Last night, the University of Georgia hosted its annual “Dawg Night.” They hosted hundreds of players and ran them through drills and other various one-on-one competitions.
Last year, Georgia received two commitments in offensive lineman Zach DeBell and long snapper Nathan Theus on Dawg Night. This year, Georgia got a huge haul, with five total commitments.
The big get was 2012 offensive tackle John Theus, brother of Nathan. Theus is considered by Scout.com as the best offensive tackle in the country and the fifth best player overall. He will likely be an instant contributor and has a chance to be a great player for four years in Athens. He has already been trying to sell Georgia to other recruits as he said this to top 2012 runningback Keith Marshall via twitter: “were waitin for you Bro! Best school in America and I promise ill open some holes for you haha #godawgs”
For those that are unaware, Georgia is considered the favorite by many for Marshall.
Theus, 6’6”, 292 pounds, has a ton of talent and is good in every aspect of the game. He should have no problem adjusting to the college game.
Georgia then got a commitment from 2013 quarterback Brice Ramsey. Ramsey hails from Camden County High School in Kingsland, GA and has a ton of potential. Playing for a school that runs the Wing-T the majority of the time, Ramsey has a lot of raw talent, but has shown on film that he can make all the throws. At every camp he has gone to this summer, he left it with an offer. That shows a lot about him. He will be battling with Christian LeMay for the starting spot at quarterback in a few seasons.
I had an article a few weeks ago that talked about the “Ramsey Effect” on recruiting to whatever school was able to get a commitment from Ramsey. In that article I named two guys, Derrick Henry and Tramel Terry, that said that they wanted to play with Ramsey in the future. Well, both committed right after Ramsey did, confirming what I heard about that.
Henry(pictured left, Rivals) may be the top player in the state of Florida in 2013. The runningback has a very solid build at 6’3”, 225 pounds yet shows good speed by running a 4.5 at a camp not too long ago. Henry has really long strides and uses his strength to bully past defenders. He shows very good balance and vision on film, and has the looks of a very good college player. He is college ready now yet is only heading into his junior season at Yulee High School in Yulee, FL.
Terry only stands at 5’11”, 173 pounds but possesses solid 4.3-4.4 speed. Terry battled some injuries last year, but is possibly the top player in South Caroline in his class. Terry shows good instincts with the ball in his hands and will be a factor in the slow and on screens probably from day one. The Goose Creek High School (Goose Creek, SC) native will get an opportunity to play from day one with his playmaking ability. He still has two years of high school to get stronger and better, and should be a guy that can contribute immediately in a lot of ways.
The last commitment that Georgia got was from 2014 running back Stanley Williams. The 5’8”,165-pound sophomore-to-be was an all region player this past season and can be described in one word: fast. Scout.com reports that he ran a 4.26 at camp. Some people may be worried about his size, and I couldn’t blame them, but we need to remember that he still has three years of maturing before he graduates. There is still a long time for him to put some size on.
On film, Williams shows that his speed is very real. He combines it with solid vision and excellent balance. If his freshman tape is just an introduction to what he could be, Williams will likely be a top tailback in the country, possibly a five-star guy.
All of these guys are a great get, and it will go down as one of the best recruiting nights in Georgia history. Expect many more players to follow Theus this year, and Terry and Henry may only be the beginning of the players who will follow Ramsey to Georgia in the class of 2013. Williams is also a great start to the 2014 class. Overall, it was a very, very good day.