DawgNation signing day live blog


Welcome to DawgNation's live coverage of national signing day for the Georgia Bulldogs. We'll be with you throughout the day providing up-to-the minute updates on Georgia's Class of 2013.

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1:30 p.m. -- OLB Davin BellamyESPN 300
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Georgia moved into the lead for Bellamy’s services in recent weeks once he decommitted from Florida State after defensive line coach Rodney Garner left UGA for Auburn. The 6-foot-5 ESPN 300 prospect liked Georgia’s sales pitch that he could become a star pass rusher from the outside linebacker spot in Todd Grantham’s 3-4 base defense.

12:15 p.m. -- S Shaq Fluker

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The big-hitting junior college safety has a well-rounded game that could help him contribute early in his UGA career. Fluker and fellow juco signee Kennar Johnson are key players among the five safeties in this class, as their age not only creates class separation from the three high school signees, but also potentially prepared them to play right away at a position where Georgia lost veteran starters Shawn Williams and Bacarri Rambo.

12:15 p.m. -- LB Tim KimbroughESPN 300
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The prototypical run-stopping inside linebacker, the ESPN 300 selection and No. 11 player at his position has the tools to become an every-down player in Georgia’s defensive scheme. There is playing time available at his position, but fellow recruits Ryne Rankin and Reggie Carter might have the inside track to claim some of it since they already enrolled at UGA.

11:35 a.m. -- RB Brendan Douglas

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The versatile running back -- listed as ESPN’s No. 4 fullback in the 2013 class -- became a surprise member of Georgia’s recruiting class last weekend when he flipped his commitment from Georgia Tech to the Bulldogs. That switch gave Georgia the second running back that it needed in this class to go along with four-star tailback A.J. Turman.

10:32 a.m. -- DT DeVondre SeymourESPN 300
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If the last name sounds familiar, it’s because the ESPN 300 lineman is the biological cousin and adopted son of former UGA great Richard Seymour. It’s possible Seymour might have to attend a prep school or junior college unless he closes the academic portion of his high school career with a flourish. But he has the makings of a standout FBS player once he enrolls at a four-year school.

10:15 a.m. -- TE Jordan Davis

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A prototypical blocking tight end, Davis plays the position with a good level of aggression. He’s not a particularly polished route-runner, but he should have plenty of time to develop considering that Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome have already established themselves and Georgia’s coaches like what Ty Flournoy-Smith brings to the table as a receiving tight end.

10:05 a.m. -- DL DeAndre Johnson

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“Moose” Johnson already carries more than 300 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame, so he should eventually fit in well at the center of Georgia’s defensive line. The Bulldogs’ defensive coaching staff would no doubt prefer to redshirt the freshman if they have their way, but the three-star prospect will have more than enough opportunity to compete during preseason practice since the Bulldogs lost both of their top nose guards -- John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers -- and other valuable defensive ends, as well.

10:02 a.m. -- RB A.J. TurmanESPN 300
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After Ken Malcome announced plans to transfer, Georgia desperately needed to add a tailback in this class and it got a four-star player in Turman. The Bulldogs will apparently miss out on No. 4 tailback Alvin Kamara, but in ESPN 300 back Turman, they get a potential workhorse who possesses many of the same power running skills that Malcome brought to the backfield in a reserve role last season.

10 a.m. -- S Kennar Johnson

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Johnson initially expected to enroll at Georgia last month, but an SEC rule concerning junior college transfers delayed his admission until it was too late to enroll in January. However, he should join his former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College teammate Chris Mayes in Athens this summer and will likely jump into the competition to play at safety immediately.

9:35 a.m. -- CB Shaq WigginsESPN 150
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Although he wavered on his commitment in January, Wiggins eventually stuck with the Bulldogs and will bring his potentially elite coverage skills to campus this summer. At 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds, Wiggins does not have outstanding size, but the No. 39 overall prospect and No. 6 cornerback has everything else you could ask for in a future playmaker in pass coverage.

9:35 a.m. -- OLB Leonard Floyd

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Like early enrollee John Atkins, Floyd signed with Georgia a year ago, but failed to qualify and instead enrolled at Hargrave Military. The former Dodge County (Ga.) High School star is listed as a four-star defensive end, but might project as a dynamic pass-rushing outside linebacker in Georgia’s 3-4 scheme.

9:10 a.m. -- CB Brendan LangleyESPN 300
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The onetime South Carolina commit flipped to Georgia late last season and figures to eventually contribute as a member of the Bulldogs’ secondary. A four-star prospect and No. 24 athlete, the ESPN 300 pick has the size (6-foot-1, 181 pounds), athleticism and playmaking skills that Georgia’s defensive coaches love from their cornerbacks.

8:50 a.m. -- C/OG Brandon KublanowESPN 150
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The in-state prospect had a long list of FBS suitors, but settled on Georgia last spring. Listed as the nation’s No. 2 center prospect, the ESPN 150 pick might wind up at guard once he arrives on campus. Whichever spot he ends up playing, Kublanow has all the requisite skills to become an impact player at one of the interior spots on Georgia’s offensive line.

8:50 a.m. -- S Paris Bostick

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Bostick is one of five safeties in Georgia’s recruiting class, but is the only high school prospect in the bunch who is not already on campus. The Tampa (Fla.) Plant star -- who comes from the same high school that sent quarterback Aaron Murray and tight end Orson Charles to Georgia -- impressed last year at Georgia’s Dawg Night camp and should compete for playing time down the road.

