Looking at UGA's recent commitments

Georgia now has 14 commitments and Scout takes a look at their run over the last three weeks.

Johnny O'Neal
Inside Linebacker | Dublin (GA) West Laurens | 6-2/230 | Committed on March 24

Recruitment: It came down to Georgia and Georgia Tech for O'Neal. He knew from the beginning that he wanted to stay close to home and the Dawgs beat out the Jackets in the end.

Analysis: O'Neal is a linebacker that likes to play a physical style of football. He is a downhill type of linebacker that finds the football and attacks it head on. He does a good job of tackling through the opponent and he tackles with force. He plays in control, he has active hands, and he can close on the ball well. He needs to work on his movement side-to-side and he can improve on his overall quickness.

Rankings/Final Word: O'Neal is currently the number nine middle linebacker on Scout and a member of the Scout300.

Kyrin Priester
Wide Receiver | Snellville (GA) Brookwood | 6-1/185 | Committed on April 6

Recruitment: The recruitment for Priester was just getting started. TCU and Vanderbilt were the first schools to offer him, then Georgia offered just days before he committed. His move to Brookwood from Lake Mary (FL) took place recently and that jump-started his recruitment.

Analysis: Priester is a long receiver and he has showed more quickness than break-away speed to this point. He catches the ball well, he could be a receiver used inside or outside on the next level, and he has a lot of athleticism. He is one scout will get a good look at this spring and summer.

Rankings/Final Word: Priester is currently the no. 18 wide receiver in the South and he will be slotted as a mid-level three star prospect once the Scout rankings are updated.

Ryne Rankin
Inside Linebacker | Orlando (FL) East River | 6-1/228 | Committed on April 6

Recruitment: Rankin really saw his recruitment take off over the last month. He captured around 20 scholarship offers and shortly after visiting Georgia, he committed to the Dawgs.

Analysis: Rankin is a very aggressive player and he shows he was born with a football player mentality. He flies around the football field, he is always on the attack, and the opponents feel it when he tackles them. He does a great job of tackling through the opponent, he really strikes the ball carrier, and he is a sound tackler. He is a very instinctive player and he recognizes things very quickly on the field.

Rankings/Final Word: Rankin is currently considered a mid to high three star linebacker by Scout. He is the the no. 11 ranked inside linebacker in the South at this time.

Aulden Bynum
Offensive Tackle | Valdosta (GA) Valwood | 6-6/255 | Committed on April 6

Recruitment: Bynum's father attended the University of Georgia and the offensive tackle has been attending games in Athens since he was a kid. He picked up a number of SEC offers, but UGA was in his blood.

Analysis: Bynum is a very lean offensive tackle that is still filling out his frame. He has to continue to add weight and get stronger to be ready to play on the next level. He has the frame to carry 310-315 pounds. He has good arm length and he has very good flexibility. He bends well, he gets in and out of his stance well, and he can get off the ball good. He can improve on holding his block longer and sliding his feet better in pass pro.

Rankings/Final Word: Bynum has a lot of upside and he just has to continue to build onto his frame. He is considered a top 15 tackle in the South and he will stat off as a three-star on Scout.

Reggie Carter
Inside Linebacker | Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett | 6-2/230 | Committed on April 9

Recruitment: The process ended a little quicker than Carter thought it would. He spent time in Athens a couple of times early in 2012 and he felt at ease with the coaches. He had around 20 scholarship offers.

Analysis:Carter missed all but a few plays in 2011 season because of a torn ACL, but when healthy, he is one of the top defensive prospects in Georgia. He has played more end than linebacker, but linebacker will be his home in the future. He is very athletic, he has a lot of pop behind his tackles, and he is very strong at the point of attack. He will need to work on his pass drops, shedding blocks, and just gain confidence in his knee.

Rankings/Final Word: Currently a three-star, but in the Scout300. As soon as the Scout300 is expanded, he will be a four-star middle linebacker on Scout and he is a top 25 prospect in Georgia.

J.J. Green
Cornerback | Kingsland (GA) Camden County | 5-9/170 | Committed on April 9

Recruitment: Green visited Georgia for the first time since he was offered on April 9 and that is all it took. He committed to UGA during his visit. Duke, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, and Stanford had also offered..

Analysis: Pound for pound, Green is one of the top football players in the state of Georgia. He makes plays on both sides of the ball, he is a physical player, and he will make plays on the next level. Some hold his size against him, but he a strong tackler, he has great ball skills, and he could be a real weapon with the ball in his hands.

Rankings/Final Word: Green will start out as a three-star cornerback on Scout when the rankings are expanded in the near future. In Georgia, he is a top 35 prospect and he is currently a top 20 corner in the South.

Georgia currently has 14 verbal commitments in the class of 2013. J.P. Vonashek could be no. 15. He is teammates of two UGA commits (J.J. Green and Brice Ramsey) and he could be close to pulling the trigger.
Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and 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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