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UGA makes late addition to 2014 class, older bother of top Alabama recruit (UPDATED)

  • 6:56 pm Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UGA has gotten a commitment from the older brother of one of Alabama’s top football recruits.

Joseph Ledbetter, who has played NCAA Div. II college basketball the last two years, was both offered a football scholarship by UGA and accepted it after trying out for the Bulldogs at Dawg Night prospect camp last week.

Ledbetter, who measured at 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds at camp, will take an official visit to UGA on Tuesday and then start practices with the Bulldogs on Friday. He will have three seasons to play two, but it hasn’t yet been determined yet if he’s eligible to play [More]

Mike Davis for Heisman?

  • 2:10 pm Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Mike Davis for Heisman?

The former Stephenson High School running back is considered by some to be a darkhorse candidate for college football’s top award.

Davis rushed for 1,183 yards last season for South Carolina, which was the fourth-most in a season in school history for the Gamecocks.

Former South Carolina Heisman winner George Rogers thinks Davis is a legit Heisman candidate. ““No question about it,” Rogers told The State newspaper. “Mike Davis has got all the skills. He’s got the breakaway speed, he’s got the athletic moves. He’s a great running back and I don’t know if he’ll get the ball as [More]

Ex-Georgia Tech signee Myles Autry said he talked with UGA’s Mark Richt

  • 11:07 am Saturday, July 26th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Myles Autry, who signed a football scholarship with Georgia Tech but requested a release from the Yellow Jackets this week, said he talked over the telephone with UGA’s Mark Richt on Friday.

“Coach Richt told me he called Georgia Tech’s compliance to see if I got an official release and to see my restrictions,” Autry told the AJC on Saturday. “He found out that I was a free agent, so we talked yesterday. He basically said that he wants to look into my situation more.

“He asked which prep school I’m going to so they can look into it. Basically, he wants [More]

Louisiana WR commits to UGA over Texas A&M

  • 8:10 pm Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

How often does UGA get a player out of the state of Louisiana?

Michael Chigbu, a 4-star wide receiver from New Orleans, committed to UGA over Texas A&M on Thursday night.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder made his first visit to UGA before last Friday’s Dawg Night prospect camp. He didn’t have an LSU offer but claims them from more than 15 colleges, including Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame and UCLA.

Chigbu is commit No. 17 for UGA’s recruiting class.

“Basically, Chigbu is a really good all-around receiver,” 247sports.com’s Jake Rowe said. “He can stretch the field. He makes tough catches. I think one of the things [More]

Could UGA and Georgia Tech both add commitments today?

  • 1:35 pm Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Could UGA and Georgia Tech both add commitments today?

Michael Chigbu, a 4-star wide receiver from New Orleans, will announce between UGA and Texas A&M at 8 p.m. Thursday.

According to the 247sports.com Crystal Ball predictions, UGA (58%) is slightly favored over Texas A&M (38%) for the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who is rated as the state of Louisiana’s No. 10 overall prospect.

Georgia Tech could also get a couple of commitments today: Brad and Scott Morgan, twin offensive linemen from Etowah High School, are considering accepting offers from the Yellow Jackets, according to JacketsOnline.com’s Kelly Quinlan.

The twins got offered personally by Georgia Tech’s [More]

UGA-bound lineman reflects on committing to Bulldogs

  • 8:02 am Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Before a couple of 5-stars committed at Dawg Night, UGA’s biggest recruiting news of the summer was the fast and furious courtship of Sage Hardin.

The 3-star offensive lineman from Marist high school earned an offer from UGA at summer camp, and committed to the Bulldogs a few weeks ago. He was also considering offers from UVA, Tennessee and Georgia Tech, among others.

Hardin’s father played college football at Georgia Tech and UVA.

Sage Hardin reflected on his UGA commitment in the below video:

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UGA target will stay at junior college rather than play in SEC this season

  • 1:36 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

The biggest surprise visitor at UGA’s Dawg Night was Justin Evans, a junior college safety who is committed to Texas A&M.

It has been a wild and wacky week for Evans, who is rated as the nation’s No. 1 safety prospect out of the junior college ranks.

And it all started when the 6-foot, 185-pounder showed up seemingly out of the blue last Friday night at UGA.

Evans, who is a rising sophomore attends Mississippi Gulf Coast junior, told GigEm247’s Taylor Hamm that he was visiting his girlfriend in Atlanta and made a last-minute decision to drive over to UGA.

Evans committed to [More]

State’s No. 1 prospect talks about why he likes UGA and Georgia Tech

  • 1:02 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Wheeler High School’s Jaylen Brown is the state’s highest-ranked college basketball prospect since Derrick Favors was the nation’s No. 1 recruit in 2009.

The 6-foot-7 Brown is rated as the No. 4 overall prospect in the country for 2015, and he will likely move up after a stellar summer with his AAU team, Game Elite.

I had a chance to closely watch Brown at the UAA Finals this past weekend, and what can I say? He looked as good as advertised.

UGA’s Mark Fox and Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory watched Brown’s every move as soon as he entered the building.

They weren’t the only ones. [More]

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

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

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Will nephew of UGA legend sign with Bulldogs?

  • 12:01 am Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Will the nephew of a UGA football legend sign with the Bulldogs?

Charlie Woerner is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wide receiver from Rabun County High School. And he’s ranked as the state’s No. 8 overall prospect for 2016.

His uncle is Scott Woerner, the All-America defensive back who clinched UGA’s national championship in 1980 with an interception against Notre Dame in the game’s final minutes.

Charlie already has five early offers, including UGA, Clemson, Tennessee, Duke and UNC. He also has serious interest from Alabama and FSU, among others.

Charlie’s coach at Rabun County is Lee Shaw, who is the father of former South Carolina [More]