Monday, January 28, 2013

Countdown to NSD - 9 days

If you're a Dawg fan you have to be as pleased as you could possibly be after this weekend's visits from the top remaining targets: Alvin Kamara (RB, Norcross), Reuben Foster (ILB, Auburn), Davin Bellamy (OLB, Chamblee) and Montravius Adams (DT, Dooly Co.). Just getting all four to come the same weekend is a huge win. But from all the feedback it's clear they all had a good time and enjoyed each other as much as they did Athens.

Here's a quick update on each of them.

Reuben Foster
Davin Bellamy - Grantham clearly put the full court press on the talented edge rusher out of Atlanta. Bellamy mentioned that he described him as the best outside linebacker in the country and it appears as if Georgia could be a clear leader. After the coaching changes in Tallahassee, this is a kid that is looking to feel comfortable somewhere. Sounds like Georgia has provided itself as a clear option.

Alvin Kamara - Still strikes me as someone that is balancing the art of playing things close to the vest while also making the most of his visits. My guess is still Bama here, but he's clearly comfortable ($) with the coaches, the players (including Gurley and Marshall who hosted him) and the program as a whole.*

Montravius Adams - Georgia has given him everything they could to sway this big prospect ($). But it still is an uphill climb. Clemson offered him first, so you have to feel they hold the edge.

Reuben Foster - Grantham showed ($)Foster ways in which they could move the nation's top inside linebacker around to utilize his talents in rushing the passer and making plays. Georgia has a lot in their favor, especially since Foster and Tray Matthews are so close. But nothing is going to be certain until the ink is dry with this one.

*Word is that Georgia coaches offered Vanderbilt commitment Johnathan Ford last night. He's a three star running back prospect out of New Hope, Alabama. Read into that what you will.