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Georgia is one of several schools in the midst of a fierce recruiting battle for the nation's No. 1 prospect, Grayson defensive end Robert Ndemkiche.

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Reuben Foster Flips Commitment From Alabama To Auburn

Georgia fans began the day hoping to see Reuben Foster flip his commitment from Alabama but they weren't looking for him to commit to another western division rival. Foster confirmed just that at a 3 p.m. news conference at his school when he announced that he was now committed to Auburn.

While this deal might not be finished yet it may be hard to gain the upper hand on the Tigers. Foster had visited Georgia twice this summer and had told everyone that he intended to play football next season with his good friend Tray Matthews who is currently committed to the Bulldogs. Matthews recently reaffirmed his commitment to the Bulldogs so there may still be a chance yet for Georgia.

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Georgia Football Recruiting 2013: Reuben Foster To Announce On Thursday

While the Robert Nkemdiche saga continues to play out, the nation's second overall prospect, linebacker Reuben Foster, is set to hold a press conference at his current high school on Thursday, likely deciding between Georgia, Alabama and... Auburn?

Foster has been verbally committed "100 percent" to Alabama, has been "flirting" with Georgia over the past year, as well as Auburn. Why Auburn, all of a sudden? As the AJC's Michael Carvell, explains, a key location change in Foster's high school might have swung his commitment from one arch rival to another:

It was after Foster transferred from Troup High School because his coach was fired, eventually landing – out of all places — at Auburn High School. The son of Auburn University’s best recruiter, Trooper Taylor, plays football at Auburn High School – basically giving the elder Taylor unlimited access to communicate with Foster under NCAA rules.

Hm. "Unlimited access" would certainly help.

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UGA Football Recruiting: Alvin Kamara Among Top Offensive Performers At The Opening

SB Nation went to the Nike headquarters in Oregon and Bud Elliot had a chance to evaluate a host of top high school prospects. Among them was Alvin Kamara or Norcoss.

Kamara is a four-star recruit and considered to be an all-purpose back. Here is Elliot's evaluation from the Nike showcase:

Alvin Kamara, Norcoss (GA) -- He showed the versatility to stretch the field vertically and finish plays, becoming a favored target for his quarterback Max Browne.

Kamara gave this quote, via CBSSports.com:

"That's basically what coach (Dan) Hawkins wanted to do, get me and Ryan Green on the same team and work it," Kamara said. "It's kind of formed around me and him, the two running backs. We're getting some good looks, getting the ball and catching it. We have great receivers outside too with Alvin Bailey from Florida and a few other guys that are real good too."

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VIDEO: Shamire DeVine Talks Georgia Tech, Competing At The Opening

Georgia Tech offensive line commitment Shamire DeVine is currently in Oregon for the weekend competing at The Opening along with 11 other in-state prospects and some of the top recruits in the country.

DeVine took the time to talk with 247sports while at The Opening and seems like a recruit that will make Paul Johnson proud.

DeVine didn't see completely comfortable in front of the camera and was very Paul Johnson like with his one-word answers but he seems solidly committed to the Yellow Jackets for football as well as academic reasons. DeVine did however leave the door open for a potential visit to Louisville which is something that will not make Johnson happy but it doesn't really feel like Yellow Jacket fans have anything to worry about here.

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VIDEO: Tray Matthews Says He Is Solid In Commitment To Georgia

University of Georgia safety commitment Tray Matthews says that he is "100 percent" committed to the Bulldogs while talking with 247sports at The Opening in Beverton, Oregon.

Matthews has been committed to the Bulldogs for some time but recent comments by fellow recruit Reuben Foster raised questions as to how solid Matthews commitment was with the Bulldogs. Foster recently visited the Bulldogs for a second time and left saying that he was 100 percent sure that he would play his college ball with his good friend Tray Matthews.

That fueled speculation that Foster, an Alabama commit, was contemplating a flip to Georgia. However, that hasn't happened yet and Foster says that he is still solid with Alabama. That casts the light back on Matthews and has many wondering if he would goto Alabama with Foster. As you can see in the video it appears that both friends are working on each other and it may be some time before we figure out how this situation will shake out.

