Georgia Recruiting Overview: Cornerbacks

ATHENS – In a week-long series of articles, Dean Legge takes a look at Georgia's recruiting; today, the cornerbacks.

Overview: If there is a spot in Georgia's program which needs little help it's at corner. Talent is all over Willie Martinez's depth chart. Paul Oliver and Bryan Evans are the projected starters for 2007 even though Oliver was officially listed on the second team for G-Day. Ramarcus Brown has also gotten some work as a starter in the past. Georgia is young and good at this critical position.

Total cornerbacks: 7 in 2007; 6 in 2008 (at this moment)

Starters: Paul Oliver and Bryan Evans

Backups: Ramarcus Brown, Prince Miller, Asher Allen and Thomas Flowers

Signed in 2007: Vance Cuff

Won't be here in 2008: Paul Oliver and Thomas Flowers

Committed for 2008: Brandon Boykin

2008 Offers: Neiko Lipscomb (Tucker), Sanders Commings (Westside-Augusta), Terrance Parks (Creekside), Xavier Brewer (FL), T.J. Bryant (FL), Makiri Pugh (NC), Charles Whitlock (SC)

What it all means: I wouldn't hold my breath for Georgia with regards to Brewer and Bryant--signing a top talent out of Florida – I'll believe it when I see it. Pugh is the most recent player to get an offer from the Dawgs. Although he's from out of state, he's from a school with heavy Georgia ties. There may not be a school in state with stronger ties to Athens than Lipscomb's Tucker. Georgia's fate with him may be tied to how well the Dawgs do with super safety Jamoris Slaughter. Georgia has signed two players from Tucker in the same class recently. Parks does not seem very interested in Georgia – he seems headed out of state. Whitlock is an intriguing offer – could he be another South Carolina corner the Bulldogs steal ala Tim Jennings and Prince Miller? Augusta's Sanders Commings is another corner with an offer. Many thought he would quickly commit to the Dawgs – that has not been the case.

Georgia already has one of the most athletic cornerbacks in the state in Boykin. Look for the Bulldogs to sign one, and maybe, just maybe, another cornerback.


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