Georgia has done an excellent job throughout spring practice of having prospects on campus for visits. It has been different than in years past and there is a very positive vibe around Athens, Ga. right now when it comes to recruiting.
UGA is sitting at No. 6 right now in the Scout Team Rankings with nine verbal commitments. They will add plenty of big names to that list in the coming months.
Summer could be good to the Dawgs.
Between 50-100 prospects could be inside Sanford Stadium Saturday afternoon and here are five key to Georgia's success this cycle.
Derrick Brown is a top five prospect in the country and the Dawgs have a lot of momentum here. He was just on campus with his girlfriend last Friday, a couple of weeks before that he was alone on a visit with his parents, and the in-state Bulldogs are the school many others are chasing right now. Richt, Rocker, Pruitt, and McClendon have done an excellent job here.
Is Tyler Clark on Commitment Watch? I would say, yes. He is a UGA lean and he had had commitment run through his mind on more than one occasion since the Dawgs offered him. He is very quiet off the field, but loud on the field, and he is a true Bulldog target this cycle. Clark is one to keep an eye on.
Brodarius Hamm is a top target on the offensive line for the Dawgs. He could play tackle or guard, but I like him on the inside as a strong run-grader at 330 pounds. He was first offered as a freshman by former UGA defensive line coach Chris Wilson. The Dawgs are currently No. 3 on Hamm's list behind Auburn and Tennessee, so this is a big visit as we head into the summer months.
Since offering Jordan Smith early in 2015, Georgia has really turned up the heat on the top pass rusher. Since the offer was made, Smith was on campus for a basketball game, a practice, and now for the spring football game. He claims to be open here, but a wildcard is new UGA commit E.J. Price -- those two are very good friends. When the offer was made, Smith had some interest, but now, he appears to have a lot of interest.
Anytime anyone gets this young man on campus, it is a big victory in recruiting. Charlie Woerner just does not make many trips, he does not talk to many coaches, and he is very quiet when it comes to recruiting. Alabama and Georgia are thought to be the leaders here with Clemson in the mix as well. Obviously Georgia hopes to capitalize on its connection with Woerner -- he is one of the most talented and versatile athletes in the 2015 class.
There will be a lot more targets and UGA commits on campus Saturday with two big ones being E.J. Price and Ben Cleveland, two that could be playing along side one another on the left side of the offensive line in the future.