- 8:57 pm Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Michael Carvell
UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, Ratliffe was in stable but critical condition in intensive care at a Charlotte hospital, his coach told carolinalive.com’s Tonya Brown. “He is still in serious condition. He hasn’t gotten any worse. There’s some signs of improvement. I think there is some positive. We’re cautiously optimistic but he’s got a long road ahead of him. He’s not out of the woods. It’s in the Lord’s hands,” Scottland coach Richard Bailey told the website.
Jaylend Ratliffe, who is committed to play quarterback at Georgia Tech, suffered a serious head injury in an ATV accident on Tuesday, according [More]
- 12:47 pm Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Michael Carvell
Defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson, one of the state’s top prospects for 2016, is nicknamed “Hercules.”
How did he get that nickname? He talks about it in the below video.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder from Cedar Grove High School is rated as the state’s No. 13 overall prospect for 2016. He already has a dozen early offers, including Alabama, Auburn, UGA and South Carolina.
Most people think it’s automatic he’ll follow his brother, former Cedar Grove linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, to South Carolina.
“Hercules” talks about all of that in the below video:
- 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]
- 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]
- 11:07 am Saturday, July 26th, 2014 by Michael Carvell
UPDATE: Myles Autry will attend Georgia Prep Sports Academy this fall, GPSA coach Mike Carson told the AJC on Tuesday.
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 [More]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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:
- 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]
- 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]