April 9, 2012

Dawgs on recruiting roll

When South Gwinnett linebacker Reginald Carter committed to Georgia this morning, one would think that, while the day had gotten off to a roaring start, it would be tough to compete with a Good Friday when the Bulldogs received three pledges on the day.

As it turns out, the two days have turned out to be almost equal.

Friday saw Georgia receive three commitments at positions of great need for the Bulldog program.

Brookwood wide receiver Kyrin Priester, East River (Orlando, Fla.) Ryne Rankin, and Valwood offensive lineman Aulden Bynumall decided to join UGA's 2013 recruiting class, and all three come at positions where the Georgia staff was hoping to bring in multiple players in the class.

Monday, however, started with a bang as Carter went public with his commitment to Georgia in the morning followed by a pledge from Camden County defensive back J.J. Green.

The commitments of Carter and Rankin, along with last months pledge from West Laurens linebacker Johnny O'Neal, gives the Bulldogs three 2013 commitments at a position where the Georgia failed to sign a prospect in 2012, inside linebacker.

UGA also only signed one defensive back in 2012, and Green gives Georgia its third cornerback commitment of the current class, and fourth commitment at defensive back.

Priester joins Goose Creek (Goose Creek, S.C.) playmaker Tramel Terry as a wide receiver commitment for the Bulldogs as they plan to bring in as many as two more for 2013.

Offensive line is always a position of need at every program in the country, and Bynum has gotten the ball rolling for UGA up front as the Bulldog's first offensive line commitment of 2013.

On top of the commitments, one of Georgia's top targets on either side of the ball, Kell defensive back Brendan Langley, told UGASports that Georgia is still his leader and instead of visiting Tuscaloosa for the Alabama spring game, he will be visiting UGA for their annual G-Day scrimmage.

With eight players committed that plan to enroll at Georgia in January, it appears that the Bulldogs will be able to count all eight towards the 2012 class and bring in as many as 33 prospects in the current class.

With 14 commitments on board before many of the 2013 recruits will graduate high school, the Georgia staff looks to be well on their way to signing the maximum, and it was December of 2011 before the Bulldogs got their 14th commitment of the 2012 class.

With more good news possibly before or at G-Day this weekend, and two commitments already on board for 2014, few programs are operating with the kind of momentum that the UGA program possesses right now.

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