Dawg Post Recruiting Board: Defense v 1.6
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Dawg Post Recruiting Board: Defense v 1.6

Where does UGA stand with their remaining defensive targets? Find out here...

Georgia has a total of 30 verbal commitments right now and 19 could be playing defense in Athens down the road.

Defensive Breakdown: DL-3 | OLB-3 | ILB-4 | CB-4 | S-5

----- Defensive Line -----

NEEDS: 5-6
COMMITTED: 3

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Player
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Montravius Adams 50%
Position: DT | Size: 6-3/305 | Hometown: Vienna, Ga. - Dooly County
Ranking: 5-star | No. 1 DT
Competitors: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, and LSU.
Commitment timeline: Likely sometime late in January.
Summary: Likely will come down to Clemson and Georgia the way it looks right now. His mother plays a big role and she recently visited Athens for the first time. She really liked the environment there and she hit it off with Mark Richt. UGA has made a big move here.
John Atkins - EE 99%
Position: DT | Size: 6-3/310 | Hometown: Thomson, Ga. - Hargrave Military Academy
Ranking: 3-star DT
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Signed with Georgia in February 2012.
Summary: Atkins is working on getting qualified at Hargrave Military Academy and he plans to be in Athens in January 2013. He will play nose guard for the Dawgs.
Keith Bryant 10%
Position: DT | Size: 6-2/307 | Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla. - Atlantic
Ranking: 4-star | No. 18 DT
Competitors: Miami.
Commitment timeline: He plans to take some official visits.
Summary: He is a big Miami fan, but the word is that some close to him want him to get away and to make a fresh start. Since being a UM commit, he has visited Athens twice. He likes UGA, but if it his personal choice, he will be a Hurricane.
Kelsey Griffin 0%
Position: DT | Size: 6-2/290 | Hometown: Hoschton, Ga. - Mill Creek
Ranking: 4-star | No. 10 DT
Competitors: N/A
Commitment timeline: Committed to South Carolina Oct. 10.
Summary: This one was very interesting. Griffin tried to commit to Georgia, that did not work out, so he committed to South Carolina less than two weeks later.
DeAndre Johnson 99%
Position: DT | Size: 6-3/315 | Hometown: Newnan, Ga. - Northgate
Ranking: 3-star | No. 51 DT
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on February 28, 2012
Summary: 'Moose' is a strong commitment to Georgia and they recruited him to play the nose guard position in their 3-4 scheme.
Toby Johnson 60%
Position: DT | Size: 6-4/296 | Hometown: Hutchinson, Ks. - Hutchinson C.C.
Ranking: 4-star JUCO DT
Competitors: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and others.
Commitment timeline: He plans to take official visits first and he is a December graduate.
Summary: He is from the state of Georgia and he has a good relationship with Rodney Garner. UGA was out to see Johnson play recently and they look to be the team to beat at this stage. He injured his knee in November, so he will likely need to redshirt next year.
Chris Mayes - EE 99%
Position: DT | Size: 6-4/325 | Hometown: Perkinston, Ms. - Mississippi Gulf College
Ranking: 3-star JUCO DT
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Signed with Georgia in 2011.
Summary: Mayes was placed at Mississippi Gulf Coast after he failed to qualify out of high school. It looks like he will red-shirt this season allowing him to have three years to play three when he gets to Athens in January.
Jay Woods 0%
Position: DT | Size: 6-3/285 | Hometown: Jackson, Ga. - Jackson
Ranking: 4-star | No. 33 DT
Competitors: Vanderbilt.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Vanderbilt on Aug. 16.
Summary: The Dawgs lost out to Vanderbilt here and he has not heard from UGA since he committed to the Commodores.

Position Summary: The Dawgs are in the running for some of the best defensive linemen in the country, but it will be a fight for each of them. It will be interesting if they start to pursue another DL with Johnson being injured.


