January 31, 2012

Final Predictions



JaQuay Williams

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Sandy Creek

Time: 8:45 a.m.

Georgia has come on strong for the Auburn commit, and it appears that just 12 hours before he signs, the Bulldogs have a great shot. Multiple sources have told UGASports that Williams knows that Georgia is the better situation for him and that his family is pro UGA. Williams, however, has made a commitment to Auburn and has a very close relationship with wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor. It becomes a question of whether or not Williams will stick with his commitment, or listen to his loved ones. In the end, this one is a toss up and it is tempting to go with the team that has the head start. In the end, however, Williams will make his new home in the Classic City. Prediction: Georgia

Brandon Greene

Postion: Offensive Tackle

School: Cedar Grove

Time: 9 a.m.

This one is a long shot, but a makeable long shot for Georgia. The Alabama commit surprised everyone with a trip to Athens back in December, and it appeared as if Georgia had emerged as the team to beat. Greene reaffirmed his commitment to the Tide at the Under Armour game, and has had very little to say since. Georgia has given their best effort here, and so has Nick Saban. Alabama is, in a way, desperate to hold on to one of only three offensive line commitments in this class. Greene could pull a shocker here, but odds are against it. Prediction: Alabama

Josh Harvey-Clemons
Position: Athlete

School: Lowndes High

Time: 9:15 a.m.

This has been one wild ride for the South Georgia star, and it is about to be over. The top player in the Peach State was supposed to narrow it down to two schools Tuesday night, but chose not to do so, thus leaving all four teams in play. Georgia has been a major player for Harvey-Clemons for quite some time, while Florida was right there as well. FSU made a late push when they hosted the five-star for an official visit. Miami also made an impression on Harvey-Clemons, but that appears to be too little and too late. The Valdosta native is a very family oriented kid who enjoys being in the presence of people he knows. At Georgia, he will have Ray Drew, Malcolm Mitchell, Jay Rome, Mike Gilliard, Xzavier Ward, and Ty Smith from his area. All are guys he knows well. The same can't be said at Florida. He has former teammates and Lowndes County players at Florida State in Greg Reid, Gerald Demps, Tyler Hunter, and Telvin Smith, but FSU was a little late to the game. In the end, it will come down to his relationship with Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Prediction: Georgia

Will Redmond

Position: Athlete

School: Memphis East (Tenn.)

Time: 9:30 a.m.

It's no secret that Georgia wants Redmond. The only thing that stands in the way is his commitment to Mississippi State. Georgia made huge push for the four-star athlete when they got him on campus for an official visit, but Mississippi State slowly solidified the Memphis native's commitment, and it appears that Dan Mullen and Company have sealed the deal. Prediction: Mississippi State

Josh Dawson

Position: Outside Linebacker/Defensive End

School: Tucker

Time: 10 a.m.

Georgia refused to give up on the Tucker pass rusher, and it could pay off. Dawson is yet another Georgia target that is committed to another school, Vanderbilt. The Commodores have built a strong relationship with the four-star prospect, and he loves their academics. What most people might now know, however, is that Georgia defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, Rodney Garner, is still one of the best recruiters in the game. He and Dawson are very close, and Georgia has location and tradition on its side. Prediction: Georgia

Cordarrelle Patterson

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Hutchinson Community College (Kan.)

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Patterson is a game changer, pure and simple. It is no wonder that almost every school in the SEC has made a run at the four-star prospect. Early in the process, Tennessee looked like the team to beat, but Georgia emerged as the leader when he took his official visit to Athens. When Patterson put his decision on hold because he wouldn't be graduating in December, things got interesting. He had taken official visits to Auburn, Georgia, and Tennessee before Christmas, and then he visited Ole Miss and LSU. Both schools gave it their best shot, but this one should come down to Georgia and Tennessee. Has prioritized two things throughout the process. He wants to win, and he wants to play early. Georgia gives him the best of both worlds, and he has developed a great relationship with wide receivers coach Tony Ball. It wouldn't shock us to see any of those five teams, but Georgia is in, by far, the best position. Prediction: Georgia

Avery Young

Position: Offensive Tackle

School: Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.)

Time: 2 p.m.

Avery Young is, without question, the most important player left on Georgia's board. In Young, Georgia would be getting a second elite talent on the offensive line in 2013. Miami and Alabama appear to be afterthoughts at this point. Florida seems to have made a move of late while Auburn and Georgia have been there the entire time. No one knows what Young will do as of right now, and if you break things down, no school seems like a better fit than the other. When Young talks about his future position coaches, he speaks of Jeff Grimes (Auburn) and Frank Verducci (Florida) as if they are coaches only. He speaks about UGA offensive line coach Will Friend as if he is a, well, friend. Our gut says Georgia; our mind says take the field. Going with the gut here. Prediction: Georgia

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