Sunday, January 24, 2010

Countdown to Signing Day...10


Frostproof Cornerback prospect Nickell Robey offered Georgia his verbal intent back in July. Since then much has changed: a disappointing season in Athens and the dismissal of the DC and position coach where he projects to play. Robey has stayed on board, but understandably opened things up a bit once Martinez was dismissed.

Why worry? Well, Robey may not have ideal size but possesses all the skills of a true defensive playmaker in the secondary. He's kind of like the Rantavious Wooten of this year's class; small but has the heart of a champion and a nose for the football. His athleticism makes him hard to reshirt. If he can add some inches and improve on his coverage skills we may even see him this fall. Hopefully in red and black.

Or will it be blue and yellow?

Schools like West VA, Tennessee and in turn USC (the real one) entered the picture. This weekend Robey is in Morgantown and the Mountaineers stand to be the Dawgs' main competition. WVa OL coach Dave Johnson has spent a good amount of time courting Robey. You may remember Johnson as the former Dawgs' TE coach. Robey had a visit from UGA Monday. If I were Mrs. Robey I'd expect another one before this is through.

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