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2013 UGA Football Recruiting: Reuben Foster Reaffirms Commitment To Alabama

Reuben Foster is among 12 state of Georgia prospects that is in Beaverton, Oregon for The Opening which is an elite level football camp for the top prospects in the nation.

Foster is on the sidelines at The Opening after suffering a hamstring while running the 40-yard dash on Friday. While there Foster took the time to reaffirm his commitment to Alabama to 247sports writer Keith Niebuhr.

The story is relevant to the Bulldogs because Foster recently said that he would be playing in college with his good friend Tray Matthews who is also at The Opening and is a current Georgia commitment. This fueled speculation that Foster was going to flip to UGA and it still is a possibility but now perhaps the Bulldogs should be a little worried about Matthews.

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Robert Nkemdiche Pushing High School Teammates To Clemson

Elite football recruit Robert Nkemdiche says that the Clemson Tigers can cement his commitment if the Tigers offer another one of his high school teammates a scholarship for next season. Clemson already has commitments from two of Nekemdiche's Grayson High teammates in Wayne Gallman and David Kamara but now wants the Tigers to also offer 5-foot-10, 175 pound safety Ryan Carter.

"Clemson said they like Ryan a lot and that he's at the top of their board. Yes, sir, if Clemson offers Ryan, it would seal the deal. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it. David and Ryan, those guys are like family. They are like brothers to me. I'm close to them. We've had success playing football together and I don't want to change it."

Nkemdiche's status as the top recruit in the nation affords him considerable leverage and it is going to be interesting to see how the Tigers and Dabo Swiney respond. both Gallman and Kamara are nice prospects in their own right but Carter has offers from Ole Miss and Arkansas State and isn't the same level of prospect.

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Reuben Foster Suffers Leg Injury At The Opening

Alabama commit and Georgia native Reuben Foster suffered an apparent leg injury while running the 40-yard dash at The Opening at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.

Foster is among the top recruits in the nation and remains committed to Alabama although there is some rumblings that a switch to Georgia might be in the cards. He was taking part in The Opening which is an elite football recruit camp which has brought together many of the top 2013 prospects in the nation as well as some of the top underclassmen.

Foster apparently suffered some sort of hamstring injury and probably won't be able to participate any further in the event.

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UGA Football Recruiting 2013: Trey Johnson Scheduled To Attend Dawg Night

Central Gwinnett High School's Trey Johnson will visit Georgia on as part of its annual prospect camp on July 13 and could finally receive a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs. Johnson is currently committed to Auburn and has been since last summer but plans on taking all of his official visits during his senior year and wants to be thorough in his decision.

Bulldogs linebacker coach Kirk Olivadotti was just hired when Johnson was committing to Auburn so he therefore never got an opportunity to evaluate him. That is the reason Georgia never came with a scholarship offer. Johnson grew up in Georgia and the Bulldogs were originally his favorite school. If an offer comes now it is unknown whether or not that will make a difference to Johnson.

"I don't know if it would make a difference," Johnson said. "We've just got to wait and see ... I would have to think hard about it if Georgia offered."

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2013 UGA Football Recruiting: Reuben Foster Says He Will Play With Current Bulldogs Commit

Reuben Foster is one of the top football recruits in both the state of Georgia and the country and for the moment at least remains committed to Alabama. However, Mark Richt and Georgia may have reason for hope after a recent trip to Athens by Foster where he declared that he would be playing college ball alongside good friend Tray Matthews who is currently committed to the Bulldogs.

"Me and Tray are going to play together 100% in college,"

Foster also called the trip to Athens "awesome" and that he hung out with current Bulldogs Jarvis Jones, Alec Ogletree and Alexander Ogletree.

"The visit right here was awesome man," said Foster. "They showed me out up there, I didn't really even go out, just everywhere I went. It was a wonderful trip man."

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2013 Georgia Tech Football Recruiting: Yellow Jackets Land 3-Star DE Justin Akins

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets landed their 10th verbal commit for their 2013 class when they landed 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end Justin Akins out of Jackson, Ga. Akins had 20 offers and his number two school was Clemson but after he finally took a trip to the school he came away with the decision to commit to Georgia Tech.

