2013 OL Recruiting From this Point Forward?

ATHENS – The news came today that Brandon Kublanow committed to Georgia – so what's that mean for the Bulldogs' offensive line recruiting efforts from here on out?

Georgia now has three committed offensive linemen in their class of 2013 – a good start. But Georgia is going to need to sign a few more players on the line in order for this class to reach its full potential.

Considering the amount of players Georgia seems in line to sign – probably more than 30 – just how many players should the Bulldogs sign on the offensive line?

"I would think Georgia is looking to stock up on offensive linemen," Fox Sports Next National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said. "I see them taking around seven or eight when all is said and done to build depth and get quality throughout this position."

That's not always been the case for Georgia. While the Bulldogs never seem to struggle finding skill position players to sign (particularly quality quarterbacks) they struggled in the mid to late 2000s to sign consecutive offensive line classes full of depth. Even recently Georgia signed only three players in the 2012 class, so this year's class of offensive linemen is important for down the road.

So just who is out there to complete Georgia's 2013 offensive line recruiting efforts? A slew of players.

"Devondre Seymour, J.P. Vonashek, and Delando Crooks are three tackles the Dawgs are very much involved with right now," Simmons said. "I feel they lead for both Seymour and Vonashek and are in the thick of it with Crooks at this time."

Another prospect Georgia could target for help right away is in junior college.

"Trenton Brown is a tackle out of Georgia Military College, and he will be a mid-year graduate," Simmons added. "They offered him early and he is originally from Albany, so if Georgia pursues him it has a good shot."

Georgia had had success out of state in recruiting offensive linemen – recent five-star signee John Theus is a prime example – and there is another five-star Floridian Georgia would love to sign.

"Laremy Tunsil is on the top of Georgia's board," Simmons said. "Georgia is in the mix for the five-star tackle, but it will be a battle until the end for this one."

Simmons also points out another out-of-state prospect to keep an eye on.

"Plant offensive lineman Richy Klepal is a new target for Georgia," he said. "They officially offered him recently, and the Dawgs have had success at Plant before."


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