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Georgia Recruiting 2012: Announcement Times For Top Signing Day Targets

Josh Harvey-Clemons, Avery Young and others could turn a decent Georgia recruiting class into another great one if National Signing Day goes as Mark Richt hopes. Visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports and SB Nation's national college football recruiting coverage.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Georgia Bulldogs enter National Signing Day 2012 with 17 commits and a class ranked in either the top 20 or top 10, depending on where you look. The highlight is consensus five-star offensive tackle John Theus, followed by defensive ends Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins, running backs Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, and defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor, all of whom are rated at least four-stars by most services.

The Dawgs are in good shape to improve their class on Wednesday, despite losing three-star lineman Chester Brown to UCF due to a state immigration rule. Several moves are left that could both help UGA and weaken SEC rivals, if all goes well.

The top target is five-star linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, who'll announce his choice from among UGA, Florida, Florida State and Miami shortly (hopefully shortly) after 9 a.m. ET Wednesday. And at 2 p.m. ET, 270-pound offensive lineman Avery Young will choose between Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami.

Here's the Georgia fan's schedule for the day (all times ET):

  • 8 a.m.: DL Dalvin Tomlinson (Good Morning Atlanta). Tomlinson is likely going to either Alabama or Georgia Tech, but insists his lack of an official visit to Athens doesn't rule out the Dawgs.
  • 8:45 a.m.: WR JaQuay Williams. Georgia has been trying to sway the longtime Auburn commit and Sandy Creek product over the past few weeks.
  • 9 a.m.: Josh Harvey-Clemons (ESPNU) and OT Brandon Greene. Greene said he's still committed to Alabama, as he's been for almost an entire year, but Georgia's made an effort.
  • 10:30 a.m.: DE Josh Dawson. The four-star has been committed to Vanderbilt since the summer, but Georgia's supposed to have a good chance of swiping him.
  • 11:30 a.m.: WR Cordarrelle Patterson. The JUCO has taken visits to Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee, and Nebraska's believed to be in the running as well.
  • 2 p.m.: Avery Young (ESPNU).
And here's a current list of commits entering Signing Day:

Name Position Rivals/Scout/247 Composite Height, Weight Hometown

Blake Tibbs WR 3 6'2", 185 Lithonia

C.J. Curry WR 3.5 6'2", 203 Gainesville

Chester Brown OL 3 6'5", 340 Hinesville

Colin Barber P 2.3 6'2", 185 Cartersville

Faton Bauta QB 3 6'3", 225 West Palm Beach, FL

Greg Pyke OL 3.5 6'5", 310 Baltimore, MD

James Deloach DE 3 6'3", 260 Millen

John Atkins DT 3.5 6'4", 300 Thomson

John Theus OT 4.6 6'6", 295 Jacksonville, FL

Jonathan Taylor DT 4 6'4", 315 Millen

Jordan Jenkins DE 4.3 6'3", 245 Hamilton

Keith Marshall RB 4.6 5'11", 190 Raleigh, NC

Leonard Floyd DE 4 6'4", 215 Eastman

Mark Beard OL 3 6'4", 290 Coffeyville*

Marshall Morgan K 3 6'3", 195 Miami, FL

Quayvon Hicks RB 3 6'2", 245 Blackshear

Sheldon Dawson DB 3 5'11", 169 Memphis, TN

Todd Gurley RB 4 6'1", 195 Tarboro, NC

Ty Smith TE 3 6'3", 228 Moultrie

* JUCO

Visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports and SB Nation's national college football recruiting coverage.

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