It's been a great week of high school all star games for players either committed to or still being recruited by the Georgia Bulldogs, of which there are a ton. Top remaining target Lorenzo Carter of Norcross was perhaps the top defensive front 7 player at the Under Armour All-American game, showcasing elite edge rushing skills from the defensive end slot. Fellow defensive end/outside linebacker Keyon Brown was unblockable at the Offense-Defense game in California.
And today a full half dozen Bulldog pledges will take the field in the granddaddy of high school showcases, the Army All-American Game. One of the highlights of this game is always the string on in-game commitment announcements. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs aren't likely to be the beneficiaries of any of these. Georgia very nearly has a full class now, and barring some significant and unexpected attrition, will likely only take a couple of more prospects, three at the most. I expect that one of those slots is reserved for Carter, and one may be held for cornerback Wesley Green.
Tucker defensive tackle Elisha Shaw was set to announce at the game, but seems to have postponed that until Signing Day. He has named a top 3 of Georgia, Alabama, and Ole Miss. When he was going to announce today I'd personally guessed he was pledging to Ole Miss. Because of a serious neck injury which kept Shaw out for his senior season, the Rebels looked like his only commitable offer until recently. Though, as always in recruiting matters, that's speculation and innuendo with little or no basis in hard evidence. The fact that he's now delayed that announcement may signal that the Bulldogs and Tide have told Shaw that he has a spot if he wants it, and he's backing off to think things over.
As for the guys already verbally committed, it's been a great week already. Cedartown's Nick Chubb and Florida Gatorade player of the year Sony Michel have been paired up in the East backfield all week and have been a dominant combo. They're joined by quarterback Jacob Park, who's shown good mobility and really thrown the ball well according to coaches and analysts onsite. Brooks County product and cornerback commit Malkom Parrish isn't the biggest guy, but he's physical and lightning quick, reminding me a little of Tim Jennings. He's also drawn a lot of praise during practices.
But what's really got me excited is the work of a pair of future Bulldog offensive linemen. Lowndes guard/tackle Dyshon Sims needs to put on weight, but is obviously strong for his size and has shown good feet. Fellow 'Dawg commit Isaiah Wynn has been perhaps the top offensive lineman at the game when he's been in (he's been playing through some injuries).
The game kicks off at 1 p.m. on NBC.