2011 Dawg Post Signing Day
Ray Drew
Publisher
Posted Feb 2, 2011


ATHENS – Pins and needles await Georgia’s huge fan base this Signing Day.


Christian LeMay

Chris Sanders

Chris Conley

Corey Moore

Amarlo Herrera

David Andrews

Devin Bowman

Sterling Bailey

Justin Scott-Wesley

Nick Marshall

Watts Dantzler

Hunter Long

Zach DeBell

Nathan Theus

Chris Mayes

Sanford Seay

Damian Swann

Ramik Wilson

Ray Drew

Jay Rome

Malcolm Mitchell

Xzavier Ward

Quintavious Harrow

Dawg Post minute-by-minute updates...

Signing Day Announcements:

Isaiah Crowell - 1:30 PM EST; ESPNU on TV; Dawg Post online
Kent Turene - Has signed with Georgia
Jeoffrey Pagan - Has signed with Alabama
Antonio Richardson - Has signed with Tennessee

The Bulldogs have put all of their running back eggs in one basket – Isaiah Crowell – and are waiting on no less than four other out-of-state prospects to make their decision on Signing Day or afterwards.

Crowell, who would be the crown jewel of what could be a very, very strong 2011 recruiting class, will decide between Alabama and Georgia on ESPNU at 1:30 PM. Dawg Post will have a reporter on site for Crowell’s decision.

"It has been back and forth a lot," Crowell said of Georgia and Alabama recently. "I have tried to see what's best for me. Coach McClendon and I have a good relationship. Its a tough decision, but I am not going to let it get to me. I am going to stay humble. My decision will be about who I have the best relationship with."

John Jenkins, who is a highly-sought-after defensive tackle at Gulf Cost Junior College (MS) will announce his decision on Saturday in his home town in Connecticut at 2 PM.

"Georgia told me that I’m the link they need to be successful. Pretty much hearing that if you decide to come in that the pressure will be on you because you’re that link is huge. It’s like having a car. You have the lights and everything else you need, you just don’t have the engine," Jenkins said of Georgia early last month.

It is expected that Jeoffrey Pagan will pick Alabama over Georgia in Asheville at 9 AM on Signing Day. Pagan has had a whirlwind recruiting process – and anything goes when it comes to predicting the defensive end/linebacker’s decision. Pagan has committed and decommitted to Florida twice and done the same to Clemson once. Georgia appeared to lead for him coming into the weekend, but now Alabama seems to be in control.

"I talked a lot with Coach Grantham, and he is a good coach," Pagan said in December of Georgia. "He talked about my versatility, how I could slide along the defensive line in his scheme and how they could use me in his first recruiting class. He thinks I could really fit in there, and that I could line up at the three technique, five technique, six technique or even stand up some times."

Antonio Richardson is expected to pick Tennessee over Georgia on Signing Day between 10 AM and 11 AM. The offensive tackle made a surprise official visit to Athens in January, which was likely because of his relationship with five-star commit Ray Drew. Georgia’s follow-up visit with the Nashville native also went well. There is a chance the Bulldogs could come in late and steal Richardson, but that is considered unlikely.

"I made my decision last night," Antonio Richardson told Scout.com early Tuesday morning. "The schools I will be choosing from tomorrow are Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU."

Kent Turene, a south Florida linebacker, had been committed to Southern Cal for a long time, but recently decommitted from the Trojans and has since opened up his recruiting to Georgia, Texas Tech and Nebraska.

"I think I will know when I wake up Wednesday morning. I could choose any one of those four schools. I just need to talk to my mom about it, go over things I like about each school, and just make my mind up."

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Dawg Post minute-by-minute updates...

Georgia's Recruiting Timeline

January 2010

01/30/2010 - Safeties Chris Sanders (Tucker) and Corey Moore (Griffin) commit to Georgia.

February 2010

02/03/2010 - Georgia signs the #21 class in the country for 2010 - the worst ranking of Mark Richt's tenure at Georgia.

02/15/2010 - Inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera (North Clayton) commits to Georgia.

02/22/2010 - Center David Andrews (Wesleyan) commits to Georgia.

April 2010

04/16/2010 - Receiver Chris Conley (North Paulding) commits to Georgia.

04/17/2010 - Cornerback Devin Bowman (Ridgeland) commits to Georgia.

04/30/2010 - Quarterback Christian LeMay (Butler NC) commits to Georgia.

May 2010

05/14/2010 - Defensive end Sterling Bailey (East Hall) commits to Georgia.

05/15/2010 - Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (Mitchell County) commits to Georgia.

June 2010

06/04/2010 - Receiver Zach Witchett (Washington) commits to Georgia.

06/08/2010 - Athlete Nick Marshall (Wilcox County) commits to Georgia.

06/15/2011 - Sophomore linebacker Jarvis Jones transfers to Georgia from USC.

06/17/2010 - Tucker linebacker James Vaughters commits to Stanford.

06/20/2011 - Offensive tackle Watts Dantzler (Dalton) commits to Georgia.

06/24/2010 - Offensive guard Hunter Long (Briarcrest TN) commits to Georgia.

July 2010

07/16/2010 - Georgia host numerous high school prospects at it's annual 'Dawg Night' recruiting camp.

07/16/2010 - Offensive linemen Zach DeBell (Tarpon Springs FL) and Nathan Theus (Bolles FL) commit to Georgia.

August 2010

08/22/2010 - Defensive tackle Chris Mayes (Spalding) commits to Georgia.

September 2010

09/03/2010 - Carver defeats Buford 14-0. Top running back recruit Isaiah Crowell rushes for 190 yards, hugging coach Mark Richt after a long touchdown run.

October 2010

10/09/2010 - North Hall receiver/safety C.J. Curry becomes Georgia's first commit of the 2012 class.

November 2010

11/27/2010 - Georgia beats Georgia Tech in front a slew of potential recruits including Isaiah Crowell, who sports a red Georgia sweatshirt to the contest.

December 2010

12/13/2010 - Georgia hosts it's annual Senior Football Gala - handing out awards to current players and playing host to numerous recruits.

12/16/2010 - Defensive Lineman Gabe Wright (Carver) says he is no longer interested in Georgia.

January 2011

01/05/2011 - Top recruits Quan Bray and Xzavier Dickson choose other SEC schools over Georgia on national television during the Under Armour All America game. Zach Witchett decommits the same day.

01/06/2011 - Receiver Sanford Seay (Lee County) commits to Georgia.

01/08/2011 - Cornerback Damian Swann (Grady) commits to Georgia.

01/09/2011 - Linebacker Ramik Wilson (Jefferson Senior FL) commits to Georgia.

01/19/2011 - Safety Quintavious Harrow (Carver) commits to Georgia.

01/20/2011 - Valdosta High teammates Jay Rome and Malcolm Mitchell commit to Georgia.

01/21/2011 - Monroe defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt commits to Notre Dame for the second time - turning his back on Georgia Tech.

01/24/2011 - Offensive tackle Xzavier Ward (Colquitt County) commits to Georgia.

01/28/2011 - 5-star defensive end Ray Drew (Thomas County Central) commits to Georgia.

01/31/2011 - 2012 Kicker Marshall Morgan (Archbishop McCarthy, Fla.) commits to Georgia.

Important Dawg Post Recruiting Stories from 2010

Richt's Camp Fuels Dream Team Thoughts
Georgia's Recruiting Manifesto for 2011
His Choice to Make
If Only "Silent Commits" Mattered
Brothers in Arms
Whirlwind Ray
Boss Calls The Shots
The Enigma That is Nick Marshall
Hard Hats Required
Crowell’s Eyes are Opened
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