Thursday, January 21, 2010

Countdown to Signing Day...13

Today we profile one of Coach Richt's highest profile commitments, Alec Ogletree.

size: 6-3, 212
school: Newnan HS  Newnan, GA
position: safety

Ogletree is a super freak. Once he committed, immediately the comparisons to Thomas Davis began. But if Thomas Davis was a diamond found in the rough for Van Gorder back in '02, Ogletree is sparkling from the front window. He's a 5 star prospect and is ranked as the no. 3 safety in the nation. Back in '02, it took a basketball game for Davis to get his first and only D-1 offer.

Back in Newnan, Alec decided to get the recruiting process out of the way this past summer by committing to Georgia in June. Here's what Scout's Chad Simmons had to say about him:

Ogletree has the body (6-3/215) of a linebacker, but the skills to play safety. He covers a lot of ground at safety, he has great range, and he has very good insticts. He breaks up a lot of passes, his hands are sound, and he is intimidating on that third level. Some may think he is just good in run support, but he is truly the total package at safety.

Ogletree's commitment is rock solid while his chances at a redshirt are slim and none. He's the kind of player that enjoys contact and excels at special teams. Look for him to contribute there early while he hones his coverage skills in the secondary. In Grantham's 3-4 attack, I see him eventually being a very versatile player; one who is able to produce alligator arms on slant routes and steamroll ball carriers who dare seek the first down marker.

Ogletree will also get the pleasure of playing with his twin brother Alexander, who committed to Coach Richt in early of classiest stories in this class.

Want a preview? Alec = #39, Zander = #33. Enjoy.


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