Akins said that the coaches at Clemson were noncommittal about his recruitment, and he thought it had to do with them landing Robert Nkemdiche who was Clemson's top guy. After that visit he decided Georgia Tech was for him:

Why Georgia Tech? "The education, it's in my home state, the football tradition there, and I want to represent Georgia Tech in a positive way."

Here are highlights of Akins from his junior year:


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2013 UGA Football Recruiting: Shaq Wiggins Sticking With Bulldogs For Now

Sandy Creek High's Shaq Wiggins remains committed to the Georgia Bulldogs but he is keeping his options open and continuing to talk to other schools. However despite recent internet speculation Wiggins says that he doesn't play on de-committing from the Bulldogs anytime soon.

"I'm still looking at schools and stuff like that. But I haven't de-committed yet. Well, I'm not de-committing any time soon."

Georgia fans are a little on edge regarding recruiting after the de-committal of Derrick Henry and wide receiver Kyrin Priester. The Bulldogs got off to a quick start in recruiting and are expected to sign a very large class. Wiggins says that he is 95 percent committed to the Bulldogs and for now Georgia will have to live that as the recruiting process continues up through signing day.

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2013 UGA Football Recruiting: Alvin Kamara Includes Bulldogs In Top 10

Norcross running back Alvin Kamara trimmed his list of potential college destinations to 10 on Wednesday. Kamara is a 4-star recruit according to Rivals.com and listed Georgia alongside Alabama, Florida State, Florida and Auburn. He is also considering Clemson, Oregon, Oklahoma State, USC and Tennessee.

"As far as visits go, I want to try and make it to each of the schools in my top 10 this summer, and my decision will come after I evaluate each option thoroughly. I just want to make sure I make the best choice for me."

The Bulldogs only running back commitment Derrick Henry recently de-committed so that is likely to raise the interest that UGA has in Kamara. Here is a look at some of Kamara's highlights while at Norcross during his junior season.

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2013 Georgia Football Recruiting: WR Rico Johnson Commits On The Spot To Be A Bulldog

The Georgia Bulldogs had a rough week after two players de-committed from their 2013 class, but on Saturday they got some good news when Swainsboro, Ga., wide receiver Rico Johnson verbally committed to Georgia. Johnson has been under the radar since he had to sit out his sophomore season since he transferred schools, and prior to attending the Georgia camp he had no offers.

Johnson was at Georgia's camp on Saturday and was offered a scholarship as a wide receiver. It did not take Johnson long to say yes to Georgia head coach Mark Richt:

Toward the end of camp, UGA coach Mark Richt called Johnson over to speak. "He said ‘How would you like to be a Dawg?' It made me cry. I went over and talked to my coach and my mom. Then I went back over to Coach Richt and gave him my full commitment to be a Dawg. He gave me a hug and said ‘Welcome to the Dawg family.'"

Johnson is also a track star who won the AA Georgia state champion in the 100-meter dash and finished second in the 200 meters. At Saturday's camp, Johnson ran an unofficial time of 4.25 and 4.28 seconds in his 40-yard dash.

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Harrison Butker, The No. 1 Kicker In The State Of Georgia, Commits To Georgia Tech

The No. 1 kicker in the state of Georgia, Harrison Butker of Westminster, has decided to commit to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday. Butker was driving back to Atlanta from a recruiting trip in Lexington visiting the Kentucky Wildcats and made the decision to commit. Along with Kentucky, he was also considering Auburn and North Carolina. Butker is considered to be the state's best kicker.

"I just finished looking at all of my options. My parents and I were talking about Georgia Tech. That's where I want to be. I felt most comfortable with the coaches, I have the chance to be a four-year starter, and I felt most at home there. Georgia Tech just felt right there." -- Harrison Butker

Butker is the 8th signee to the 2013 Yellow Jackets class.Last year as a junior, Butker made 16 out of 17 field goals, with a long of 51 yards. Here is the updated list of Georgia Tech's recruits courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

RB Travis Custis,6-0, 212 Lovejoy HS
RB Donovan Wilson, 6-0, 215, Dublin, Ohio
OL Shamire Devine, 6-7, 331, Tri-Cities HS
DT Darius Commissiong, 6-2, 295, Forestville, Md.
OG Jeremi Hall, 6-5, 350, Tri-Cities HS
DE-OLB Kevin Robbins, 6-4, 240, Forestville, Md.
OL Chris Griffin, 6-6, 265, Crawfordville, Fla.
K Harrison Butker, 6-3, 185, Westminster

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Georgia Football Recruiting 2013: Kyrin Priester Is Second Decommit This Week

Georgia Bulldogs recruiting took another hit this week with the decommitment of wide receiver Kyrin Priester, who reportedly changed his mind on the Dawgs as Fletcher Page reports at georgia.scout.com.

