Dawg Post Thursday Lunch Recruiting Report

Georgia’s coaching staff will be out and about Thursday, which is the first day of recruiting in 2016. The Bulldogs are expected to see a slew of top-level recruits.

Chad Simmons is reporting that UGA will see Tyler Simmons, Brian Burns, Derrick Brown and Nigel Warrior. New inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumman will see Demetris Robertson. New UGA defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will visit Mecole Hardman (Nick Saban and Jeremy Pruitt will also be there). New UGA offensive line coach Sam Pittman will visit with E.J. Price. 

Other visits very well could be taking place on Thursday, and we will pass that information on to you as fast as we can confirm it. 

Kirby Smart “has made sure” that dynamic 2019 Walton ATH Dominick Blaylock has an offer from UGA. In addition, the Bulldogs have reached out to Auburn commit and Spalding OL Brodarious Hamm. The Tigers have gone through quite a few coaching changes of late, and there is some uncertainty on the Plains right now. 

Expected official visitors this weekend: Upson-Lee DL David Marshall, McEachern WR Tyler Simmons, Park Crossing (AL) DB Jeawon Taylor, Woodward RB Elijah Holyfield, Viera (FL) WR Tre Nixon, American Heritage (FL) DL Brian Burns, Carver (AL) LB Lyndell Wilson and Rabun County ATH Charlie Woerner.

Top Ten Tracker (Updated as needed):

Derrick Brown

As of January 13, 2016 - UGA will see Derrick Brown on Thursday, the first day schools are able to get back on the road to recruit.

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 14, 2016 - Glenn Schumman is set to visit with Demetris Robertson on the first day of recruiting.

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 14, 2016 - New UGA defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will visit Mecole Hardman today, which is the same day Nick Saban and Jeremy Pruitt are scheduled to see him as well.

As of January 13, 2016 - Dawg Post can report that Elbert County is planning for an "early morning announcement" on Signing Day for Hardman.

As of January 13, 2016 - Chad Simmons is reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban and Jeremy Pruitt will visit with Hardman on Thursday.

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 13, 2016 - UGA will see 5-star DB Nigel Warrior on Thursday, the first day schools are able to get back on the road to recruit.

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 13, 2016 - UGA will see Scout 100 DE Brian Burns on Thursday, the first day schools are able to get back on the road to recruit.

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 13, 2016 - UGA will see Alabama WR commit Tyler Simmons on Thursday, the first day schools are able to get back on the road to recruit.

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 14, 2016 - Sam Pittman is set to see the Archer offensive lineman. 

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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