a tutu.


Roll tide, Tide Roll!

TIDE_ROLL
TIDE_ROLL

There is no way Mike Horton commits to UGA.


Heck the only way you got Seymour is because his father Richard played for the Dawgs.  The tackle out of Valdosta came to UGA only because his cousin, Josh Harvey Clemons was there at the time ( He was kicked off the team conveniently AFTER signing day - Stay Classy Richt).


The kid from Florida, Isiah Wynn, signed because he's friends with Sony Michel,(all the wrong reason to sign with a school), and the kid from Marist because he thought he was playing defense.


Talk to BEAN ANDERSON Mike.  They nearly ruined his career.  At one time the fools had him at nose.

Talk to XZAVIER WARD.  Richt, Booboo, and Friend used the young man like a tool in an effort to motivate their "Wonder Boy", John Theus


Here's how it works at UGA.


Say a kid like Josh Nardiello, who may be two time zones away from you talent wise, is competing against you for a guard position.  When the subject comes up in the coaches meeting as to who is to start. you or him, who's got your back, Will Friend? Dan Inman? Mike Booboo? Joe T.??? 


Hell, once they support the other guy, you think Richt's going to stand up for you? He's more interested in the new tanning salon that just opened on S. Lumpkin St.


Don't go near the place Mike. Trust me. 

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

UGa really needs you Mike. Good luck!!!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

My inside source says he is a heavy Tennessee lean and will be wearing orange. Richt whiffs on yet another in-state players.

96JB
96JB

Another big class in Athens next year, say 28 to 31 players will sign. Plenty of room for 4 or 5 OL. Come to UGA

OriginalATLien
OriginalATLien

If it is Lakeside Vikings of DeKalb County, they haven't had talent this good since the late '80's early '90's at best, good God!

OriginalATLien
OriginalATLien

Is the Lakeside as in Vikings (metro Atlanta) or Lakeside-Evans?

ScoreCheck
ScoreCheck

Hope to see you wearing the Red & Black between the Hedges.

The depth chart isn't crowded at all at UGA.

ready0422
ready0422

He plays basketball with my son at Lakeside.  He's a great kid.

Phillipdj
Phillipdj

Jenkins isn't going anywhere - except maybe to some awards shows in January.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Red And Black 


Bet you lose.  But you can't bet on here, unless you are one of those "idiots" who think you can.

Phillipdj
Phillipdj

You're so right. I have a friend who has insisted we "Fire Bobo!" Every season, every loss it's "Fire Bobo!" - and he's dead serious.

CMB has been named national recruiter of the year, top 5 coordinator in the country, his offenses are rewriting the Uga and sec record books. And Richt was/is a very ahead of his time offensive mind.

I hope Ekeler, Rocker and Sherrer are as good as we all hope they are. Obviously Pruitt will get the credit or blame but those 3 assistants hold the keys to our success or failure.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@DawgGoneIt  And of course the Roll O Toilet paper is just an obsessed whack job.  And Randy Hall will agree with anyone that trashes Will Friend.  And there you have it.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@DawgGoneIt  You know why.  There are those that like to complain no matter what.  These people are running with the negative talking points that some troll threw out there and just keep mouthing what they've heard.  They know the defense has been the problem but now that Pruitt is on board they really can't complain about that until the season starts.  So they ride something that no one can really refute.  We haven't been signing the big names on the o-line so that is a weakness to complain about in their eyes. 


Sure we want this kid and so do alot of other schools.  If we get him great, if not I sure as hell am not going to cry.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@CoffeeHoops 


You seriously think he will listen to and contemplate on the content of your post? 

Armydawg
Armydawg

@CoffeeHoops Right, just about to go big time, just around the corner, almost here, hang on one more second, greatness is here soon, I promise!

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@TIDE_ROLL Another lie, about  the UAB football program. Friend  cam to Georgia  in Feb. 2011. Neil Calloway  coached  there through the  end of  2011. The new  coach started in 2012.

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@TIDE_ROLL Yep that bama  line  was  so great they had  66 yards  rushing  vs  Colorado State in 2013..And  A whopping  214 yards of  offense and  10 offensive points  after  3  quarters. Scored 20 points  vs  Miss State. Impressive.

Dogz7
Dogz7

You are a idiot and a straight up liar...how in the hell would your dumbass know any of the reasons those kids commited to UGA ??? you don't ...you're just on here running your 3 toothed mouth spitting out negtive comments about uga...to try and sway a recruits decision... classy ?? Moron !

RandyHall
RandyHall

@TIDE_ROLL got most of your facts correct...it is Josh Cardiello from Buford HS...CMC is hands over fist a better OL Coach than Will Friend at UGA....the proof is in the recruiting, the draft and the performance on the field...CWF may be the worst OL in the SEC...criticism comes along w/ the big salary and the performance / product...TIME FOR CMR TO WIN A NC...a broken record because it is broken!!!!   

RandyHall
RandyHall

@96JB  Sorry 96JB the Will Friend factor is hard to overcome...another In-State OL goes to another out of State SEC School !!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

I love it when someone attacks someone for not being classy by calling that person a "moron."  But I am sure it makes perfect sense to do so. 

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@RandyHall @TIDE_ROLL ODD how  Georgia has  better offensive stats than Bama in 2012  and  even with all the  injuries in 2013.

TIDE_ROLL
TIDE_ROLL

@RandyHall @TIDE_ROLL


You're  right R. Hall.


Time for Richt to win it all.  What's he making ? $10K/day? Jeepers.


And for "Do nothing" McGarity to stand there  and watch JAMES FRANKLIN head to Penn State borders on criminality.   


Nobody up there wants to make the decisions necessary to win a National Title.


UGA football is a ripoff

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@RandyHall @96JB #7 nationally in O line  recruiting  2014. Signed  Georgia  top  Olineman  2 out of  last  3  years. Just  cuious  R hal;l you ever attended  a Georgia practice in your  life? Somebody blocking  someone  record  setting offenses  the past 2  seasons.

Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

@TIDE_ROLL @RandyHall . You two guys can roll around in the same blanket. Guess how Warmack jr is going to alabama? His brother went there. Those stories are all over the place. Guess why Ingram the heisman runningback came to alabama? Saban was from michigan with the right connections. Sometimes they just have to turn out...some luck involved. Thanks for checking in with UGA though.