Dawg Night - Exclusive Notes

Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons' exclusive notes from Dawg Night 2015.

-- 2017 RB Anthony McFarland was walking around all morning and he spent some time with Thomas Brown as the camp progressed. McFarland does not plan to workout tonight. He has been on campus for a little while now and he will spend his second night at UGA Saturday. He is a MAJOR target for the Dawgs and there is no doubt — Georgia leads.

-- 2016 OL Willie Allen worked out Saturday morning because he had to leave early in the afternoon. This was Georgia's chance... Allen is considered an LSU and Ole Miss lean at this time... I will be doing some work to find out how it went and where the Dawgs stand in the coming days. He does not say a lot, but Sale has known him from his days in Louisiana at McNeese St. Allen plays in at powerhouse John Curtis Christian in La.

-- Bailey Hockman, a 2017 commit was out on the field hanging out — mostly around the QBs and Schotty... He is expected to throw tonight. We will have a camera on him.

-- A kid that passes the eye-test was watching this morning, but will compete tonight — Richard Jibunor. He is a 2018 DE/TE/WR/ATH out of Athens Christian. I will have a better opinion tonight, but he is a kid I am eager to see compete. Around 6-4/200 and long. Intriguing kid.

-- Georgia is making a push, at least trying to with 2016 WR Freddie Swain out of North Marion in Fla. Right now, UGA is trailing, but this is his second visit to Athens, he spent some time with BMac, and the Dawgs are in this. Tennessee is thought to be the leader.

-- Derrick Brown arrived and he was taken in the golf cart to Butts-Mehre right away... Brown is one I still consider a UGA lean.

-- Rashan Gary is in town and he will be around BM tonight. Word is he was out with UGA commits and players last night and he had a great time. I can say this for certain — his MOTHER LOVES UGA. The Dawgs are VERY high on her personal board. He will stay in Athens until Sunday.

-- 2017 4-Star DL Aubrey Soloman was hanging around some with Rocker and he was always with UGA 2016 commit, Chris Barnes. Alabama and FSU are high on his list right now with Georgia.

-- Mecole Hardman, the No. 1 prospect in Georgia arrived in Athens from his first visit to Alabama. Let me say this first — the Tide is now in this. When I spoke with Hardman on his way to Athens, I asked him how it was in Tuscaloosa — he said, "unbelievable". With that said, Georgia is still trending here. He will work out tonight on offense and defense.

-- A kid I liked this morning from the little I was able to see was 2017 OLB Guy Thomas. He is the younger brother of Matthew Thomas, a former 5-star that now plays for FSU. Thomas is a kid I could see UGA offering. Can run and good size.

-- Carlin Fils-Aime, a 2016 RB target for Georgia arrived this morning and he will at least stay through Dawg Night. He may stay over night too, but he is not sure yet. Auburn had him on campus this week too and the Tigers now have a slight lead. He really likes Georgia and it will be very interesting to see how hard UGA pursues him today/tonight.

-- Scout 300 DB JoeJuan Williams is now in Athens... He is a Pruitt kid and this visit is BIG for both parties. This is Williams first trip to Athens and he is entering this visit with a fairly open mind.

-- Plenty of commits in town too — Eason, Tyler Clark, Barnes, McGhee, Malek Young, Cleveland, and more will be in town this evening.

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