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Friday June 27, 2008

June brings the beginning of summer, the end of the college baseball season, and academic news about the incoming football recruiting class. Fortunately the news is almost as good as it could be for Georgia. Here’s a summary of what’s going on with the recruiting class:

  • Most of the qualified freshmen are already on campus, enrolled in summer classes, and participating in summer workouts.
  • An exception was Fork Union LB Marcus Dowtin. Dowtin is a good student but had some transcript issues which delayed his enrollment. UGASports.com reported this week that those issues are cleared up, and Dowtin’s father says that "Marcus will be moving to Georgia July 1."
  • Tavarres King, Richard Samuel, Dontavius Jackson, and Ben Jones enrolled for spring semester.
  • As expected, Xavier Avery chose professional baseball over college football.
  • DE Toby Jackson remains the lone academic concern. Cordy Glenn and A.J. Green were considered academic risks at one point or another, but both of them are already in Athens and good to go. Jackson isn’t sunk yet; he took the ACT only a couple of weeks ago and is waiting on those results.

All in all, it looks as if the class will be more or less intact. That’s good news because several could see playing time this year. Walsh, Jones, Samuel, and Green are almost certain to get a look in preseason, and fall camp will offer several others the opportunity to play as true freshmen. Tripp Chandler reminds us though that two-a-days can be quick to humble even the highest-profile newcomer. "Things change when you go from running a route when people can’t hit you to when people can hit you."

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  • Is there a list of new and returning walkons at UGA for this fall?

  • We can take a guess at a few, but I don’t think there will be any kind of authoritative list until the official roster comes out. The G-day roster might be a good place to start.