Priester, out of Snellville, GA, is rated a three-star by Rivals and also has offers from TCU and Vanderbilt at this point.

The Dawgs already lost four-star running back Derrick Henry earlier in the week, and also missed out on Robert Nkemdiche. As SB Nation college football editor notes, though, the Dawgs already have at least three receivers within the 18 commits that are still strong.

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Robert Nkemdiche Makes Surprise Commitment To Clemson

Loganville's Robert Nkemdiche surprised the college recruiting landscape by committing to the Clemson Tigers on Thursday.

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2013 Georgia Football Recruiting: Bulldogs Land Linebacker Naim Mustafaa

The Georgia Bulldogs picked up recruit No. 20 on Saturday night in Alpharetta, Ga. outside linebacker Naim Mustafaa. Mustafaa is listed at 6-foot-4, 235-pounds and is a four-star recruit who had over 30 offers, but the two schools that it ultimately came down to were Georgia and Georgia Tech.

Mustafaa said that it was not an easy decision to make in picking Georgia over Georgia Tech:

"Both schools did such a good job and it was such a hard decision to make," said Mustafaa. "Both defenses are great fits for me, and I really liked both schools, but I just wanted to play for Coach (Todd) Grantham's defense. It is so explosive, and I feel I fit perfect in that defense."
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"I'm a Bulldog and I'm really excited to get in there," Mustafaa said. "I can't wait to be a part of a great defense and I think there is going to be a lot of winning going forward. I can't wait to play out there in front of 80 or 90 thousand fans. That is one of the best things about playing football and I know we won't be playing in front of empty seats at Georgia."

The decision came when Mustafaa was on campus on Saturday, but he knew before his trip he was going to commit to Georgia but he wanted to tell the coaches in person.

Here is a scouting report on Mustafaa:

Mustafaa has tremendous length and uses it well. His long arms and long, flexible torso allow him to keep blockers at bay until he finds the ball and separate from that block after the ball is located. Those long arms will also help him create havoc on the edge at the next level in Georgia's 3-4 defense as it will be tough to throw outside of the hash marks to his size due to his length and athleticism.

One thing that really stands out about Mustafaa on film is the way he closes on the football. He has an excellent ability to explode once he zeros in on the ball carrier and that kind of explosion will help him cause turnovers in the future.

Mustafaa also possesses an excellent ability to move laterally and string plays out so that help defenders can close. He understands lateral leverage very well and rarely loses containment when he is given that responsibility.

Lastly, Mustafaa is relentless. Whether he is knocked down during a play, loses balance, or gets blocked, he never gives up on the play and will often make plays down the field with energy and hustle.

Mustafaa is the first linebacker that Georgia has earned a verbal commitment from.

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Nigel Bowden Commits To Georgia Tech Football

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets picked up commitment No. 6 from Central Macon High linebacker Nigel Bowden who had been previously committed to Vanderbilt.

"Coach Johnson said ‘If you want to do this [commit to Georgia Tech], we can go ahead and do it. You've got your offer.' I said I wanted to do it. We shook hands, and we made it final."

Bowden is rated as a 4-star linebacker and made the switch after a face-to-face meeting with head coach Paul Johnson during a visit to the Tech campus. Bowden cited a desire to play closer to home for his change of heart. Apparently Georgia Tech never gave Bowden an offer until Johnson had the opportunity to meet with him in person.

Bowden is Tech's sixth commitment for its' 2013 class.

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Jeremi Hall Commits To Georgia Tech Football Over Virginia Tech, Tennessee

Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets picked up their fifth commitment for their 2013 class in Tri-Cities High product Jeremi Hall. Hall is the teammate of Shamire DeVine who is also committed to the Yellow Jackets.

