SEC Recruiting Overview, Pt. 3

Our breakdown of Southeastern Conference recruiting classes from 2002 continues with Georgia and Kentucky.



The staff of Mark Richt did an excellent job of recruiting in-state and regionally. Because there was so much talent within a reasonable distance, the Bulldogs really didn't have to recruit nationwide this year.

Georgia kept after Kedrick Golston despite an auto injury that ended his senior season. A few of the schools that backed off may eventually be sorry that they did.

Along with Golston, the top half of Georgia's signing class is loaded with players considered to be among the top 20 at their position nationwide.


DT Kedrick Golston

(6-4 280)

Tyrone, Ga.

TE Leonard Pope

(6-7 238)

Americus, Ga.

OL Max Jean-Gilles

(6-4 335)

North Miami Beach, Fla.

RB Reshard Dudley

(5-11 210)

Marianna, Fla.

DE Marcus Jackson

(6-2 230)

Norcross, Ga.

QB Joe Tereshinski

(6-3 205)

Athens, Ga.

WR Mario Raley

(6-0 175)

Charlotte, N.C.

CB Demario Minter

(5-11 180)

Stone Mountain, Ga.

DE Quentin Moses

(6-5 190)

Athens, Ga.

TE Michael Turner

(6-5 250)

Snellville, Ga.

TE Martrez Milner

(6-6 235)

Oakwood, Ga.

DE Marquis Elmore

(6-4 235)

Hargrave Military Acad.

DT Darius Swain

(6-4 290)

Hargrave Military Acad.

DT Randall Swoopes

(6-3 305)

Athens, Ga.

DT Ray Gant

(6-4 280)

Hargrave Military Acad.

DE Preston Pannell

(6-6 240)

Hargrave Military Acad.

OL Josh Brock

(6-3 280)

Cartersville, Ga.

CB B.J. Fields

(5-11 182)

Kingsland, Ga.

S Olaolu Sanni-Osomo

(6-2 195)

Lagrange, Ga.

DE Dale Dixson

(6-3 275)

Garland, Texas

LB Tony Taylor

(6-2 225)

Watkinsville, Ga.

RB Michael Cooper

(6-1 215)

Sylvania, Ga.

OL Bartley Miller

(6-5 279)


DE Aaron Scranton

(6-6 235)

Buford, Ga.

WR Bryan McClendon

(6-0 173)


OL Antonio Mercier

(6-6 335)

Washington, Ga.

OL Daniel Inman

(6-7 305)

Hope Mills, N.C.

DE Quentin Moses

(6-6 235)

Athens, Ga.





There's not a lot noteworthy to say about Kentucky's class. Guy Morriss is succeeding with Bluegrass prospects but hasn't attracted anyone from outside the borders who can make an immediate difference. Lamar Mills of Archbishop Rummel is the second member of his family to play college football out of state (brother Bennie is at Florida).

The Wildcats might be on to something in the Miami area, where they're fighting for scraps left by the Florida schools and other Division I heavyweights.


WR Chris Bernard

(6-1 190)

Saddleback (Calif.) CC

DE Lamar Mills

(6-0 265)

Metairie, La.

RB Monquantae Gibson

(6-1 195)

Louisville, Ky.

RB Bo Smith

(6-0 170)

Owensboro, Ky.

RB Arliss Beach

(6-0 185)

Ashland, Ky.

WR Glenn Holt

(6-2 175)

North Miami, Fla.

WR Maurice Marchman

(5-10 170)

Louisville, Ky.

OL Travis Slaten

(6-3 270)

Harlingen, Texas

OL Hayden Lane

(6-6 275)

Snellville, Ga.

OL Joe Brady

(6-2 295)

Fort Mitchell, Ky.

DT Mike Aitcheson

(6-4 270)


DT Paul Webb

(6-5 300)

Paintsville, Ky.

DE Kareem Reed

(6-5 240)

Coral Springs, Fla.

LB Chad Anderson

(6-4 255)

Canton, Ohio

LB Durrell White

(6-3 225)

Middlesboro, Ky.

LB Brad Booker

(6-2 215)

Bowling Green, Ky.

S Randy Driver

(6-1 205)

Glasgow, Ky.

S Andre Jones

(5-11 185)

Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

LB Kamaal Ahmad

(6-2 225)

NE Oklahoma A&M

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