Saturday, January 30, 2010

Countdown to Signing Day…4

Da'Rick Rogers may or may not be committed. But plenty of other options and opportunities at WR in this class. In order of what I project our chances are at signing, here are those not named Da'Rick:

First and foremost, Michael Bennett
6'3", 185
Bennett has been committed to Coach Richt since early summer and will make that official on Wednesday. He may not have the breakaway speed of some of the others in this class, but he is a well rounded prospect with good hands.

Jordan Akins
6'3", 180
Union Grove HS, McDonough GA

Akins is a two sport star who is down to Georgia and Central Florida. He is heading down to Florida this weekend after visiting Athens a couple weeks ago. Akins will need to add more size to play 'tween the hedges, but has great play-making skills that will make it hard to keep him off the field.  One factor that could tilt Akins in our favor is the opportunity to play for both Coach Perno and Coach Richt. His announcement should come before Wednesday.

Christian Green
6'2", 185
Tampa Catholic HS (FL)

Like our dear AJ, this Green will add on another 20lbs or so to fill out his frame. Also like AJ, Christian is his state’s own #1 HS prospect. Until then, (like Akins) his blocking downfield will be a liability. And we know the value CMR and staff put on blocking. However, he definitely has the athleticism and play-making ability to avoid a red-shirt. Played a lot of QB in HS, so his skills may be more raw than some other prospects. But Green would be a big catch. He's down to Athens and Tallahassee.

Kadron Boone
6'1", 195
Trinity Catholic HS (FL)

Boone is a Texas Tech commit that cracked the door open after the head pirate walked the plank. Although he is quick to point out that he remains a Red Raiders, many other schools are believed to be in contention this late: Georgia, West VA, Louisville and LSU. Boone has visited each campus with the exception of Baton Rouge, which is where he's heading this weekend. This biggest asset Boone seems to have is hands of glue.

1 comment:

genxdawg said...

I am intrigued by Boone. He appears to have HUGE hands, much like those of Brett's Favre and former UNC and current NY Giants Hakim Nicks. I wish we had access to those measurements like ones taken at NFL combine.