Georgia Bulldogs Football

Bulldogs Close Out June on High Note

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 29:  Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA VII sits on the field before the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Athens, Georgia.  The Yellow Jackets defeated the Bulldogs 45-42.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
Wes HoltzclawCorrespondent IJuly 3, 2009

The University of Georgia closed out the month of June by collecting three more verbal commitments to bring their total number of commitments to 12.

During the last week of June, the Bulldogs received commitments from LB Deon Rodgers, S Alec Olgetree, and RB Kendrun Malcome.

Rodgers, 6′3″ 197-pounds, is out of Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Fl. He committed to the Dawgs on June 25th after receiving offers from Buffalo, Western Michigan, and Duke.

Rodgers, who shows tremendous quickness (4.48-40), finished his junior season with 40 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks.

Rodgers is a 3-star prospect and the No. 56 rated LB according to Scout.com. He is currently un-evaluated by Rivals.com.

Olgetree, 6′3″ 210-pounds, is out of Newnan High School in Newnan, Ga. He committed to Georgia on June 26th and is considered their biggest commitment to this point.

Olgetree also received offers from Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Clemson, Florida State, West Virginia, Alabama, Auburn, and Florida. He finished his junior season with 62 tackles and two interceptions.

Olgetree is considered a 4-star prospect and rated as the No. 1 safety in the nation as well as the No. 29 overall prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com.

He is also considered a 5-star prospect and rated as the No. 2 safety in the nation as well as the No. 39 overall prospect by Scout.com. 

Malcome, 6′0″ 213-pounds, is out of Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Ga. He committed to Georgia on June 30th after receiving offers from Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Clemson, Florida State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida.

Malcome is considered a 3-star prospect and rated as the No. 31 overall running back in the nation according to Rivals.com. He is also considered a 3-star prospect and rated as the No. 27 overall running back in the nation according to Scout.com.

The Bulldogs picked up eight out of their 12 commitments in the month of June and they look to increase that total in the month of July.

Coach Richt has to be pleased with the way June went, as he has always stated that he prefers to go ahead and wrap up recruits early so it takes out all the stress of signing day.

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