By now you've probably heard that Clemson verbal commit and UGA target A.J. Harmon was in Athens on Saturday for the Oklahoma State game, decked out in red and black. This is the same kind of thing Antwane Greenlee was doing last year, and we all remember how that turned out. Harmon was also sighted in Clemson by valued correspondent Darius Dawgberry, who served as our resident pilgrim in an unholy land by attending the Clemson-FSU game last night (Dawgberry's take: FSU was that bad and Clemson was better than the score indicates. Feel free to discuss among yourselves).
I don't think Harmon really knows where he's going at this point. He's enjoying the process. To quote Harmon's friend, UGA "soft verbal" commitment Toby Jackson "We talked a lot about the recruiting process. He likes Georgia a lot. But he's about like me, he's going to weigh his options and look around." Translation: this one won't really be over until the fax comes in on a cold February morning. Or possibly the following evening.
You may not have heard the unfortunate news about UGA running back target Dontavius Jackson, who broke his wrist and sustained ligament damage just before halftime of Heard County's opener against Bremen. Before the injury, Jackson had ripped off 246 yards and 3 touchdowns on 12 carries and broken the school rushing record held by current Michigan defensive back Carlos Brown. It's a premature end to a very promising season for "DJax", who nonetheless will still have his choice of colleges.
Orlando WR/CB Jeremy Brown is among the prospects slated to be in Athens for this weekend's South Carolina game. Brown ran a 4.43 forty at this summer's Jacksonville Scout combine at 5'10 1/2 and 152 pounds. I'm not sure precisely where Brown fits in UGA's plans given our secondary depth, unless he's going to get a shot on offense. By my calculations, we already have about all the cornerbacks we can possibly use.
If you were hanging around the house Sunday afternoon watching ESPNU (and who wasn't?) you got a chance to see UGA target Zebrie Sanders of Clayton, Ohio's Northmont High School in action against Pittsburgh's Central Catholic High School.
Zebrie Sanders, seen in the foreground playing the part of Goliath to some Pittsburgh youth's David (photo credit to Peter Wine of the Dayton Daily News).
Sanders looks to me to have grown some since his junior season, but still has the long arms and good feet that have earned him scholarship offers from across the country. He also appeared to be in very good shape, and could easily add quality weight once he gets on campus. Northmont apparently uses Sanders in some pulling/trapping situations, which only amplifies his worth to college recruiters (who might move him inside to guard depending on team needs). The 'Dawgs will have to fight to get Zebrie Sanders, but make no mistake, he's the type of quality big man you just can't have enough of.