UGA-AU Recruiting Notebook: Part II

Georgia has always reruited Tucker High School hard and they are still in it for their top prospect Josh Dawson. Find out what the Vanderbilt commitment said about his visit and more in UGA-AU Recruiting Notebook.

Vandy Commit Interested in UGA

Josh Dawson is being recruited as hard, if not harder than he ever has by the Georgia Bulldogs. The Dawgs know he is committed to Vanderbilt, but they are still going after him.

"A lot of the Georgia coaches talked to me Saturday and they let me know that they want me and that they will keep working to get me to come there," said Dawson.

The four-star defensive end out of Tucker is listening.

"I talked to the coaches and I listed to what they had to say. We talked some football, but not too much. We did not really talk anything major, but I listened. I listed to what they are all about.

Dawson saw the Dawgs defense dominate Auburn in Athens and he will likely return.

"I have not set up my official visit, but I do plan to visit them again. I liked the game, the atmosphere was crazy, and their was a lot of good energy there."

When asked what UGA's chances of turning him away from Vanderbilt were at this time, Dawson did not have a lot to say. Basically, we will have to wait and see.

A Memorable Experience

Not everything went perfect for Shamire DeVine Saturday night in Athens. UGA won and he liked what he saw, but when he went to leave, his car was not there.

"Our car got towed after the game, but it was OK. The coaches stayed there, made sure we were OK, and that really stood out to me," said Devine.

"The coaches gave us a little tour while we waited and I really liked the locker rooms. The way the coaches stayed around really stood out to me."

Before that experience, but the 2013 UGA target took in the game.

"Georgia crushed Auburn's spirit early and Cordy Glenn played very good. I did not expect Georgia to be that dominant, but they played good."

The Dawgs were Devine's favorite as a young kid, but while they are still on his mind, he has no real leader.

"I try to use Georgia and Georgia Tech visits not only to see those schools, but to see other schools too. I cannot travel a lot, so I want to see as many teams as I can.

"Georgia is a great school and I like them a lot. I like their coaches, they have a good program, and I will keep looking at them, but I am still open to everyone."

2013 DL Liked What He Saw

Kelsey Griffin was offered by Georgia over the summer and he was in Athens for the second time this fall Saturday when the Dawgs took care of Auburn.

The 6-foot-2, 290 pound defensive tackle liked what he saw.

"I think they played great as a team and it was the entire unit that made the difference," said Griffin.

"My favorite part of the visit was talking to the coaches and having a chance to talk to them. The Georgia coaches are great people. I talked to Mark Richt, Bryan McClendon, and Rodney Garner. They all talked about how they want me there, how I would fit into their system, and how I would fit into their program."

Griffin thinks he would fit in well.

"I think I already have the right mindset to play at Georgia and I think I would fit in perfectly there. I think I have the ability to play there and I would get better there."

Right now, UGA has captured his interest.

"My interest in Georgia is high. I am still keeping my options open and I am keeping other schools in mind, but I like them."

Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina have offered the 2013 DL.

Chad Simmons is a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout and he started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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