Top Uncommitted Recruits Attending Georgia Bulldogs Dawg Night Camp
School camps are becoming extremely important on the recruiting trail, and Georgia's "Dawg Night" camp is no different.
Some of the best recruits in the nation will be heading to Athens, Ga., on July 12th to learn techniques from Mark Richt and his staff, as well as show to off their skills among the best rising ninth through 12th graders in the nation.
This is a time for Richt and his coaching staff to make a huge impression on these recruits and also scout some future talent.
The importance of a camp like Dawg Night can't be overstated. While many Georgia commitments will be heading to the camp, there will also be plenty of uncommitted recruits who will be in attendance as well.
Kipp Adams of ESPN.com (subscription required) has put together a running list of participants.
Here are the top uncommitted recruits who will be at Dawg Night.
Jordan Scarlett, 5-Star RB, University School of Nova South (Fla.) *2015
Georgia is becoming known as a running back factory of sorts, and much of that has to do with Richt's ability to recruit top-notch runners.
Making an impression with Scarlett would be huge for Georgia, especially if the Dawgs want to get on his early interest list. That's a list that currently features Alabama, Florida State, LSU and Miami, according to 247Sports.
It's worth noting that Scarlett is from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which is Michel's hometown as well. Michel will be at the camp, per Adams.
Odds Scarlett Commits at Dawg Night: Low
Trenton Thompson, 5-Star DT, Westover High School (Ga.) *2015
He's also the No. 8 2015 recruit in the country.
Considering his national status plus his lofty in-state ranking, he's a recruit that Richt and the Bulldogs need to make a big push for.
There is one big issue, though, and that's the fact that Thompson doesn't seem to like the 3-4 scheme as much as the 4-3. He opened up about that in a recent interview with us here at Bleacher Report:
B/R: Georgia plays a 3-4. Do you think you can play the 3-4?
TT: I really don't like the 3-4. To me, the 3-4 just really worries about the linebackers making the plays. They want two ends to take on two blockers, and the nose guard to stay right there, and the linebackers can make the plays.
With that said, Georgia is still listed as the top team on his 247Sports interest list, followed by Auburn, Florida State and Tennessee.
Odds Thompson Commits at Dawg Night: Low
Elisha Shaw, 4-Star DT, Tucker High School (Ga.)
Elisha Shaw is a big defensive tackle recruit at 6'4.5'', 295 pounds. If he puts on some more mass during his senior year, he would project well as a nose tackle in Georgia's 3-4 defense. He'll be able to control two gaps because of his size, but he's also athletic and quick enough to get into the backfield and make plays.
Shaw is the No. 3 defensive tackle, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss are on top of his 247Sports interest list. Landing him would be a huge recruiting win for Richt and his staff, so having him at this camp is a pretty big deal.
Since receiving an offer, Shaw has visited UGA three times, per his 247Sports timeline, so this could be the time that seals the deal for the Bulldogs.
Odds Shaw Commits at Dawg Night: Good
Lorenzo Carter, 5-Star WDE, Norcross High School (Ga.)
He checks in at 6'5'', 232 pounds and runs a 4.63 40, per 247sports.
Carter is athletic, fast and should be able to dominate the edges. He's strong enough to hold his own against the run, and his speed and agility will allow him to play in space, blitz and drop into coverages.
He projects best as an outside linebacker at Georgia.
Alabama is the top team on his 247Sports interest list, followed by Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi Sate, Notre Dame, South Carolina, USC and Vanderbilt.
That said, he did recently name Florida his leader, per Kipp Adams of ESPN.com.
Odds Carter commits at Dawg Night: Low
Raekwon McMillan, 5-Star ILB, Liberty County High School (Ga.)
He has the size to play physical between the tackles at 6'2'', 242 pounds, but he also boasts 4.79 40 speed, per 247Sports.
McMillan has a good first step and isn't timid. He'll meet a runner in the gap and make a solid tackle. He also should be great in open space as a pass-rusher.
At the moment, he looks like an Ohio State lean, but Alabama, Clemson and USC are also featured on his 247Sports interest list.
Hosting McMillan at this camp is huge for Georgia. Perhaps the Bulldogs will be able to make up ground with the stellar in-state recruit.
Odds McMillan commits at Dawg Night: Low