Published December 5, 2013 - 8:30pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
OK, Josh Malone is officially off the board (to Tennessee) and what looked like a great marriage between the Bulldogs and David Sharpe? They have been drifting in separate directions for several weeks now.
So what is next for the Bulldogs? Well, plenty. You win some, you lose some, you redshirt some, you greyshirt some.
Lorenzo Carter is the crown jewel, at this point. He’s an in-state kid from Norcross, and landing him would prove the Bulldogs can do what they want within their own state limits–even if they have to sweat a little bit when Alabama comes sniffing around. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound would instantly become Georgia’s top prospect–bunching up near the top with current running back commits Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Carter still plans to announce his school choice on national signing day,
Some other targets are out there, but none of them are a lock for the Bulldogs. They’ll have to fight off surging Auburn if they want to land LB Rashaan Evans, who is actually from Auburn, Ala. Elite defensive tackle Dontavius Russell dropped the Bulldogs in the past week, apparently swayed by what he saw at the Auburn-Alabama game. The Tigers are looking good for his services too, but he only offered this when asked by Saturday Down South about his decommitment decision: “It is (a crazy time). I’m trying to focus on my high school season.”
Without Russell, in-state DT Elisha Shaw becomes a bigger target, but he too is being wooed by Auburn (see any patterns here?). Ole Miss is also in the mix.
So, to sum up? Georgia is seriously in the ballgame for some big time talent, but there are few guarantees.