Friday, January 20, 2012

Recruiting Update: 12 days til NSD - UPDATED

Doesn't look like Dalvin Tomlinson will make an official visit to Athens. He's encouraging people not to read anything ($$) into that since he's still listing UGA in his top three and has been to Athens on many other occasions. It's just with his wrestling schedule (he's preparing to defend his state title and wants to win it for a third consecutive year) he can't fit in another visit.

Regardless, going against Bama and Tech here it's going to take some special attention from Richt and staff to land this big one. Hard to have much confidence we'll get his LOI.

Former UGA defensive back prospect Yuri Wright has been expelled from his high school for explicit tweets dating back to July. Evidently one had an anti-semitic remark and that left the school no choice. Him visiting Athens was always up in the air and the relationship between Wright and the Georgia staff has cooled considerably recently. Perhaps AD McGarity follows the 4 star's twitter feed.

(UPDATE - Louis will NOT be visiting. Sounding like a commitment to FSU could be coming soon) In town this weekend will be commits John Theus and Leonard Floyd, as well as two Auburn "commits" - Jaquay Williams and Ricardo Louis. The other day we looked at JUCO target Cordarrelle Patterson. Losing 2010 non-qualifier Lonnie Outlaw as well as former commit CJ Curry puts wide receiver as a position of need. I'm sure Richt would like to sign a couple good ones at least, in addition to current commit Blake Tibbs.

From watching that I like Williams' size and quickness. He has great hands that rarely fail him, even when the pass is closely contested. He could develop into a big target and good possession receiver for whoever he signs with.

Louis played a lot of quarterback in high school. But projects as a safety or wide receiver in college. Maybe both. By Sunday night or Monday morning we should have a feel for just how solid these Auburn commits are and whether we can turn them into Dawgs.


Bernie said...

Impressed! His QB has lot of confidence in him, because most of the those throws were chucks, where Williams had to go up and get the ball. Hope we land him!

Bernie said...

Yes. He looks very athletic and it sounds like his trip to Athens this weekend went well.