Recruiting: UGA's big board for 2014

  • Lorenzo Carter, DE, 6-5, 240, Norcross: Florida and UGA appear to be co-leaders for state's No. 1 prospect who left for his official visit with the Bulldogs after making a game-winning shot for his high school basketball team. He watched the Super Bowl with UGA's coaches on Sunday evening. Carter will announce at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Andrew Williams, DE, 6-4, 247, ECLA: If UGA pulls off this off, it would be one of the biggest recruiting surprises of the year. Williams only decided to take a last-minute visit after Bulldogs coaches Jeremy Pruitt and Tracy Rocker showed up at his high school last Friday. UGA appeared to be a long shot but his coach told the AJC on Monday that "UGA is definitely in the mix now" after the visit. Williams will announce at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Tavon Ross, S, 6-1, 200, Bleckley County: Missouri commit got a late UGA offer and took visit with Bulldogs. Will he stick to Mizzou or flip to UGA? The Bulldogs have a 50/50 chance because even though Ross has been committed to Missouri since last summer, this weekend was his first time visiting the campus. And he only met Missouri coach Gary Pinkel for the first time last Monday. Ross will sign at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Bryson Allen-Williams, LB, 6-1, 215, Cedar Grove: Despite official visits to Alabama and UGA over the last two weeks, many in the recruiting industry (including myself) think Allen-Williams is a "lock" to stick with the Gamecocks. However, Bryson threw a major curveball when, while wrapping up his trip to UGA, he tweeted out "Off Twitter til Wednesday .. Need some time to think" – which sent South Carolina message boards into panic attacks. Allen-Williams told The State newspaper that UGA "put a lot in my head." On late Monday night, Allen-Williams tweeted that he will sign with South Carolina at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Wesley Green, CB, 5-11, 170, M.L. King: The 4–star told the AJC on Friday that he probably wasn't going to make his visit to UGA due to a "family emergency." Green contacted the AJC on late Friday and said he would try to get to UGA on Saturday or Sunday but we couldn't find anybody who could confirm his presence on the campus. If Green never visited UGA (which is likely), then it's safe to assume that Green will commit to the only college he ever visited – South Carolina. What happened between Green and UGA? The most popular theories are that UGA didn't want to waste time once it knew South Carolina was his destination, or that new UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt didn't think Green would be a good fit in his scheme.
  • TJ Harrell, safety, 6-1, 210, Tampa: Took last-minute visit to UGA last weekend; Top contenders are Michigan State and Louisville. Harrell has gone mysteriously silent over the last few days.
  • Kendarius Webster, DB, 5-10, 170, Stockbridge: Ole Miss commit has connection to new UGA DC Jeremy Pruitt from FSU days. There have been conflicting reports on whether or not Webster would take a "secret visit" to Ole Miss this weekend. Webster's presence at UGA was never confirmed, so count UGA out for now.
  • Kirk Tucker, S-LB, 6-2, 185, Tucker: The former Stanford commit pledged to Oklahoma St. after last weekend's visit. If UGA misses out on a couple of other safety targets, it just makes sense that UGA look closely here, especially considering the Tucker-to-UGA pipeline and having two high school teammates committed to the Bulldogs.
  •  Derek Kelly, OL, 6-5, 290, Havana, Fla.: Former Kentucky commit told 247sports he won't visit anywhere on final weekend, and will spend that time thinking about picking LSU or FSU.
  1. Kendall Gant, S, 6-2, 180, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson: Gant took a "secret" official visit to Marshall over the weekend. Gant's coach told the AJC it was for "academic reasons." Marshall can take NCAA partial qualifiers, while UGA cannot. Will Gant stick with UGA and try to qualify before the summer? Or sign with Marshall as a partial qualifier?
  2. Gilbert Johnson, WR, 6-2, 190, Homestead (Fla.) Senior: Speedster earned offer at Mark Richt camp and committed on spot. Johnson told that he will sign with the Bulldogs, South Florida or Louisville on Wednesday.
  3. Lamont Gaillard, DT, 6-3, 310, Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest: Has "Georgia Bulldogs" inked in two gigantic tattoos across forearms. Turned down late offers from Texas and former UGA DC Todd Grantham (now at Louisville). However, Gaillard took a last-minute visit to Miami on Jan. 31 which has understandably caused serious concern for the Bulldogs. On Monday, Gaillard's coach said there's a "95-percent chance" that he will sign with UGA.
  4. Isaiah Wynn, OG, 6-2, 270, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood: Took a "secret" official visit to Penn State on Jan. 24 but appears to be solid based on his Tweets. But if he is truly solid, why is Wynn avoiding the media? He could erase all doubts by simply declaring the status of his UGA commitment.
  1. Kendall Baker, OL-DL, 6-5, 270, Marist: Versatile two-way standout could start out on offense in college
  2. Jeb Blazevich, TE, 6-5, 230, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian: Was one of bigger overall surprises at Under Armour All-America game. Has to develop blocking skills to be every-down TE
  3. Keyon Brown, DE-OLB, 6-3, 240, Wauchula (Fla.) Hardee County: Not much known about Florida pass-rusher who picked UGA over FSU and Miami
  4. Nick Chubb, RB, 5-11, 216, Cedartown: One of the most prolific running backs in GHSA history
  5. Detric Dukes, ILB, 6-0, 230, Tucker: Priority after Georgia missed on other targets, flipping from Louisville
  6. Jake Edwards, OG, 6-4, 280, Heard County: Committed within 10 minutes of being offered at Mark Richt camp
  7. Shattle Fenteng, CB, 6-2, 200, Hutchinson (Kan.) JC: Former Grayson High School standout has NFL-prototype size. Decided to not to visit Nkemdiches at Ole Miss
  8. Rico Johnson, WR, 5-11, 178, Georgia Prep Sports Academy: Signed with Georgia last year but did not qualify academically. Raw but fast
  9. Shaquille Jones, safety, 6-2, 175, Merritt Island, Fla. (committed to Louisville): As expected, Jones flipped from Louisville to UGA on Monday. He originally pledged to South Alabama.
  10. Sony Michel, RB, 5-11, 195, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage: Led team to state title and named Florida Gatorade Player of Year
  11. Jacob Park, QB, 6-3, 205, Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford: UGA's only early enrollee struggled in pair of all-star games after monster senior year
  12. Malkom Parrish, CB, 5-9, 186, Brooks County: Turned down opportunity to play QB at Georgia Tech
  13. Dominick Sanders, S-CB, 5-11, 185, Tucker: If not best player in DeKalb County, then tops on a high school team with 10+ D1 prospects. Older brother is former UGA DB Chris Sanders
  14. Dyshon Sims, OT, 6-4, 270, Lowndes: Raw and undeveloped but has high ceiling of potential at tackle
  15. Shakenneth Williams, WR, 6-1, 190, Rutland: "More upside than any receiver" in state, per one recruiting analsyst

