Georgia Bulldogs 2014 Camp Season Primer

ATHENS – Georgia's camp season will get off to a big start this week with a slew of top prospects coming to town.

Several of the top prospects in 2015, 2016 and beyond will be on hand for Georgia's annual camps, which start with seven-on-seven camps on June 5th. The first day is a big one, too.

GAC's Darius Slayton and Micah Abernathy are scheduled to appear with the Spartans. Georgia is pursuing both players, and would like to add them both to the class of 2015.

2015 Macon County LB Roquan Smith will be in town with the Bulldogs. Expect a push from Georgia's staff to get the commitment from the four-star Montezuma native. He is considered one of the top overall players in Georgia.

Langston Hughes will travel to Athens on Thursday, which will give the Bulldogs more opportunity to recruit top LB D'Andre Walker, who seems interested in Tennessee first, but with Georgia right there in the recruiting battle.

2013 AAAAA champs Creekside will also play on Thursday with top WR Jayson Stanley being the most notable prospect scheduled to attend. Georgia is currently battling Auburn for Stanley. He might make his college decision this summer. Stanley also just moved into the Scout 300 yesterday.

2013 Class A Private School champs Aquinas will also be in town. The Irish don't have a ton of high-level prospects, but keep an eye on senior RB Ruben Garnett and senior ATH Daniel Lindsey, who was the region's special teams player of the year. Garnett was the region's overall player of the year.

North Oconee and Locust Grove will also play that day.

On Friday the 6th, Mays comes to town with Georgia commit Natrez Patrick and Alabama OL commit Dallas Warmack. Warmack isn't expected to change his commitment to the Tide, but it will give the Bulldogs another shot to make an impression on him. This will be Patrick's first appearance in Athens since he pledged to the Dawgs.

Greenbriar, Duluth and Ola will also play that day.

After a week of younger campers coming to town, the Bulldogs open up a pretty critical three-day stretch of camping.

Grayson makes the short trip to Athens with DL commit Justin Young in tow. The Rams had a tough 2013, but this spring the emergence of junior DL MyKelle McDaniel might help the Rams defensively. College coaches spotting McDaniel, and he had offers from that point forward. Expect him to be one to watch in 2016. McDaniel has been to Athens once and said: "I like it a lot."

Langston Hughes (with D'Andre Walker) and Aquinas are scheduled to return to Athens for the seven-on-seven on June 12th. Habersham Central, Clarke Central and Riverdale (and 2016 DE/OLB Chidi Okanya who just got an offer) – among others – are scheduled to be there as well.

But Tucker may be the team to beat that day, and they will certainly be well recruited in Athens. But most of the attention will be on Alabama commit Jonathan Ledbetter, who is being pressured by good friend and Georgia commit Chauncey Rivers to play for the Dawgs. Tucker hasn't done a ton of seven-on-sevens in Athens, so this year is a good chance to take advantage of getting Ledbetter on campus in order to recruit him more. It wouldn't be surprising to see him playing in Silver Britches one day.

In terms of pure prospect fire power, however, Friday the 13th might be the top day overall before the Mark Richt Camp the next day.

McEachern will be in town and the focus will be on making sure OL Chuma Edoga knows that he's wanted in a big way in Athens. The USC commit has said in the past that he enjoys Will Friend, but obviously if a player is committed to anther school there is recruiting to be done – expect that in a big way that Friday with Edoga.

Rabun County ATH Charlie Woerner is the player to keep track of for the Wildcats. Woerner is a 2016 prospect, and his uncle played for the 1980 championship team. He caught a lot of attention last season in Athens as a rising sophomore.

Archer trio DB Jameyest Williams, DB Dillon Singleton and ATH Kyle Davis will be in town with the Tigers. Archer lost only lost once last year – a 34-32 home loss to North Gwinnett in the first round of the playoffs. Archer is young and talented… keep an eye on them.

Griffin will have a slew of top prospects in town. WR Christian Owens, who has been committed to the Bulldogs for some time now, will be in town, but he's not the only Bear coming to Athens for the seven-on-seven. WR/ATH Keyston Fuller got an offer from Georgia in April. Fuller said of the offer: "Georgia was my dream offer." Fellow Griffin WR Darquavious Mangham is another player to keep an eye on, but he's not gotten an offer from Georgia yet.

But the biggest fish coming to Athens in Westover DL Trenton Thompson. The Bulldogs have led for him from the start of recruiting, but have not gotten a commitment from him yet. While Thompson certainly doesn't seem in a rush, it seems clear Georgia would be eager to get a commitment from the Albany native.

Camps at Georgia will break for some time until Mark Richt's annual Dawg Night, which is scheduled for July 18th - a day after Richt's visit to Hoover for Media Days.

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