Georgia Football Recruiting: UGA Could Get 2 Commits Very Soon, Pruitt Going After #2 JUCO DB, Top TE Talks Bulldogs
These are two players that are talked about a lot, and for good reason. Both Slayton and Abernathy are amazing talents, and both are very high on the Dawgs. In fact, they could be committing to the Red & Black very shortly. Slayton is looking to commit sometime this month, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens in the next week or two. Why’s that? Well, his teammate at GAC, Micah Abernathy, is set to commit early next week after he finishes his visit to Tennessee. Once he commits to the Bulldogs, which I’m pretty confident he will, I think Slayton will finally pull the trigger and join his friend. Also, there has been some buzz that Mark Richt has already received a couple of silent commitments, and many believe that one those is Darius.
Here are Michael Carvell’s thoughts on where the dynamic duo will land.
With all the attrition in the Georgia secondary, the Bulldogs have gone out and offered the #2 JUCO cornerback for the class of 2015, Justin Martin. I haven’t yet seen film on Martin, but he has great size for a corner at 6-2/192 lbs. Like most defensive players in the country, Martin is very impressed with Jeremy Pruitt and what he was able to do at Alabama and Florida State. Even though Martin lived in Tennessee, he actually moved from Georgia and considers the Bulldogs the in-state team. Right now Justin is focused on his season, but once it’s over, he says he’ll take his official visits and decide sometime in December or January.
Story on Justin Martin and the Dawgs here.
One of the best players in Georgia and top tight-ends in the nation has taken some big visits recently, and is starting to narrow down his list. Issac Nauta, of Buford High School, says that Ole Miss, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida State are the four schools that stand out to him the most right now. Many recruiting experts believe that Florida State is the team to beat, but this one is far from over. Georgia is making Nauta a huge priority and will continue to go after him strong even if he does commit to someone else. Right now, I don’t love Georgia’s chances of landing him, but you can never count this Bulldog coaching staff out when it comes to in-state players.
At 6-5/240 lbs., Nauta is an absolute beast and nightmare for linebackers to defend. There really is nothing I see in his game that is lacking. He has amazing speed and quickness for someone his size, he handles defenders with the greatest of ease when run-blocking, and he has as good of hands as any tight-end in college football right now. Some team will be very lucky to have this guy, and I desperately hope that that team is the in-state Bulldogs.
Isaac Nauta’s sophomore highlights:
Story and interview with Nauta here.
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