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Georgia's Signing Day will get off to a fast start on Wednesday. Three of the four prospects with the Bulldogs on their mind are set to make the selections before noon.
The Bulldogs are considered underdogs for Tunsil and Kamara, which should lower Georgia's expectations this Signing Day on those particular players. The Bulldogs are battling Alabama for Kamara, Ole Miss for Tunsil, Auburn and Alabama for Adams and Tennessee and Oregon for Bellamy.
The morning will start with Laremy Tunsil picking between Ole Miss and Georgia Wednesday morning.
Dawg Post minute-by-minute updates...
Signing Day Announcements:
L. Tunsil - 9:30 at Columbia High School; Dawg Post is live
Georgia's Class of 2013 Recruiting Rewind After bringing in a relatively small class of 17 prospects in 2012, Georgia had the luxury of putting together an unusually large class for 2013. In doing so, the Bulldog coaching staff got an early start to the class, picking up the first commitment of this class over 18 months ago in July 2011.
Now, with Signing Day upon us, Dawg Post takes a look back, month-by-month, of how Georgia's 2013 signing class came together.
The rundown: Dawg Night 2011 brought together some of the top prospects in the Southeast, and by the end of the day, the Bulldogs had landed commitments from a trifecta of top 2013 prospects in Brice Ramsey, Trammel Terry and Derrick Henry. The commitment of the talented trio seemed almost too good to be true and set the wheels in motion for the 2013 class. After attending Dawg Night in July, Newnan safety Tray Matthews pulled the trigger a month later and committed to Georgia, giving the Bulldogs four 4-star commits for 2013. On the other hand, Troup (Ga.) linebacker Reuben Foster committed to Alabama—the first major event of perhaps the most interesting recruitment of the 2013 class.
Commitments: Ramsey, Terry, Henry (7/15), Matthews (8/13)
Fast forward to Signing Day 2012, when the official recruiting year began for the Class of 2013.
The rundown: Sandy Creek CB Shaquille Wiggins became the first commit since Dawg Night when he committed early in February. Coaches offered DT DeAndre Johnson on Signing Day 2012, and Johnson committed by the end of the month. Another on-the-spot commitment came from junior college DB Steven Nelson. Wiggins, Nelson and Johnson were the first in a string of prospects to commit to Georgia prior to the 2012 football season.
Commitments: Wiggins (2/10), Nelson (2/23) and Johnson (2/28)
The rundown: Tramel Terry, who opened up his recruitment in September 2011 just two months after committing to Georgia, reconfirmed his commitment to the Bulldogs, spurning South Carolina and Clemson among others. Georgia beat out rival Georgia Tech for in-state ILB Johnny O'Neal when the four-star committed at Junior Day. Peach Co. wideout/cornerback Demarcus Robinson also traveled to Junior Day, leaving with high marks for Georgia.
Commitments: O'Neal (3/24) and Terry (again)
The rundown: Remember the old saying about April showers? Well, commitments were raining down for Georgia in April. The Bulldogs picked up six commitments in a span of eight days, including a pair of middle linebackers and a pair of cornerbacks. Meanwhile, Reuben Foster moved from LaGrange, Ga. to Auburn and enrolled at Auburn High, but said there was "no chance" he would decommit from Alabama.
The rundown: Georgia may have solidified the future interior of its offensive line by picking up in-state lineman Brandon Kublanow and Josh Cardiello. Derrick Henry announced he was reconsidering his commitment and would visit other schools, despite remaining committed to Georgia for the time being. Georgia head coach Mark Richt named veteran high school coach and athletic director Daryl Jones the director of on-campus recruiting.
Commitments: Cardiello (5/19) and Kublanow (5/24)
The rundown: Something was in the water for wide receivers in June. Three wideouts announced commitments to Georgia in a three week span with two coming in the first three days of the month. Another wide receiver who was already committed—Kyrin Priester—decided to open things back up. A day later, the Bulldogs picked up their third commitment of the month in wideout Rico Johnson. Elsewhere, Derrick Henry visited Alabama after decommitting from Georgia, while then-Alabama commit Reuben Foster visited Georgia. Twice. Foster called his second visit "the best visit yet."
