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Adams’ Mother Gives Georgia Stamp Of Approval

Georgia’s coaching staff will be glad to hear Montravius Adams’ mother has given her son approval to sign with the Bulldogs.

Adams, a defensive tackle from Dooly County High School in Vienna, Ga., visited Georgia with his mother, Debbie Young, on Saturday. The visit received a higher rating than her trips to Auburn and Florida.

“I enjoyed Georgia better than the other two places I’ve been,” Young told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I enjoyed Georgia real good because … I don’t know … they just make me feel like a family, I guess. Auburn and Florida, they made me feel good. But I just feel more comfortable at Georgia.”

Young’s approval doesn’t necessarily mean Adams will choose Georgia. But it won’t hurt the Bulldogs’ chances, either.

Adams and Young had a conversation about the trip during their drive home following Georgia’s 37-10 win over Ole Miss.

Said Young, “He will ask me, ‘How did you like this and how did you like that? How did you like the people you were talking to?’ I asked him the same questions because, as I always tell him, ‘I know you want my opinion how I feel, but I also want your opinion about how you feel.’

“He’s the one who has to stay at a college for four years. He’s the one who has got to do it. I want him to feel comfortable wherever he goes. I want him to feel just like he would if he was at home.”

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Vanderbilt Lands Highly-Touted Receiver

Vanderbilt has once again found recruiting success in the state of Georgia.

The Commodores received a commitment Thursday from Alpharetta High School wide receiver Carlos Burse, who’s considered to be the 27th-best prospect in the state of Georgia and No. 277 prospect overall by ESPN RecruitingNation.

Burse chose Vanderbilt over offers from Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech.

“It was the academics mainly, and I wanted to build my own little legacy over there,” Burse told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Vanderbilt showed me the most interest.”

Burse is the 10th prospect to commit to Vanderbilt for 2013 and the fourth prospect from Georgia. Quarterback Johnathon McCrary from Ellenwood, Ga., was the first prospect to commit to Vanderbilt for 2013.

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Linebacker Mustafaa Commits To Georgia

Linebacker Naim Mustafaa knew he wanted to commit to Georgia when he visited Athens on Saturday.

“I made my decision about a week ago; I just had to come down to Georgia and tell them face to face,” Mustafaa told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It just came down to where I wanted to be, really. Georgia Tech and Georgia are both great schools. I had to choose one.”

Mustafaa is Georgia’s 30th commitment for the class of 2013.

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Gamecocks Add Two Lineman To 2013 Class

South Carolina went to the state of Georgia this weekend to bolster its offensive line.

Alan Knott and J.P. Vonashek both committed to South Carolina to give the Gamecocks 17 commitments – four on the offensive line – for the class of 2013.

“It was either going to be South Carolina or Georgia, and I felt South Carolina was the best place for me,” Vonashek told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I went there for a visit and I really enjoyed it. It’s close to home and I think they are going to have a great program for the next couple of years.”

Vonashek, who attends Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga., is considered the nation’s 32nd-best offensive tackle by ESPN RecruitingNation.

Knott, who attends Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., is ranked 11 spots higher than that on ESPN’s list. His list of offers include Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. He’s expected to take an unofficial visit to South Carolina on Thursday, according to

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Georgia Receives Commitments for ’13, ’14

Georgia’s recruiting momentum carried into the weekend when the Bulldogs received commitments for the 2013 and and 2014 classes.

Defensive back Reggie Wilkerson from North Marion High School in Citron, Fla., became Georgia’s 15th commitment for the 2013 class. He’s Georgia’s 6th commitment in the last 10 days.

“I picked Georgia because it feels like family,” Wilkerson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I have great chemistry with the coaches and I’ve bonded well with the players. It feels like home to me. I feel this is a place where I can come in and compete for the starting job on the first day.”

Wilkerson will have plenty of competition when he arrives. The Bulldogs have commitments from five defensive backs and could add to that number by signing day. Georgia is expected to bring in more than 30 prospects in 2013.

Georgia has already found three commitments for the 2014class now that wide receive Demarre Kitt from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., has given his pledge to the Bulldogs. Kitt joins cornerback Nick Glass and running back Stanley Williams as Georgia commits for 2014.

“Nick is committed to Georgia, and that helped a little with my decision,” Kitt told the AJC.

It has to help Georgia coach Mark Richt that he’s no longer answering questions about his job security. That was one of the hot topics in the SEC heading into the 2011 season.

That discussion quieted after Georgia posted a 10-2 record in the regular season. And Richt has taken advantage of it.

