Thursday, February 7, 2013
Georgia: 2014 prospects to watch
By David Ching
With signing day 2013 behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to 2014 recruits. Here are five players Georgia will be targeting for next year’s class:
RB Sony Michel (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) Michel might be one of the most important recruits for Georgia over the next year with Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall entering their junior seasons in 2014. The Bulldogs need at least one more dynamic tailback to keep their rushing attack moving, and Michel will be one of the nation’s top prospects at the position. Expect lots of competition, particularly from schools in Michel’s home state.
For Florida prospect Sony Michel, Georgia will likely have to battle the in-state schools.
DE Lorenzo Carter (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) The 6-foot-5 defensive end raved about his visit to UGA last weekend, but he already has two dozen scholarship offers from which to choose. He totaled 130 tackles and 18 sacks last season for a state championship club and should be one of the most sought-after prospects from Georgia over the next year.
QB DeShaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville) The dynamic dual-threat quarterback is already committed to Clemson, but there is going to be fierce competition for Watson’s services between now and signing day. He visited Georgia last month and left Athens with a scholarship offer after sitting with offensive coordinator Mike Bobo at the Georgia-LSU basketball game.
ILB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) Name a big-time program; it's already offered a scholarship to the big linebacker who plans to announce his decision at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game. He is one of a number of in-state prospects who appear to be strongly considering Ohio State.
TE Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C./Christian) Georgia loses starter Arthur Lynch after the 2013 season and Jay Rome will be a fourth-year junior in 2014, so adding a tight end with prototypical position skills like Blazevich’s would be an enormous coup for the Bulldogs next year. He might become the nation’s No. 1 tight end prospect for 2014.