  • Hunter Atkinson, TE-DE, 6-6, 250, West HallLate bloomer; Not sure how this kid doesn't have 20+ offers. Even though Atkinson committed to Cincinnati on Friday night, he could be receptive to a last-minute offer.
  • Joshua Liddell, S, 6-0, 190, White Hall, Ark.: UGA checked on his grades but committed to Arkansas soon after
  • Deshon Cooper, LB, 6-4, 215, Columbia: Flirtations might have ended with Mississippi State commit after his official visit to MSU
  • DJ Sanders, S-WR-LB, 6-2,190, Washington County: The Middle Tennessee State commit may have been best player at Georgia Dome for state championships after the Creekside running back
  • An overlooked Georgia high school player who can multiple positions
  • A junior college player who could be added after signing day
  • Nick Glass, LB-S, 6-1, 212, Peachtree Ridge: Didn't finish out senior season with team; maybe headed to JUCO
  • Demarre Kitt, WR, 6-1, 195, Sandy Creek: Enrolled early at Clemson
  • Dontavius Russell, DT, 6-3, 275, Carrollton: Ex-UGA RC Rodney Garner had help with Auburn family connections
  • Krenwick Sanders, WR, 6-2, 195, Wayne County: Florida Gators may make a late charge for Wisconsin commit
  • Stanley Williams, RB, 5-9, 190, George Walton Academy: After twists and turns with UGA, he ended up at Kentucky

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