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According to 247Sports’ Evan Watkins, Josh Sweat (the nation’s top overall prospect) will visit Georgia along with Virginia Tech, Florida State, Ohio State and Oregon.
Sweat recently took the top spot in the 247Sports Composite away from fellow-Georgia target Trent Thompson. He stands 6-4.5, weighs 240 and runs in the 4.5 range as a weak-side DE.
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Georgia Football: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of ESPN’s Decision Not to Come to Athens for the Bulldogs’ Bout with Clemson
As you’ve most assuredly heard by now, ESPN’s College GameDay will not be broadcasting from Athens, Ga. when the Dawgs host the Tigers on August 30.
A few points of interest organized accordingly:
GameDay was in Clemson, S.C. last year for the game and the Bulldogs came up short. I can see why ESPN wouldn’t want to replicate the exact same matchup on the exact same weekend. And, seeing as it didn’t exactly bring Georgia luck in 2013, I probably shouldn’t complain too much.
Oklahoma State might or might not open the season in the Top 25. Sporting News did not have the Cowboys ranked. ESPN’s “Power Poll” has them ranked 21st. Bleacher Report does not have OK State ranked. Phil Steele doesn’t have them in the Top 25 either.
That’s not to say the Cowboys aren’t good or that they aren’t capable of being good. It’s just to say that this isn’t exactly a battle between preseason elite. But at the moment, this is a team that returns just four starters on offense and just four on defense. Among others, they’ll be breaking in a new QB, three new offensive linemen, two new linebackers and three new defensive backs.
Wisconsin vs. LSU and Georgia/Clemson would have been more compelling football games.
This all could get very ugly. Obviously, the talent differential will be on full display for 60 minutes, but even before kickoff this could very well turn into “Jameis Winston Lovefest.”
Winston won the Heisman and a National Championship last year, but it wasn’t without controversy. He didn’t exactly avoid the spotlight or Publix security this offseason.
Kids are kids, as I’ve said. But with FSU’s overpowering talent taking on Oklahoma State, this could become the Jameis Winston Show from the onset. I don’t really want to watch that. But hey, maybe I’m the crotchety old man.
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Rico Johnson signed with Georgia as a 3-star wide receiver (per 247Sports). Practice hasn’t yet begun for the new Dawg, but he’s got a new position.
“It was just kind of a need,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo told Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of Johnson’s move to DB.
We’re going to see if he can go over there and contribute. I think we’ll know early on whether he’s going to stay there or come to the offense. Not that it’s easy to play receiver, but if he would’ve started on offense then go to defense I think the adjustment would have been harder on him.
Ultimately, this move says more about Georgia’s personnel than it does about Johnson. This is a strong indication that Georgia’s secondary concerns are far from addressed. If Jeremy Pruitt had a somewhat firm rotation of cornerbacks and safeties in place, Johnson might still be a wide receiver. As it stands, the majority of those spots are still up for grabs.
That could benefit Johnson who was sure to be stuck behind returning stars like Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Conley and Justin Scott-Wesley at the receiver position. Furthermore, he was unlikely to unseat Reggie Davis or Jonathon Rumph as a reserve. The new position and the open competition accompanying it may mean more early playing time.
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Don’t look now, but Georgia Tech if putting together a nifty little recruiting class for 2015. As Carvell points out, the class is currently ranked 20th by Rivals.com.
For what it’s worth, the most recent Jackets’ classes have ranked as follows (per Rivals):
As you can see, this would be the highest ranked class of the Paul Johnson era at Georgia Tech. And, I’ll head off the impending comment from Tech fans saying, “GT recruits very specific players to fit their system, so their ranking doesn’t matter.” You’re right. That specific scheme is one that averages more than five losses per year. It’s a scheme that’s lost five in a row to Georgia. So I guess it does take a specific type of player.
Originally posted on College recruiting blog:
Georgia Tech moved up to No. 20 overall in the Rivals.com team rankings after Tuesday’s commitment of TaQuon Marshall.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound athlete from Harris County High School picked the Yellow Jackets over Wake Forest, Duke, Marshall and Cincinnati.
“It’s a great school with great academics,” Marshall told the AJC. “I felt like I fit in at Georgia Tech. They have a great coaching staff. With the other guys already committed, I felt like it would be a great class if I committed there.”
Marshall, who has yet to be rated as a prospect in the 247sports composite rankings, said he is projected to play A-Back at Georgia Tech. He will also return kicks and punts on special teams.
“I felt like I was ready to commit,” he said. “I felt like I was really sure that Georgia Tech was where I wanted to…
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If it’s funny when Jimmy Kimmel does it, it’s going to be funny when Big 12 football coaches do it, right?