HOT NEWS: Final week of recruiting

<b>Tuesday news:</b> Georgia picks up a commitment from another tight end.

UGA Picks Up Doucette
by Jamie Newberg of, February 5, 2002 at 2:54pm ET

John Doucette Profile

"I committed to Georgia," said tight end John Doucette. "I had a real good visit. It is the SEC and Georgia has a great atmosphere for football. I like the coaches, players and students. Everything clicked while I was there."

Doucette is a tight end from New Orleans. At one time, he was committed to Georgia Tech. Doucette committed to Georgia over Tulane and Memphis.

Watkins Down to Two
by Jamie Newberg of, February 3, 2002 at 8:42pm ET

Pat Watkins Profile

"I am down to Florida State and Southern Cal," said free safety Pat Watkins. "FSU is my leader. I hope to make a decision on Signing Day." Watkins, from Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln High School was scheduled to visit Florida this past weekend but he stayed home and did not trip anywhere.

Shabah Torn Between Dawgs & Spartans
by Jamie Newberg of, February 3, 2002 at 5:33pm ET

Agim Shabaj Profile

"Right now, I am torn between Michigan State and Georgia," said wide receiver Agim Shabah. "I am still undecided. I am just thinking about Georgia and Michigan State. I will make a decision Monday or Wednesday." Shabah is a receiver from Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Mercier Changes Decision
by Jamie Newberg of, February 3, 2002 at 5:17pm ET

Antonio Mercier Profile

"I am now committed to Georgia," said offensive line prospect Antonio Mercier. "I have been going back and forth for a few days between Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia is the best opportunity for me, especially in playing early." Mercier is from Washington-Wilkes High School.

Morris Loves Visit to Gainesville
by Jamie Newberg of, February 3, 2002 at 2:19pm ET

Derek Morris Profile

"I had a real good visit to Florida," said offensive tackle Derrick Morris, Jr. "Earnest Graham was my host and I loved hanging out with the fellas. The coaches are cool and the program is great. I loved their facilities, especially the weight room. Florida is still going to have that great offense but they want to run the ball a little more. This recruiting stuff is crazy, very crazy. Right now, I would say Ohio State and Georgia are the front runners. NC State and Florida are right there too." Morris, an All-American offensive tackle from Charlotte, North Carolina, will make his decision at noon on Signing Day from his high school.

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