Big Weekend for UGA Recruiting

B.J. Butler has already de-committed and moved on from Georgia to Louisville, so who else should the Dawgs be worried about? Georgia will host three official visitors this weekend and three more UGA commits will be visiting other schools. Get the latest here.

The University of Georgia will host three official visitors this weekend and two of those are committed.

Three other UGA commitments will be visiting other schools and we fill you in on all six of these visitors here.

  • Jordan Akins: The two-sport star out of McDonough (GA) is set to visit Georgia officially this weekend. His top three are Central Florida, Georgia, and Maryland. He has already been to UCF and has a visit to Maryland lined up for later in January. Akins is a receiver UGA offered late in the summer and have been in contact with ever since. He has visited UGA unofficially before and loved it, so could the Dawgs close the deal this weekend? Stay tuned.

  • Brent Benedict: The big Scout100 offensive lineman went down with a season ending injury in 2009, but Georgia stuck with him and he stuck with Georgia. Since the day Benedict committed in the heat of the summer he has been solid to UGA. He has not wavered, he is locked in and he will sign on February 3.

  • Dexter Morant: The South Carolina defensive end is set to visit Clemson this weekend. At one time it looked like both Clemson and South Carolina were involved with the 6-foot-7, 220 pound senior, but only the Tigers have decided to pursue him. He remains committed to Georgia at this time, but Jon Fabris no longer being at Georgia has led to Morant's decision to look at other schools. Rodney Garner did visit Morant before the dead period and Morant is still committed to the Dawgs, but this is one you have to keep an eye on. He is scheduled to be in Athens on the weekend of January 22.

  • Note: Visit changed to January 22 - Nickell Robey: The electric athlete out of the small town of Frostproof in the state of Florida is visiting West Virginia this weekend. After Willie Martinez was let go, Robey has taken a strong look at some other schools. Tennessee, South Florida, and West Virginia are the main three and Robey said all are still in it Thursday morning. He remains committed to Georgia at this time, but you have to watch out for the Mountaineers. Robey's coach played there and former UGA coach David Johnson is there and he is the one that signed Carlton Thomas to UGA a couple of years ago and began to recruit Robey to Georgia. Look for UGA to contact Robey as soon as they get a Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach in place. He may be small, but he is very talented.

  • Da'Rick Rogers: This is arguably the top recruit in this class for Georgia and they are going to work hard to hang on to him. Since Ed Orgeron visited him at the home of Nash Nance recently, rumors have really started to fly about Rogers looking at other schools. Tennessee and Florida have been talked about the most, but Mississippi State has been brought up as well. Georgia really wants to lock Rogers in this weekend and the 48 hours he spends in Athens in the coming days is huge for both the Bulldogs and Rogers. He was expected to visit Tennessee on January 22, but that is up in the air with the coaching change. Florida has been mentioned as a possible visit on January 29 as well. Keep an eye on Nash Nance – he is a close friend of Rogers and if he visits UT, UF, or MSU, then it is likely that Rogers will too. Georgia still has him now, but they have to recruit him like they don't from now through Signing Day.

  • Deon Rogers: From day one his commitment sounded a little different and it has been nothing but that since then. He has said multiple times that he is committed, but keeping his options open. While Rogers would love to follow teammate Jeff Luc to Florida State, that is not going to happen. He visited Cincinnati last weekend and will now visit Louisville this weekend. Charlie Strong at Louisville is something to worry about. He has a number of Florida kids on his commitment list, so keep an eye on the Cardinals. Rogers stated again this week that he is still committed to Georgia, so we will see if that sticks through early February.
    Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.

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