On Sunday, Dawg Post broke the news that Kenney had opted for Oklahoma over Georgia. One day before that, the Dawgs obviously anticipated Kenney going elsewhere, so they offered Georgia Tech commitment Stephen Hill. The talented receiver received a visit from a couple of UGA coaches on Monday, but by Tuesday morning, Hill stated that he was sticking with the Yellow Jackets.
Throughout the week as we have reported on The Porch that we had been heard rumblings that Bobby Massie was all but done with the recruiting process. It has been no secret that Alabama was thought to be the leader, but Massie has gone on record on more than one occasion this month stating that he would visit Georgia the weekend of January 30.
Reid will decide Feb. 3.
So, what does all of this mean for Georgia?
It means they better focus on keeping Reid at home and stealing guys like Brown, Starling, and Charles out of rival states. I did not mention Jones in there because I feel he is strongly leaning towards leaving the state for a program like USC or Florida. Geathers is a wildcard here – not a lot is known about his situation or just how he is being recruited by Georgia. He is a versatile lineman that is high on the Dawgs, so if they want him, then they have a legit shot.
The four guys that I know Georgia has a shot at are Brown, Charles, Reid, and Starling. UGA is spending a lot of time with Reid and Charles today/tonight and they will have Reid in Athens over the weekend. Brown spent over three hours with Bobo, Searels, and Ball Wednesday night while Starling had an in-home visit with Richt and coaches Monday. Starling is expected on campus this weekend for his official visit as well.
Right now, Reid is set to announce Tuesday night February 3 between Alabama, FSU, and Georgia. Starling and Brown will announce on signing day. Starling at 11:30am and he is still considering Florida, FSU, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Stanford, and USC. Brown is down to Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee. He will announce his decision at 3:45pm.
Jones is not one they did not go hard after and they did everything possible to reel him in and the same goes for Massie, but it looks like both are going elsewhere. Again, Geathers is somewhat of a mystery because he has only taken one official visit and he also will sign after signing day. Charles is a major target and a real possibility, but he says he will not sign until after his official visit to USC that takes place on February 13.
Reid will decide Feb. 3.
As of today (and we know how things change in the game of recruiting), I look at the upcoming battles like this…
Brown: Biggest threat is Tennessee, but Ohio State is another school he has visited twice, so keep an eye on the Buckeyes.
Charles: Biggest threat is FSU, but will the Noles hold a scholarship for him? His relationship with Jimbo Fisher is strong, so watch FSU. Third would be Florida today, but they are really coming on strong.
Reid: Biggest threat is FSU. Reid's cousin/teammate Gerald Demps is committed to the Noles, plus he had a great visit to Tallahassee. Alabama would be next.
Starling: Biggest threat is FSU because Lincoln has fed the Noles for years. Hard to rule anyone out in this race and Florida is likely up there too.
Georgia is in very good position for all four of these talented prospects and I feel they will not come away empty handed.