Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Top five uncommitted: Georgia
By Kipp Adams
In what is now widely considered to be the fourth-best state as far as FBS football talent is concerned, the 2013 class in Georgia could be the deepest group of talent to come out of the Peach State. More than 200 prospects are claiming offers at the moment, which would easily surpass the 170-180 FBS signees the state has averaged over the last three years. In this feature, RecruitingNation takes a look at the top five remaining uncommitted prospects in Georgia.
Montravius Adams has official visits to LSU, Oregon and USC in the works.
Montravius Adams, DL, Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County, 6-foot-3, 300 pounds No. 3 prospect in Georgia
Front-runner: Auburn Darkhorse: Georgia In the mix: Clemson, LSU, Oregon, USC The latest: Adams was unable to make his first official visit to Michigan State last weekend, so he will focus on officials to LSU, Oregon and Southern Cal. His coach says Adams plans to take a few unofficial visits over the next two months, including Oct. 6 to LSU for the game against Florida, Oct. 20 to Alabama for the game against Tennessee, Nov. 3 to Georgia for the game against Ole Miss, Nov. 10 to Clemson for the game against Maryland and Nov. 24 to Alabama for the game against Auburn. Auburn has to be considered the leader early on for Adams because they are the only program his mother has been able to visit so far. With his decision not expected until signing day, any of the aforementioned programs should be considered serious contenders to sign Adams.
Alvin Kamara, RB, Norcross (Ga.) Norcross, 5-10, 192 pounds No. 5 prospect in Georgia
Front-runner: Georgia Darkhorse: Alabama In the mix: FSU, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee The latest: Kamara recently named Alabama and Georgia as his top two, and says that after taking in games at both schools, he should have a better idea of who his leader is. He intends on taking official visits to other schools such as Oregon and Oklahoma State, but all signs point toward Kamara ending up in Athens or Tuscaloosa as of now. The Crimson Tide could get a commitment from a third ESPN 150 running back later this month in Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla./Yulee), so that could change the landscape somewhat for Kamara.
Vonn Bell, DB, Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland, 6-foot, 190 pounds No. 6 prospect in Georgia
Front-runner: Tennessee Darkhorse: Ohio State In the mix: Alabama The latest: Bell named a top three last week of Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee. He visited Alabama for the Western Kentucky game two weeks ago, and was expected in Knoxville last weekend to watch the Volunteers take on Florida. Tennessee could have the edge going into his official visits.
Greg Taboada, ATH, Atlanta Marist, 6-4, 235 pounds No. 9 prospect in Georgia
In the mix: FSU, Virginia, Stanford (If it offers), Georgia (If it offers)
The latest: Taboada is focusing on his senior season right now, so official visits will most likely have to wait until late November. Alabama might have two ESPN 150 tight ends committed already, but Taboada is not paying attention to other prospects. Vanderbilt has made Taboada a priority for one of their final three spots, and the Commodores are a serious contender for the No. 110 prospect in the country. Keep an eye on FSU if they lose Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian).
Kelsey Griffin, DL, Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek, 6-3, 290 pounds No. 13 prospect in Georgia
Darkhorse: South Carolina
In the mix: None
The latest: Griffin is closing in on a decision, and it looks like the in-state Bulldogs could fight off the Gamecocks to get their first defensive end commitment for the 2013 class. South Carolina is making a late push for Griffin, but all signs point to Georgia adding the ESPN 150 prospect by the end of the month.