Decommitments: Derrick Henry (6/13) and Kyrin Priester (6/15)
The rundown: For the fourth time in the 2013 class, Georgia double-dipped, picking up two commitments on one day. This time the Bulldogs snatched Indiana LB Tim Kimbrough and in-state DB Quincy Mauger. The Bulldogs also added three-star prospects Shaun McGee and Jordan Davis. Two weeks after his aforementioned visit to Athens, Reuben Foster flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn. Derrick Henry named Alabama his leader before continuing his summer tour, hitting Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama all in one week. Demarcus Robinson committed to Clemson, eliminating Georgia even though Robinson would eventually decommit from Clemson, commit to Florida, recommit to Clemson before finally enrolling at UF.
Commitments: Kimbrough (7/13), Mauger (7/13), McGee (7/16) and Davis (7/28)
Commitments: Bostick (8/13) and Fluker (8/14)
The rundown: In a bizarre turn of events, defensive lineman Kelsey Griffin committed briefly to Georgia. The term 'briefly' in this case means just a few hours, before some confusion led to Griffin opening back up his recruitment. Georgia hosted a number of uncommitted prospects, like Montravius Adams and Alvin Kamara, for the Tennessee game. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs learned that former commit Derrick Henry had committed to Alabama.
Commitments: Kelsey Griffin (09/21)
Decommitments: Griffin (09/21)
The rundown: Former commit Kyrin Priester eliminated Georgia by committing to N.C. State. Commit Steven Nelson visited Oregon State and left considering the Beavers, and WR commit Tramel Terry took an official visit to Clemson. Kelsey Griffin committed to South Carolina just two weeks after the mix-up in his commitment to Georgia. And Georgia goes a whole month without picking up a commit (We're counting Griffin for Sept.) since the 2013 recruiting cycle officially began.
The rundown: Georgia received commitments from four talented skill-position guys from a variety of places. Florida RB A.J. Turman chose the Bulldogs over Florida State and Tennessee, and the Bulldogs managed to flip Kell DB Brendan Langley from South Carolina. Perhaps the biggest commit of the month came from JUCO wideout Jonathon Rumph, who picked Georgia over the Mississippi Schools and Texas Tech just a day after Langley committed. Within 72 hours of Rumph's commitment, S Kennar Johnson, another Mississippi JUCO prospect, committed to the Bulldogs. Several of Georgia's biggest remaining targets also took unofficial visits, including Kamara, Foster and Adams.
Commitments: Turman (11/13), Langley (11/20), Rumph (11/21) and Johnson (11/24)
The rundown: Wideout Tramel Terry, who visited Clemson officially in October, ended his recruitment for good when he announced his decision to remain a Georgia commit. After the SEC Championship game, Georgia hosted a number of official visitors for its year-end banquet weekend on Dec. 7, including JUCO DL Toby Johnson who named Georgia his leader afterward. Commit Shaq Wiggins also took his official visit that weekend, then to South Carolina the following weekend. Steven Nelson decided to remain on the West Coast, switching his commitment from Georgia to Oregon State. Coaching changes at Auburn caused Reuben Foster to decommit from the Tigers, and Foster announced he would choose between Georgia, Auburn, Washington and Alabama. Auburn soon hired Gus Malzahn, who lured longtime recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach Rodney Garner from Georgia. Two of Georgia's biggest targets, Adams and Johnson, were recruited by Garner, but both said they would wait and see who Georgia hired before making any decisions.
Commitments: Terry (for the third time)
Decommitments: Steven Nelson (12/12)
The rundown: Georgia hired Chris Wilson as its new defensive line coach, and Wilson hit the ground running in pursuit of Johnson and Adams. Back on campus, thirteen commits enrolled early for the start of the spring semester, though three JUCO/Prep School prospects (Kennar Johnson, John Atkins and Leonard Floyd) were forced to wait until the summer due to admissions roadblocks. Coaches traveled all over the Southeast in the final month of recruiting, seeing prospects in-home and at All-American games after the Capital One Bowl, and Georgia hosted most of its remaining top targets on Jan. 18 and Jan. 25. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham personally turned up the heat on longtime FSU commit Davin Bellamy, and by the end of the month, the outside linebacker had officially visited Athens and Georgia, decommitted from FSU and named Georgia his leader. Shaq Wiggins decide to end his recruitment, reaffirming his pledge to Georgia after hearing overtures from South Carolina.
Commitments: Wiggins (again)
The rundown: Momentum slowed for the Bulldogs on the first day of the month. Laremy Tunsil was rumored to be favoring Ole Miss, a program he'd only visited once, over Georgia, a program he'd favored for two years. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs picked up a commitment from Augusta running back Brendan Douglas, who had been committed to Georgia Tech before pulling the trigger for the Bulldogs. Georgia waited for four Signing Day decisions on February 6th.
Commitments: Douglas (02/01)