Georgia should win this fight. Thompson has said for some time that the Bulldogs are his #1 school. The Albany native is big and makes plays on the field. He was dogged in his pursuit of the quarterback the night I saw him play – and that's what you want to see a high-level prospect do… get after it. Thompson is still raw, and he will have to work on conditioning and pad level, but he's an excellent prospect. Georgia should sign him.
2. Chuma Edoga
There are times when certain players are critical in a recruiting cycle – usually left tackles are always in that boat. With Mitch Hyatt firmly committed to Clemson, McEachern's Chuma Edoga becomes Georgia's #1 in-state prospect on the offensive line. Considering that Edoga plays tackle, he might be the top overall player on the board for the Dawgs. Georgia will have to fight off Tennessee and some others to get him, but it is a skirmish they should win in the end.
3. Roquan Smith
Rural Georgia is usually pretty good to the Bulldogs, and Georgia is hoping that is the case with Macon County's Roquan Smith. Raw and with good speed, Smith is a prospect Georgia should be able to win. He's one of the top linebackers in the South.
Safety is a spot that's always important in any recruiting class. That's why the emergence of Rashad Roundtree is important for Georgia. The Augusta area has been decent for Georgia through the years, but that area is not known for constantly putting out high-level football players. Still, there are few places in Georgia as pro-Bulldog as Augusta – specifically in the suburbs of Evans County, where Roundtree goes to school. Uncertainty at safety in Athens right now certainly adds to Roundtree's importance.
A powerful defensive end/outside linebacker, Natrez Patrick is another should-get for the Bulldogs. Patrick has been to camps and games at Georgia, and he's constantly listed Georgia as one of the top programs he's looking at. Patrick is a prospect the Bulldogs should sign.