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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Recruiting update: Swann on board, what next?

There was a much-needed dose of good news for the Georgia football program on Saturday when Damian Swann, a recruit from Atlanta's Grady High School, made public his commitment to the Bulldogs.

I say "made public," because Swann told that he actually committed to head coach Mark Richt in December. Swann said he told Richt he would announce the commitment during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American game, which he then did.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Swann is a four-star prospect according to both and, and each recruiting outlet also ranks Swann among its top 100 overall national prospects.

Swann's situation, once he arrives at Georgia, could end up being fairly similar to Branden Smith and Brandon Boykin. Swann is listed as a cornerback, but he's athletic enough to return kicks and play on offense.

“I think they are bringing me in as a corner, but they have talked to me about me being a kick returner for them and that they also plan to put an offensive package in for me too," Swann told "I think I will end up paying both sides of the ball at Georgia like I did in high school and it will be fun.”

Georgia needed the good news after a week in which it went 0-for-2 in recruiting announcements at Wednesday's Under Armour all-star game. It did secure a commitment from Lee County receiver Sanford Seay, but he replaced Zach Witchett, a previous commitment whom Georgia cut ties with over some high school discipline issues.

Now Georgia awaits word on some other prime targets: JUCO defensive tackle John Jenkins, and the remaining group of in-state high school prospects (RB, Isaiah Crowell, DE Ray Drew, TE Jay Rome, CB Malcolm Mitchell).


Anonymous said...

Alright let's get this train rolling. Go Dawgs!!!

Anonymous said...

Its Jan. 8, and many of the nation's top juniors have made their decision to go or stay.

I think it is clear that AJ is at least THINKING about it. I think if it was a done deal, it would have already been announced.

Stafford and Moreno both declared by now.

Glasses are half full, people!! Go Dawgs!

Rory said...

I'm with Anon 3:15! Go Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

AJ who???? He is just jerking around the BD Nation the same way is entire career at UGA has done! I hope I have the chance to eat my words twice. AJ never brought an S E C Championship or never even made 1st Team All American. AJ never played a full season either. AJ did make a lot of highlight reels. I (not a NFL scout) would be to chicken sh** to draft him til the 3rd Round because he never made it through a full college season, especially with the NFL Season being longer and more vigorous. I made the trip to Colo this year and my 1 year old son has a n AJ Jersey. Those things don't change the bottom line you can't be one of the best players in a major college football program's history unless you A. Made All American once or even twice and or B. Played a major roll in bring a national or at least a conference championship to that program. Or even C. Own or break national or conference records at his position. The last time I checked AJ has not sniffed at completing any of the criteria listed above.
Actions speak louder than words and the actions of AJ Green made him a PUNK. I will end by saying the program will miss Boykin next year more than Green.

ChrisDawg said...

Anon 5:44 you have no idea what you are talking about!

Green is a WR! If he was a QB I would somewhat understand your argument but he cannot win games by himself.

He played his whole freshman season. He missed a few games his sophomore year and missed no games because of injury this season.

He is the greatest athletic freak we have had at Ga since Herschel Walker.

Great wr's play on bad teams all the time. Does Andre Johnson suck because the Texans suck? I guess Deion Branch is a better wr because he is on a winning team?

Your logic is flawed! We were lucky to have him while he was here whether we were winning or not. I would love for him to stay but his legacy as a Dawg legend is secured in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

any idea of any big time football recruits visiting this weekend. if so, i'm sure they were at the game. you could tell that stegman was juiced!

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:44,

Can you name me one wide receiver that has ever brought his team a national title? Your lack of football knowledge is summed up in once sentence: " I will end by saying the program will miss Boykin next year more than Green."

Stop sprinkling crystal meth on your Frosted Flakes. Please.

Anonymous said...

Where are the defensive linemen?