Hall is rated as a 4-star prospect and is rated as a top10 guard by Rivals.com. He picked the Yellow Jackets over Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Purdue and Kentucky among others.

The Yellow Jackets are expected to sign 14 or 15 recruits for its 2013 class. Among their five commitments are two from running backs in Lovejoy's Travis Custis and Dublin, Ohio's Donovan Wilson. The Yellow Jackets also have a commitment from defensive tackle Darius Commissiong.

Hall and Shamire Devine give the Yellow Jackets two massive offensive line prospects with Hall coming in at 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds while Devine is 6-foot-7 and 331 pounds.

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Brandon Kublanow Commits To UGA Over Vanderbilt, UNC, Others

Georgia landed commitment No. 17 for its 2013 class when 4-star offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow picked the Bulldogs from about 20 total offers. Kublanow is the third offensive lineman to commit to the Bulldogs in their 2013 class.

"I called Coach (Mark) Richt and committed to him Tuesday night," Kublanow told Scout.com. "I actually called Coach (Will) Friend first, and I told him that I was ready. He was excited and Coach Richt was too when I told him."

Kublanow is expected to play guard or center for the Bulldogs. He joins fellow commitments Josh Cardiello and Aulden Bynum as offensive lineman in Georgia's 2013 class. The Bulldogs are expected to sign as many as 30 players in 2013 and is off to a great start and trails only Michigan for the most commitments in the country for 2013.

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Shamire Devine Commits To Georgia Tech Over Florida State

Things could be picking up for the Yellow Jackets on the recruiting front after they landed a commitment on Wednesday from Tri-Cities High School product Shamire Devine who is regarded by many as the State's No. 1 prospect at offensive line. Devine is a 4-star recruit and is ranked as the No. 19 offensive line prospect in the country.

Devine cited academic opportunities as Tech as the deciding factor in his decision. He wants to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering and Programming.

"Florida State was ranked in the top 10 in computers, while Georgia Tech was in the top three. So I chose the school with the best academics. I don't really care about the football part. I just want the best degree I can get, as far as the field I want to study. That's Georgia Tech."

Devine will reportedly still take two more official visits to other schools which could make Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson cringe. He plans to visit Kentucky and Florida State but says he is 100 percent committed to the Yellow Jackets. Johnson in the past has frowned on committed prospects continuing to visit other schools so stay tuned on that front.

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Georgia Football Recruiting 2013: Robert Nkemdiche Postpones Announcement

Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013, has postponed his decision about where he'll be playing his college football, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"I’m just not ready yet," Nkemdiche said. "This is one of the biggest decisions of my life. I want to go see some new places, and go back to some other places to spend more time with the coaches and to check out the campuses. It’s a big decision, and I want to get it right."

Nkemdiche originally had planned to announce on May 18, but he will now likely wait until National Signing Day in February.

A defensive end from Grayson High School in Georgia, Nkemdiche is currently considering Alabama, Ole Miss, Clemson, Georgia and LSU. However, he has said he has no favorites at this time.

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Robert Nkemdiche Update: Star DE Adds Mississippi State To List Of Schools

There's a new contender in the fierce recruiting battle being waged over Robert Nkemdiche, a 6'5 260 defensive end from Loganville, the No. 1 player in the class of 2013 who is already drawing comparisons to Reggie White.

On Saturday, Nkemdiche tweeted that he was now considering Mississippi State, mainly because of his close connection to Bulldogs QB signee Nick Schuessler.

Nkemdiche, whose father lives in Atlanta and whose mother is a Nigerian congresswoman, is currently living at the Schuessler's home for his senior season of high school.

The close connection between the two players has reportedly thrust the Bulldogs into the mix for his services, although Mississippi State is hardly the only area school with ties to Nkemdiche. His older brother Denzel is a CB at Ole Miss while several of his high-school teammates are committed to Clemson.

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Georgia Football Recruiting 2013: Bulldogs Have Several Commits In ESPNU Top 150

The Georgia Bulldogs are still preparing for the 2012 football season, but they have already received several commitments from prospects for the 2013 campaign. It appears that they've already done a fine job of recruiting for next year.

