Georgia Football Recruiting: 5-Star to Decide Between Dawgs and ‘Noles on Friday, Roquan Smith Update, and More!


Roquan Smith - Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Roquan Smith – Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

McFadden to Decide on Friday

Tarvarus McFadden – ☆☆☆☆☆
American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, FL) CB
6-3/198

5-star cornerback, Tarvarus McFadden, will decide between Florida State and Georgia this Friday (time is TBD). A couple of weeks ago I thought for sure he’d be putting on a red and black hat this Friday, but things have changed a little bit. Following a great visit to FSU where the ‘Noles knocked off Notre Dame, many now believe that McFadden will commit to the in-state team this Friday.

BUT, don’t worry Georgia fans! McFadden still says he is waffling big time on the decision, and regardless of who he commits to on Friday, he is going to take an official visit to UGA for the Auburn game. Even if he commits to the Noles, I feel very confident that the Dawgs could flip him. He loves Georgia and the coaching staff, and he’s also great friends with former high school teammates and current Dawgs, Sony Michel and Isaiah McKenzie.

Story on McFadden here.

 

Roquan Smith Update

Roquan Smith – ☆☆☆☆
Macon County (Montezuma, GA) OLB
6-0/203

Things are starting to look really good for UGA when it comes to landing the 4-star linebacker, Roquan Smith. Smith’s recruitment seemed to be coming down to Georgia and Florida, but with the Gators’ recent struggles and the inevitable coaching change coming up, many believe that the Dawgs are sitting in the driver’s seat. I’ve thought for a while now that Roquan has been a Dawg lean, but now I’d put the Dawgs chances of landing him somewhere around 95%. He’s close friends with a lot of current UGA commits, and he absolutely loves Athens. Playing time is also a huge factor for Roquan, and with Georgia likely losing 3-4 linebackers next year, there will certainly be an opportunity for him to come in and play right away.

Smith is taking his time, and he says that he’s going to commit on National Signing Day, but I’d be shocked if he doesn’t go with the home team.

Update on Roquan Smith here.

 

Georgia/Florida Recruiting Battles

Georgia and Florida are certainly big rivals on the field, but this year there are some big time recruiting battles that could be greatly affected by Saturday’s outcome:

 

Roquan Smith – ☆☆☆☆
Macon County (Montezuma, GA) OLB
6-0/203

Like I said above, I think Roquan is a Georgia lean, but it certainly won’t hurt things if Georgia puts a beat-down on the Gators.

Cece Jefferson – ☆☆☆☆☆
Baker County (Glen St. Mary, FL) DE
6-2/245

Cece Jefferson was thought to be a Florida lock with over 95% of his 247 Sports Crystal Ball predicting him to commit to the Gators. With things going south in Gainesville and a coaching change likely coming, however, Jefferson will be an interesting one to watch. Jeremy Pruitt stopped by Jefferson’s school last week to see him, and things went really well. Jefferson will likely be in Athens for the Auburn game.

Javarius Davis – ☆☆☆
Ed White (Jacksonville, FL) ATH
5-10/173

Many believed that Davis would commit to the in-state Gators, but after he received an offer from Georgia this past week, that no longer seems to be the case. Davis now says that the Bulldogs are number one, and if everything feels right when he visits, he’ll go ahead and commit. Davis is also the brother of former UGA defensive back, Bryan Evans.

Here’s the story I did on Javarius last week.

 

247 Sports also did their list here.

 

If you’re looking for a way to watch past Georgia highlights and get access to some other great content, make sure to check out The UGA Vault!

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

 

 

Posted on October 27, 2014, in ACC, Blog, Death to the NCAA, Florida Gators, Florida State, General Sports, Recruiting, SEC. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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