The Georgia Bulldogs coaching staff has so far collected 15 public verbal commitments for the Class of 2012. With comments in recent months that they would sign up to 27 players, speculation is rampant as to who might fill the remaining spots.
One area that appears to be lacking is the defensive secondary. Georgia has no cornerback or safety commitments -- at least not any that have been made public.
After Auburn lost defensive coordinator Ted Roof to UCF in December, one of the Tigers' top defensive back commits, Josh Holsey (Fairburn, Ga./Creekside), said he would likely take an official visit to Georgia or Alabama. Apparently Georgia is no longer an option for the No. 77 player in the ESPNU 150.
"They're already full, so I won't take an official down there anymore,” Holsey told DawgNation last Tuesday during Under Armour All-America Game practice at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. "I'm probably not taking an official anywhere."
With 10 spots left, Georgia appears far from full, but Holsey is likely referring to the cornerback position, and that spot also appears empty. Holsey's comments could indicate that the Georgia coaches either have a couple silent of commitments or are expecting one soon.
The Bulldogs might be receiving the good news from the Memphis area.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and secondary coach Scott Lakatos went to Tennessee this past week to see defensive backs Sheldon Dawson (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway) and Will Redmond (Memphis, Tenn./East). Dawson is committed to Memphis but has had a steady stream of coaches coming to his home, including some from North Carolina, Cincinnati and Mississippi State. He has told DawgNation that he is still considering Georgia.
Redmond is committed to Mississippi State but has said numerous times that Georgia was his favorite team growing up. Both Redmond and Dawson took official visits to Athens on Dec. 16. Redmond gave the visit high marks.
Holsey, who has not taken any official visits, was asked if he still plans to take any before signing day.
"None right now, because most schools are full, so there's no point in taking them,” Holsey said. “So it's probably just Auburn."
The No. 5 cornerback in the nation, Holsey committed to Auburn in May of last year. He expects to see the field early with the Tigers.
“They're lacking at the DB spot, so I should be able to get a lot of playing time,” Holsey said.