Georgia Bulldogs: Football recruiting

Signing day is here

February, 5, 2014
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Signing day is here, and RecruitingNation will have you covered with commitment news to what it means to your favorite team.

Can't get near a TV? Check out our signing day special on WatchESPN from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET And we'll have three online shows on ESPN3 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Here's a full list of announcements.

Here's how the class rankings stack up heading into the day. Check back regularly, as these will be updated each hour.

Where will the nation's top uncommitted players go? Go the the Hot Board Insider for our experts' predictions.

And if you're stuck in the office but want to follow along, join our signing day chat, which will run from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET. We'll have our team of experts checking in throughout the day you keep you updated breaking news.





2015 ESPN 300 release chat

July, 16, 2013
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If you’re looking for the elite football prospects in the Class of 2015, there’s no need to wait until next year, RecruitingNation has you covered.

We unveiled the ESPN 300 player rankings for the rising junior class earlier today, marking the first time we have compiled a top-300 list for underclassmen. There’s still much for fans to digest with the release, so we’ve recruited our scouts and reporters for a Tuesday chat (beginning at 2 p.m. ET) to shed some light on the list and to make sure fans are familiar with this talented cast of stars.

In addition to participating here, you can follow along on Facebook or tweet us your questions using #ESPNJr300.

Gators add OL Trenton Brown 

December, 9, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Massive offensive lineman Trenton Brown (Albany, Ga./Georgia Military College) verbally committed to play for Florida early Sunday morning. Brown, a former Georgia commit, chose Florida over Oklahoma and Florida State.

The 6-foot-8, 340-pound tackle prospect announced his decision via his twitter handle @512_ItsNMe: "Gator Chompin' #GatorNation join me Oh and add me to that #1 recruiting class." Brown later confirmed to RecruitingNation writer Kipp Adams via text message that he had committed.

Brown originally set a decision date for Dec. 19, but decided to go ahead and make his pledge public now and since he is at a prep school, he will be able to sign with Florida on the 19th and enroll at UF in January.

RB Scarbrough rushes for 214 in opener 

September, 3, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Bo Scarbrough left the game in the first quarter on Friday night, it wasn’t a welcome sight. A lot of people collectively held their breath, as the junior running back had seen both his freshman and sophomore seasons cut short due to injury.

However, it’s going to take more than a shot to the surgically-repaired knee of Scarbrough’s to knock him out of a game this year.

“They hit my knee a couple of times, but it felt brand new, like I’ve never torn it before,” he said. “They thought I was going to go down by them hitting it, but it’s going to take more than that.”

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The last time running back Bo Scarbrough was on the field for Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge High School, he tore his ACL in a game against Hillcrest, ending his sophomore season before the playoffs. It was the second year in a row that an injury cut his season short.

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Alex Scarborough/ESPN.comTuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge running back Bo Scarbrough has big hopes for his junior season.
After rehabbing all spring and all summer, Scarbrough is ready to get back on the field, and what better stage than to do it against Class 6A powerhouse McGill-Toolen in Montgomery on Saturday night.

“That’s a real big game for me,” Scarbrough said. “With me being hurt two years in a row and coming off an ACL injury, I’m ready to get back on the field. My knee feels like it’s never been torn before, so I’m going to treat it just like that.

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Georgia Military College offensive tackle Trenton Brown from Milledgeville, Ga., committed to the University of Georgia on Friday, one day after it was learned that first-string right tackle Kolton Houston will remain ineligible to play for the foreseeable future.

“I have known that was where I wanted to go for a while,” Brown said. “I just wanted to go ahead and get it over with and before their scholarships filled up. Even if they weren’t going to fill up, I have known that was where I would go. I was just trying to take my visits. I went ahead and committed and they said it would be fine if I still take visits.”

The 6-foot-9, 360-pound tackle says he is a “strong commitment” but will take the opportunity to visit Florida and Arizona. He also will make another visit to Georgia.

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Reuben Foster admitted he was impressed.

After taking an unofficial visit to Washington, the 6-foot-2, 242-pound inside linebacker (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) likes where the Huskies are headed.

“With the stuff they’re building now, it has yet to come,” said Foster, who is rated the nation’s No. 2 prospect in the ESPN 150. “They’re building a program. They’re building a good program. And I’ve seen it. There’s a difference when you see it.”

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Georgia signed two defensive tackles in the 2012 class, but only one will have a chance to play in Athens this fall. John Atkins (Thomson, Ga./Thomson) will not enroll with the rest of his signing class after failing to achieve a qualifying test score on the ACT.

“I missed it by two points,” Atkins said. “I needed a 74 and I got a 72. I am not sure what I am going to do yet.”

Atkins said he will talk to the Georgia coaches and they will explore their options for his next step. Atkins had taken the SAT and the ACT multiple times, but had not made the necessary scores to qualify.

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Recruit the recruiters. That's what Washington coach Steve Sarkisian did by bringing in Cal’s Tosh Lupoi and Tennessee’s Justin Wilcox. But he's not the only one using the strategy. Read more here.

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In the Jan. 16 episode, Alex Loeb and ESPN’s recruiting experts give fans the latest on a juco prospects including Georgia WR target Cordarrelle Patterson, Maryland WR Stefon Diggs, top-rated CB Tracy Howard, along with news on Ohio State and Stanford picking up momentum as the countdown to signing day speeds up.

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