Breaking Down Georgia's Chances of Landing It's 5 National Signing Day Targets
It’s getting down to the wire when it comes to signing recruits, and the Georgia Bulldogs are making that final push to get their remaining targets.
The Bulldogs are hoping that the addition of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will give them the edge they need to get some of the top defensive targets left on the market. As far as the offense goes, the Bulldogs are set, but there are a couple of players the coaches are looking at, and Mike Bobo will have to work his magic to lure them into Athens.
Here’s a breakdown of Georgia’s chances of landing its top five remaining targets.
Tavon Ross, who is a safety from Bleckley County, Georgia, got a late offer from the Bulldogs and took an official visit to Athens this past weekend, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Ross originally committed to Missouri this past summer, but has not turned the other cheek when it comes to looking at other schools.
Ross, who is a three-star prospect according to 247Sports, also got a late offer from Alabama and could make his official visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend. However, he did like his UGA visit and really liked Pruitt. Could the new coach be the difference maker?
Chance of signing with Georgia: 70 percent
Bryson Allen-Williams is another prospect that has been committed to another school but is taking a closer look at Georgia.
Allen-Williams, a four-star linebacker prospect from Atlanta, will visit UGA at the end of the month. But before he does that, he will visit Alabama next weekend and took a visit to South Carolina (the school where he’s committed to) according to AJC.com.
His mother issued a statement saying that Bryson’s commitment to South Carolina is solid and he is taking advantage of the free trips to Alabama and Georgia.
Whenever the mom says where the son is going to college, odds are that’s the place he is going to be in the fall. So it looks like Georgia won’t add Allen-Williams to the roster.
Chance of signing with Georgia: 5 percent
Myles Autry is an interesting recruit because, even though the Bulldogs have not been overly active in terms of trying to get him to commit, there’s a chance he could sign with the Bulldogs depending on what happens on National Signing Day.
The four-star recruit from Norcross, Georgia has Florida State and Georgia Tech as his leaders, and many experts believe he will sign with the Seminoles. But he also maintains communication with Ohio State and Oregon, according to a report by AJC.com.
It’s safe to say the race for Autry is far from over, no matter who the leader is.
Chance of signing with Georgia: 15 percent
Wesley Green, a cornerback from Lithonia, Georgia, is one of the two top targets for the Bulldogs, and he has his choices narrowed down to the Bulldogs and South Carolina according, to AJC.com.
Green was originally committed to South Carolina, but the lack of communication was the reason he decided to weigh his other options.
Green could be the cornerback the Bulldogs need because he has great speed and long arms, which is beneficial to what Pruitt wants to run on offense.
Even though the Gamecocks could have the edge, because Green originally committed to school last year, I think the addition of Pruitt could persuade Green to wear red and black in the fall.
Chance of signing with Georgia: 60 percent
Lorenzo Carter is the top priority for the Bulldogs, and signing him would solidify the 2014 class.
He told AJC.com that Georgia and Florida are the co-leaders, and coaches from both schools came to visit him last week.
Carter, who is from Norcross, Georgia, is considered the state’s best prospect according to 247Sports. He helped his high school win back-to-back state titles and has the speed and athleticism to be an elite defender in the SEC.
The Bulldogs have been pursuing him hard, and the addition of a national champion defensive coordinator shows that they aren’t playing around.
Places like Florida and Alabama are tempting for a guy like Carter, but when it’s all said and done, Carter will be in Athens in the fall.
Chances of signing with Georgia: 90 percent
All recruiting information courtesy of 247 Sports.