2012 Intro: Georgia's top prospects

It's no surprise that Georgia once again has a strong class. The 2012 group is made up several top-tier prospects, including one of the country's top quarterbacks.

Four-star quarterback Greyson Lambert was one of the first 2012 quarterback to pick up an offer from Clemson. Alabama was his other early offer. Georgia and N.C. have since joined the mix.

At last talk with CUTigers, the Wayne County (Jesup) quarterback claimed no favorites. He's visited Tigertown several times, but has yet to see Clemson with new offensive coordinator Chad Morris in town.


Four-star quarterback Greyson Lambert was one of the first 2012 quarterback to pick up an offer from Clemson. (Scout.com)
Carver High School(Columbus) regularly produces premier prospects and Clemson already has a couple on campus. The next big thing from his traditional southern power is Deion Bonner.

The four-star safety has claimed Georgia as his leader for quite some time now. Clemson remains in contention, maintaining a spot in his top group, but the Tigers, like everyone else, figure to be a long shot.

Fortunately, for Clemson, his old high school teammates, Corey Crawford and David Beasley, are with the orange and white. Then again, Carver's pretty well represented across the southeast too.

A Clemson offer was sent to Pepperell (Lindale) four-star defensive tackle Dakota Ball on signing day in 2010. He's since committed to Alabama, and figures to remain firm to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.

Geno Smith, the top 2012 cornerback in Georgia, recently picked up an offer from Clemson. The St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta) junior has offers from all across the SEC. Most figure Alabama and Georgia to be the teams out front here.


Geno Smith, the top 2012 cornerback in Georgia, recently picked up an offer from Clemson. (Scout.com)
He's yet to visit Clemson.

Clemson was first to offer three-star wide receiver Jaquay Williams, who hails from Heard County (Franklin). For a while, that was his only offer. Several other have since moved on him, including Tennessee and Arkansas.

He claims no leaders.

Ricky Parks plays quarterback at Callaway (Hogansville), but he's being recruited as a tight end.

Clemson, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have offered. His offensive coordinator at Callaway, Matt Napier, is the younger brother of former Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier. Parks, a three-star, recently told CUTigers that Clemson is his favorite.

Lithonia three-star guard Joe Harris once said Clemson was his favorite. That came to an end when former defensive ends coach Chris Rumph took a job at Alabama.

Harris now likes Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Georgia.

Three-star outside linebacker Dillon Lee, who hails from Buford, is considering anyone and everyone that's offered. And that includes Clemson.


Ricky Parks plays quarterback at Callaway (Hogansville), but he's being recruited as a tight end and claims Clemson as his favorite. (Scout.com)
He has an impressive offer sheet that includes tenders from all the movers and shakers from the ACC and SEC.

Wide receiver Artimas Samuel, another Carver prospect, could end up playing tight end at the next level. Clemson, Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina have all offered.

Running back Mike Davis, the younger brother of former Clemson star James Davis, claims several offers from ACC and SEC schools. The Stephenson (Stone Mountain) prospect recently named South Carolina as one of his leaders.

Another younger brother of a former Clemson player, Kaleb Nobles, has an offer from the Tigers. Right now, it's the only offer that he's received.

Another Stephenson junior, defensive end Jarontay Jones, also has a Clemson offer. Most schools from the ACC and SEC have offered the three-star.

OTHERS TO WATCH

OT Vadal Alexander

DE Jordan Jenkins

DT Jafar Mann

DE Josh Dawson

DT Quinteze Williams

OG Jacob Southerland

LB Raphael Kirby

OLB Josh Clemons

LB Daron Blaylock

S Zack Blaylock

OLB Jeffery Cameron

WR Amba Etta-Tawo

CB T.J. Gurley

CB Jonathan Jones

LB Markuss Eligwe

UP NEXT: Florida


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