Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Georgia Hauls in the Recruits; the 'Dogs Have Already Had 21 Commit to Joining the Team in '08

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Georgia Hauls in the Recruits; the 'Dogs Have Already Had 21 Commit to Joining the Team in '08

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Byline: MARC WEISZER

ATHENS, Ga. - Christian Robinson has watched every game this season of the football team he will join next year.

The Greater Atlanta Christian linebacker has found inspiration from seeing the early contribution made by Georgia freshman Rennie Curran, who went from Brookwood High last season to the Bulldogs' rotation at linebacker this season.

"It makes me excited to think that I could be doing that next year," Robinson said. "I know he's worked his butt off, and I just know I've got to do the same if I have the chance to do that."

Robinson is one of 21 verbal commitments in a 2008 Georgia recruiting class that is expected to have only a handful of additions between now and signing day in February.

Georgia coaches will be on the road recruiting today and Friday during the bye week, visiting schools of players who have already made pledges to the Bulldogs, evaluating the rising talent and academic standing of juniors and even spotting some sophomores.

The Bulldogs are poised to sign another highly rated class.

Rivals.com ranks Georgia's class No. 2 in the nation, and Scout.com puts it at No. 6.

Georgia has seven players ranked in the ESPN 150, including receiver A.J. Green from Summerville (S.C.), running back Richard Samuel of Cass and defensive tackle Deangelo Tyson from Statesboro.

"We're in great shape right now," Georgia coach Mark Richt said.

Richt's remaining wish list includes one or two offensive tackles, a defensive back, a linebacker "that'll just light you up," and a ball carrier.

This is the first time under Richt that Georgia coaches will be on the road for two days during a week when there's an open date, he said. Richt decided to keep coaches from going recruiting last Friday before the Vanderbilt game and, he said, "more and more people are starting to take two days in the open date. A lot of people are going Thursdays and Fridays."

Richt said evaluating talent is better on Wednesday, when high schools usually have a heavier practice, than on Thursday. …

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