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Dawg Post Tuesday Lunch Recruiting Report

Dawg Post's twice-daily look at recruiting; Today? UGA is attacking South Florida with offers.

Chadarius Townsend, a 4-star athlete committed to Alabama, indicated that he’s still going to look around, and of the spots he’s going to check out is Georgia. 

“I was real close to Mel Tucker,” Townsend said about the reported new defensive coordinator at UGA. 

Townsend said that he’s not been to Alabama since the Tide’s win over LSU in November. He also indicated that he will visit other schools in the future, and that Georgia is likely one of those schools. 

Augusta’s Tyrone Truesdell got an offer from UGA’s Tracy Rocker over the weekend. The massive, 6-3, 306, defensive lineman now holds offers from UGA, Clemson, Missouri and South Carolina. Truesdell claims a 5.0 40-yard dash. 

“He has the body, frame and strength to be one of the best at his position in the South,” Scout National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said of Truesdell. 

Georgia’s WR coach James Coley is really making his impact on South Florida prospects. Coley offered 2017 ATH Christopher Henderson, 2019 WR Mark Pope, 2019 RB James Cook (brother of FSU RB Dalvin Cook) and 2019 WR Brieon Fuller (Considered the No. 1 WR in the area). 

Other offers in the new year include: 2017 Lanier DL Michael Allen and 2017 Louisiana ATH Keldrick Carper. 

Top Ten Tracker (Updated as needed):

Derrick Brown

As of January 12, 2016 - Brown is an elite talent that has been targeted by schools nationwide.  He has been and still is a top target for the Dawgs.  Georgia is trying to get bigger and stronger up front and Brown could provide that.

Demetris Robertson

As of January 12, 2016 - An athlete who could play for Georgia immediately on either side of the ball.  Georgia has had him high on their board for a couple of years now and they may have moved up Robertson's list with the Smart hire. 

Mecole Hardman Jr.

As of January 12, 2016 - Explosive as they come.  A special talent who can be dynamic on the football field.  A selfless young man who could shine at slot or cornerback.  Another playmaker who can make an immediate impact.

Nigel Warrior

As of January 12, 2016 - A coveted defensive back with speed, ball skills, and instincts that will be able to sign where he wants.  A top target for Georgia who is very high on Alabama's board, so with Smart's move to Athens, this helps the Dawgs. 

Brian Burns

As of January 12, 2016 - The Dawgs want Burns, an elite pass rusher with length and speed to the ball.  At one time UGA was considered the favorite, but Florida has taken that spot, but expect Smart and his staff to turn things up here in January.

Tyler Simmons

As of January 12, 2016 - There is a big need at wide receiver for Georgia and Simmons is a wanted prospect, even though he picked Alabama a few weeks ago. He is now planning to take his official visit in January and that could be key.  He is a wide receiver with track speed.

Willie Allen

As of January 12, 2016 - With the need up front on the offensive line, Allen is expected to be a big target for Georgia moving forward.  He is a big body from an elite high school program who could play tackle or guard.

E.J. Price

As of January 12, 2016 - Price is a one-time Georgia commit and it could come back full circle.  He is an offensive lineman with the ability to move around and play multiple positions.  

Ben Davis 

As of January 12, 2016 - Not long after the announcement of Kirby smart taking over Georgia did David reveal the Dawgs were his new No. 1 school.  Still, he is an Alabama legacy, so he will not be an easy pull out of the state of Alabama, but Georgia is a legit contender.

Shyheim Carter

As of January 12, 2016 - The combination of Carter being a one-time Alabama commit, his interest in Georgia, and the need in the secondary for UGA, this is a big target.  He knows Smart well, so we will see if that helps.

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