Georgia Football: Summer Grades for 2015 Recruiting Class

Brian JonesContributor IMay 20, 2014

Georgia Football: Summer Grades for 2015 Recruiting Class

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    There is never an end to recruiting season, and the Bulldogs are already hard at work to put together a strong 2015 class.

    After putting together a top-10 class, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings, the Bulldogs are putting the pieces together for another top-10 class in 2015.

    Right now they are at No. 14 overall, but they have only eight players committed. By the end of the year, the Bulldogs hope to have some of the top players in the state, including defensive tackle Trent Thompson, who is considered the No. 1 prospect in the country according to 247Sports.

    Here are summer grades for the 2015 recruiting class.

Quarterback: N/A

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    Because the Bulldogs will be young at the quarterback position next year, signing a quarterback isn’t a huge need.

    The Bulldogs made offers to four quarterbacks, including Ricky Town from St. Bonaventure, California. But Town has committed to USC, and the other three quarterbacks have either committed or don’t have the Bulldogs high on their list.

    When it comes to the top quarterbacks in the state of Georgia, Lorenzo Nunez and Tyler Queen are two names that come to mind. The only problem is Nunez is committed to South Carolina, and Queen is headed to Auburn.

    Georgia did not make offers to either one, but again, the quarterback position is not a huge need for them in 2015.

Running Backs: N/A

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    Another position that is not in dire need of depth is running back. With the Bulldogs signing Nick Chubb and Sony Michel this year, they are set at that position for two years.

    However, they will likely end up signing a running back or two next season. The one player to watch is Alvin Kamara, who is a junior college transfer. Kamara, who was one of the top players in Georgia a couple of years ago, signed with Alabama but was kicked off the team. He has Georgia and Tennessee high on his list according to 247Sports.

Wide Receivers: A

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    There are two receivers who have committed to the Bulldogs. The first is Terry Godwin, who was the first 2015 recruit to commit to Georgia.

    Godwin is listed as the best athlete in the country, according to 247Sports, and is also the fourth-best player in Georgia. He has great ball skills, is very versatile and has all of the intangibles.

    The other receiver is Christian Owens from Griffin, Georgia. Owens was a big reason Griffin High School won the Class 4A state title last season.

    The Bulldogs also have a chance of getting Michael Chigbu from New Orleans and Keyston Fuller from Griffin to commit. They are not the same level of player as Goodwin, but both are very sound receivers who have the ability to contribute right away.

Offensive Line/Tight Ends: B

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    These units will be interesting to watch for the rest of the year. Right now, the Bulldogs have one true offensive lineman committed, and that's DeVondre Seymour. He is expected to be on campus at the end of the year.

    The Bulldogs' most glaring need is offensive tackle, and they would like to have Mitch Hyatt and Chuma Edoga. Both players are from the state of Georgia, and both players are committed to different schools. Hyatt is committed to Clemson, while Edoga is committed to USC.

    As far as the tight end position goes, Jackson Harris from Columbia, Tennessee, has the Bulldogs high on his list, but Vanderbilt and Alabama are going after him as well. Chris Clark from Avon, Connecticut, is another option, but odds are he’s going to Michigan.

Defensive Line: A

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    Bulldog fans have to like what they have done with this position. Defensive ends Natrez Patrick, Chauncey Rivers and Quincy Vasser have committed, along with defensive tackle Justin Young. Patrick, Rivers and Young are from Georgia, while Vasser is from Texas. Patrick is considered the 10th-best prospect in the state by 247Sports, while Rivers is ranked No. 13.

    Also, the Bulldogs are going after Trent Thompson hard, as well as Albert Huggins. There is a very good chance that the defensive line will be the reason the Bulldogs could finish as a top-five recruiting class if everything falls into place.

Linebackers: N/A

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    This is another position that is not a huge need because there is a lot of depth at both inside and outside linebacker.

    The Bulldogs will most likely end up with at least two linebackers, and Roquan Smith and Lorenzo Phillips could be the two coming to Athens. Smith is considered the 11th-best player in Georgia, while Phillips was one of the top players in Louisiana back in 2012.

    With the three defensive ends who are currently committed, there’s a chance one of them will move to linebacker because of the defensive scheme they run. So it won’t be a surprise if the Bulldogs only sign one of two linebackers just like last year.

Secondary: B+

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    Both cornerback and safety are needs for the Bulldogs, and they are off to a good start.

    Rico McGraw, who is a 4-star cornerback from Nashville, Tennessee, has committed, and they are also going after Micah Abernathy from Norcross, Georgia, and Maurice Smitherman from Adamsville, Alabama.

    The Bulldogs will be going after the safety position hard for the rest of the year. Rashad Roundtree from Evans, Georgia, is the biggest target, but the Bulldogs also have a chance to get Tarvarus McFadden from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Getting those two would be huge for Georgia, but it would also be nice to have three for the sake of depth.

     

    All recruiting information courtesy of 247 Sports.