5. Tramel Terry
Terry is an explosive athlete who will almost certainly start his career at receiver in the slot at Georgia. He's one of the Dawgs' better commitments, but his off-the-field relationship with Brice Ramsey is the reason his commitment is so very important for the Bulldogs. Terry committed with Ramsey last July, but then pulled back to re-think things. He re-committed in the spring and has been with the Dawgs every since. In terms of being a prospect Terry is replicable, but losing him would signal a potential problem with Ramsey. And a problem with Ramsey at this point would be severe trouble for the Dawgs.
4. DeAndre Johnson
There are not many players who can fill into Todd Grantham's 3-4 nose position, but Johnson is certainly one who could. The good thing about running a 3-4 is programs only have to sign one nose a season – instead of two defensive tackles. The bad news is there are only so many 6-3, 300+ players who can really make the transition to nose at the college level in Georgia… the Bulldogs didn't have a Georgia native at that spot last year. Losing Johnson would almost certainly mean going to find a JUCO nose for immediate help… those, too, are hard to find.
3. Shaq Wiggins
The social coordinator of Georgia's 2013 class, Wiggins is also a very good player. He's considered a four-star defensive back by Fox Sports NEXT. If the Bulldogs were to lose Wiggins to Florida, his other top suitor, it would be a blow to the chemistry of this class. Wiggins seems very firm to the Bulldogs, and fans should hope it stays that way. The ramifications of losing Wiggins would almost certainly effect Georgia's ability to keep Tray Matthews as the two are very good friends.
2. Tray Matthews
One of the top safeties in the country, Matthews impressed scouts at The Opening in Oregon earlier this summer. He's been in the middle of a tug of war with good friend Rueben Foster over Auburn and Georgia. Matthews seems more settled on Georgia than he was earlier in the summer, but Foster will continue to recruit him to play with him on the Plains. If Georgia lost Matthews it would likely lose a few other recruits – particularly Shaq Wiggins. Matthews is the player on this top-five list fans should be most nervous about losing.
1. Brice Ramsey
Why is this guy number one? If Brice Ramsey left Georgia right now who would the Bulldogs recruit to play quarterback? There are no other high-level quarterbacks uncommitted right now. Simply put – if you lose the only quarterback you ever really pursued (Georgia only offered two quarterbacks in this class and stopped recruiting the other soon after Ramsey committed) – where would you turn? There are no relationships to fall back on; recruiting a quarterback is not like recruiting another player. Once the quarterback and the school unite it's a lot more like a marriage… other players simply date their school it seems. Also, Ramsey's upside is tremendous. Georgia probably wouldn't recover from a divorce from Ramsey at this late date.