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ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia coaching staff is looking for another cornerback in the Class of 2014 to pair with ESPN 300 athlete commit Malkom Parrish (Quitman, Ga./Brooks County). Its chances improved over the weekend as another ESPN 300 standout Kendall Randolph (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) named the Bulldogs as his leader, followed by Florida State and South Carolina.


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Lilly a key factor in UGA class 

February, 7, 2013
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Multiple coaches had a hand in Georgia’s landing another top-10 signing class on Wednesday, but John Lilly might have been the standout in the collaborative effort. The Bulldogs’ tight ends coach played a key role in recruiting at least six of the Bulldogs’ 32 signees, including two of their top early enrollees.


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Signing day primer: Georgia 

January, 23, 2013
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ATHENS, Ga. -- With national signing day exactly two weeks from today, DawgNation looks ahead to what Georgia has coming and who the Bulldogs still need, and why.

Team needs: Georgia has a number of holes to fill, considering the defense is losing 10 players who started last season. All-American junior Jarvis Jones and two-year leading tackler Alec Ogletree have declared for the NFL draft, which means the incoming prospects will have to be ready to play early.

Also, consider that Georgia only signed one player for the secondary, one wide receiver and not one inside linebacker in the class of 2012. Those positions are a priority. The secondary is in special need of attention as both starting safeties and two starting cornerbacks were seniors this past season. The Bulldogs have decent depth at the outside linebacker spots but the SEC championship game proved Georgia needs help on the defensive line. Junior nose Kwame Geathers has also opted to leave early for the NFL, so Georgia needs to sign some quality prospects to fill in the defensive trench.

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When Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln head coach Yusuf Shakir shows college coaches the film of Class of 2015 prospect John Burt, he waits to see how long it takes for their jaws to drop.

“It doesn’t take too long,” Shakir joked. “Every coach that’s come through here and seen the film offered him right away. He’s a phenomenal athlete.”

Those offers include ones from Ohio State, Florida State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and a few others. Shakir says he could go down as one of the best prospects in school history. That’s saying a lot, considering Lincoln is the former home of first-round NFL draft choices Kevin Carter and Antonio Cromartie.

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The commitment of juco wideout Jonathon Rumph (Cayce, S.C./Holmes Community College) to Georgia is a big addition to the Bulldogs’ receiving corps -- pun intended. Georgia does not have a returning receiver on the team now or committed in the Class of 2013 who resembles the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Rumph. He is a large target -- something this recruiting class was missing.

As it stands, Georgia has commitments from wide receivers Reggie Davis (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln), Uriah LeMay (Matthews, N.C./Butler), and Rico Johnson (Swainsboro, Ga./Swainsboro). Athletes Tramel Terry (Goose Creek, S.C./ Goose Creek) and J.J. Green (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County) will play multiple roles on the offense as well, including slot receiver. Aside from LeMay, who stands at 6-2, this group of receivers is not known for size, but rather speed and technique. Rumph will be the wideout who creates the most mismatches with opposing corners. He is not fast like Davis or Terry, but in a red-zone situation he will present a nice option.

Georgia signed only one wide receiver in the Class of 2012, and Blake Tibbs redshirted this season. The coaching staff knew it would have to bring in some playmakers with the next class.

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Juco WR Rumph is UGA commit No. 29

November, 21, 2012
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A day after adding a cornerback with the size coveted by secondary coach Scott Lakatos, the Georgia Bulldogs gained a commitment from a wide receiver with the size any college program would love to have. Juco wideout Jonathon Rumph, at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, announced his commitment to Georgia tonight at Spires Recreation Center in Cayce, S.C., his childhood stomping grounds.

“I chose Georgia because I love the atmosphere there, the fans, and how the coaching staff is filled with real people,” Rumph said. “They have my best interests at heart for me in regards to my career and my path to becoming a quality young man.”

Rumph chose Georgia over offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Texas Tech, among others. In nine games this season, Rumph caught 44 passes for 575 yards and 3 touchdowns.

With the upcoming graduation of Georgia’s Marlon Brown and Tavarres King, Rumph sees an opportunity to make an impact in Athens.

“The situation at receiver is such that I feel I can come in, work my way up the depth chart, and have a good chance at earning a starting position,” Rumph said. “With my size, the pro-style scheme at Georgia is a perfect fit because it puts me in 1-on-1 matchups where I can be a big help to the offense.”

He also likes the potential for success at Georgia.

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It has been a good week for Georgia with offensive weapons and in the case of Reggie Davis (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) it is a great week for the kicking game as Davis is the type of player that can flip field position and create points as return specialist.

While Davis has a ways to go as a pure wide receiver, his speed and decisiveness allow for him to hit the crease with no fear and make plays.

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Last year the Bulldogs signed 19 players for the 2012 class. Now, with eight months to go until signing day for the 2013 class, Georgia has matched that total with the addition of wide receiver Reggie Davis (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln).

“Yeah, I just committed to Georgia,” Davis told DawgNation on Sunday night.

“I was talking with the coaches and they asked, ‘Do you like Georgia?’ I said yes, and that I would come in and work for a spot, too,” Davis said about his conversation with UGA wide receivers coach Tony Ball. “He said, ‘I like that you will come in and work for a spot and I don’t mind playing freshmen. I will make plays for you. Also you got your name on the map with special teams, so I will let you get back there on kick return and punt return.’ That was what I wanted to hear, so I committed.”

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Defensive end Devin Washington (Orlando, Fla./East River) received an offer from Louisville today. Earlier this week the 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior was offered by South Florida.

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