ESPNU has released their list of the top 150 prospects in the class of 2013. Several of the names on the list have already made commitments to UGA.

Georgia's top recruit to date is No. 45 Derrick Henry, a four-star athlete from Yulee, FL. Close behind Henry is No. 47, Tramel Terry, an athlete from Goose Creek, SC.

Shaq Wiggins appears on the list at No. 86. He's a cornerback from Tyrone, GA who attends Sandy Creek High School. Quarterback Brice Ramsey of Kingsland, GA is No. 110. No. 116 is Tray Matthews, a safety from Newnan, GA. Rounding out the list of commits (for the time being) is No. 148 Johnny O'Neal, an inside linebacker from Dublin, GA.

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J.J. Green Becomes Georgia's 14th Commitment For 2013

Camden County's J.J. Green becomes Georgia's 14 commitment and second of the day for its 2013 recruiting class. Carter picked the Bulldogs over Georgia Tech, Stanford, Duke and Mississippi State.

Green is a 5-foot-9, 180 pound wide receiver/defensive back who is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports.com. Green is the high school teammate of fellow Georgia Football commit Brice Ramsey. Green is the Bulldogs' second commitment of the day with South Gwinnett High's Reggie Carter having pledged earlier.

If Green plays wide receiver then he would join Tramel Terry and Kyrin Priester in the 2013 class. Like Green, Terry also plays defensive back and could line up on the defensive side of the field once he arrives in Athens.

Georgia is well on its way with its 2013 class having picked up three commitments last Friday and two more today. The Bulldogs are expected to sign as many as 30 players come February provided there are enough early enroll candidates to let them reach that number.

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Reggie Carter Commits To UGA Football Over South Carolina

Georgia picked up commitment No. 13 on Monday when South Gwinnett High's Reggie Carter picked the Bulldogs over South Carolina, Florida State and others. Carter is a 6-foot-1, 220 pound linebacker who missed almost his entire junior season with a torn ACL.

Carter is back to full strength now and is poised for a big season for South Gwinnett. He becomes the Bulldogs' third linebacker commitment for Georgia's constantly growing 2013 class. He joins Orlando's Ryne Rankin and West Lauren's Johnny O'Neil.

Carter could likely play either inside or outside linebacker at Georgia. By all accounts, Carter is hard working and possesses many of the strong character traits of a distinguished leader. He currently isn't rated very high by a lot of recruiting services due to missing the entire 2011 season with an injury but should move up significantly this season.

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Aulden Bynum Becomes Bulldogs Third Commitment Of The Day

Georgia capped off a busy recruiting day by once again tapping into the Valdosta pipeline and securing a 2013 commitment from Valwood School product Aulden Bynum. A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, Bynum is a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive lineman.

Bynum reportedly had offers from several SEC schools including Auburn, Mississippi, Mississippi State and South Carolina. Bynum is the latest Valdosta area prospect to join the Bulldogs and cited a love of the Bulldogs program as the reason for his commitment over the other schools.

"I grew up a fan and that is where I wanted to be," Bynum said. "I love Athens and I love the University of Georgia."

Bynum joins the likes of Jay Rome and Malcolm Mitchell who were a part of the 2010 Dream Team class and class of 2011 signee Josh Harvey-Clemons.

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Kyrin Priester Commits To UGA Football Over Vanderbilt

Kyrin Priester became commitment No. 10 for the class of 2013 for Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs. Priester is a 6-foot-2, 185 pound wide receiver who selected the Bulldogs over Vanderbilt and TCU.

Priester and his family recently moved from the Orlando area to Brookwood High School in Atlanta. He reportedly picked the Bulldogs because of the Christian beliefs of Mark Richt while also being a big fan of A.J. Green.

"I committed to Georgia because I like Coach Richt being a great Christian because I'm a believer, too," Priester said. "Also, it was because Georgia needs receivers, I'm a good fit for them and they like me."

As a junior Priester totaled 31 catches for 565 yards and five touchdowns after missing the first five games of the season with a fractured fibula. He is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

Here is a look at his highlight tape from the 2011 season:

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Georgia Football Recruiting 2013: 247 Sports' Top 25 Includes Four From Peach State

The state of Georgia has a top-heavy presence in this year's football recruiting class, boasting the top two prospects in every major recruiting service's rankings. The latest, 247 Sports', features Grayson DE Robert Nkemdiche and Lagrange LB Reuben Foster up top, as is custom. But the Peach State fares even better in the rest of the upper crust here than on other lists.

