UGA Moving on Up for Major WR Target

UGA is making major moves as we sprint towards Signing Day.

Kirby Smart and Kevin Sherrer visited 4-star Clinch County DL and UGA commit Chauncey Manac on Wednesday. Manac had visited the Bulldogs over the weekend and was hosted by Davin Bellamy. 

Chad Simmons is reporting that 3-star Lee County OL and UGA commit Chris Barnes is totally firm in his commitment to the Bulldogs. Lee had been considering visiting Florida on the last weekend of the recruiting season, but decided against it after a visit with Kirby Smart and Kevin Sherrer Tuesday night.

“I am all Dawg now,” Barnes told Simmons. 

On the other hand, 3-star Creekside OL and UGA commit Aaron Dowdell and the Bulldogs might be moving away from one another. 

“He has not been talked about too much the last month or so, but I am hearing some things here about how he may not end up at UGA,” Simmons said of Dowdell. 

Dowdell affirmed his de-commitment from UGA on Wednesday night. 

“I would like to thank everyone for (their) continuing support through my recruiting process. I have decided to (reopen) my recruitment, and decommit from the University of Georgia.”

Sam Pittman is moving quickly to recruit as many offensive line prospects as possible. enter Florida commit and 3-star Cocoa (FL) OL Jawaan Taylor. 

According to Scout’s Corey Bender: “Taylor was previously committed to Miami, but flipped once the lifelong favorite Florida Gators offered him before the New Year. I asked him if he planned to take an official visit to UGA, but says he's ‘not sure yet.’”

Scout 300 WR Tre Nixon is down to Auburn, Ole Miss and Georgia, and the Bulldogs are trending up according to Scout’s Trending Meter. Florida and Penn State are officially out. Scout’s Corey Bender reports: “Nixon, who's officially visiting Ole Miss this weekend, tells me also he's taking an official to Auburn on the 29th for his final official visit. UGA's in good position right now.”

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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 18, 2016 - Chad Simmons: “Bama does not feel they have a GREAT chance… ND likes their spot right now... UGA feels they are in it...  ND feels UGA is out, but Bama is a threat...  Stanford has not been involved in a while, but most still felt the Cardinal is the team to beat.”

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 20, 2016 - Chad Simmons reports: “Right now I believe it is Alabama and Georgia at the top. I don’t see Ohio State entering into play for Mecole.”

As of January 18, 2016 - Said of his offical visit to Ohio State: "Loving the visit!! Coach Meyer may be the coolest coach out there. #Buckeyes defiantly in my Top schools."

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 18, 2016 - Said of his official visit to UGA: "Georgia is where I could live."

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 19, 2016 - UGA seems to have the gut feeling that Alabama will sign Simmons.

As of January 18, 2016 - Wrapped up a great offical visit to UGA by saying: “I do not think Kirby is going to take no as an answer from me.

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 19, 2016 - Davis told the Athens Banner-Herald’s Marc Weiszer that UGA is telling him that he can fill a very important void. “Kind of like Floyd,” Daivs said. “Playing a role like he plays. I kind of model my game around him. I watched him play when they played Missouri and they won. It was a great game. That’s kind of what I like about him.”

As of January 18, 2016 - Made a lot of his visit to UGA and hanging out with Kirby Smart on Twitter. The Bulldogs seemed to make some read headway with the top linebacker in the country. 

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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