Yesterday the Bulldogs offered North Cobb (GA) linebacker Chandler Wooten. The state's eighth-ranked outside linebackerin currently committed to Auburn, but the offer from Georgia was a big one.
"They (Georgia) stopped by my school and apparently I've had an offer I just never knew about it." Wooten said.
Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee is the one who stopped by, and he made sure the 6-foot-3 227-pound linebacker knew he was wanted in Athens. If an offer came earlier, I think Georgia would have had a real shot here, but they liked other linebackers at the time. Wooten told Dawg Post that he's still "locked in" with Auburn. The Bulldogs sit in a good spot right now for linebacker prospects Walter Grant, Markaviest Bryant, and Nate McBride. If those guys commit elsewhere I could possily see the staff going harder for Wooten down the road, but right now it looks like he's pretty set on Auburn. It's still recruiting though, and anything can happen.
"The Georgia offer means a lot! They are a great program but I am still solid to Auburn."
Wooten plays mostly middle linebacker for his North Cobb team, but he says most schools are recruiting him to play outside linebacker, He has totaled 61 tackles so far this season with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He has three sacks on the season, and leads a strong defense for his 5-2 Warriors.
Freshman Jackson Ramey might be young, but he's a talnted kid who has a bright duture moving forward. The Banks Ciunty (GA) lineman visited Georgia this past weekend and had a great time.
"The atmosphere was amazing. It was a tough loss but still a great visit. I really enjoyed talking to offensive line coach Sam Pittman. He said he has been watching my game film and he really liked what he was seeing. He made me feel good. I thanked him for his time on game day. The weather was perfect and Sanford Stadium was rocking. Lots of hospitality for the recruits. The campus is gorgeous. Being a Georgia native/in-state recruit puts UGA big on my list. I grew up on Georgia football."
Ramey has great size for a freshman at 6-foot-3 265-pounds, and will continue to get better and stronger over the years. He plays both DT and OL for his Banks County team, but he looks more like an offensive lineman to me at the next level. He's still young, but he's a bright kid with a big future. The offers will come eventually.
Hapeville Charter DB Christopher Smith recently earned an offer from Wisconsin. Smith is ranked as the second-best cornerback prospect in Georgia for the 2018 class, and is currently a four-star prospect. I'm expecting more offers to come his way shortly. He's not the biggest guy at 6-foot 165-pounds, but he has good length and ball skills.