----- Outside Linebacker -----

NEEDS: 2
COMMITTED: 2-3 (McGee could play ILB or OLB)

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Davin Bellamy 20%
Position: OLB | Size: 6-5/225 | Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. - Chamblee
Ranking: 4-star DE
Competitors: Florida State.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Florida State on Aug.11.
Summary: Bellamy has visited UGA twice since committing to FSU, but he is still solid to the Seminoles.
Leonard Floyd - EE 99%
Position: DE | Size: 6-5/225 | Hometown: Eastman, Ga. - Hargrave Military Academy
Ranking: 3-star DE
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Signed with Georgia in February 2012
Summary: Floyd is an athlete that will likely play a mix of outside linebacker and rush end for the Dawgs in their 3-4 scheme. He is at Hargrave Military Academy and plans to be in Athens in January 2013.
Shaun McGee 99%
Position: DE | Size: 6-2/230 | Hometown: Snellville, Ga. - Brookwood
Ranking: 3-star | No. 45 DE
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on July 16, 2012
Summary: McGee went to Dawg Night 2012 with a goal in mind - to earn an offer. He earned one, slept on it for a couple of days, visited the following Monday, and committed that day. He is likely to play more ILB, but could cross-train and be worked inside and outside.
Naim Mustafaa - EE 95%
Position: DE | Size: 6-4/235 | Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga. - Alpharetta
Ranking: 4-star | No. 15 DE
Competitors: Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on June 9, 2012
Summary: Mustafaa has now taken official visits to Oklahoma State and Tennessee and the only visit he has set for the future is to Georgia. He will likely be in town for the Gala, then enroll at UGA in January.

Position Summary: Mustafaa and Floyd are the only for-sure outside linebackers committed to the Dawgs. They are a perfect fit for what Todd Grantham looks for at that position. McGee could get some work there too. UGA could be done at this position unless something happens with Bellamy.


----- Inside Linebacker -----

NEEDS: 4
COMMITTED: 4-5 (McGee could play ILB or OLB)

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Reggie Carter - EE 99%
Position: ILB | Size: 6-2/230 | Hometown: Snellville, Ga. - South Gwinnett
Ranking: 4-star | No. 16 ILB
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on April 9, 2012
Summary: Carter is coming off a torn ACL, but if he returns to form, he is a top 15 type of prospect in the state of Georgia. He is very athletic and he is planning to be in Athens in January.
Reuben Foster 30%
Position: ILB | Size: 6-1/245 | Hometown: Auburn, Ala. - Auburn
Ranking: 5-star | No. 1 ILB
Competitors: Committed to Auburn
Commitment timeline: Flipped to Auburn from Alabama on July 12, 2012
Summary: Foster committed to Alabama in the summer of 2011, but continued to take visits to Auburn and Georgia. He switched to Auburn in July and it looks like he is firm with his commitment.
Tim Kimbrough 99%
Position: ILB | Size: 6-1/230 | Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind. - Warren Central
Ranking: 4-star | No. 6 ILB
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on July 13, 2012
Summary: Kimbrough competed at Dawg Night and gave the UGA coaches the big news at the end of the camp. He is a physical inside linebacker who delivers some big hits.
Johnny O'Neal 99%
Position: ILB | Size: 6-2/230 | Hometown: Dublin, Ga. - West Laurens
Ranking: 4-star | No. 7 ILB
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on March 24, 2012
Summary: O'Neal made it clear early on that he was going to stay close to home to play college football and he followed through with that by committed to Georgia over Georgia Tech.
Ryne Rankin - EE 99%
Position: ILB | Size: 6-1/228 | Hometown: Orlando, Fla. - East River
Ranking: 3-star | No. 35 ILB
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on April 6, 2011
Summary: Rankin is a prospect UGA really evaluated and they seemed to like a lot of things about him. He knows the game, he plays hard, and his is the son of a coach.

Position Summary: Georgia has four inside linebackers committed at this time and they are likely done here. They would likely take Foster at any time, but the odds of him leaving Auburn are very low at this time. Outside of Foster, unless someone de-commits, UGA is done here.


----- Cornerback -----

NEEDS: 4
COMMITTED: 2-3 (Green is an athlete)

