On a day when they missed on a highly touted cornerback in the morning (at least for the moment) the Georgia Bulldogs picked up a public commitment late in the evening from Columbia, Mississippi safety Johnathan Abram.
Abram isn't ranked nearly as highly as most Bulldog recruits. 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout all list him as a two star prospect. That's a little deceptive given that since August he picked up not only the Bulldog offer that earned his commitment, but also scholarship tenders from Kentucky and Ole Miss. Louisville offered the 6'2, 202 lb. safety back in April.
Abram's junior film isn't that impressive, but its his senior tape, which has gotten him so much attention of late from bigger schools (Miss. St. and Tennessee for example). Abram also made the rounds of SEC camps this summer (including Dawg Night) and was impressive enough to get on Jeremy Pruitt's radar.
In Abram the 'Dawgs get a big athlete who's faster than most of the players he competes against and very physical. He reminds me a little of Bacarri Rambo in the sense that he's clearly the best athlete on the field most of the time, has a nose for the football, and can also make plays with the ball in his hands. Abram is rough at this point and isn't likely to be a day one contributor, but his upside is appreciable. Welcome to Bulldog Nation, Johnathan! And...