Georgia reaped some big recruiting rewards from its “Dawg Night” event Friday.
The Bulldogs landed five commitments, including from one of the top offensive lineman for the class of 2012.
Offensive tackle John Theus from The Bolles School in Jacksonville joined rising junior quarterback Brice Ramsey from Camden County in making pledges. The Bulldogs also landed 2013 commitments from running back Derrick Henry from Tulee, Fla. and receiver Tramel Terry from Goose Creek, S.C. and another from 2014 running back Stanley Williams from Apalachee, a Banner-Herald All-Area selection.
Theus’ commitment was confirmed by a family member to the Florida-Times Union. Theus ( 6-6, 290) is ranked as the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect by 247sports.com and is No. 9 by the Sporting News. He becomes the 11th known commitment for the 2012 class. His brother Nathan is a freshman long-snapper on the Bulldogs.
The 6-3, 232-pound Henry rushed for 2,788 yards and 39 touchdowns as a sophomore and 2,465 yards as a freshman. He is expected to be among the top prospects in Florida for 2013.
“I didn’t know he was going to commit tonight honestly,” Yulee coach Bobby Ramsay told the Banner-Herald Friday night. “I knew Florida and Georgia were probably going to be his top two. Their recruitment was just different. It was a little bit more straightforward. They presented really early on what Georgia could provide for Derrick and what Derrick could provide for Georgia.”
Ramsay said that coach Mark Richt joked “I’m trying to see if we can graduate him after his junior year.”
Terry had offers from Clemson, South Carolina and North Carolina, according to Rivals.com. Williams, whose commitment was reported by DawgPost.com, rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman and returned two kicks for touchdowns.
Ramsey is listed at 6-3 and 195 pounds.
“Richt and (offensive coordinator) Mike Bobo said it was great because I had three other guys coming with me,” Ramsey told DawgPost. “We want to start building an SEC championship team.”
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