2009 Spring Preview: Cornerbacks

ATHENS - Dean Legge breaks down cornerbacks at Georgia this spring.

Cornerback:

2008 Starters: Asher Allen (23 career starts) and Prince Miller (18 career starts)

Losing Asher Allen will hurt Georgia, and the Dawgs will have to replace him now. That's where the spotlight will be this spring, and into the fall. Prince Miller seems to have locked down his spot as a starter. Vance Cuff, who seemed to be off in the forest in 2008, will have his shot to hold off Brandon Boykin and Sanders Commings this spring. That trio seems to be fighting over the starting spot.

One has to notice that Georgia's cornerback spot has lost three players who were there last season. Allen left early, a decision which came as a shock and many still question, Rammarcus Brown, who graduated and Bryan Evans, who moved to safety at the end of 2008.

Those losses leave a void, which Commings, Cuff or Boykin will have to fill in the spring. My guess is that Branden Smith will have his shot to start if he plays well fast in the fall. However, it seems Boykin is the one to watch as far as the starting spot in concerned.

Class of 2009 (2 Signed) – Smith was probably the top overall player in Georgia in 2008, and was a huge get for the Dawgs. Jordan Love, from Virginia, may be a little better than most of us realize, but him being so far removed from Athens makes it harder for us to keep track of him.

Keep and eye on for 2010 – Out-of-stater Johnavon Fulton is one player I would keep on my radar. Another player could emerge over the next few months, but he seems like a target the Dawgs like and could sign. South Paulding's Ryan Ayers has gotten a slew of offers as well, and it seems Georgia is going to have to fight Georgia Tech, among others, to sign him.


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