Recruiting: Georgia's big board

semerson@macon.comJanuary 22, 2013 

ATHENS - There's only one change to the big board this week for Georgia, and it's a technical one: Shaq Wiggins moves back onto the commitment list, after re-affirming his desire to become a Bulldog late last week.

But with signing day now 15 days away, I've also updated the target list and comments to reflect any news and events over the past week.

We will run this every Monday prior to signing day. (Or Tuesday this week, because of the holiday.) The star rating is according to the 247composite (which averages the ratings of all major services), the heights and weights are also per 247sports, and the comments are mine, centering on the potential immediate impact of the prospect.

ALREADY ENROLLED (13)

DL John Atkins (6-4, 300) ........ Hargrave Military ... 3 stars
Originally signed last year but didn't qualify. A candidate to shore up line depth.

OT Aulden Bynum (6-5, 270) ....... Valdosta ............ 3 stars
Bynum will need to put on weight before seeing the field, but getting in school early should help.

OG Josh Cardiello (6-3, 285) ..... Buford .............. 3 stars
The depth on the line should be better next season, so Cardiello is a redshirt candidate ... but you never know with someone enrolling early.

ILB Reggie Carter (6-2, 230) ..... Snellville .......... 4 stars
There's an opening at inside linebacker, and Carter will get a chance.

CB J.J. Green (5-9, 175) ......... Kingsland ........... 3 stars
Brice Ramsey's high school teammate at Camden County will also figure into the mix in the secondary.

S Tray Matthews (6-1, 192) ....... Newnan .............. 4 stars
The Bulldogs need two new starting safeties, and Matthews has a decent chance to be one of them.

S Quincy Mauger (6-0, 195) ....... Marietta ............ 3 stars
Another candidate to see the field at safety.

DL Chris Mayes (6-4, 330) ........ Mississippi GC CC ... 3 stars
The junior college prospect, who originally signed with Georgia two years ago, is in the mix for the vacant nose tackle spot.

QB Brice Ramsey (6-3, 197) .... Kingsland ........... 4 stars
Perhaps the team's quarterback of the future, depending on how he performs in practice.

ILB Ryne Rankin (6-1, 230) ....... Orlando, Fla. ....... 3 stars
Rankin was the first man on campus, practicing with the team before the bowl. He will try to be the new starter alongside the returning Amarlo Herrera.

WR Jonathon Rumph (6-5, 215) ..... Holmes C.C. (Miss.) . 4 stars
The native of Cayce, S.C., is a junior college prospect who could become an immediate member of the receiving rotation.

WR Tramel Terry (6-0, 192) ....... Goose Creek, S.C. ... 4 stars
Athletic prospect suffered ACL injury last month, has outside chance of playing in 2013. (Terry was on crutches at the UGA basketball game on Saturday night.) And with Ken Malcome's decision to transfer, Georgia could find a way to use Terry in the backfield.

CB Reggie Wilkerson (5-11, 175) ... Citra, Fla. ......... 4 stars
The Bulldogs also need depth at cornerback, and Wilkerson will get a shot.

COMMITMENTS (16)

S Paris Bostick (6-0, 217) ...... Tampa, Fla. ........... 3 stars
Georgia knew it had a void to fill: Bostick is one of four safeties either enrolled or committed.

TE Jordan Davis (6-3, 230) ....... Thomson .............. 3 stars
Georgia already has three guys set to play at tight end (Lynch, Rome, Flournoy-Smith) so a redshirt year appears in store for Davis, barring injury.

WR Reggie Davis (6-0, 158) ....... Tallahassee, Fla. .... 3 stars
Recent evidence shows Georgia will redshirt freshmen receivers (Blake Tibbs, Justin Scott-Wesley, Michael Bennett).

OLB Leonard Floyd (6-5, 240) ...... Hargrave Military ... 4 stars
Another player who originally signed last year, Floyd has a chance to compete for the spot opposite Jordan Jenkins, or to be Jenkins' main backup.

S Shaquille Fluker (6-1, 200) ..... East Mississippi CC . 3 stars
The junior college prospect will try to leapfrog Matthews, Mauger and others when he arrives this summer.

DT DeAndre Johnson (6-3, 310) ..... Newnan .............. 3 stars
A bulky player who will get a look at nose tackle.

