Georgia Football: 5 Freshmen the Bulldogs Can Build Around
When it comes to recruiting, it’s important to not only have the best possible players in the local area, region and country, it’s also vital to have the right players who fit into the program’s system.
For Georgia head coach Mark Richt, he feels as if he has the best recruiting class in the country, and he feels like the Bulldogs addressed every need.
That could be true, but in order for this class to be as good as Richt says it is, the Bulldogs have to find out who are some of the freshmen they can build around.
Here’s a look at five potential candidates.
QB Brice Ramsey
Brice Ramsey is the only quarterback to sign with the Bulldogs, and he fits right into the pro-style offense that the Bulldogs run.
As a senior at Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga., Ramsey passed for 1,396 yards and 17 touchdowns, which is not bad considering Camden County is a run-oriented offense.
Ramsey has the look of a college quarterback, and once Aaron Murray is gone, he will be a likely candidate to take over the starting spot.
OL DeVondre Seymour
DeVondre Seymour is a very interesting recruit.
He does not have the same football experience as the rest of the recruiting class, but he comes from a football lineage, as his father, Richard Seymour, was a standout defensive lineman at Georgia in the '90s.
The younger Seymour has all the tools to become an elite offensive lineman in the SEC but has some polishing up to do to take that next step.
Once he learns the ins and outs of being an offensive tackle at the college level, the sky is the limit for Seymour, and he can be the leader of the offensive line in the next couple of years.
DE Davin Bellamy
Davin Bellamy was a much needed get for the Bulldogs because they need more players who can be edge rushers.
If Bellamy were to gain more muscle, he would likely play defensive end, but as of right now, he has the look of an outside linebacker and could be an elite one if he pans out the way the coaching staff and the scouts think he will.
Bellamy is a tough competitor who leads by example. If he’s effective on the field, then the players around him will play up to his level.
LB Tim Kimbrough
Any good defense should build around their inside linebacker, and Tim Kimbrough could be the next great inside linebacker for the Bulldogs.
Over the last two years at his high school, Kimbrough has been a tackling machine, as he tallied 103 tackles his junior year and 93 his senior season.
He always has a knack for being around the football, which is the reason every recruiting outlet has him listed as one of the five best inside linebackers in the country.
Kimbrough will have a chance to play right away because of the lack of depth at the inside linebacker position.
S Tray Matthews
Tray Matthews is an elite safety who can hit hard but is also strong in pass coverage. Matthews may not be the next Bacarri Rambo, but he can make plays just like Rambo did during his career in Athens.
After recording 80 tackles, six blocked kicks, five pass breakups and two interceptions his senior year at Newnan High School in Newnan, Ga., Matthews was considered one of the best players in the state and has all the tools to make an immediate impact as soon as the upcoming season begins.