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Mackensie Alexander 10%
Position: CB | Size: 5-11/185 | Hometown: Immokalee, Fla. - Immokalee
Ranking: 4-star | No. 4 CB
Competitors: Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, and others.
Commitment timeline: N/A
Summary: Alexander has visited Athens, but there does not seem to be much interest there right now. He committed to Tennessee early before backing off that. He is one UGA would take, but it will be difficult for the Dawgs to get him.
J.J. Green 99%
Position: CB | Size: 5-9/170 | Hometown: Kingsland, Ga. - Camden County
Ranking: 3-star | No. 59 CB
Competitors: None
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on April 9, 2012
Summary: Green is one of the most exciting football players in the state of Georgia. He is super-quick, he is very tough, and it remains to be scene just how or where UGA will use him. Scout ranks him as a corner, but he could be used as a slot receiver. He will definitely be a return man as well.
Brendan Langley - EE 55%
Position: CB | Size: 6-1/186 | Hometown: Marietta, Ga. - Kell
Ranking: 4-star | No. 12 CB
Competitors: South Carolina
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on November 20, 2012
Summary: Langley had been committed to South Carolina, but took five visits to Athens and one to Columbia this fall before switching to the Dawgs.
Steven Nelson - EE 10%
Position: CB | Size: 6-0/185 | Hometown: Visalia, Ca. - College of Sequoias
Ranking: 3-star JUCO CB
Competitors: Oregon State leads, but Ole Miss and USC are in there now after offering him recently.
Commitment timeline: Decommitted from Georgia on November 13.
Summary: Nelson is from Warner Robins, Ga. and he grew up a Dawg fan, so when he knew he had an offer from the Dawgs, he acted on it fairly quickly and committed to them. He took other visits, connected with the Oregon State DB coach and he is leaning that way now.
Shaquille Wiggins - EE 90%
Position: CB | Size: 5-10/160 | Hometown: Tyrone, Ga. - Sandy Creek
Ranking: 4-star | No. 14 CB
Competitors: Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on February 10, 2012
Summary: Wiggins took a visit to Athens on February 10 and he did not leave before committing. Florida looks to be the biggest competition for the Dawgs and he still plans to visit them officially.
Reggie Wilkerson - EE 99%
Position: CB | Size: 5-11/165 | Hometown: Citra, Fla. - North Marion
Ranking: 4-star | No. 24 CB
Competitors: None
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on April 14, 2012
Summary: Georgia got Wilkerson on their campus in March, let him know he had an offer, and he committed to them a month later. He is a very good athlete with speed and size.

Position Summary: Georgia is looking for one more cornerback in this class and Langley appears to be the guy they are targeting He could help UGA in multiple ways.


----- Safety -----

NEEDS: 4
COMMITTED: 4

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Vonn Bell 0%
Position: S | Size: 6-0/190 | Hometown: Rossville, Ga. - Ridgeland
Ranking: 5-star | No. 3 S
Competitors: Alabama, Ohio State, and Tennessee.
Commitment timeline: N/A.
Summary: UGA was the first to offer, but for some reason, they have never seemed to be a true contender in this race. Bell visited UGA briefly on one occasion and he may return again, but the odds of signing him are not in their favor right now.
Paris Bostick 99%
Position: S | Size: 6-0/205 | Hometown: Tampa, Fla. - Plant
Ranking: 3-star | No. 35 S
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on August 13, 2012
Summary: Bostick has been on the UGA radar for a couple of years. He is a great athlete that worked out at three different positions at Dawg Night 2012 and he made his mind up that night before going public a month later.
Shaquille Fluker 99%
Position: S | Size: 6-1/205 | Hometown: Scooba, Ms. - East Mississippi C.C.
Ranking: 3-star JUCO S
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on August 14, 2012
Summary: Fluker is a hitter and Georgia jumped on him early. He was leaning towards UGA for months before he committed to them.
Kennar Johnson 55%
Position: S | Size: 6-2/190 | Hometown: Perkinston, Miss. - Mississippi Gulf Coast
Ranking: 3-star S
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on November 24.
Summary: Johnson could be a free safety or get a look as a big corner. Some have talked about a Sanders Cummings comparison.
Quincy Mauger - EE 99%
Position: S | Size: 6-0/200 | Hometown: Marietta, Ga. - Kell
Ranking: 3-star | No. 76 S
Competitors: None.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on July 13, 2012
Summary: Mauger earned an offer after performing well at the Mark Richt Camp in June and he committed to the Dawgs at Dawg Night a little over a month later.
Tray Matthews - EE 99%
Position: S | Size: 6-1/200 | Hometown: Newnan, Ga. - Newnan
Ranking: 4-star | No. 9 S
Competitors: Auburn.
Commitment timeline: Committed to Georgia on August 13, 2011
Summary: Matthews committed to UGA before the 2011 season kicked off and he is still a strong commitment, but Auburn is a school you have to watch. With that said, he seems as strong as he has in recent months.

Position Summary: Johnson is a prospect that has emerged here at this position and he is a real target for the Dawgs. He could be one last piece here.

EE = Early Enrollee. Prospects with this beside their name are on track to graduate in December and enroll in college in January 2013.