WR Rico Johnson (5-10, 165) ...... Swainsboro ........... 3 stars
The speedy Johnson will also be a redshirt candidate because of the depth at receiver, but it figures that either Johnson or Davis could crack the rotation.

ILB Tim Kimbrough (5-11, 228) ..... Indianapolis ........ 4 stars
Another guy who will get a look at inside linebacker, a spot where Georgia is bringing in a lot of fresh blood.

CB Kennar Johnson (6-2, 185) ...... Mississippi GC CC ... 3 stars
Johnson has the height that Todd Grantham likes in his cornerbacks, but needs to put on some weight.

C Brandon Kublanow (6-2, 290) ..... Marietta ............ 4 stars
The center of the future? The main question is whether Kublanow plays right away in order to be groomed as David Andrews' eventual replacement.

CB Brendan Langley (6-1, 180) ..... Marietta ............ 4 stars
A very good prospect who will compete for the nickel-back role next preseason.

WR Uriah LeMay (6-2, 200) ......... Matthews, N.C. ...... 3 stars
Even if he redshirts in 2013, Uriah LeMay may have a brighter long-term future than his brother Christian, who has struggled to climb the quarterback depth chart.

OLB Shaun McGee (6-3, 230) ........ Snellville .......... 3 stars
McGee's name doesn't get mentioned often for playing time, but if he puts on weight he could sneak in there.

ILB Johnny O'Neal (6-1, 233) ...... Dublin .............. 4 stars
Here's a wild card for the inside linebacker spot.

RB A.J. Turman (6-0, 205) ......... Orlando, Fla. ....... 4 stars
While Georgia is set with Gurshall, there is still a depth issue at tailback, especially with Malcome's transfer - which is why Turman can play in 2013. And now almost certainly will.

CB Shaq Wiggins (5-9, 160) ........ Tyrone .............. 4 stars
Wiggins is small for a cornerback in Todd Grantham's system - assuming it's still Grantham running the system this fall. But he's got athletic ability, so he figures to get a shot for playing time.

NOTABLE TARGETS

(Georgia can sign a total of 34, per my math, although no one at UGA has verified it. But the overall scholarship limit of 85 also comes into play. Check out the mailbag from last week for an in-depth analysis on all that.)

DT Montravius Adams (6-4, 310) .... Vienna .............. 5 stars
Grantham and other coaches had an extended in-home visit with Adams last week, even amid the swirling rumors about Grantham and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bulldogs have a lot of competition for Adams, who could start at nose tackle if he came to Athens.

DE Davin Bellamy (6-5, 235) ....... Atlanta ............. 4 stars
Grantham also visited with Bellamy last week. He is officially committed to Florida State, but Georgia is unofficially still pushing for him, along with other teams.

G Tyrone Crowder (6-1, 330) ....... Rockingham, N.C. .... 4 stars
A lot of schools would love to have a 330-pounder at one of the guard spots. Georgia is one of them.

ILB Reuben Foster (6-1, 240) ...... Auburn, Ala. ........ 5 stars
Another guy who could start right away at a need position for Georgia ... but another guy a lot of other schools want.

DT Toby Johnson (6-4, 310) ........ Hutchinson CC (Kan.). 4 stars
Johnson suffered an ACL injury late last season, so his ability to play next season is uncertain. But he's a talent, and Georgia still wants him.

TB Alvin Kamara (5-10, 195) ....... Norcross ............ 4 stars
Kamara visited Alabama this past weekend. This weekend, it's Georgia's turn. Despite the presence of Gurshall and commitment of Turman, Georgia will have no trouble trying hard to sign another tailback, especially one as good as Kamara, who is expected to announce his decision on signing day.

OT DeVondre Seymour (6-6, 300) .... Suwanee ............. 3 stars
The son of Richard Seymour is likely headed to prep school for one year, but Georgia wouldn't mind taking a chance that he qualifies.

OLB Matthew Thomas (6-3, 210) ..... Miami, Fla. ......... 5 stars
This would be a coup for Georgia. It's not likely, but the Bulldogs are trying.

OT Laremy Tunsil (6-6, 295) ....... Lake City, Fla. ..... 5 stars
Tunsil visited Georgia over the weekend, and was hard to miss at the basketball game. If Georgia can sign Tunsil, and right now the Bulldogs are regarded as the favorite, he very well may be the starting left tackle in 2013.

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