Three Prospects Georgia Wants to Land on Signing Day
The Bulldogs have already picked up huge commitments from players like running back Sony Michel and defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard, but there's no doubt that Richt and his staff would love to land even more premier plays come National Signing Day on February 5.
With that in mind, let's take a look at several of the targets that Georgia will have its eye on when next Wednesday rolls around:
Lorenzo Carter - Weakside Defensive End (Norcross, GA)
Carter is undoubtedly one of the 20 best players in the 2014 class, and for Georgia to be able to defend the state and keep him at home would be a massive get for Richt.
While Florida and Florida State are seemingly making a hard push for him (as in both schools awkwardly sitting with Carter's parents at his recent high school basketball game), it's hard to imagine it going any other way besides Georgia or Alabama. In fact, most would be shocked if Carter isn't a bulldog after Wednesday.
I'd say it also helps Georgia's chances now that former Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is running the defense in Athens. If Carter was considering FSU while Pruitt was there, it only increases the chances that Richt lands him now that Pruitt is on the Bulldogs' staff.
Bryson Allen-Williams - Outside Linebacker (Ellenwood, GA)
This one may be a reach since Allen-Williams has been verbally committed to Steve Spurrier and South Carolina for a while now.
However, Richt and Pruitt have recently visited him, and as of this writing (Tuesday night), the coaches were actually snowed in at his house due to the winter storm in that area. The Ol' Ball Coach won't be happy with Mother Nature after that development.
Getting Allen-Williams would be yet another in-state land for Richt and company. We'll see if Pruitt can work his magic to get the flip here.
Wesley Green - Cornerback (Lithonia, GA)
Interestingly enough, this will come down to yet another battle between Georgia and South Carolina. Unlike Allen-Williams, Green has yet to verbally commit to anyone. Experts seem to think that the Gamecocks will be the choice, and that Allen-Williams will probably head in the same direction.
Green will take his official visit to Athens this weekend, and again, it's going to be interesting to see how the Pruitt effect factors into all of this. How does Pruitt's presence as the new defensive coordinator change things?
If he can help Richt convince him that the Bulldogs are the team for him, it would be another big get for an already loaded recruiting class.
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