Georgia’s signing day capsule

semerson@macon.comFebruary 6, 2013 

Signees

Jonathan Atkins DL 6-4/305 Thomson

Atkins originally signed with Georgia last year but took until this year to qualify academically.

Davin Bellamy DE 6-5/235 Chamblee

A consensus four-star prospect, Bellamy signed with Georgia early Wednesday morning after being pulling away from his Florida State commitment.

Paris Bostick S 6- 1/217 Tampa, Fla.

Georgia knew it had a void to fill: Bostick, who played for the same high school as Aaron Murray, is one of four safeties the team signed.

Aulden Bynum OL 6-5/270 Valdosta

Bynum will need to put on weight before seeing the field, but getting in school early should help.

Josh Cardiello OL 6-3/282 Buford

The depth on the line should be better next season, so Cardiello is a redshirt candidate ... but you never know with someone enrolling early.

Reggie Carter ILB 6- 1/225 Snellville

There’s an opening at inside linebacker, and Carter will get a chance. He’s being called a sleeper candidate by several analysts.

Jordan Davis TE 6-4/225 Thomson

Georgia already has three players set to play at tight end (Lynch, Rome, Flournoy-Smith) so a redshirt year appears in store for Davis, barring injury.

Reggie Davis WR 6-0/159 Tallahassee, Fla.

Recent evidence shows Georgia will redshirt freshmen receivers (Blake Tibbs, Justin Scott-Wesley, Michael Bennett).

Brendan Douglas RB 5-1 1/202 Augusta

Douglas came out of nowhere last week to become commitment No. 30 for the Bulldogs, reneging on his earlier commitment to Georgia Tech.

Leonard Floyd OLB 6-4/220 Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy

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.

Shaquille Fluker S 6-1/192 East Mississippi C.C.

The junior college prospect will try to leapfrog Matthews, Mauger and others when he arrives this summer.

J.J. Green ATH 5-8/171 Kingsland

Brice Ramsey’s high school teammate at Camden County will figure into the mix in the secondary but could also get a look on offense.

DeAndre Johnson DL 6-3/311 Newnan

A bulky player who will get a look at nose tackle. His nickname is “Moose,” and therefore every writer is pulling for him to get the job.

Rico Johnson WR 5-11/172 Swainsboro

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.

Kennar Johnson S 6-2/185 Gulf Coast (Miss.) C.C.

Johnson has the height that Todd Grantham likes in his cornerbacks, but needs to put on some weight.

Tim Kimbrough ILB 6-0/228 Indianapolis, IN

Another player who will get a look at inside linebacker, a spot where Georgia is bringing in a lot of fresh blood. Georgia flew the school plane up to Indy to see Kimbrough on Monday morning.

Brandon Kublanow G-C 6-3/290 Marietta

The center of the future? Kublanow has said he’s been told by Georgia coaches he will work at guard in 2013, but also be cross-trained at center.

Brendan Langley CB 6-1/181 Marietta

A very good prospect who will compete for the nickel-back role next preseason.

Uriah LeMay WR 6-2/197 Matthews, N.C.

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.

Shaun McGee LB 6-3/233 Snellville

McGee’s name doesn’t get mentioned often for playing time, but if he puts on weight he could sneak in there.

Tray Matthews S 6-0/194 Newnan

The Bulldogs need two new starting safeties, and Matthews has a decent chance to be one of them. It would be a surprise if he’s not at least playing off the bench in 2013.

Quincy Mauger S 6-0/197 Marietta

Another candidate to see the field at safety.

Chris Mayes DL 6-4/330 Griffin

The junior college prospect, who originally signed with Georgia two years ago, is in the mix for the vacant nose tackle spot.

Johnny O’Neal ILB 6-2/225 Dublin

Here’s a wild card for the inside linebacker spot.

Brice Ramsey QB 6-3/196 Kingsland

Perhaps the team’s quarterback of the future, depending on how he performs in practice.

Ryne Rankin ILB 6- 1/230 Orlando, Fla.

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.

Jonathan Rumph WR 6-5/215 Holmes (Miss.) CC

The native of Cayce, S.C., is a junior college prospect who could become an immediate member of the receiving rotation. He will immediately become the team’s tallest receiver, with the graduation of Marlon Brown.

Devondre Seymour OL 6-5/295 Suwanee

The son of former Georgia great Richard Seymour could be headed to prep school for a year.

Tramel Terry ATH 5-11/193 Goose Creek, S.C.

Athletic prospect suffered ACL injury last month, has outside chance of playing in 2013. And with Ken Malcome’s decision to transfer, Georgia could find a way to use Terry in the backfield.

A.J. Turman TB 6-0/198 Orlando, Fla.

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.

Shaq Wiggins CB 5-10/165 Tyrone

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.

Reggie Wilkerson CB 5-11/162 Citra, Fla.

The Bulldogs also need depth at cornerback, and Wilkerson will get a shot.

Starters Lost

Offense -- 1

Defense -- 8

Top Needs

OL

DT

ILB

DB

Signings by state

Georgia -- 22

Florida -- 5

Mississippi -- 2

South Carolina -- 2

Indiana -- 1

Rivals.com rankings

5-stars -- 0

4-star -- 15

3-stars -- 17

2-stars -- 0

1-star -- 0

Local impact

Georgia lost out on Montravius Adams, the Dooly County defensive tackle who at one time was seriously considering the Bulldogs. He opted for Auburn instead. But the Bulldogs did land West Laurens’ Johnny O’Neal.

Gem of the class

There are a number of four-star players who have a chance to be stars, but Tramel Terry may have the most potential. South Carolina and Clemson both badly wanted Terry, but for the first time since A.J. Green the Palmetto State’s top-rated player left the state.

Surprise

Georgia knew it was losing out on Laremy Tunsil, the nation’s highest-rated offensive tackle, but it was stunned to also miss out on George Adeosun, who last week emerged as the backup plan at offensive tackle. Adeosun instead chose Virginia, which had been recruiting him for longer, and the Bulldogs responded by accepting Devondre Seymour, a three-star offensive tackle who may have to spend a year in prep school. But Richt expressed optimism in Seymour’s potential.

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