Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Big Recruiting day to begin Dream...or bring Nightmare (UPDATED)

Tonight the All-American high school players gather on the playing field after a few days of showing off their skills in front of national media. The game airs at 7pm on ESPN. Before, during and after, some players will announce their decisions for their letters of intent a few weeks prior to National Signing Day on February 2nd.

Two players expected to announce are members of the "Dream Team" in the state of Georgia. Xzavier Dickson (OLB, Griffin) and Quan Bray (ATH, LaGrange) will decide whether or not they are Dawgs. With Dickson we're up against Bama and Auburn and with Bray listing Auburn, Georgia, Florida and LSU as his finalists.

Another member of the Dream Team, Damian Swann (CB, Grady) is set to announce Saturday at the US Army All-American Bowl. He's known for about a month where he's going; the other schools are Miami, Bama and USC.

The other Dreamers: Jay Rome could announce he's a Dawg any day now, Malcolm Mitchell plays with Rome in Valdosta, Isaiah Crowell is the nation's best RB prospect and Ray Drew out of Thomasville.

Back to tonight, Bray is a harder read at this point, but I think we're in it for him. If I had to guess though I would say we lose Bray and get Dickson. If we lose both potential commitments, the message boreds will go nuclear.

Xzavier Dickson
Griffin HS
6-4, 248
- likely plays at OLB under Grantham's defense if he decides to come to Athens. Makes plays in the backfield, will provide SEC quarterbacks plenty of headaches. Has improved his run defense as well.

Quan Bray
Troup Co. HS
5-11, 175
- played a lot of RB in high school, but is versatile enough to fill a slot and certainly return kicks. 

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UPDATE: Sounds like Jay Rome may finally make his commitment official tonight as well. He's a definite UGA lean.


Anonymous said...

I hope we do well with any and all "Dream Team" good as they are,it could well be mid season before they contribute...and by October,we are looking down the barrel of Florida and Auburn.

that being said,every good one we get is one less for Alabama,Auburn,Florida et al.Recruiting is so important...I remember a line from Frank Broyles (former Arkansas coach/AD)when the NCAA went to 25/85 scholarship limit,he said "I'll go with just 20 each year...but...they have to be the 20 I want"...

old dawg(who's seen better days)

BuLLdawg said...

So, is this the nightmare, then please ?