Georgia Bulldogs: national signing day

Decision looms for 5-star Laremy Tunsil 

February, 1, 2013
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- Signing day is just five short days away, and five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) is starting to feel the pressure of the recruiting process.

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound athlete has taken four official visits and hosted his three top schools for in-home visits this week. Alabama was in on Monday, followed by Georgia on Wednesday and Ole Miss on Thursday.

Columbia head coach Brian Allen said Tunsil's decision needs to be his own and not the people surrounding him.

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.

UGA hopes DB Dawson can fill big shoes 

February, 3, 2012
As the months ticked by before signing day 2012, Georgia saw a number of its cornerback targets commit to other schools. It seemed as though secondary coach Scott Lakatos might not get a defensive back in this class after signing six of them last year.

But then the Bulldogs found a new target and the coaches were determined to land this one. Sheldon Dawson (Memphis, Tenn./ Ridgeway) was one of the top players in Tennessee, but he was committed to Memphis. The Georgia staff believed they could flip the talented cornerback. This past Monday, Dawson committed to the Bulldogs.

“It feels good,” Dawson said. “Athens is going to be my new home. I like how the players interact with each other and how close they are. I just like the coaches and the way it is down there. It is a great environment. I know Marlon Brown and I met a couple people on the visits.”

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Yes, it's early. The ink isn't dry on the LOI's kind of early. But that won't stop RecruitingNation from getting a jump on the Class of 2013. Who are the players among the nation's top 100 heading into next season? Find out here.

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Georgia signees, Class of 2012

February, 1, 2012
List of Georgia Bulldogs Class of 2012 official signees:

1. OT John Theus (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles), 6-foot-6, 295 pounds
2. RB Keith Marshall (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), 5-11, 199 pounds
3. OL Mark Beard (Coffeyville, Kan./Coffeyville CC), 6-3, 290 pounds
4. QB Faton Bauta (West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer), 6-2, 222 pounds
5. P Collin Barber (Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville), 6-1, 200 pounds
6. RB Todd Gurley (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro), 6-1, 215 pounds
7. OL Greg Pyke (Baltimore/Boys Latin School), 6-5, 315 pounds
8. DL John Atkins (Thomson, Ga./Thomson), 6-3, 315 pounds
9. WR Blake Tibbs (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), 6-1, 170 pounds
10. DB Sheldon Dawson (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway), 5-11, 175 pounds
11. ATH Quayvon Hicks (Blackshear, Ga./Pierce Co.), 6-2, 252 pounds
12. DE Jordan Jenkins (Hamilton, Ga./Harris County), 6-3, 245 pounds
13. OLB Leonard Floyd (Eastman, Ga./Dodge Co.), 6-4, 220 pounds
14. TE Ty Flournoy-Smith (Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt Co.), 6-3, 225 pounds
15. DE James Deloach (Millen, Ga./Jenkins Co.), 6-3, 265 pounds
16. DT Jonathan Taylor (Millen, Ga./Jenkins Co.), 6-4, 315 pounds
17. DE Josh Dawson (Tucker, Ga./Tucker), 6-5, 225 pounds
18. K Marshall Morgan (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./American Heritage) 6-3, 195 pounds
19. Josh Harvey-Clemons (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes) 6-5, 210 pounds

DawgNation signing day blog 

February, 1, 2012
Georgia fans on signing dayDavid Ching/ESPN.comGeorgia Bulldogs fans gather at UGA's Butts-Mehre Building to get closer to the action as letters of intent pour in for the class of 2012.

Welcome to DawgNation's live coverage of national signing day for the Georgia Bulldogs. We'll be with you throughout the day and night, providing Bulldog Nation up-to-the-minute news and other fun stuff. Stay tuned ...

Watch LIVE! on ESPN3.

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ESPNU signing day times

January, 31, 2012
ESPNU's national signing day coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET. Here's the list of the announcements and time for some of the top prospects.

NOTE: Bold names are announcements, all others are interviews.

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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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Peach State: Top Tier Recruiting Ground?
California, Florida and Texas are largely considered the "Big Three" in college football recruiting. But national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to explain why Georgia deserves to be in the top tier and has numbers to prove it.