RECRUITING: Dawg Day Afternoon

As August arrives with it's promise of humidity and soaring temperatures, there's no good news in the "Hot News" section. In fact, it's a Dawg Day Afternoon.

Two prized prospects UT has pursued and offered have publicly announced for Georgia and a third is, reportedly, on the verge of following suit. The pick of the pack is probably Prince Miller, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound corner from Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., who is ranked No. 19 nationally by Miller runs a 4.4 flat and has outstanding man coverage skills. He was also offered by Florida State, Duke, South Carolina and Virginia Tech among the schools on his list of finalists.

"It's been a long road, it's been fun but I was ready to get it over with," Miller told's Ryan Jordan. "I think Georgia is the best situation for me. I just want to thank everyone and announce my verbal commitment to UGA."

Miller was joined by Tony Wilson, a 5-10, 174, receiver from Mainland High School in Daytona, Fla., who is ranked No. 14 at his position nationally and runs a 4.44 forty. He had over 1,000 all-purpose yards last season and can also play defensive back. Wilson committed to Georgia over offers from Florida, Florida State, LSU and Tennessee.

"The depth chart is looking real good," Wilson said of his reasons for choosing Georgia. "I do believe I can go up there and push for the starting position and playing time. They want to start me out at receiver and then they want me to return punts and kicks also. They could look at me defense if they need help too."

The Bulldogs are expected to complete their trifecta soon when Johnny Patrick, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound wideout from Deland, Fla., pledges his services to UGA. Patrick wanted a chance to play with Wilson and five-star QB Matthew Stafford, who has also given to the Dawgs a verbal commitment.

"Tony Wilson, that's my home boy," Patrick told Jordan. "We both like Georgia and that's where we want to go. They have the number one quarterback in the country from Texas (Matthew Stafford) committed and I know they need help at wide receiver. I think I can go in and play early."

The Bulldogs already have 15 commitments not counting Patrick. The upside may be that UGA won't have the numbers to sign all the remaining in-state talent that Tennessee has offered.

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