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Friday March 9, 2007

Though Georgia had one of the better classes in the nation and met some very specific needs in their most recent haul, a lot of fans were grumbling on Signing Day because a few big names inside the state went elsewhere. It didn’t matter that one player’s father played for Tennessee or that another thought he was suited to play linebacker at 270 lbs. In the eyes of the people who just see the names and their rankings, Georgia whiffed.

I don’t think we’ll see a repeat of that response with the 2008 class.

With this week’s commitment of Statesboro defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia’s nine commitments to date include three players who might be ranked among the top five at any position in the state of Georgia. They are:

  • Tyson, a 6’2", 275 lb. defensive tackle. Projected to be named the top player in the state when the prep rankings come out this summer.
  • Richard Samuel, a 6′, 200 lb. running back from Cass who might end up at linebacker on the next level.
  • Cornelius Washington, a 6’4", 200 lb. defensive end from Burke County. The top rush end in the state missed most of last year with a broken arm, but there is no questioning his physical gifts and frame.

Those are just the ones who have committed so far, and it’s so early in the process yet. Georgia is in great shape with other top junior prospects like lineman A.J. Harmon and receiver Tavarus King. If they can hold on to the commitments they have and add a few more of the others down the road, fans won’t have anything to gripe about next February.

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  • Good comments! A correction, Cornelius Washington now
    weighs 222lbs. Also, don’t forget B J Bland. A couple of opposing coaches have said Bland could be
    the best offensive lineman ever to come out of middle

  • That’s got to be the first time I’ve ever heard Douglas referred to as middle Georgia. And “ever” is an awful long time. The film doesn’t lie though, the guy could be very, very good.