Georgia Recruiting round up 6-27-2003

Charles Johnson

Midway through the summer Georgia is looking strong recruiting-wise. With more than a month left until the Dawgs hit the pads in preparation for Clemson, the coaching staff is hard at work recruiting around the state and the region with two commitments in their possession. <p> Today, the defense.

Midway through the summer Georgia is looking strong recruiting-wise. With more than a month left until the Dawgs hit the pads in preparation, the coaching staff is hard at work recruiting around the state and the region with two commitments in their possession.

NOTE: all positions are according to TheInsiders' Scout software. I realize that some recruits could change positions when they arrive on campus at their chosen institution. Also the departure of defensive end Shed Wynn opens up one more scholarship for the Dawgs to use, but only in the fall because of Wynn's senior status. The unofficial count is still at 12 (there is no official list kept by the Sports Information Department so this number is not totally firm).

Defensive Tackle –

Mark Richt has shown in the last few seasons that he is committed to beef up front on both lines. That's why it's no surprise that he and his staff are after several defensive tackles. Georgia is very talented at the defensive tackle position; however, Georgia is very young at the position and adding more young talent will help the team be balanced in the future in terms of class distribution. Right now Eric McLendon is Georgia's number one target and signing him should be within reach.

Demario Pressley

Eric McLendon

David Brown

Lorenzo Washington

Justin Britt

Defensive End –

With the best defensive end in the SEC and perhaps in country, Georgia is solid on the ends. David Pollack is Georgia's most explosive player with the most energy to burn. The coaching staff hopes that verbal Charles Johnson will be able to have the same type of impact that Pollack has. The staff is so confident in fact that they have not offered any other players as of today. Tucker's Brandon Lang could get a good look in the fall, but for now Georgia is content with its current defensive end situation.

Players that have not been offered but are very interested are:

Brandon Lang

Linebacker –

Last season Georgia had a very impressive group of linebackers leave the school. Then Brian VanGorder went out and signed an impressive group of players to be the future leaders of the defense. Georgia is young at linebacker but because so many linebackers are ‘tweeners and great overall athletes, it seems like the more linebackers that you get, the better. Jae Thaxton and Lamar Myles could be Georgia's best bet as of right now.

Jae Thaxton

Keith Rivers

Brandon Miller

Lamar Myles

Josh Johnson

Players that have not been offered but are very interested are:

Tony Richardson

Andrew McKain

Safety –

Anthony Reddick is the only safety that Georgia has offered as of today. Georgia only has five (including Thomas Davis, who, according to VanGorder probably not be moved back to safety from linebacker) safeties. Perhaps the staff will offer more safeties in the fall, or perhaps some linebackers are going to switch positions but for the time being it seems that Georgia is content to play with what they have. Kentrell Curry leaves at the end of the season and someone will have to take his place.

Players that have not been offered but are very interested are:

Robert Baham

Cornerbacks –

With the amount of corners that Georgia signed last season its no surprise that only two players currently have offers from Georgia. What is a surprise is that both of them are from out of the state. Georgia has tons of corners (9), perhaps some of them will make the move to safety, but they lose Bruce Thornton, Kenny Bailey, and DeCory Bryant after 2003.

Trimane Goddard

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