Recruiting Calender Turns Page
Many players have remained open waiting on the dead period to be over. The dead period is over tomorrow, September 1. Now several prospects will begin looking at how they relate with their recruitors and where they will take official visits.
The pace will begin to pick back up with commitments in late October. Several prospects on the board could commit early in hopes of enrolling in January. That has become a big factor in the recruiting process in recent years.
Prospects have seen other players could on the field earlier and with more success after enrolling in January. A hint to how to big of advantage it has been look at Danny Ware who will start the first game for Georgia at RB this year after enrolling in January. Herschel Walker didn't start his first game as a true freshman at Georgia.
The Tigers have good momentum heading into the season, but keeping the momentum is the key factor. Coach David Blackwell said after last year's finish, that it would benefit the 2005 class more than in 2004. So far that has been true. To remain in with several key prospects, such as Ramon McElrathbey, Antonio Clay, and James Davis, they are going to have to win games.
The staff has already landed big prospects in the two of three biggest needs. WR Rendrick Taylor and LB Josh Miller were very big early commitments for the Tigers. They would like to add two more at both positions along with two more running backs. Also, this could be the first class of the Bowden era that does not include a quarterback. It is a long ways until Signing Day, but we will keep you informed throughout.