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Friday, January 11, 2013
Dawgs Snapshot 2013: Tramel Terry

By Radi Nabulsi

To gear up for 2013's national signing day, DawgNation's Radi Nabulsi breaks down every commitment in the Bulldogs' recruiting class.

Vitals: Athlete Tramel Terry, Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek | 5-foot-11, 193 pounds

Committed: March 6, 2012 grade: 84. Four-star prospect. rankings: No. 89 in the ESPN 150, No. 9 athlete, No. 48 in Southeast region, No. 2 in South Carolina

Picked Georgia over: Clemson, Florida State, Florida, South Carolina and others.

State of the position: The Bulldogs lost two of their top receivers in Tavarres King and Marlon Brown to graduation. The returning wideouts are quite talented though. Malcolm Mitchell led all receivers in catches during the regular season and could again next as he won’t be splitting time playing on the defense. Michael Bennett is expected to return after an ACL injury and Chris Conley came on strong at the end of this past season. Rantavious Wooten will be the only senior, coming off his most productive season so far. Look for track star Justin Scott-Wesley to get more than three receptions next year and for Blake Tibbs to make his debut after a redshirt season.

Pros: “Terry is one of those prospects that you better be aware of when the huddle breaks. Has very good upside as a route runner due to his quickness and the ability to stop and start with little to no wasted motion. He can eat a defender's cushion, attack alignment and shows very good burst and acceleration out of the break. Terry can create one-step separation quickly and also sticks his foot in the ground and shows burst out of the cut to track the football. Can change speeds, stutter and set DBs up. He is a quick jitterbug with jump-cut ability in space.” -- ESPN scouting report

Cons: “Will be a cradle catcher at times and does not always attack the ball at its highest point on deep over-the-shoulder throws. Willing and somewhat able, but he lacks the physical prowess to be a devastating blocker. Terry will not offer much as a red zone target and needs continued time in the weight room, especially in the lower body.” -- ESPN scouting report

Similar to/potential role: Georgia does not have a player on the roster like Terry. He was used as a running back at Goose Creek and could easily line up in the backfield for the Bulldogs. Georgia plans to use him as a wide receiver due to his great hands and athleticism. His coach, former Clemson and South Carolina offensive coordinator Chuck Reedy, compares Terry to Percy Harvin.

Expected impact: 2014. Terry injured his ACL during the opening minutes of the Shrine Bowl and had surgery on his knee in January. Mark Richt said that he wants to be sure that Terry is completely healthy before he puts Terry in a game. A redshirt year is not out of the question.