8:40 a.m. -- WR Reggie DavisESPN 300
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The ESPN 300 receiver is still a raw prospect at his position, but possesses straight-line speed that might make him a formidable deep threat someday. That skillset might help the four-star prospect contribute sooner as one of Georgia’s kick returners than at receiver, where the Bulldogs’ roster already features a number of more experienced players at Davis’ position.

8:40 a.m. -- WR Uriah LeMay

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The younger brother of Georgia quarterback Christian LeMay, Uriah possesses an intriguing combination of size and receiver skills. In particular, his hands, dominant blocking ability and general physicality would make him a good fit to play as a slot receiver in Georgia’s offensive scheme, which requires its receivers to provide blocking support.

8:15 a.m. -- LB Johnny O'NealESPN 300
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O’Neal finished just outside the ESPN 150 (he ranks 153rd), but the No. 5 inside linebacker is the highest-rated player at his position to join the Bulldogs’ recruiting class. Although he did not enroll early like fellow linebacker prospects Reggie Carter and Ryne Rankin, O’Neal still possesses the ability to contribute early thanks to his skills defending both the run and the pass and his ability to make plays from sideline to sideline.

8 a.m. -- DE/OLB Shaun McGee

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McGee might be a bit of a project for Georgia’s coaching staff, as he could play a number of different positions in college. ESPN lists the three-star prospect as the No. 43 defensive end, but he might be a better fit in Georgia’s defensive scheme as an outside linebacker -- or even inside. McGee is a bit raw, but he has the frame and tackling ability to eventually become a defensive contributor for the Bulldogs.

WR/KR Rico Johnson

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With great feet, hands and quickness, Johnson’s skillset seems highly similar to that of new Georgia teammate Tramel Terry. His ability with the ball in his hands is much like that of a running back, but Mark Richt likes receivers who have played running back in their careers because of their ability to make big plays after the catch. Johnson could also use that ability as a kick returner in college.

Early Enrollees

DL John Atkins

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Atkins was an ESPN 150 honoree when he signed with Georgia last year before failing to qualify. He enrolled at UGA in January after spending the fall at Hargrave Military and is expected to immediately jump into the Bulldogs’ defensive line rotation this fall.

OT Aulden Bynum

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Valwood School -- a small independent private school in Valdosta, Ga. -- doesn’t send many scholarship players to programs the size of Georgia’s, but Bynum is an exception thanks to his long arms, 6-foot-5 frame and nasty disposition as a blocker.

OG/C Josh Cardiello

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Like fellow offensive lineman Bynum, Cardiello completed high school early in order to enroll at Georgia in January and participate in spring practice. ESPN rates him as a four-star guard, but it’s entirely possible that he will end up at center as his career progresses.

LB Reggie Carter

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Another of Georgia’s 13 early enrollees, Carter is a particularly intriguing prospect now that he’s recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament that cost him his junior season. Georgia pursued the three-star inside linebacker because of his potential and ability to play either inside or on the edge.

WR/KR J.J. Green

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At 5-foot-8, early enrollee Green is the smallest player in this class, but he’s not just a little water bug. He plays with surprising power for an undersized player and could help him make an impact as a slot receiver and a kick returner.

FS Tray MatthewsESPN 150
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Among the 13 early enrollees, free safety Matthews is among those facing the greatest amount of pressure to perform this spring and preseason. As an ESPN 150 selection and the No. 10 safety on the board, he is the highest-rated player among Georgia’s five safeties in this class.

S Quincy Mauger

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Joining Matthews as an early enrollee at safety is Mauger, who will be joined by Kell (Ga.) High School teammate Brendan Langley in Georgia’s defensive backfield this summer. Three-star prospect Mauger brings a well-rounded game and a strong work ethic to Athens.

DL Chris Mayes

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Mayes was the ultimate project when he signed with Georgia in 2011, having played only two years of organized football. The converted basketball star won over recruiters with impressive athleticism for such a big player. Now 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, Mayes enrolled at Georgia last month after spending the previous two years in junior college.

QB Brice RamseyESPN 150
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Although he played in a run-dominant offense at Camden County (Ga.) High School, Ramsey projects as an eventual star in Georgia’s pro-style offense. At 6-foot-3, the ESPN 150 pick has the size, as well as the arm and accuracy to fare well against SEC defenses.

LB Ryne RankinESPN 300
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A strong student and tough-as-nails inside linebacker, Rankin was the only early enrollee who arrived in December in order to participate in a handful of Georgia’s on-campus practices preceding the Capital One Bowl. The four-star prospect and ESPN 300 honoree recorded 575 tackles in high school, including 176 during his senior season.

WR Jonathon Rumph

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One of the most intriguing players in this class, junior college signee Rumph should carve out some playing time immediately even within Georgia’s relatively deep receiver rotation. The 6-foot-5 early enrollee has phenomenal hands, leaping ability and an obvious size advantage that should make him a mismatch for many college cornerbacks.

WR Tramel TerryESPN 150
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With Terry, it’s not a matter of if he will become an impact player in college, but when. South Carolina’s Mr. Football has been compared to NFL star Percy Harvin. He is already on campus, but will spend his first several months at Georgia rehabilitating the torn ACL he suffered while returning a kickoff during a December all-star game.

CB Reggie WilkersonESPN 300
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The ESPN 300 pick is listed as the No. 15 athlete, but he figures to jump into the competition at cornerback for the Bulldogs this spring. A four-star prospect, Wilkerson has the athleticism and body type to play receiver or safety, as well.