November 7, 2007

Who are Georgia's top remaining targets?

Georgia had a huge week in recruiting when they picked up commitments from athlete Sanders Commings and running back Dontavius Jackson on Halloween. Those commitments take the Dawgs to 23 and the number of openings now is very low. Who remains on the board? How many could they take?

This list of targets, numbers of scholarships, and top targets is not an official representation of the state of affairs at the University of Georgia, but is rather a list put together by UGASports based on our research and interviews with prospects and coaches.

How many commitments can Georgia take in the class of 2008? That is the question going through everyone's mind right now in the Bulldog Nation. This class is very tricky because of who is committed, who has academic questions and who is not one hundred percent committed. We will break down each group and reveal whom we feel UGA has the best shot at to finish out this potential top five class.

The majority of the 2008 class is in place, and it is going to be a very good one. One position is missing, though, and UGA would like to close out this class filling their needs at that position.

The position in need is offensive tackle. Georgia signed a few tackles in 2007 (Trinton Sturdivant, Chris Little, and Vince Vance), and they need to add a couple more this year.

Georgia has put together a great mix of skilled athletes, defensive prospects, a couple interior offensive linemen out of Alabama, and a kicker, but they still need offensive tackles. Here is who they are targeting:

Cordy Glenn Glenn is a 6-foot-6, 310-pound tackle out of Riverdale (Ga.). He is one of the highest recruited prospects in position that remains uncommitted in the South.

>Alabama and Georgia are the two schools at the top of his list, but Florida, LSU, Virginia, South Carolina, and Clemson are still under consideration as well.

He wanted to decide early in the process at one time, but did not feel he was ready to decide, so he has now decided to take his time and possibly take some official visits. The Dawgs are very much in the hunt for this talent, but they will have to beat the Tide for his signature in February.

Zebrie Sanders Sanders is 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman out of Clayton (Ohio). He has ties to UGA because of his mother being a graduate. Sanders is familiar with Athens and he will be down for his official visit this weekend (Nov. 9).

Georgia has to battle Florida, UCLA, LSU, Michigan, South Carolina, and Clemson for Sanders right now, but many think he will be heading South come signing day.

Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Clemson could be the four to watch right now, but the Dawgs have as good a chance at landing him as anyone right now. Georgia has been in his top two for some time, while other schools have moved in and out.

More tackles on UGA's radar

Sanders and Glenn are considered Georgia's top two targets at offensive tackle, but others are still out there.

Greg Shaw, Bobby Massie and Vinston Painter are three others at offensive tackle with which Georgia is involved.

Shaw is a 6-foot-5, 267-pound tackle out of Miami (Fla.) and he is looking hard at out of state schools. UGA seems to be on the outside looking in at this time.

Massie is one to watch closely. He is a monster at almost 6-foot-8 and 335-pounds. From Lynchburg (Va.), he is a soft commit to Virginia Tech. Massie has liked UGA for some time and will visit in December.

Painter is also out of Virginia and many think he will end up a Hokie at Virginia Tech, but he still lists UGA in his top five. Painter is a powerful and mobile tackle who says he is open.

Tackle may be the position Georgia needs, but a local prospect in still in the mix.

Omoregie Uzzi is one of the top Peach State prospects that have yet to commit. Uzzi has top-notch grades to go along with his mobility and strength.

He is a 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman that could play defensive tackle or offensive guard on the next level. UGA is in need of another DT in this class as well and the Dawgs are still on Uzzi hard.

Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Alabama are three schools Uzzi has visited this fall and all are high on his list. He has not ruled anyone out just yet, but Georgia Tech could be the team to beat.

Uzzi is expected to be in Athens for the Auburn game and you can bet the UGA coaching staff will be showing him a lot of attention. Offensive tackle may be the position everyone is talking about, but Uzzi is still very much in the picture as well.

Don't rule out the Clemson commit just yet

A.J. Harmon gave the Clemson Tigers a verbal commitment back in June, but he is still on Georgia's radar. Georgia, Tennessee, and a few other schools have yet to give up on Harmon, so stayed tuned for this one.

The 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman could play offensive or defensive line on the next level and he is still a wanted man in Athens. UGA is still recruiting him, he is still listening, and he is still visiting.

Harmon is expected in Athens this weekend for the big Auburn game and then we expect him to visit Georgia officially between now and signing day. He seemed locked to Clemson a couple of months ago, but he seems to be opening back up a little more each week.

This one is not over, so do not rule out Harmon signing with UGA.




 

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