Thursday, September 22, 2011

UGA 2013 Commits Named to Watch List

Derrick Henry is a dangerous man
2011 saw Mark Richt and company sign the "Dream Team, but 2013 may be shaping up as one of the best recruiting classes in recent history. It's still very very early and commits come and go, but the kids UGA currently has on board are the cream of the crop. ESPN recently released their Watch List for junior high school recruits. The list consist of 301 of the top players in America and all four of the Bullldog's early commits made the list.

As some have noted, the 2012 class to this point is devoid of skill players. I have no doubt that this will be addressed before signing day, but 2013 could very well be the year of the playmaker. Of the four commitments, three play on the offensive side of the ball and are electric with the ball in their hands. The lone defensive commit very well could be the second coming of Thomaos Davis.

Derrick Henry has the size to play outside linebacker and as long as he doesn't outgrow the position, could be the physical presence in the backfield we have not seen since the days of number 34. Brice Ramsey is an unpolished passer at this point, but has worked extremely hard to improve this off-season, turning many heads in the process. Tramel Terry is small, but lightening and plays the game with a style similar to NFL receiver Steve Smith of the Panthers. Tray Matthews is the next big thing at safety for Georgia and will play very very early.

As usual O-line will be a big area of need, but the hopeful signing of committed 5-star OT John Theus could prove to be one of the most important of the Mark Richt era. Theus along with 2012 sleeper OG Chester Brown could one day anchor the Bulldog line. Linebacker will be the next position of need as a number of players will be graduating and UGA currently has only one commit for 2012 in 2011 signee Kent Turene.

If Richt hangs onto his job (and I think he will) he will have a bevy of playmakers on both sides of the ball and the talent to once again return UGA to national relevance. Go Dawgs!

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