Tuesday, November 20, 2012
UGA's top five remaining offensive targets
By Radi Nabulsi
With verbal commitments from 27 prospects, spots are filling up fast at the University of Georgia. In this feature, DawgNation takes a look at top five remaining offensive targets on the board for the Bulldogs.
Just as John Theus was a cornerstone of Georgia’s 2012 class, Mark Richt and his staff want the 6-foot-6, 295-pound Tunsil to be the anchor of the Class of 2013. Theus has started every game for Georgia at right tackle as a true freshman and Tunsil will likely have that same impact if he picks the Bulldogs. Georgia and Alabama have been Tunsil’s top two schools for a while now and he just visited Tuscaloosa with his mother. Georgia hopes to have the nation’s No. 4 rated prospect take an official to Athens as well.
ESPN 150 RB Alvin Kamara, like OL Laremy Tunsil, has UGA and Alabama fighting hard for his commitment.
Like Tunsil, the battle to sign the No. 6 rated running back in the nation will likely come down to Alabama and Georgia. Kamara has had both schools tied atop his list for months. Just recently though Kamara added Oregon to his top group and said he planned to take a visit to Eugene, Ore. He feels the Ducks style of offense closely matches his skill set. Georgia has made Kamara its top running back priority and that has not changed with the recent commitment of A.J. Turman (Orlando, Fla./Boone). Alabama has three running backs committed, but the Tide coaching staff has not backed off on Kamara either.
The 6-2, 325-pound Under-Armour All American is very quiet in person and soft spoken. His play on the field is anything but, which is why he has offers from all over the country. Crowder told DawgNation last month that Georgia and Clemson were on top with North Carolina right behind them. He has family close to Clemson and his visit to Athens left him impressed with the Bulldogs. Last year’s battles between Georgia and Clemson for the top-rated players in North Carolina resulted in Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall suiting up for the Bulldogs. Georgia would love to repeat that outcome with Crowder.
Rumph took an official visit to Georgia on Nov. 3 to see the Bulldogs host Ole Miss. He spent a lot of time with wide receivers coach Tony Ball and many of the wideouts already on the team. He left impressed with the program, its players and its coaches. Georgia does not have receiver built like the 6-5, 215-pound Rumph and Ball stressed the early impact the tall receiver could have for the Bulldogs. Rumph will announce his college choice between Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas Tech on Wednesday.
Williams has been committed to Auburn for over year but with the troubles the Tigers have faced this season, the 6-3, 195-pound wide receiver is looking around. Georgia is in the mix since he has a lot of friends on the team and likes the staff. Williams said in January that he would have signed with Georgia had the Bulldogs offered him earlier in his recruitment. Georgia offered late because of grades issues and Williams eventually wound up having to go to prep school. He plans to take an official visit this week to Georgia.