SportsCrack Blog

Friday, January 21, 2011


The Georgia Bulldogs may not be winning many battles on the football field the past two seasons but the recruiting wars have been going their way. Yesterday the Dawgs picked up two commitments in Valdosta high school teammates Jay Rome (#4 tight end in the country) and Malcolm Mitchell (#1 cornerback in the country) who both picked UGA over Alabama.

Tight end Jay Rome, an AJC Super 11 member and the No. 3 player in the state, committed to the Bulldogs over Alabama Thursday afternoon. Thursday evening, his wide receiver teammate Malcolm Mitchell, the state’s No. 6 player, joined Rome in tabbing the Bulldogs. He also picked the state school over Alabama.

“It’s a good idea,” Mitchell said of UGA’s “Dream Team” concept. “Jay going there and being a friend had a little bit of influence on me but it was based on what I wanted. That’s what it came down to. I had to do what I felt was right.”

UGA is looking to complete it's "Dream Team" by landing the #1 tailback in the nation in Isaiah Crowell out of Carver-Columbus High(GA) and defensive end/outside linebacker Ray Drew out of Thomas Country(GA). Rome specifically mentioned Crowell and Drew need to follow him to Athens. If they do it would mean Georgia landed 5 of the top 6 recruits in Georgia (Stephon Truitt is ND bound).

Mark Richt and his staff have a lot of work left to do to secure a top 5 class in the nation but if they can continue to win recruiting wars with the likes of Alabama and Florida to secure elite talent like Crowell and Drew then there is little doubt Richt will be buying himself more time with Georgia alumni and fans despite the losses on the field.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I Like Richt and cheer for them the most after ND. Love that ND was able to get Tuit, but nice to see a good class going into UGA!