Hundreds of football prospects checked in at Butts-Mehre Saturday morning and they signed up to compete at Georgia.
The UGA coaches really pushed the talent there and quite a few had big days.
Here is the top 10 performers.
1. Patrick Allen | 2015 OT | Reisterstown (Md.) Franklin
Allen basically was in the car all night. He arrived in Athens early Saturday morning, then surprised many when he decided to compete. After getting loose (And likely his second wind), he showed he could dominate. He anchored down in the 1on1 session and he showed he could move with the smaller, quick ends, then that he could power up with the bigger ones. His performance was strong.
2. Ahmmon Richards | 2016 WR | Wellington (Fla.)
For me, the receiver group was the deepest on Saturday and by the end of the day, Richards had pulled away. His speed is what sets him apart. He is still raw as a route-runner, but he gets quick separation and he running past coverage quite often in the second session. He had an offer before this visit and he showed why.
3. Shyheim Carter | 2016 CB | Kentwood (La.)
Carter is such an athlete. He showed wide receiver-like hands throughout the drills early, then he picked off three passes in the 1on1 session. He has that quick twitch and he can turn and open up those hips. He also is not scared to mix it up physically with the big receivers. Georgia offered before the camp ended.
4. E.J. Price | 2016 OT | Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett
Raw, yes. Upside, so much. Price is still learning the offensive tackle position and that showed. He flashed his ability at times and there is no denying his quick feet, his natural bend, and his length. He needs to add mass (6-foot-6, 258 pounds) and get stronger, but the kid has star written all over him down the road. He is so athletic and UGA showed him a lot of love Saturday.
5. Sage Hardin | 2015 OT | Atlanta (Ga.) Marist
This young man battled, battled, and battled. Mark Richt, Will Friend, Mike Bobo, and Rocker worked this young man, watched his every rep it seemed, and really pushed him until he couldn't go anymore. He is still learning pass protection and he struggled there at times, but he is athletic, he is flexible, and he is smart. His upside looks to be high, but he needs time to develop his technique and physically. Will UGA offer? A decision could be made soon.
6. Shaquery Wilson | 2015 ATH | Coral Gables (Fla.)
No camp shirt, no number, and it was almost like Gilbert Johnson a year ago at this time. Not many knew who this young man was, but he was making plays, and he eventually was offered by the Dawgs. Wilson was one of the top wideouts all day flashing quickness, body control, and the ability to adjust to the ball. Then Jeremy Pruitt put him at corner for about six or seven plays - An offer as a corner was made just after that. It was Wilson's first time playing corner. Great athlete with length.
7. Nate McBride | 2017 LB | Vidalia (Ga.)
A kid I had heard about and seen on tape. He was as good as advertised. McBride stood out all day in drills, in pass coverage, and he was clearly the top defensive performers on this day. He is a 6-2, 208 pound rising-sophomore with speed (4.59 in the 40 yard dash) and the ability to move in space. It will be fun to watch him develop the next three years. Georgia offered Saturday afternoon.
8. Josh Imatorbhebhe | 2016 WR | Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett
Very strong hands is what stood out most about Imatorbhebhe. He high-pointed the ball, he caught the ball when it was high, when it was low, and when it looked at times to be out of reach. Not blinding speed and he can improve his separation, but he can catch the ball in traffic and make plays. Tony Ball really had his eye on him most of the day.
9. B.J. Sharpe | 2017 DE | Macon (Ga.) Rutland
A young man I have seen at the MVP Camp twice and he has made my Top Underclassmen list each time. He is still learning the position and growing into his 6-5, 220 pound frame, but he is one to know and one to watch. He is athletic and he can dip that shoulder coming around the edge. He showed a good first step and you can bet Tracy Rocker wrote his number down and now knows his name.
10. Malick Mbodj | 2016 WR | Stone Mountain (Ga.) Arabia Mountain
A wide receiver that stood out because of his size, but he showed more than that by the end of the day. Speed was not elite, but he moved well, he showed fluidity, and he showed he could go up and get the football. His size is his biggest weapon, but he hands are a strength too. He is a definite outside receiver that looks to be able to stretch the field.