Blog: Shifting from spring practices to recruiting in spring evaluation period

The spring football evaluation period in recruiting began last week.

Coaches have shifted their focus from spring practices to 2015 and 2016 prospects.

At the same time, the latest 2015 ESPN300 was released last week.

Georgia target Trenton Thompson, a defensive tackle from Albany, is No. 1 nationally.

Georgia has three commitments on the list: athlete Terry Godwin from Hogansville ( No. 29), defensive end Chauncey Rivers from Stone Mountain (No. 121) and cornerback Rico McGraw (No. 151) from Nashville, Tenn. Godwin is viewed as a cornerback or receiver at Georgia.

There are eight other top 100 uncommitted prospects from Georgia: offensive tackle Chuma Edoga from Powder Springs (No. 21), outside linebacker Roquan Smith from Montezuma (No. 32), defensive end Arden Key from Lithonia (No. 44), outside linebacker Adonis Thomas from Lawrenceville (No. 55), outside linebacker Jordan Colbert from Griffin (No. 71), safety Rashad Roundtree from Evans (No. 74), running back Taj Griffin from Powder Springs (No. 89) and cornerback Micah Anthony from Norcross (No. 91).

Edoga is announcing via Twitter on Monday night. Mike Farrell, national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, tweeted he thinks Southern California is the likely choice.

Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt played a large role in the commitments already on board for Georgia in the 2015 class. Pruitt said his recruiting area will be Northeast Georgia and the Florida Panhandle through Jacksonville. He will also see as many defensive recruits that he can.

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