Cracking the top 10 here is Vienna DT Montravius Adams, with Rossville S Vonn Bell showing up at No. 24. In all, more than one tenth of the list hails from Georgia.

Georgia Bulldogs commit Derrick Henry, an athlete from Florida, ranks No. 12 overall, and two other Dawgs commits show up in the top 80. Another two rank in the top 150. The, like, whole rest of the thing is all Alabama, Texas and Michigan, or so it appears. No surprise there.

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Robert Nkemdiche Update: Alabama Losing Ground?

Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 2013 recruit, has long been a presumed Alabama Crimson Tide commit. Whether Nkemdiche himself knows it or not, you see, because he's a highly heralded recruit in the Southeast, and thus will almost certainly end up at Bama.

But according to his high school coach, that's not quite the case any more:

"You know, at one time, I think that [Alabama being the leader] was the case," he said. "But he's got five schools, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, LSU and Ole Miss and I think he'd be happy at any one of those five."

The Georgia Bulldogs offer the chance to stay home, while the Mississippi Rebels could pair him with his older brother. Of course, it would not be surprising at all to see him announce for Bama when the time comes in May.

Either way, his top five has been reduced from eight to five (stay with me), and UGA's still in the running.

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Robert Nkemdiche Sets May 18 As Announcement Date, According To Report

The saga of Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's best prospect in the 2013 college football signing class, won't drag on through the summer, fall and into February of next year, according to Nkemdiche himself, who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he'll make an announcement May 18 as to where he'll be playing his college football.

Nkemdiche returned home from a visit to Baton Rogue to tour the campus of LSU, and set his top five teams headed into the decision as (in no order): LSU, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss and Alabama. Nkemdiche also said he likely won't make a planned visit to Vanderbilt March 31, but could possibly re-visit UGA and Clemson for their spring practices in the coming weeks.

"I’m ready to commit because I know where I want to go," Nkemdiche said. "I feel like I’ve seen all the places I needed to see, and talked to all the coaches everywhere.

"I don’t feel any need to wait any later than the spring. I’m ready to get it over with, and then I can focus on other things … my senior year of high school, my schoolwork, and helping Grayson try to win the state championship again."

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Scout 300 Top Football Recruits List Topped By Georgia Players

Another college football recruiting service has published its big list of 2013 prospects, and, as expected, two Georgians headline the list. The 2013 Scout 300 is led by Grayson defensive end Robert Nkemdiche and Troup County linebacker Reuben Foster. The latter's an Alabama Crimson Tide commit, while the former's narrowed his top five from eight to six; just roll with it.

At No. 11 nationally, there's Dooly County defensive tackle Montravius Adams, with Ridgeland safety Vonn Bell, Camden County quarterback Brice Ramsey, Walton running back Tyren Jones, and Eagles Landing defensive end Isaac Rochell all ranked in the top 100 as well. Ramsey remains a Georgia Bulldogs commit.

Scout is a little bit more generous with its list of viable candidates for each prospect than are other services, putting the Dawgs in the running for 15 of the top 100, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the race for eight of them.

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Robert Nkemdiche Narrows Top 8 To Top 6 Or So

The nation's No. 1 player in the class of 2013, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, has already made a slew of visits to a few different schools in the southeast in the last few months. The senior pass-rusher seems to have narrowed down his top schools list to six, but if you hear it from him then he only has his "top 5."

The Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide are seen to have the inside track on having Nkemdiche take his prospective talents to their campus. Ole Miss currently has Nkemdiche's brother on the football team and could be starting on the Rebels secondary this fall. Alabama has started targeting Nkemdiche and will look to have him visit later this spring.

The local product is from Loganville, and the drive from his hometown to Athens is just 36 miles away to the Georgia Bulldogs campus. Campus proximity a plus, maybe?

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, check out Dawg Sports, Team Speed Kills and SB Nation's college football page.

