With Friday's verbal pledge from Charlotte area wide receiver Uriah LeMay, Georgia is up to 18 verbal commitments for the class of 2013. For the record, that's one more than the total for all of the class of 2012. And it's likely that the Bulldog coaching staff will net at least ten to twelve more players before Signing Day some eight months from now.
LeMay is a 6'1, 180 pounder who, like his brother Christian before him, stars at Butler High School in Matthews, NC. He joins Goose Creek, South Carolina standout Tramel Terry, Brookwood's Kyrin Priester, and Camden County's J.J. Green among players who could play receiver in Athens.
That's a pretty sizeable group given that Malcolm Mitchell, Michael Bennett, and Chris Conley all made an impact in 2011, Rantavious Wooten is a rising junior, and Justin Scott-Wesley is expected to contribute as a redshirt freshman in 2012. Add in true freshman Blake Tibbs, who could easily see the field as a true freshman, and the Classic City Canines are not really hurting at the receiver position.
Not to mention the fact that big-time targets remain on the Bulldog recruiting board for 2013. Peach County standout Demarcus Robinson still has an offer, though it's been difficult at times to tell how interested he is in the Bulldogs or how interested they are in him. There's also Mallard Creek, NC receiver Marquez North, who may be among the three or four best receivers in the country, and who has exhibited strong interest in Georgia from the get-go. Florida standouts Alvin Bailey, Reggie Davis, Isaiah Jones, and Taj Williamss are still uncommitted with a Bulldog offer, as is South Carolinian Mike Williams.
What I think we're seeing is the staff preparing for the future with the luxury of knowing that they should have contributors at the receiver spot in 2013. If any of those uncommitted prospects pick the 'Dawgs there's a very real chance that J.J. Green or Tramel Terry could move over and play corner. With thirty plus scholarships to give, the Georgia staff has some flexibility to go lock down players at positions of need then go after blue chippers with the remaining spots. I'll be back later with an indepth look at LeMay, but for now it looks like the Bulldog staff is getting quality talent at a position where they weren't really hurting to begin with. When you can do it, there's nothing wrong with that. Until later . . .