Dawgs must address OL in 2012

Recruiting analysis: With some intriguing prospects committed, staff wants more

Updated: October 20, 2011, 11:29 AM ET
By Kipp Adams | DawgNation
If there is one position Georgia could use a little luck with, it is the offensive line. Sure, the Bulldogs have signed their fair share of talented linemen over the past five years, but the group has been hit hard with season-ending injuries, including two (Austin Long and Brent Benedict) while they were still in high school. Only signing three linemen in the 2009 and 2010 classes, coupled with the sudden transfer of Benedict over the summer, leaves Georgia razor thin going into next year. With starters Ben Jones, Cordy Glenn and Justin Anderson all set to graduate, the Bulldogs are going to need as much help as they can get from the 2012 class.

Top targets: If you happened to be standing next to coach Mark Richt towards the end of the Dawg Night prospect camp in July, you probably heard a loud sigh of relief from the longest-tenured current head coach in the SEC. John Theus (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) had just given Georgia his commitment, giving the Bulldogs their biggest piece of the 2012 class to date. Theus has been a top target for Georgia for two years now, and the 6-foot-6, 295-pound ESPNU 150 tackle could start in Athens on day one.

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