Georgia Football Recruiting 2014: Updates on Commits, Visits and Offers
Make sure to follow this exclusive tracker from now until national signing day for the latest news and happenings surrounding the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2014 recruiting class.
There are commitments from a number of top prospects already with more big names expected to join the fold in the coming months. Here is a look at the commitments, top targets and scheduled visits for the 2014 class. Click here to check out where all of Georgia’s top 2014 recruits hail from.
Note: All recruiting rankings via 247Sports
Tuesday, June 4
See where the top 2014 recruits hail from with Bleacher Report's interactive recruiting map.
Thursday, May 30
The battle for 4-star running back Nick Chubb is getting heated with a number of top SEC programs battling for his services.
The Georgia native has the Bulldogs near the top of his list, but South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida are all in the running for his signature.
The top two on his list are the Bulldogs and Gamecocks. He has recently taken unofficial visits to Auburn and Georgia, with Georgia carrying an edge, according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.
His recruitment is far from over, but the Bulldogs are the current team to beat, and it doesn’t appear to be that close.
Monday, May 20
The battle for the state of Georgia is getting heated with 4-star defensive tackle Elisha Shaw providing the latest fuel for the fire. Alabama is fighting the Bulldogs for the 6’4”, 295-pounders commitment, but a recent visit to Athens went well.
Shaw told 247Sports that “It was a great visit, everything about the visit was great.”
He went on to say that “I like Coach Wilson, he is real cool. He showed me high how I was on their chart and how Georgia would be if I stayed here. He talked to me about staying in-state.”
The push for Shaw is far from over, and according to Rusty Mansell with Dawgs247 he has Alabama and Georgia currently tied with no other visits currently planned.
This is a player that Mark Richt needs to keep in-state—especially after the mass defection of talent that has occurred over the past recruiting cycles.
Finding a replacement for Jarvis Jones won’t be easy, but the Bulldogs may have found an answer in JUCO 4-star defensive end Davonte Lambert.
Lambert is a rising star on the JUCO circuit and is currently down to four schools. Georgia is one of his finalists.
When asked about Georgia, Lambert had this to say to Radi Nabulsi with ESPN.com (subscription required):
Being a standup end -- I did some of it in high school -- I kind of like it. It would be something new. It doesn’t have me nervous because I am a real good pass rusher.
The 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions have Lambert signing with the Bulldogs.
Thursday, May 16
The secondary has needs in the 2014 cycle, and the Bulldogs are working hard to fill the void. According to his personal Twitter account, 3-star cornerback Kendarius Webster is the latest player to receive a firm offer from Georgia:
UGA offered— kendariuswebster (@d1_kendarius) May 16, 2013
The Georgia native currently has four offers—all SEC schools—but the most recent offer has him favoring the in-state Bulldogs.
In a recent interview with Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 (subscription required), Webster said that an offer from Georgia “would be big” and that “they are right near home, and my parents could come see every weekend."
Watch Webster closely as his recruitment may be coming to a close.
Tuesday, May 14
Malone is a rangy receiver at 6’3”, 190 pounds. He is the No. 13 wide receiver and No. 90 overall in this cycle.
A raw talent, Malone is a physical player who attacks the football and wins his share of battles in one-on-one situations. He isn’t a burner, but his shiftiness in the open field makes up for straight-line speed.
He has offers from nearly every major program in the SEC. The 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction has Tennessee as the team to beat for his signature.
The recent offer from the Bulldogs could change that.
Friday, May 10
Georgia is on the recruiting trail evaluating talent, and Kipp Adams with ESPN (subscription required) reports that coaches stopped by Acworth, Ga. to see 3-star safety Cameron Albright this week. Albright had this to say of the visit:
It was an honor to know they took the time to come out here and see me. I had to pick up my intensity and try to impress them and show them what they want to see. They said I can cover fine but they wanted to see my tackling ability because I was not in a position to make a lot of tackles on my junior film. They want to see if I can come up and strike somebody. I know I can make an open-field tackle or in the hole, but you can always get better.
He went on to say that if Georgia were to offer it would “carry a lot of weight” and that his “mom and dad went there.”
Being a legacy to the school and having the chance to play at the childhood favorite should be enough to secure a commitment from Albright—should an offer come.
According to Adams, two safeties will sign in this class. A commitment from 3-star safety Nick Glass came in April, securing one of those spots.
Sims told Nabulsi “It was kind of surprising actually. I wasn’t really prepared. I didn’t expect that at all to be honest with you. My family was shocked too. I know my mom was and my grandparents.”
Sims is related to current player Josh Harvey-Clemons, which should help pull Sims to the program. He is an under-the-radar recruit right now, but at 6’4”, 270 pounds that will change this fall.
The Bulldogs coaches are doing work inside the state of Georgia this recruiting cycle. The class is starting off strong with three of the five commitments coming from in-state.
The class headliner, however, is a Florida native. Sony Michel is a 5-star running back, and is the No. 11 player in this class.
He announced his commitment on ESPN. Michel is a dangerous addition to an already stacked backfield.
His unique blend of size and speed make him explosive in the open field. He will step in as a solid third option from the backfield as a true freshman.
Georgia is working hard to ensure that the in-state recruiting bounces back with this cycle. Terry Googer is a 3-star ATH out of Atlanta who is currently high on South Carolina.
According to Radi Nabulsi with ESPN, the Bulldogs staff was in Atlanta visiting Googer at his school.
Googer has a number of offers from top schools, but a solid courtship from the in-state Bulldogs would likely secure his pledge.
The nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan is in the sights of a number of top programs, and according to his personal Twitter account, Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Florida and Notre Dame have all made house calls (h/t Kipp Adams) this week.
The experts Crystal Ball predictions from 247Sports has him headed to Ohio State, but there is a lot of time left in the recruitment of this Georgia star.
Georgia is in need of additional bodies on the inside, and McMillan would be an amazing fit for the 3-4. Losing this top star from its own backyard will be a huge loss for Mark Richt and Co.
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