Star-Studded Junior Day at UGA

The University of Georgia will be holding their second Junior Day of 2009 this weekend and a lot of talent is expected. Both sophomores and juniors with offers from the Bulldogs will be in town along with a number of prospects the UGA staff is still evaluating. Get a look at who is expected here.

Georgia handed out offers to prospects like JaWuan James and John Fulton at their first Junior Day on January 31, so who could be in line for one this time around?

A lot of top talent is expected and here are just some of the names we expect to be in town.

In-State 2010 Targets to Visit Athens

Garrison Smith was part of the first Junior Day and he will be back again. The 6-foot-3, 259 pound defensive lineman out of Douglas is open to everyone right now, but the Dawgs appear to be a serious contender.

Three other class of 2010 in-state targets for UGA plan to be in Athens as well. Safety Alec Ogletree, linebacker Michael Taylor, and defensive end Jalen Fields have said they will be there. Ogletree is a national recruit with over 30 scholarship offers and UGA was first to offer both Taylor and Fields.

All three are arguable tops in Georgia at their respective positions. UGA offered Ogletree in July of 2008 and they offered Taylor and Fields over the last month plus.

Fields and Taylor have UGA on top his list and Georgia is currently in Ogletree's top five.

Talent from the Sunshine State Expected

The state of Florida will be well represented as well. Three of Florida's finest will be in Athens this weekend ad each one has offers from the Dawgs.

Lamarcus Joyner, Brent Benedict, and Ted Meline have all said they would be in town for Junior Day.

Joyner is one of the top overall athletes in the country, Benedict is a versatile offensive lineman, and Meline is an athlete that could play receiver or safety on the next level. This will be Joyner's and Meline's first trip to UGA and Benedict's third.

Benedict and Joyner have over 20 scholarship offers and both have to be high on list of Georgia and many others across the country. Meline named UGA as his leader last weekend in Tampa and he has nine offers at this time.

Joyner named UGA in his top five and Benedict has spoken very highly of the Bulldogs in past interview.

Others from Florida that could be in that do not have offers yet are cornerback Tony Grimes of Hollywood Hills and Keion Payne of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Will the Best out of North Carolina be in Athens?

Offensive tackle Robert Crisp out of Chapel Hill said less than a week that he planed to be at the University of Georgia this weekend. If he makes the trip, then this would be his first time on campus in Athens.

The elite OL speaks very highly of UGA and he connected well with both Stacy Searels and Mark Richt. Coach Richt made a stop at Crisp's school in January and that stood out to him.

He has family in Georgia, so he will not be knew to the Peach State, but it will be his first time in the Classic City if he does indeed make the trip down.

2011 Studs to be in Town

Georgia has already offered C.J. Uzomah and LaMichael Fanning and both plan to be at UGA this weekend.

Uzomah is a 6-foot-5, 210 pound athlete out of Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett and Fanning is a 6-foot-7, 282 pound lineman out of Hoganville (GA) Callway. Both have multiple SEC offers and will be two of the best in the 2011 class.

Three more talented sophomores plan to be in Athens this weekend and two of them have offers from at least one school already. James Vaughters, A.J. Johnson, and Watts Dantzler are expected.

Vaughters is a 6-foot-2, 220 pound linebacker/defensive end out of Tucker (GA). He has offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Stanford amongst others.

Johnson is a 6-foot-3, 225 pound linebacker out of Gainesville (GA) and he has an offer from Tennessee.

Dantzler is a 6-foot-7, 295 pound offensive tackle out of Dalton (GA) and he is high on the Bulldogs. He has grown up attending games in Athens, he camped there in 2008, and the Dawgs and he have mutual interest in one another.

Other 2010 Prospects on the UGA Radar

These prospects do not have Georgia offers, but the Dawgs are showing them a lot of attention.

Garry Peters, Neiron Ball, Tank Sessions, Blake Gowder, Anthony Williams, Byron Dickerson, Quantavious Leslie, Brandon Worle (LSU commit), Blake Sims, Daniel Blitch, and Pernell Williams.

This is not an official list and all of these recruits may or may not be in attendance. Da' Rick Rogers hopes to be in Athens as well, but he is not sure if he will be there or not.

Dawg Post will have Junior Day updates on the top visitors throughout all of next week. A few will come on Saturday and then be spread out through the remainder of the next week.


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