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Dawgs move quickly for D-line

10/21/2011

With Georgia now in year two of implementing defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's 3-4 scheme, the Bulldogs are looking for larger defensive linemen who can hold up at the line of scrimmage. That calls for finding prospects who can play at 300-plus pounds and are adept at taking up more than one gap to allow the linebackers to make plays. That's a rare commodity, even in the NFL, so Georgia always will have its work cut out for it on the recruiting trails. Did the Bulldogs fill that need in 2012?

Defensive line analysis

Top targets: Defensive line coach Rodney Garner likely will be sending Kirk Olivadotti a Valentine's Day card in February. Olivadotti hit the Augusta area hard in the spring, successfully recruiting a highly promising trio that should form the foundation of the future defensive line for Georgia. It all starts with Jonathan Taylor (Millen, Ga./Jenkins County).