This Week in Georgia Recruiting... 6/1/08

ATHENS – Dean Legge's review of the week in Georgia football recruiting.

SLOW DOWN – Georgia's recruiting was on a tear going into the late part of spring, but has slowed some, as likely to happen right now. The Bulldogs have 12 recruits committed to them for the class of 2009 – one of the largest totals in college football. Georgia likely has no more than five or six spots remaining for this class, and the coaches are probably going to take hard looks at what remains in this year's crop of recruits before taking any more commitments.

ARRVING TODAY – All of Georgia's class of 2008 recruits were expected to be on campus today with the lone exception of defensive lineman Toby Jackson. Jackson told Dawg Post's Parker Morgan this week that he was going to have to wait on his test score and may have to wait as long as December to enroll at Georgia. In that scenario Jackson would enroll at Hargrave. However, Jackson remains confident that he will get to Athens this summer. Marcus Dowtin, who had enrolled in multiple schools during his high school career, had his transcriptions flagged by the NCAA. He will not be on campus in June.

TOP WR PICKS FLORIDA – Nu'Kessee Richardson, a talented wide receiver from Pahoke, Florida picked the Gators over South Carolina, USC and Georgia. The Gators were favored according to those behind the scenes. South Carolina never really had a shot of plucking the talented receiver from south Florida as some may have thought – he was Florida's to lose all the way, and Georgia would have been the only school that maybe could have made a play for him, but that would have been a stretch.

BASEBALL WATCH – Two class of 2008 Dawgs will likely be drafted in Saturday's Major League Baseball Draft – Sanders Commings and Xavier Avery. Avery is expected to go higher, but both players indicated that they will have to be drafted in the first couple of rounds to take playing baseball seriously.

EARLY SIGNING DAY? – Mark Richt was one of nine SEC coaches to vote in favor of an early signing day. The proposal included a provision that only those players who officially visited a school could sign with that school during the early signing period. While the proposal passed easily on the coaches' end, the presidents voted the motion down unanimously. Had the move passed the SEC would have introduced it to the NCAA for a vote – it would likely receive fierce opposition from the likes of the ACC.

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