“I know, I think it’s a good thing – there’s a lot of people really interested in the Dawgs,” Richt said. “There are a lot of good players, and we’ve been doing a good job of evaluating and getting offers to them. And the guys are responding, and I’m excited for it.”

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Georgia Lands In-State Prospect For ’14 Class

Defensive back Nick Glass from St. Pius X Catholic High School became Georgia’s second commitment for the 2014 class on Wednesday.

“It felt like home … why not help out the home school?” Glass said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Glass chose Georgia over an impressive offer list, which includes Auburn, Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Ohio State and others. Alabama, which signed St. Pius cornerback Geno Smith in February, was close to offering Glass, he said.

Of course, there will be plenty of time for other schools to recruit Glass and try to persuade him to look elsewhere. But for now, Georgia will be happy to hold the lead for his services.

Glass joins running back Stanley Williams from Bethleham, Ga., on Georgia’s commitment list for 2013.

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Nkemdiche Sets Announcment Date

Highly-touted defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., will announce his college decision on May 18.

“I’m ready to commit because I know where I want to go,” Nkemdiche told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I feel like I’ve seen all the places I needed to see and talked to all the coaches everywhere.

“I don’t feel any need to wait any later than the spring. I’m ready to get it over with and then I can focus on other things … my senior year of high school, my schoolwork, and helping Grayson try to win the state championship again.”

Nkemdiche told the AJC his top five schools are Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Clemson. Nkemdiche gave his list of schools in no particular order (we listed them alphabetically), although Alabama has been widely considered the favorite to land Nkemdiche.

His most recent trip was to LSU over the weekend. Nkemdiche gave the visit a “10″ on a 1-10 grading scale.

“LSU felt like it was home,” he said. “They’ve got a great tradition of defensive linemen. I feel like I could do some good things there. I could see myself playing there.”

Nkemdiche could return to Alabama and Georgia for unofficial visits this spring. He had tentative plans to visit Mississippi State and Vanderbilt in the upcoming weeks but those trips appear unlikely, according to the AJC.

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Nkemdiche Has Georgia In His Top Five

Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Loganville, Ga., has moved Georgia into his top five.

That wasn’t the case until Nkemdiche took a visit to Georgia last month.

“That visit was really the first time I got any one-on-one time with Coach (Mark Richt),” Nkemdiche told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I went up there, I had a great talk, and we’ve been talking a lot since then. I feel like I have a good relationship with Coach Richt. I think he’s a good man.”

Nkemdiche still has plenty of good schools on his list. He told the AJC Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Clemson round out his top five. Nkemdiche also mentioned South Carolina, Florida and Florida State as schools of interest.

Nkemdiche could return to Georgia in the next month. He say he may attend a practice at Alabama and Georgia this spring.

“I’ve got good vibes about Georgia,” he said. “I feel like Coach Richt really likes me as a person and a football player, and I really like Georgia. It’s close to home and they played good on defense last season.”

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Wiggins Declines Chance To Commit To Alabama

Cornerback Shaq Wiggins from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., surprised a few people last week when he decided to take an unofficial visit to Alabama.

Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to increase the level of surprise when he met with Wiggins.

“It was a great conversation,” Wiggins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “and right at the end he said ‘I’ll off you a scholarship to Alabama if you commit … today.’ Then he paused, waited for a response. He took me by surprise by saying all of that.

“Then we started talking again and I just kind of told him that I was honored but I’m staying with Georgia. And it was an honor. That was Nick Saban and that will probably be a conversation that I will never forget.”

Other schools won’t forget Wiggins was willing to visit Alabama less than two weeks after he committed to Georgia.

Schools have continued to pursue Wiggins
and that won’t change anytime soon. He told MrSEC on Wednesday that close to 20 schools have offered him a scholarship. More schools are likely to come calling.

“Sometimes they ask me, ‘Are you still wide open? Do we have a chance?’” Wiggins said. “My response is I don’t really know yet. I’m 100 percent committed to Georgia.”

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Sheldon Dawson Will Play At Georgia

Athlete Sheldon Dawson from Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway High School has committed to Georgia.

Dawson made the decision official on Monday night.

“It just felt like a better fit for me,” Dawson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was like a do over for me, a place to start over. I started from scratch and that’s the place I wanted to go.”

Ole Miss was also considered by Dawson, who originally committed to Memphis in July before decommitting when coach Larry Porter was fired in November.

Dawson is the 17th commitment for Georgia’s class of 2012.

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