Five Sleepers to Watch

Who could be underrated in Georgia's 2009 class? Some prospects play to their rating, some don't, and some play above. Here are five to watch right here.

There are sleepers in every class. It doesn't matter is you sign the number one rated class in the country, someone that experts do not expect to make a big splash on the next level does.

Georgia has had guys like Tim Jennings, David Pollack, Thomas Davis, Ben Jones, and many others play way above their high school ranking, so who could be next?

Here are my five to watch out of the 2009 class...

FIVE SLEEPERS TO WATCH
Derrick Lott, 6-4, 275 – Defensive Lineman – Acworth (GA) North Cobb
The Skinny: What Lott has a lot of is athleticism. He is a big guy that can move in space and really get up field. His technique will have to improve a good bit in Athens and that will come in time once he gets settled in at defensive tackle. Lott was best at end at North Cobb, but schools ran away from him there, so that forced Coach Queen to move him inside. Playing high was Lott's biggest issue on the inside, but he still made plays because of his quickness and athleticism. It is going to be very easy for Lott to play at a solid and good 300 pounds at Georgia and his best football is definitely ahead of him. He'll take quickness, athleticism, and he ability to get pressure up the middle to Athens. This was a very good signing for the Dawgs even though he did not get the attention others did.
Jordan Love, 6-0, 185, 4.44 – Defensive Back – Glen Allen (VA) Deep Run
The Skinny: Being from Virginia and signing with UGA, many Dawgs fans are still a little unsure about what they are getting in Love. The first thing he will take to Athens is versatility. He can do a lot of good things on the football field on both sides of the ball. He starred on offense, defense, and special teams at Deep Run, but he will focus on defense only in Athens. He could bring immediate help at that nickel back position because of his size and strength. He is a very physical player that has a good burst of speed. His top end speed is not as fast as some others, but he is fluid, he changes directions well, and he has good recovery speed. On top of the athleticism, Love is a very physical player. He will likely play at Georgia at around 200 pounds and that is big for a corner. He likes to hit, he is a solid tackler, and he is one to keep an eye on. With his combination or size, strength, and ability, he could also help UGA at safety if needed.
Dexter Moody, 6-2, 205, 4.5 – Linebacker – Twin City (GA) E.C.I.
The Skinny: Speed and big hitting are two things Georgia fans will see from Moody the minute he steps onto the field in Athens. Moody could be the top overall athlete in this class. He is just a raw athlete that will really have to learn a position at Georgia because he has been moved around a lot on the high school level. He helped E.C.I. at safety, defensive end, and linebacker on defense and he also played running back and receiver on offense. Moody was pretty much turned loose, so he will really have to fine tune his game to become a top college player. He will have to learn the discipline it takes to be a good linebacker, he will have to learn more about reading his keys, and just make sure he plays under control. He has a high ceiling, he has all the tools physically to be a good one, and it will be up to him just how quickly he makes an impact.
Montez Robinson, 6-5, 230, 4.5 – Defensive End – Avon (IN) Avon
The Skinny: Auburn making a coaching change was a very good thing for the Dawgs in the 2009 recruiting class. If Tubberville is still on the Plains, then Montez Robinson likely inks with the Tigers. When the Tigers made the change, so did Robinson. The one time Auburn commitment is an explosive end with great range. He can get backside pressure, he makes plays down the line of scrimmage, and he will bring a lot of quickness off the edge. He will need to really improve against the run and work on the usage of his hands to shed blocks, maintain his position, and to beat the offensive tackle. His upside is high and because Indiana is not known for producing too many top recruits on a yearly basis, Robinson did not get a lot of pub. He is from the south, he loves SEC football, and he is a signee the Bulldog Nation should be excited about.
Shawn Williams, 6-1, 190, 4.5 – Safety – Blakely (GA) Early County
The Skinny: Blakely is a small town in South Georgia, but South Georgia produces some top of the line athletes and very good football players and Shawn Williams is both of those. He played on a bad team without a lot of support, so when he gets in Athens and pays with guys of that level, it is only going to make him better. A lot of schools were interested in Williams, but he ended things immediately when UGA offered him first. He is a big hitter, he has good speed, he has good hands, and he will lay his body out there for his teammates. Williams is quiet and he just plays the game without a lot of trash talking, but he seemed to always deliver a big hit or two that created a buzz in the crowd. He is one of the more interesting prospects in this class because there is not a lot out there on him. The speed of the game will be a big adjustment, but I like his potential in a couple of years.

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