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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Georgia delivers in front of top recruits

By Gerry Hamilton

Georgia made the most of a terrific recruiting opportunity on Saturday.

In a top-10 matchup against LSU, the Bulldogs made a strong impression on prospects in attendance -- and those watching from home on television.

One of the top remaining Georgia targets in the 2014 class was on hand, offensive tackle David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence School). The ESPN 300 No. 15-ranked prospect overall was on hand for the second time this season, and he walked away very impressed again.

“The Georgia visit was great,” Sharpe said via text. “It was a great game, great atmosphere and a great win."

Entering the season, the Florida Gators were thought by many to be the favorite to land Sharpe, but the Bulldogs have more than closed the gap.

ESPN Junior 300 Chuma Edoga (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern High) was scheduled to be at the game, but he said via Twitter that his mom made him stay home to do school work. From home, he summed up his thoughts on the game, both during and after.

UGA is so live! This gonna be the game of the year #LSUvsUGA pic.twitter.com/jGx1Pw6H1e

— Chuma Edoga (@edogawd) September 28, 2013


Five-star defensive tackle and Georgia commitment Lamont Gaillard (Fayette ville, N.C./Pine Forest High) summed up his thoughts on the atmosphere via text message on Sunday morning.

“CRAZZZYYY!!! I couldn’t even hear myself talk,” The No. 12-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 said. “Georgia did what they had to do to get the win, and I’m glad I was there in person to see that.”

Defensive back commitment Kendall Gant is on his official visit this weekend, and he clearly understands the role of “recruiter."

We want you haha #dawgs pic.twitter.com/jGx1Pw6H1e

— Kendall Gant (@K_Gant7) September 28, 2013


Georgia offensive line commit and No. 110 overall in the ESPN 300 Isaiah Wynn left zero doubt how solid his verbal is with the Bulldogs.

Next officials after this weekend: UGA, Georgia, and University of Georgia. Lol pic.twitter.com/jGx1Pw6H1e

— Isaiah Wynn (@iwynn77) September 28, 2013


ESPN Junior 300 running back Eric Swinney (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) made the trip east to Athens to take in the game in person.

The Uga game was too TU!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/jGx1Pw6H1e

— Eric Swinney (@EricSwinney) September 28, 2013



ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver Tavin Richardson (Duncan, S.C./Byrnes High) made the trip to Athens and was blown away.

“It was a once in a lifetime feeling!” Richardson said via text Saturday night. “Because it was a big conference game for the two SEC teams, everybody was into the game…and it was a real college experience game.”