Carlton Thomas, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound running back from Florida, made a verbal commitment Sunday to play for the Bulldogs. Thomas, ranked the No. 13 running back in the country by Scout.com, also was being recruited by Clemson, Notre Dame, Iowa and West Virginia.
Quotable: "That's one of the biggest margins of victory in a game I've coached that was really close." – Richt on the Ole Miss game
Injuries: Starting safety Kelin Johnson, who suffered a concussion, against the Rebels, is expected to play Saturday against Tennessee, Richt said Sunday. Starting middle linebacker Marcus Washington (shoulder) remains questionable. If he can't start, the Bulldogs probably will move Dannell Ellerbe back to the middle and start Peach County native Darius Dewberry on the weak side, Richt said. Running back Thomas Brown, who suffered a shoulder injury, is fine and expected at practice today, Richt said. Offensive lineman Scott Haverkamp, who has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury, has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Running back Kregg Lumpkin is expected to play with a much smaller cast on his broken right thumb this week, meaning he could see some action at tailback.
Up next: Tennessee, Saturday, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn., 3:30 p.m., CBS