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Names to know for 2013: Offensive Line

10/19/2011

As DawgNation evaluates all of Georgia's position groups at midseason, we also will look ahead to who in the 2013 recruiting class might fill those positions.

Offensive line targets

There is no area of need greater for the Bulldogs than the offensive line. Even if Georgia were to sign five or more linemen in the 2012 class, as coach Mark Richt has said he plans to do, the 2013 class will need to include a number of talented big men as well. The attrition rate at Georgia among offensive linemen has always been high with Richt, and the Bulldogs have missed on a key number of targets in the last two years. So far, offensive line coach Will Friend and the Georgia staff have sent out three offers for 2013.

Brandon Kublanow (Marietta, Ga./Walton) has four offers so far, and as his film circulates, that number is likely to grow. The 6-foot-2, 285 -pound guard was offered as a center, but the Bulldogs could move him out to guard. While he might seem undersized, Kublanow demonstrated that he could play at the next level during the two camps he attended this year at Georgia. He is an old-fashioned brawler and often dominates the players in front of him, despite sometimes giving up some height and weight to opposing defensive linemen. Kublanow's Raiders are 7-0.

With five offers from SEC schools, Shamire Devine (East Point, Ga./Tri Cities) is a highly sought-after tackle the Bulldogs could use early. There are few questions about Devine's size -- he stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 340 pounds. Georgia Tech has also offered Devine, so the Bulldogs could have an in-state fight for the colossal junior. Devine is on the ESPNU 150 Watch List for 2013, deservedly so after an impressive performance at this summer's Mark Richt Camp.

Georgia has offered a third lineman for 2013, offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia). The 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior has seven offers from major schools, including USC, Florida and Notre Dame. While Tunsil has not visited Georgia, the coaches were impressed enough with his film to offer him. Tunsil recently told WolverineNation that his early top three schools are Florida, Oregon and Michigan, so it appears the Bulldogs have some ground to cover with the ESPNU 150 Watch List member.

On the radar: The Bulldogs have had success in going after legacies and Will Jones (Augusta, Ga./Richmond Academy) would fit that mold twice. Jones' father played football for Georgia and his mother played volleyball for the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound tackle attended the Mark Richt Camp this past summer.