UGA’s “Dawg Night” attendance list for this weekend just added a recruit who would garner a lot more hype if he took part in the evaluation camp circuit.
UGA fans won’t need to see where he’s ranked to understand his potential. They will only need to read the last name “Woerner” and realize what type of player Charlie Woerner might turn out to be.
The AJC confirmed Thursday evening that the Rabun County athlete will be at Dawg Night on Saturday. He’s the nephew of former UGA All-American defensive back Scott Woerner. Charlie will not work out, but will be in attendance.
The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder is rated as a 4-star recruit and the nation’s No. 19 receiver for 2016. His leaders are Alabama, Clemson, UGA and Oregon.
Alabama, Clemson and UGA are seen as his leaders. This visit is significant because Woerner has opted to just be a regular high school football player this summer. The only other visit he made was also a trip to Athens. He put on a tremendous showing at the Mark Richt 7-on-7 football camp back in June.
UGA is recruiting the four-star prospect as a receiver and not as a tight end. Woerner has told the AJC that’s where he wants to line up in college.
Woerner’s attendance will cause an immediate reshuffling of the AJC’s ranking of the Top 30 recruits at Dawg Night. He will now immediately vault into the top list of recruits at the event.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.