"They were very excited about committing to Georgia," Coach Turner said. "Coach Fabris was by here last week and were interested in (Moody and Ealey) coming to Georgia. We called Coach Richt and let him know that they were committed to Georgia."
Just after the phone call to Richt, Tuner got two phone calls - South Carolina and Florida offered the pair, but it was too late.
Ealey was named the Atlanta Journal Constitution player of the year for the state after romping 58 touchdowns his junior season. His play led the Bulldogs to the Single A State. He ended the season with 2,982 rushing yards – third best in Georgia high school history.
"Georgia will love these two," Turner added. "Ealey is a special player. He's the best running back in high school I've ever seen."
There is some evidence that Ealey could be the most talented running back of the 2000s to come out of the Peach State. Only three years into his career, Ealey wowed the Georgia Dome crowd with his performance in the state semifinals. Those performances were common, Turner said.
"These two guys were Georgia guys all the way," Turner added. "South Carolina and Florida have come by and offered. In fact, Florida wanted the two of them to come down to Gainesville and take in their junior day on Sunday, but they decided not to because they wanted to go to Georgia."
As far as the dynamic Ealey is concerned Tuner said there are not many out there like him.
"I think if he were a baseball player he would be considered a five-tool player. There is nothing he can't do. He can catch the ball out of the back field; he can block; no one can catch him once he takes off. He's played for me for three years. He never gets hurt and he didn't have a fumble last season."