Georgia Football Recruiting: Profiling Bulldogs 5 Most Recent Verbal Commits
The top teams in the country always seem to rebuild their teams by making sure they have the top recruits commit early.
The Georgia Bulldogs are no different, as they already have 22 players committed for the 2013 season and the 2012 season has not even kicked off yet.
It didn't look like they would have 20 commits at this stage of the game because the Bulldogs lost two players in Derrick Henry and Kyrin Priester in a two-day span.
But thanks to Dawg Night, which is a recruiting event on the UGA campus, the Bulldogs bounced back in a huge way by picking up three verbal commitments during the event.
Here's a closer look at the latest five verbal commitments for the Bulldogs.
Naim Mustafaa: DE/LB, Alpharetta, Ga
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Naim Mustafaa had a struggle of picking between Georgia and Georgia Tech because Naim's father, Najee, played for the Jackets before moving on to the NFL where he played for nine years. But at the end of the day, Mustafaa chose the Bulldogs because he wanted to play for Todd Grantham.
Mustafaa got offers from Arizona State, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma State and others before choosing the Bulldogs.
Rico Johnson: WR/CB, Swainsboro, Ga
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Rico Johnson was more than happy when he got the offer to play for the Bulldogs because of the difficult road he had to travel to get to this point.
Johnson, who is the fourth wide receiver to commit to the Bulldogs, got offers from Appalachian State and Marshall but was virtually unknown because he did not play his junior year. Johnson was ruled ineligible after transferring from another school.
Johnson will likely play a lot of wide receiver when he gets to Athens, but he will be expected to play some cornerback as well because of the lack of depth at that position.
Quincy Mauger: DB, Marietta, Ga
When Quincy Mauger got his scholarship offer from Mark Richt, he was more than excited for the opportunity to play for the Bulldogs.
The 3-star recruit from Marietta, Ga had interest from Tennessee and Central Florida, but he made his commitment to Georgia during Dawg Night.
The Bulldogs wanted to grab Mauger because they need some depth at safety, but don't be surprised if this helps them get Brandon Langley, who is high on the Bulldogs' list.
Langley is teammates with Mauger, and the Bulldogs know they can count on Mauger to give Langley that needed motivation to play for the Bulldogs.
Tim Kimbrough: LB, Indianapolis
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Shortly after Mauger committed, the Bulldogs got their 21st commitment when Tim Kimbrough decided he wanted to be a Bulldog.
Last season was huge for Kimbrough, as he paced Warren Central High School with 179 tackles, eight sacks and one forced fumble.
This is a guy Grantham wanted because of his physical play, but Kimbrough also wanted to be here because of the relationship he formed with Grantham.
Shaun McGee: LB, Snellville, Ga
The Bulldogs' most recent verbal commitment is Shaun McGee—the third verbal commit for the Bulldogs during Dawg Night.
McGee was deciding between UGA and Alabama before he made the decision to go with the Bulldogs. The reason he chose Georgia was the fact that it was close to home and he felt more of a family vibe in Athens compared to the coaches and players at Alabama.