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UGA recruiting: What has one emerging recruit been told about the early signing period?

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The play sheet for Monday calls for a quick jog through several pressing topics regarding UGA recruiting. 

Tommy Bush wanted to take his official visit to Georgia this weekend. But that was before the wintry mix and that “dusting” happened.

The top 200 prospect is an emerging option. Especially with those goo-goo eyes, it seems, that 4-star ATH Alontae Taylor seems to be making back toward Rocky Top at this time.

Bush brings 4.4 speed in the 40 and a frame that would fit the sport coat of departing senior playmaker Javon Wims. The 6-foot-4½, 191-pound Texan rates as the nation’s No. 37 wide receiver for this cycle on the 247Sports composite metric.

Four-star WR Tommy Bush should be seen as a legitimate target for UGA in 2018, but he says will not sign early. (Tommy Bush/Twitter)

Promising redshirt freshman Matt Landers is the only “big” receiver on the UGA roster. The Bulldogs have commitments from a pair of higher-rated receivers in Kearis Jackson and Elijah Moore for 2018.

But those players both fit the profile of an ideal inside or slot receiver type. Jackson and Moore are each under the 6-foot-1 mark.

What does the rescheduled plan look like for Bush?

“Most likely next week, God willing,” Bush told DawgNation.

If so, that would only add to the momentum next week for the Bulldogs, who are looking to make a big official-visit splash before the new early signing period occurs Dec. 20-22. Look for 5-star defensive end Brenton Cox to head to Athens along with other key 5-star targets such as Cade Mays and Jamaree Salyer.

That group plans to sign on Dec. 20. Bush does not. How would he fit into the plan at UGA?

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney had briefed him about that.

“Basically [Chaney] told me that after watching my hips he definitely saw me as an ‘X’ wide receiver in his offense,” Bush said.

The Georgia class seemingly has about as much room as a Sam Pittman offensive line class in a Prius, but Bush said he has heard otherwise.

“He basically said that after Dec. 22 they were probably only recruiting four guys and I was one because he doesn’t have my size in this class,” Bush told DawgNation.

Pro tip: You might want to re-read that last item again. Go ahead.

RELATED: Check out the DawgNation.com 2018 Big Board for UGA 

So what exactly did Tommy Bush mean by that? 

There is what the daily DawgNation.com readers think that statement means. And there is also what they hope it means. Let me translate that into exactly what you should take away from that.

  • Georgia’s class is indeed wedged like the top of a Pittman OL board into a Prius.
  • There is room for Bush.
  • Taylor also is scheduled to make his decision known Dec. 22. The majority of the 2018 early targets for UGA all plan to make their decisions known Dec. 20. It was very interesting phrasing.
  • DawgNation has been pointing to a 24-man class for 2018 for quite some time. If that is the true limit for the class, then the staff does indeed plan to have about 18 to 20 members signed up into #Rarebreed18 by the end of the early signing period.

Chaney has kept up regular contact. So has receivers coach James Coley.

Bush described the way Chaney recruits as “funny” and “non-pressure.”

“But you have to respect the fact that he’s been calling plays for many years,” Bush stated. “If he’s taking time as the OC to come see me play now at my home I really respect and appreciate it.”

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