Do you want to know who UGA is really after right now? Yet maybe you need a little help keeping up with when they all plan to commit?
Here’s a breakdown of UGA’s top remaining targets for the Class of 2016 and the latest reported information pertaining to when they might commit. These targets are presented in order of when they plan to commit.
The 247sports Composite Index ranking are used for each recruit. Consider this a Fast Forward for DawgNation rather than the Daily Recruiting Rewind.
WR: 3-star Tyler Simmons (McEachern High School)
Date: sometime in October
National ranking: No. 86 WR
Teams in the running: UGA, Alabama, Texas A&M
UGA’s shot: Simmons told the AJC that UGA was his leader. He then backed off of that the following day in another report. With his announcement coming soon, UGA has to be the favorite to land the McEachern receiver.
OL: 3-star Tremayne Anchrum (McEachern High School)
WR: 5-star Kyle Davis (Archer High School)
Date: Oct. 23, 2015
National ranking: No. 4 WR
Teams in the running: UGA, Tennessee, Auburn
UGA’s shot: His dad doesn’t think UGA is going to develop his son like Auburn, Tennessee or South Carolina, but Davis told the AJC that his dad’s opinion won’t factor into his decision. Right now, UGA has to be seen as one of the favorites to land one of the nation’s best receivers.
DL: 4-star Michail Carter (Jackson High School)
RB: 4-star Devwah Whaley (Beaumont, Texas)
Date: Jan. 2, 2016 at the Under Armour All-America game
National ranking: No. 4 RB
Teams in the running: UGA, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and Arkansas
UGA’s shot: He said that his two best college visits he’s ever been on are to UGA and Oklahoma. He’s also told the AJC that those schools are recruiting him the hardest and that UGA would accept his commitment even if Holyfield was already in the fold. He liked that.
DL: 5-star Rashan Gary (Paramus, N.J.)
TE: 5-star Isaac Nauta (IMG Academy)
Date: Jan. 9 at the Army All-American Bowl
National ranking: No. 1 TE
Teams in the running: UGA, TCU, Southern California, Michigan
UGA’s shot: After he de-committed from FSU, the natural progression was his No. 2 school would be in a prime position to land him. Nothing has happened to change his mind about that. What is interesting is that it appears he’s moved on from the Seminoles. Immediate or extended family ties can be traced to his interest in UGA, TCU and Michigan. He’ll likely go to the school out of those three spots that uses its tight ends most creatively and effectively this fall.
OL: 4-star E.J. Price (Archer High School)
ATH: 5-star Mecole Hardman, Jr. (Elbert Co. High School)
Date: will silently commit by late October and then announce on Feb. 3, 2016 (National Signing Day)
National ranking: No. 1 ATH
Teams in the running: UGA, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Florida, Michigan, Stanford and Auburn.
UGA’s shot: Mecole is very tight-lipped when it comes to recruitment. He won’t say who his leaders are and won’t give any information when it comes to his Signing Day decision. But, UGA and Tennessee were his co-leaders for some time and the Bulldogs seem to be trending with the 5-star.
ATH: 4-star Demetris Robertson (Savannah Christian)
Date: Feb. 3, 2016 (National Signing Day)
National ranking: No. 2 ATH
Teams in the running: UGA, Alabama, Stanford
UGA’s shot: Stanford has led for Robertson after he backpedaled away from a year-long commitment to Alabama. UGA gave off a good vibe at Dawg Night and that allowed the program to slide into a co-No. 2 spot with the Crimson Tide. He also told the AJC that neither UGA or Alabama would get an official visit because he already knows what both have to offer. If other big names like Davis and Hardman, Jr. say yes that might mean UGA has enough receivers for this class and no longer sees the need to put all out the stops while recruiting him.
DL: 5-star Derrick Brown (Lanier High School)
OLB: 5-star Ben Davis (Gordo, Ala.)
OL: 4-star Terrance Davis (Hyattsville, Md.)
Date: February 3, 2016 (National Signing Day)
National ranking: No. 2 OG
Teams in the running: UGA, Alabama, Michigan, Maryland and UCLA.
UGA’s shot: Davis made his second trip to UGA back on July 18 for Dawg Night and left Athens liking what he saw. He told the AJC the following day that UGA would get one of his official visits this fall. He shared a Top 5 (Read current. Not Final 5) with Rivals.com in early August and UGA was right in the thick of that list, too.
WR: 4-star Tre Nixon (Melbourne, Fla.)
Date: TBD (looks like a decision won’t be made before the start of his senior season)
National ranking: No. 43 WR
Teams in the running: UGA, Penn State, Auburn, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Tennessee
UGA’s shot: He’ll likely take a few visits, but it appears that the race should come down to Penn State and UGA. Penn State was regarded as his leader earlier this summer, but UGA gained some ground when he made a visit earlier this month.