Offensive Stars of Tomorrow

Dawg Night had a good group of 2011 talent, but many elite underclassmen were there too. You will hear a lot of these guys in the coming years.

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Yes, Christian LeMay was at this event and he is a five-star quarterback on Scout that is already committed to the University of Georgia, but the top overall quarterback at this camp was Greyson Lambert.

Lambert is a 6-foot-5, 185 pound junior out of Jesup (GA) Wayne County had a strong showing. His size alone makes him stand out, but he showed the biggest arm there too. The ball comes out of his right hand hot and he threw nice intermediate and deep passes Friday night. He is in the 2011 class.

Other quarterbacks in that class that had solid showings were Jackson Stephens out of Oxford (AL), Matt Dobson out of Tallahassee (FL) North Florida Christian, Will Gardner out of Douglass (GA) Coffee, and Connor Brewer out of Scottsdale (AZ) Chaparral.

Stephens showed good accuracy, Dobson is an athlete that played safety last year that will make a good transition to quarterback in 2010, Gardner has size (6-5/191) and arm, and Brewer may have been the most fundamentally sound guy in this group. He already has offers from Arizona State and Nebraska.

Brice Ramsey is in the 2013 class and he was hot and cold at this event. He continues to grow and there is no doubt that he is on the right path to become a true Division I recruit in the coming years. He has size, arm, and smarts.

Running Backs

The only underclassman there at this position with an offer before the camp was Matt Jones out of Seffner (FL) Armwood. Jones showed up at 6-foot-3, 218 pounds and again showed good agility and he caught the ball well also. He is such a quiet young man that he really doesn't make a lot of noise on the practice fields, but he still had a strong performance in Athens.

A running back that likely helped himself a lot was Kenyan Drake out of Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove. He caught everything, he showed that burst that we have seen before, and he got some attention from Bryan McClendon

Jamie Gilmore is another 2012 back that drew some attention from the UGA staff. He is a smaller back out of Citra (FL) North Marion.

An athlete that you will be hearing a lot about over the next three years is Tyshon Dye. He is sophomore out of Elberton (GA) Elbert County. He will play both ways this year for Sid Fritts and he led the team in tackles last season with 98 as a freshman. He worked at running back already pushing 6-feet 1-inches tall and 200 pounds. Dye could end up as an outside linebacker on the next level.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

The top two underclassmen at this position Friday night both received big news from Mark Richt at the end of the camp. C.J. Curry (Gainesville (GA) North Hall) and Latroy Pittman (Citra (GA) North Marion) are both bigger wide receivers that are physical. That made some nice catches over the middle and down the sideline at this event. Pittman was already offered by John Lilly in the spring, but Richt just confirmed it and Curry kind of expected the news as well after shining at the Mark Richt Camp last month.

Two other 2012 wideouts put themselves square on the UGA radar Friday night as well. Both are in-state prospects and they are Kenneth Towns of Westover and Carnell Boyd of Westlake. Boyd (5-11/173) is more of a slot receiver and Towns (6-2/196) is a big wideout. Both still need to improve their speed.

At tight end, two juniors made strong impressions.

The top tight end there was Sean Price, another top prospect out of North Marion. He really showed great hands, he made nice adjustments on balls, and the only way he was even slowed down a little was by being held by linebackers. Price is a 6-foot-3, 216 pound tight end that is more of a pass catcher, but he is not a bad blocker either.

A bigger and more physical tight end that also caught the ball well was Ricky Parks. Price is out of Florida and Parks is out of Hoganville (GA) Callaway. The 6-foot-3, 235 pound athlete will actually play quarterback this year for his high school, but he is likely a tight end on the next level or possibly a linebacker. He has good athleticism.

Offensive Linemen

This was a strong position at Georgia's camp last month and was arguably the strongest position again at Dawg Night. Leading the way was Jacksonville (FL) Bolles 2012 offensive tackle John Theus. He was not only the top underclassman there, but the top overall offensive lineman at Dawg Night.

Theus is a 6-foot-6, 282 pound tackle that has it all. He was simply dominant out there at Dawg. He had some very good linemen around him like UGA commitments David Andrews and Zach DeBell, but he was the best. His older brother Nathan Theus committed to the Dawgs early in the camp, so Georgia has a real shot to get John as well. He is a lock for Scout100 next year.

A number of other 2012 offensive linemen stood out as well. Oliver Jones out of Ninety Six, S.C. is a 6-foot-6, 284 pound tackle to put on your radar. He already has offers from Clemson and South Carolina. Chase Roberts is a strong interior offensive lineman out of Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross, Ga. He is drawing a good bit of attention. Preston Mobley looked like a potential center out of Moultrie (GA) Colquitt County and Quinteze Williams is a prospect that has been impressive on the offensive line this year. He has been offered by Auburn and Ole Miss already and they are telling him defensive line, but his future is on the OL. He is out of Westlake in Atlanta, Ga.

Williams has a teammate at Westlake in 2013 that drew some attention as well. DeAndre Wise is a true center prospect and started for the Lions last year as a freshman. Another 2013 OL to keep an eye on is Will Jones out of Richmond Academy in Augusta, Ga.

Coming later this week will be a notebook like this breaking down the defensive side of the ball.

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