What to Watch for: Dawg Night 2011

ATHENS - Scout.com's Chad Simmons talks about the five things he's looking for at Dawg Night 2011.

1. All eyes will be on John Theus. He is a five-star offensive tackle that has a brother that signed with the Dawgs in 2011. He will be competing at Dawg Night and some think he could pull the trigger. Even John himself is not ruling that out. When I talked to him last week, he said he could commit at any time to one of his favorites (down to Florida, Georgia, and Texas). Could he pull the trigger Friday? Sure, it could happen, but I do not think the odds are high at this time.

2. What will Georgia do to convince Jordan Jenkins that Athens is where he should be the next four to five years? It is no secret that UGA is behind in this race, so what will they do to change that? Better yet, can they change that? Jenkins is giving them this opportunity and it will likely be their last. He and his family have interest in Georgia, but the Dawgs have to show them something that vaults them ahead of the likes of Alabama, Auburn, and Florida. Is that possible, yes, but it will not be easy.

3. Who will UGA offer this time around? Geno Smith, Leonard Floyd, and C.J. Curry picked up offers last year after Dawg Night, all in the class of 2012. I expect prospects from the 2012 class to pick up offers this year too. Will it be cornerback Will Redmond? Will it be linebacker Kaiwan Lewis out of New Jersey? Will it be the big Samoan offensive lineman Chester Brown out of Bradwell Institute in Georgia? Will it be Quinshad Davis, a wide receiver out of South Carolina? There are a number of others that could earn offers in the current class as well like Oliver Jones, Justin King, Robert Conyers, and Shadrach Thornton.

4. What kind of attention will the 2013 stars in attendance get? Derrick Henry, Brice Ramsey, Reuben Foster, and Tramel Terry are four juniors that have been offered by Georgia already and they are top targets for the Dawgs in 2013. Will Bobo be by Ramsey's side the entire night? Will Foster attract the entire defensive staff? Will BMac make sure Henry knows he is wanted in Athens? Will Terry be one that Ball and Lakatos fight for in the 1on1? The talent level of underclassmen at Dawg Night is expected to be as good as UGA has ever had at one camp.

5. The running back position looks stacked in this event based on the prospects that have stated they will be there, so who will be the best? Shadrach Thornton and Gary Holmes are two to watch in the 2012 class, but the 2013 group is loaded. Derrick Henry and Greg Bryant are from Florida and both will likely be top 20 prospects in the Sunshine State next year. From Georgia, you have Keyante Green and Tyshon Dye, who both already have an offer from UGA, and then you have Stanley Williams in the 2014 class who will be offered at some point.

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