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Robert Nkemdiche Update: Nation's No. 1 Prospect Lists Georgia In His Top 5

Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's best prospect in the 2013 class of college football prospects (which earns you a Wikipedia page before your 18th birthday) has sort of narrowed his favorite schools down to a Top 5, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"In no particular order, my Top 5 is Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss, Clemson … and, um, I like South Carolina, and I’m going to visit Florida and Florida State," Nkemdiche told the AJC on Sunday night.

HEY NOW THAT'S NOT FIVE, but OK. Clearly, it's far too early in what's sure to be an absolutely tumultuous process for all involved for Nkemdiche to even pare the list down to five schools. It's safe to assume that Alabama is the stalwart, Georgia has an edge thanks to the backyard advantage, and Ole Miss will hang on throughout the year because his brother Denzel will likely be a starter in the defensive backfield for the Rebels.

Some concern arose initially when a barrage of recruiting writers pressed Nkemdiche for his favorites and he didn't include UGA, but he's since had contact with Mark Richt and plans to take an unofficial visit to Athens. He's next scheduled to visit LSU and Vanderbilt.

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, check out Dawg Sports, Team Speed Kills and SB Nation's college football page.

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DeAndre Johnson Commits To Georgia Football, According To Report

The Georgia Bulldogs reportedly picked up their first defensive lineman for the 2013 class in Northgate (Newnan) defensive tackle DeAndre Johnson, who's rated a three-star by 247sports and unrated by Rivals and Scout. He stands 6'3 and weighs 310. He also claimed offers from South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Tech, among others.

With both Kwame Geathers and John Jenkins departing over the next two seasons, the Dawgs will have to keep bringing in interior line beef to keep that elite run defense intact. The Dawgs are now up to seven commits for the 2013 class, with Junior Day visits still ahead. Five of the seven are defensive commits, and Todd Grantham's definitely getting his way early on.

Also, he apparently goes by "Moose":

For more on UGA football, visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Atlanta.

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Robert Nkemdiche Showing Interest In Ole Miss, Where His Brother Plays

Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 recruit, will reportedly attend the Mississippi Rebels' Junior Day this weekend. He could probably tour the country attending Junior Days every weekend if he so chose, but this one is especially newsy as his brother Denzel Nkemdiche plays in Oxford.

While hope remains slim for anybody besides the Alabama Crimson Tide, and slimmer still for programs that don't exactly crack the national top 10, it's still noteworthy, and has thus been noted. The Georgia Bulldogs missed out on a leg up in the great Nkemdiche derby by not offering Denzel, a former UGA supporter who also hails from the Peach State.

Nkemdiche the younger's mere presence on campus will actually be a boost for the Rebels. I mean, here we are talking about Ole Miss recruiting. But one shouldn't expect any big news to come of it.

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Shaq Wiggins Commits To Georgia Football For 2013

According to Dawg Post's Chad Simmons, Sandy Creek High School cornerback Shaq Wiggins has committed to the University of Georgia for the 2013 season.

Wiggins, who stands at 5-foot-10, weighs in at 160 pounds and has a 40-yard dash time of 4.49, and is considered a cover corner, which is something the Bulldogs will need in 2013. Four starters will be graduating in the secondary after the 2012 season and two freshmen have been dismissed from the team.

Wiggins' strengths are considered his coverage awareness, his anticipation and his hands and needs work on his backpedal quickness, his ability to jam receivers at the line and his size could be a problem. Wiggins is listed as a four-star recruit and schools including Cincinnati, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wake Forest reportedly offered him scholarships.

For more on the Georgia Bulldogs and their recruiting efforts, check out Dawg Sports.

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2013 Rivals 250 Topped By Two Georgia Players, Includes Three UGA Commits

UGA's 2013 recruiting class already includes commitments from three members of the Rivals 250 list.

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Robert Nkemdiche: The Southeast's Best College Prospect In 30 Years, Recruiters Say

Georgia is one of several schools in the midst of a fierce recruiting battle for the 6'5 270 Grayson defensive end.

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College Football Recruiting 2013: State Of Georgia Boasts Three Top Defensive Players

Of course it's never too early to look at next year's recruiting battles, and the state of Georgia promises to be a hotbed for some of the best talent in the entire country.

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