Recruiting Buzz: Week of January 1st-5th

Check out this week's recruiting buzz for Georgia.

Big DT from Athens, GA is down to 2 schools.
by Scott Kennedy of, January 4, 2002 9:54am ET

Randall Swoopes of Clarke Central High School in Athens, GA will visit Georgia on Jan 11th and Auburn on January 18th. "Those are the 2 schools I'm most interested in," said Swoopes. "I'll just pick the one where I feel most at home with the players and the coaches."

Kedric Golston is getting healthy.
by Scott Kennedy of, January 4, 2002 9:41am ET

"I'm going to UGA on January 11th. UGA, AU (18th), and UT are my three favorite schools right now," said Golston. "They're all pretty even. Coach Garner is recruiting me for UGA. I herd about the coordinators leaving at AU but that doesn't really concern me. As long as they still have the positions coach (Dunn) and the head coach, I'm not really affected. Coach Tuberville is a defensive guy anyway, so I'm sure they'll have someone come in that can get the job done."

Golston was in a very serious car wreck earlier this year, and he had a steel rod put in to stabilize his broken femur. "The leg is feeling pretty good. I've been working out on a bike for a couple of months, and I just started running on the underwater treadmill. It's up to the doctors one whether or not I can play next year. I want to play, but I still want to do what's best for me."

Williamson Down to Three
by Jamie Newberg of, January 4, 2002 8:41am ET

"I have narrowed it down to South Carolina (1-18), Georgia (1-11) and Tennessee (1-25)," said Troy Williamson, one of the best athletes from the Palmetto State. "Clemson is now out. A bunch of things have happened that I do not want to get into. It is one of those three schools." Williamson, from Aiken (SC) Silver Bluff High School is one of the fastest prospects in the South.

Crowder Injuries Knee
by Jamie Newberg of, January 4, 2002 8:40am ET

Linebacker Channing Crowder is one of the best from the state of Georgia. Crowder, from Sandy Springs (Ga.) North Springs High School, recently tore his ACL. Crowder has had surgery and is now rehabbing. "I am walking on it again and rehab is going well," said Crowder. "I have already visited NC State and South Carolina and will visit Georgia (1-11), Penn State (1-18) and Florida (1-25). Right now, I am wide open."

Hurley Adds Visits to Gators and Noles
by Jamie Newberg of, January 3, 2002 1:25pm ET

"I will visit Georgia (1-11), Tennessee (1-18), Florida (1-25), and Florida State (2-2)," said linebacker Ricardo Hurley. "I have already visited South Carolina. Right now, I am still open."

Hurley, from Greenwood, South Carolina, had 145 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and caused three fumbles this season.

Crum Re-Sets Visits
by Jamie Newberg of, January 1, 2002 3:38pm ET

Camden County High School has two outstanding secondary recruits - BJ Fields and Brian Crum. Recently, Fields committed to the University of Georgia.

"He (BJ) has been recruiting me hard to go to UGA," said Crum. "BJ has been trying but right now, I would say I am open."

Crum stars at safety and wide receiver. He will visit Florida (1-11), Georgia (1-18), Kentucky (1-25) and Tennessee (2-2) over the next five weeks.

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