@TexasDawg: I'm pretty sure that Van Jefferson is waiting to meet the new UGA OC in person before making a final decision. Now he is taking two other official visits (at least tentatively), and that's Florida and Oklahoma. Seems like the Gators are the biggest threat to UGA, and I'm not sure where Ole Miss fits in the picture now. As far as Roquan Smith, Florida was UGA's biggest threat before Muschamp left, so it looks like the Bulldogs are good here unless something strange happens on Smith's last few visits to other schools
@Hutch: Not that I'm aware of. The last 4-star that Georgia Tech signed was two years ago, OL Shamire Devine. But that's not to say that the Yellow Jackets couldn't find somebody else who is quality recruit
@00TheNat: That's a great question. Obviously one of the top priorities of the new UGA OL coach will be to get back Pat Allen, the OL from Maryland who de-committed from the Bulldogs after Will Friend left. Most thought it was a foregone conclusion that Allen would commit to Tennessee last week at the all-star game. But he surprisingly didn't, which leaves the door open for his return to UGA. And as far as adding another OL, you can never have too many imho. I don't know who else they are looking at, at this point. The new OL coach is probably reviewing film right now to determine that.
@Terry: For UGA, I think this one will come down to how Donte Jackson's official visit goes with the Bulldogs this weekend. If you look at the recruiting websites, almost all of them favor LSU slightly. That's where I'd go ... something like 60/40 in favor of LSU. But UGA could make a move when Donte Jackson visits
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@Boo: It's always tough to get a feel on that but things seem to be going well
@Boo: No sir. I have not heard anything about Mr. Hamilton. I will have to ask.
@jawjadawg: Yes, UGA's OL recruiting is a totally different issue. They've really struggled with recruiting elite offensive linemen from Georgia this year. But maybe a new OL coach can make some magic happen before signing day
My guess is that if UGA brings in an outsider as OC, that he'll have the freedom to use at least 2-3 scholarships to use for players that specifically fit his style of play.
@Dawgsontop: My friend. I would have to go with Arden Key, who is currently committed to SC but has saved his final OV for UGA on Jan. 30
@TRUEDawgsFan: Obviously, 3 on the UGA wish list would be LB Roquan Smith, DE Arden Key (committed to SC) and DB Donte Jackson. Then at least 1 OL (Patrick Allen again). And the 5th spot would be a wildcard ... best available prospect, or a kid who wants to flip from another school
@jawjadawg: UGA's biggest (emergency) needs in this class were at DB and WR. And they've done an outstanding job at both. And as far as the "hogs," they've got two of nation's best d-linemen in Trent Thompson and Jonathan Ledbetter (early enrollee)
@Trae: 7.5 or 8 as of today
@Daniel: Anree Saint-Armour is the 3-star defensive end from North Gwinnett High School. Georgia Tech has 22 commits and could sign as many as 25. They'd love to fill that spot with Saint-Armour. He has taken visits to Iowa, Michigan State and Minnesota so far
@IsRoquanSmithalocktoUGA?: Nice screen name. Will you change it after signing day lol? UGA has 26 commits, and as many as 5 slots left (if they use them all). And I would say out of the five remaining spots, I feel the best about UGA's chances with Roquan Smith. As many know, it was Florida vs. UGA for Roquan for the past year and obviously it would appear that things have moved heavily
in UGA's favor after the Florida staff (Muschamp) was terminated.
@Terry: That can't be anything BUT good news for UGA with Patrick Allen because everybody thought he was going to flip to Tennessee. But he delayed his decision. My guess is that Allen wants to see who UGA hires as the new OL coach, and would obviously want to meet him. I'm not saying Allen is coming back to UGA, but I think he could hear them out after the new hires
@Contractor1: That's a great question. Terry Godwin told me he will take official visits to Auburn on Jan. 16, Alabama on Jan. 23 and Texas A&M on Jan. 30. Out of those three, I would say that Alabama is clearly the most serious threat to UGA. Did you know that Godwin's offensive coordinator from high school is the brother of one of Alabama's top assistants (Napier)? So to your question: I think we'll have to wait until Godwin returns from the Alabama trip to know where this situation stands, but I feel good about UGA's chances at this point. I've felt good about UGA's chances since the Bulldogs signed his older sister to a basketball scholarship last summer. That might've sealed the deal. The Godwins seem to be a real close family